Manhattanites are a tough bunch; it takes more than topless paparazzi or oddly threatening skywriting to phase them. But after watching this video of three RC planes shaped like humans flying over the city’s bridges we wondered what people thought as they watched people fly through the sky. Were they scared? Jealous? Did they believe that the angels of the rapture descended at last, in the visage of motor-sputtering humans up in the air?
Or were they thinking “What a great ad campaign for that movie about teenagers who can crush cars and stuff with their minds“?
Traditional media companies, the FCC’s “Future of Media Report” has nothing to offer you. [WSJ]
Time Warner is in talks to buy the American version of OK! magazine, which is like a British version of People, from owner Richard Desmond. [BSkyB]
NBCUniversal will pay Blackstone $1 B for their stake in Universal 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
People editor Larry Hackett has grabbed Andrea Dunham from Women’s Health to be work as his design director. Ms. Dunham began her career at New York magazine in 1996, and put in time at mononymous financial books like Money and Worth before moving on to Women’s Health.
Here’s the release:
PEOPLE MAGAZINE NAMES ANDREA DUNHAM Read More
It’s been a big couple of weeks for People magazine managing editor Larry Hackett.
First there was People‘s Sandra Bullock adoption exclusive and then this week’s country star coming-out cover story. And to top it all off, yesterday Mr. Hackett was elected president of the American Society of Magazine Editors.
“It’s an exciting, Read More
Iron Man 2 doesn’t arrive in the U.S. until Friday, but it’s already a monster hit, having pulled in over $100 overseas on its opening weekend. But things weren’t always so good for movies based on Marvel Comics. Consider the decades between 1980 and 2000, when nearly every film based on a Marvel character was Read More
Mediaweek has ranked People first on its “Hot List” of magazines. Other titles in the top ten include Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Family Circle, More and Scholastic Parent & Child.
“Let’s call it The Lukewarm List,” says Keith Kelly.
We might have gone with “The Suburban Mom List” or possibly “The Read More
Some of the magazine industry’s biggest names are on the verge of forming a new company that would allow them to take the digital future into their own hands.
The company would make up one of the biggest alliances among rival publishers ever formed in print media, with Time Inc., Condé Nast and Hearst Read More
Because the gossip weeklies closed their issues this week before Heath Ledger’s death (except for People, which features the late actor on their latest cover), they apparently had to find new ways to keep the rapt public’s attention focused in their direction. Star thought of one particularly unique way of doing this, WWD Read More