In October 2007, Paul Steiger told The Observer that he wanted to use a Wall Street Journal pay model to recruit staffers to his fledgling nonprofit, ProPublica.
“I’m prepared to spend $200,000 on the exact right person, but if the exact right person isn’t there, then I’ll get three people at $60,000,” Read More
“I think we should have our salad and then we will go fast through the magazine,” said Stefano Tonchi, the editor of W. It was Tuesday afternoon on the fourth floor of 4 Times Square and Mr. Tonchi was wearing a two-button gray suit and an open-collared white shirt. He was showing off his newly Read More
Someday, when they tell the story of how digital magazines saved Conde Nast, it will begin in San Francisco’s Caffé Centro sometime in May 2009.
It was there that Wired creative director Scott Dadich asked Wired editor Chris Anderson to meet him to discuss the creation of a prototype for a new Read More
The Times and The Journal have been warring on several fronts—in New York, with business and national and political coverage—and now it appears we can add the luxury magazine business firmly to the mix.
Let’s call it the new Elle vs. Vogue! Maybe that’s wishful thinking from a media reporter, but The Read More
Just over four years ago, The New York Times’ magazine empire was getting bigger and richer, and a reward was in order. In March 2006, executive editor Bill Keller announced that his old friend Gerry Marzorati would be put on the newspaper’s masthead, a gilded spot alongside the other top editors at the newspaper. Mr. Read More
Highlander V was the last and largest of Malcolm Forbes’ yachts. In the ’80s, Mr. Forbes would throw parties on the boat for potential advertisers, his friends, captains of industry and politicians. Much like the galleries on the first floor of the Forbes Building on Fifth Avenue, Mr. Forbes used the boat to display items Read More
“One day there will be a book called ‘The Collected Legal Works of Gawker Media,’” said Gaby Darbyshire, the company’s 39-year-old COO and head lawyer.
It was a recent Thursday afternoon, and Ms. Darbyshire was sitting on a couch in her loft in Little Italy. She pulled out her laptop and showed The Observer Read More
According to Michael Rideout, the 37-year-old founder of Rideout Media Group, magazines have it all wrong. “I actually saw a 30-second ad for someone to subscribe to a magazine the other day,” Mr. Rideout said last week over a bowl of asparagus soup at a Lower East Side diner. “I was like, ‘Wow, that company Read More
When Robin Bierstedt joined the Time Inc. legal department in 1983, there were 20 active libel cases pending against the company. In her 27-year career, she has taken on dozens of spurned public figures, officials and organizations (hello, Church of Scientology!), all of whom had a serious legal beef with Time Inc.
If you’re an editor these days, grab a soapbox and talk about a paywall.
Last month, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger hit New York and went on Charlie Rose to talk about what a tragedy it would be for editors to charge readers for content. “I think it is a very profound statement journalistically to Read More