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'D' Editor: 'I'll be Writing and Illustrating Every Story in Our February Issue, for Starters'

Regional cuts mean increased workload for editors.

Dylan Stableford By Dylan Stableford
11/18/2008 -14:03 PM

Interesting quote in the story about layoffs at Dallas' D magazine, via executive editor Tim Rogers:

"What that means is I'll be writing and illustrating every story in our February issue, for starters."

Full text of Rogers' e-mail to FOLIO::

Here's what I can tell you about the cuts:

We've experienced explosive growth since I came to work for the company seven years ago. We assembled the best team of media professionals in North Texas -- if not the Milky Way. Every one of the 14 people we let go from the magazine division will be missed. It was a painful process.

The reason for the cuts? Ad revenue for us is down. More important, our projections indicate 2009 will be a lean year. We did what was necessary to keep our company profitable and healthy.

As for D Magazine proper, we did not lose a single edit or art person -- though we all took pay cuts. And we will be working with reduced freelance budgets. What that means is I'll be writing and illustrating every story in our February issue, for starters. Expect a magazine focused on every detail of my personal life. Should be a newsstand killer.

Tim Rogers
Executive Editor
D Magazine
4311 Oak Lawn, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75219


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