Who’s the character behind the latest bit of Conde Nast roman a clef? What does Barry Diller think of his newly-owned print magazine? What constitutes superficial beauty in a place as fundamentally ugly as D.C.? Did Malcolm Gladwell cause the recession? Does he wish he did? Who is producing the most powerful journalism of the day? And will Robert take K-Stew back? Today’s Power Lunch is brought to you by the Four-Cosmo Circa 2007 Michael’s Expense Account Lunch and Towncar Combo, and offers no real answers to any of those questions. These are your afternoon media briefs:
The Economist executive editor Daniel Franklin and Portfolio “founding editor in chief” Joanne Lipman (the Ghost of Magazines Present and the Ghost of Magazines Past?) were on WNYC’s The Takeaway this morning with lots of interesting predictions for 2010 (Ghana is gonna be huge.).
Our takeaway is of course the “silly questions” closer, when Lipman Read More
So what happens to an editrix after Si Newhouse shuts down her magazine?
Dominique Browning wrote in The Times Magazine last weekend that her life went into a free fall after House & Garden was shuttered in 2007. She details how she spent much of her time in pajamas, how she thought about death, how Read More
BusinessWeek editor Stephen Adler will be leaving when Bloomberg LP takes ownership of the magazine in December. He informed his staff in a memo last night, and now it’s open season for speculation as to who should take over.
MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman mentions Joanne Lipman as one of the Read More
Is Joanne Lipman’s shuttered Condé Nast business magazine, Portfolio, about to come back from the dead? Partially!
American City Business Journals, which is operated by Condé Nast parent company Advance Publications, “has expressed real interest in taking it over,” according to a source.
But the relaunch wouldn’t come out of 4 Read More
It turned out to be a dreary, rainy day back in 2005 when Joanne Lipman, the superstar editor from The Wall Street Journal, made her way to answer a summons to lunch at Si Newhouse’s apartment on the East Side of Manhattan.
A personal invitation from the venerable chairman of Condé Nast was unheard of Read More
In separate meetings this morning, editor Joanne Lipman and publisher William Li broke the news to the staff of Portfolio that the magazine was folding.
Mr. Li said in an interview with The Observer this morning that he was only made aware of the news earlier today. When he walked through the Read More
According to a source close to the magazine—and rumors being floated by All Things Digital’s Peter Kafka—Condé Nast is shuttering Portfolio, its two-year-old business magazine.
Edited by Joanne Lipman and launched to much hoopla in April 2007, the magazine went on to garner a National Magazine Award in 2008 for Read More
There’s nothing like gallons of sweat to bring people closer, and so Allure magazine editor Linda Wells, film producer Jane Rosenthal, Fox 5 news anchor Rosanna Scotto and NBC CEO Jeff Zucker’s wife, Caryn, spin together at trendy Upper West Side gym Soul Cycle, which offers classes with names like Soul Survivor and Soul Burn. Read More
"[W]hen the current [New Yorker] editor, David Remnick, ordered up a bunch of articles for the magazine’s formidable presidential inauguration issue, some of the reporters drove to Washington and stayed at friends’ houses. Mr. Remnick, who was among those who bunked with a friend in Washington, declined comment, beyond suggesting it was just common sense Read More