Since its inception, the gossip Web site Cityfile has been buying the domain names of powerful New Yorkers, accumulating more than 100 names, including those of Bruce Wasserstein, Jonathan Tisch and Kelly Cutrone. (When a someone tries to go to ronaldlauder.com or richieakiva.com, they are directed to Cityfile‘s profiles of the billionaire and the nightclub Read More
Back in November when Portfolio put American Apparel CEO Dov Charney on its cover instead of a cover that addressed the then-imploding financial world, it left us scratching our heads.
If the decision was a cosmetic one—the logic being that a sultry image of Dov Charney lying on a couch would do better on Read More
In his latest 37-second Media Web Minute (are these things getting shorter?), MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman turns his attention to Condé Nast’s business magazine, Portfolio, which regular readers of Media Mob may know has been having a tough few weeks.
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Two months after Lehman Brothers crashed, and one month after its puzzling Dov Charney cover, Portfolio has finally addressed the financial crisis.
Michael Lewis gets the cover story, and, defying the magazine’s recent tradition, the lead image isn’t a person. Portfolio‘s cover is an image of Wall Street’s Charging Bull statue, Read More
One person who won’t stick around at portfolio.com is its editor, and ex-New York Post business editor, Dan Colarusso.
"I’m going to be staying through January 31st to help a newly appointed Managing Editor to take over the site," Mr. Colarusso told Media Mob in an interview.
Portfolio.com was recently gutted amid larger Read More
And bad news continues to leak out of 4 Times Square.
Media Mob has learned that Portfolio is cutting roughly 20 percent of its staff, and the monthly will now publish only 10 times a year.
Portfolio.com, the stand-alone Web site that has been unique for its original content and its Read More
At a moment when the market is crashing and we’re still trying to make sense of why the Dow goes up 900 points one day and down 700 another, when The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal cover the crisis on their front pages daily, and a once-in-a-lifetime story lands Read More
Earlier today, Media Mob looked at Richard Pérez-Peña’s New York Times Sunday Business article about Condé Nast chairman Si Newhouse.
In that article, Mr. Pérez-Peña noted:
Last year, Condé introduced one of its most expensive new titles, Portfolio
, its first business magazine, which company executives predict will lose $150 million or more Read More
Portfolio has a profile of Related Companies chairman Steve Ross today, and along with it, a video of the magazine’s real estate forum at the Four Seasons last month, where Joanne Lipman, Portfolio’s editor, queried—somewhat awkwardly, at times—Mr. Ross, Vornado chairman Steve Roth, and Elliman superbroker Dolly Lenz.
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Portfolio senior editor Bob Roe was fired this week, and his last day was today, Media Mob has learned. It’s the first major firing this year in what has been a relatively quiet year for the magazine.
Mr. Roe, a senior editor, was a frequent critic of Joanne Lipman, and staffers said that he Read More