Print to Digital
On Sunday, the city’s dueling broadsheets both released the debuts of their respective new editors. These ad-dense glossies are only the latest battle in the protracted newspaper war that’s been rumbling on ever since Rupert Murdoch snapped up the Wall Street Journal and set Sulzberger’s New York Times in his crosshairs. After the brainy, Vogue-trained Read More
Magazine publishers were some of the first big believers in the potential of Apple’s iPad, with Conde Nast saying they expected as much as 40% of their revenues would come from tablet devices in the future.
But the romance has quickly soured, as publishers push back against Apple’s increasingly domineering stance to subscriptions and Read More
Just two weeks ago the world went gaga over the shiny-haired commoner named Kate Middleton who snagged the Prince William, the world’s most eligible bachelor because he’s a prince. Naturally, magazines sprang at the chance to put Kate Middleton in a fancy dress on their covers. At this moment, Kate Middleton represents the collective rage Read More
Tavi Gevinson, the 14-year-old behind the popular “Style Rookie” fashion blog is starting a magazine with Jane Pratt.
Gevinson revealed the plans for the site in a note posted on her blog Friday.
Pratt’s prior magazine ventures Jane and Sassy were both praised as antidotes to the shallow materialism of other women’s titles. Jane Read More
Financial troubles at the iconic porn mag Playboy have led Hugh Hefner to invite ten strangers into his famous mansion. In an effort to increase sales of the magazine, which plummeted 34 percent last year, Hefner is hosting a Willy Wonka-esque contest in which ten “golden tickets” will be Read More
Something must have bee in the air on Friday as the media industry was hit with a series of scandals and shakeups. Here’s what you missed if you weren’t paying attention to the day’s insanity.
It all began early in the morning when a recent college grad named Simmi Aujla published a story on Read More
Billionaire Boys Club
Late Friday afternoon, media reporter Keith Kelly posted a Tweet that said U.S. News & World Report is shutting down its print publication, but a staffer at the company told The Observer that the report was “a lie”.
Update 4:53PM: Romenesko got his hands on the official memo confirming Kelly’s Tweet. Read More
On Oct. 28, Mikhail Prokhorov, the billionaire owner of the New Jersey Nets, threw a lavish launch party in Chelsea to celebrate the arrival of Snob magazine in New York. The event was complete with foie gras and a performance by jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson. Some have criticized Prokhorov for bringing a Russian-language Read More
On the night of the magazine industry’s annual awards gala, it’s common for editors to feel spurned, slighted and resentful.
This year, editors are having their feelings hurt in advance.
On Monday, the American Society of Magazine Editors overhauled the way its biggest awards are judged, so that titles will compete on the basis of Read More
Since Jon Meacham left the editorship at Newsweek, the two staffers performing interim duties atop the magazine’s masthead have awaited Sidney Harman’s choice for a permanent replacement. And though the new owner said he expected to find someone by early November, Harman tells Keith Kelly at The New York Post that he will need more time. Read More