Former Meredith executive Jack Griffin will be taking over for Ann Moore as CEO of rival Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the world, according to David Carr. The news broke hours after Time Inc.’s second-quarter earnings call. Revenue was flat.
In his most recent stint at stint at Meredith, Mr. Griffin Read More
If you want to read Journalism Online frontman Steve Brill’s cover story in Time magazine this week, you’ll need an iPad or print edition of the magazine. The same goes for every other article in the issue.
This is more than just a paywall. It’s as if the print edition doesn’t exist online Read More
Sports Illustrated joins Time magazine today as the first Time Inc. titles to have iPad applications.
Both apps are priced at $4.99, to compete with Wired. But Wired is dropping the price of its app to $3.99 for customers who purchased the first issue. Neither publisher has decided on subscription pricing for the iPad yet. Read More
John Huey and Rick Stengel named Jim Frederick online managing editor of Time.com and the executive editor of Time magazine in an announcement to Time Inc. staff this morning.
“In addition to running TIME.com, Jim will continue to be my point person on operations, personnel and budget issues,” wrote Mr. Huey.
Mr. Frederick, who has Read More
Hugh Wiley was named publisher of Bloomberg BusinessWeek today, completing a trifecta of recent changes to business-side leadership in the magazine world.
Mr. Wiley was at Time Inc. for nearly 25 years, most recently leading the business side at Fortune.
At BBW Mr. Wiley replaces Jessica Sibley, who left earlier this week to Read More
Next Issue Media, also known as “Hulu for magazines” — the sleepy e-reader joint venture from Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corporation and Time Inc. — named Morgan Guenther CEO in a release this morning.
But was News Corp.’s acquisition of Hearst’s Skiff technology yesterday a vote of no confidence in the partnership? Read More
The fashion magazine industry has turned a corner in 2010. Most titles saw ad pages grow in the first half of year compared with the same period in 2009, according to Memo Pad.
Time Inc.’s People StyleWatch was the first half’s big winner, increasing ad pages by 60 percent.
Time has been increasingly confident Read More
Time‘s vice president of sales, Brendan Ripp, has been promoted to publisher by Time Inc. president Mark Ford, according to Politico.
“In addition to his current responsibilities overseeing ad sales for TIME magazine, Brendan will add digital ad sales for TIME.com and LIFE.com to his portfolio,” said TIME President Mark Ford, adding that “[s]ince Read More
When Mel Kamarzin sat down with Google founders Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin and CEO Larry Page to talk about the advertising business in 2003, he explained that to keep the art of advertising alive and well it was important that advertisers not know the exact returns on their investments.
“You’re fucking with the magic!” Kamarzin told Read More
This Time It's Personal
Earlier this afternoon, Slate’s Big Money (owned by WashingtonPost.Newsweek Interactive Co. LLC, by the way) posted a column titled “It’s Not the Economist, Stupid: Newsweek has lost its role globally and its voice locally.”‘
Newsweek may not be the Economist, but the magazine has not lost its voice.
“You don’t just jump over the Read More