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New Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin, who recently took over as the chair of Magazine Publishers of America, announced his first move as the new chair of the consumer magazine trade group this morning: a rebranding effort. The group will henceforth be known as “MPA — The Association of Magazine Media.”
The new initials come Read More
Apple is getting closer to unveiling its digital newsstand — the iTunes of newspaper and magazine iPad subscriptions. The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Apple could unveil its subscription marketplace in the coming months or, if a few kinks in the technology aren’t resolved, early next year.
Magazines and newspapers have Read More
Time Inc.’s new CEO Jack Griffin received $1.4 million from Meredith when he left the company to take over from Ann Moore, according to 10-K Form the company filed with the SEC last week. The money accounted for a few remaining months of Mr. Griffin’s salary and a year-end bonus worth $1,256,301. The business Read More
The Time Inc. Business Continuity Group (that exists) sent out a memo to the entire staff this afternoon with some tips about how to stay safe during Hurricane Earl, which is heading our way generally. Nobody is really safe.
Bring your lightweight objects inside! If you own a boat, moor it! If you go Read More
A new video from The Onion brutalizes Time magazine, debuting a fictional new Time Advanced for adults that works on the assumption that the current newsweekly is aimed at children.
Most damning perhaps are interviews with actual children who claim to have already outgrown Time. “I mean, none of my friends want to read a Read More
This morning we wrote about Jack Griffin, who is taking over for Ann Moore as the CEO of Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the world:
In his most recent stint at stint at Meredith, Mr. Griffin doubled the size of Meredith’s magazine business with the acquisition of Gruner + Jahr USA. In Read More
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, 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 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