Lay-offs. Cost-cutting. Product closures. The headlines are full of the casualties of the current economic climate, and not just for the publishing industry. With print continuing to slide and softness creeping into digital and events, it’s bleak out there.

But not for everyone. If you just wait for the storm to pass now, you’ll be behind the curve in the better times ahead. FOLIO: polled 20 publishing executives from a variety of markets and company sizes not just on where they can save but where they are investing and what opportunities they see for growth.

Todd Matherne CEO | Renaissance Publishing
Toyin Awesu publisher and editor-in-chief |
Cameron Brown president | King Fish Media
Deborah Esayian co-president | Emmis Interactive
Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist CEO | Active Interest Media
Justin Smith president | The Atlantic
Steven Kotok general manager | The Week
Len Burnett co-founder, co-CEO | Uptown
Risa Crandall VP | Scholastic Parents Media
Janet Libert editor and publisher | Executive Travel SkyGuide
Mike Domke founder and president | Milo Media
Jim Prevor CEO | Phoenix Media Network
Kent Brownridge
general manager | OK!
Samir Arora
CEO | Glam Media
John Sateja
EVP | Consumer’s Union
Jim Vick
staff director/publisher | IEEE Spectrum
Pete May
president | Greener World Media
Barb Newton
president | Sunset Publishing
Paul Mackler
| CEO | HMP Communications Holdings
Harry Sachinis | president | McGraw-Hill Business Information