Long viewed as the downmarket step-brother of its main competitor, Men's Health, the 26-year-old title owned by American Media Inc., the Florida-based publisher of supermarket tabloids and men's and women's muscle mags, is in the process of reinventing itself under David Zinczenko, Men's Health's former editor of 12 years and a fixture in the New York media smart set.
Tough times at 'Columbia Journalism Review' as an editor departs, others are laid off, and funding looks shaky
Cyndi Stivers exit came as a major overhaul, prompted by waning resources, hit the magazine, resulting in two layoffs, and two employees being moved to half-time; the Columbia University dean responsible for the magazine's finances said that financial losses were the main reasons for the changes.(13)
New York is a perennial favorite at the awards, known as the Ellies for the Alexander Calder-designed elephant stabiles presented to winners. There are so many Ellies floating around the magazine's Varick Street offices that several are scattered on a coffee table, among art books, in a coffee table in the editorial office's waiting area, like paperweights (though they weigh less than the books they sit atop).
New York magazine launches a new subscription based app almost three years to the date after the 2010 launch of Apple's game-changing tablet device.
In Buzz Bissinger's 6,460-word confessional piece about his shopping addiction, published today on GQ.com, the word "leather" appears 46 times, the word "Gucci" 37 times, and the word "me" comes in third place at 32 appearances. The word "writing" only appears seven times.
The British citizen and long-time Brooklynite began working with Brown as a contributing columnist at the Daily Beast after spending time as an assistant managing editor at The Wall Street Journal and as New York bureau chief of The Times of London.
It is she who made Vogue the commanding title in women's and fashion magazines, the overriding authority that sets the tone for everything else. That is, in fact, the real intellectual challenge for an editor in chief. If she can bring the editors of other titles along (I'm thinking of you, GQ and Bon Appetit!) it will do more to protect Condé Nast than all the (very necessary) innovation Scott Dadich and Chuck Townsend combined can muster.
A spokesman for the magazine confirmed that staff were given a "working demo" of the app earlier today.
“We’ve spent the past 10 years trying to make Wired more Condé Nast. We’ll spend the next 10 trying to make Condé Nast more Wired.” —C.E.O. Chuck Townsend(2)
The digital momentum is a bright spot for publishers, who have been pushing tablet editions in the face of shrinking print circulation and advertising revenues.
The Review, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last night at Town Hall, found its niche almost immediately, and has been largely immune to the shifts in the business of cultural production and criticism, enduring for five decades and retaining its spot as the elite platform for probing, diverse cultural criticism and argument, right to the present day.
Newsweek's farewell (print) issue: Jon Meacham, Mark Whitaker, Eleanor Clift, Evan Thomas, Michael Isikoff
Newsweek has lined up an all-star roster for its last-ever print edition before switching to a digital-only format under the name Newsweek Global.(6)
On the last day of this year, outliving the universe by 10 days if the Mayan calendar was correct, the print edition of Newsweek will be no more, making the 80-year-old dentist's waiting-room staple the latest in a long line of victims of changing reader habits, the high cost of print and a Darwinian newsstand.(353)
Punk’s first issue—released in November 1975—featured interviews with Lou Reed and the Ramones. Holstrom contributed a salty editorial entitled: “Death to Disco Shit! Long Live the Rock!” and McNeil starred in a photo comic in which he fails to pick up girls outside CBGBs. The style—raw, messy, witty, inappropriate—nailed the essence of the burgeoning punk scene. James Wolcott, writing in the Village Voice, called Punk “the ululations of the new zeitgeist.”