Articles by Michael Rondon

Magzter Raises $10M to Go Global

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Digital newsstand Magzter has secured $10 million in a second round of funding to pursue a global growth strategy build around local editions.The platform currently has international distribution deals with several major publishers including Hearst, Condé Nast, Newsweek and Bloomberg. Magzter says it has more than 16 million users from 200 countries, serving content in over 30 languages.

Leveling the Playing Field

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Big publishers have a natural advantage over smaller competition. Increased purchasing power, data collection and cross-marketing opportunities are a few of the perks of having multiple magazines in different markets. The ability to experiment and make mistakes is a less tangible, but equally important leg up.

Newsweek’s Long, Strange Return to Print

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Newsweek's return to print is the latest development in an odd timeline for the once-storied magazine.It's changed ownership four times, employed four CEOs and had three editors-in-chief since 2010. It's awkward liaise with the Daily Beast and swings between layoffs and hiring flurries add to the narrative.

New York Reduces Frequency & Broadens Appeal

New York is cutting its frequency by almost a third, dropping from 42 issues to 29 early next year, the company announced on Monday.The impact will be obvious and felt quickly—they'll save $3.5 million in production, according to reports, while revenue from print will also drop off—but long-term e

Atlantic Media’s Defense One Launches App

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Defense One is the latest brand in Atlantic Media's government executive group to enter into the app space.The app for the 5-month-old defense-industry news source features original content directly from its own site, as well as aggregated industry news from around the Web.

What’s Really Changed at Time Inc.?

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Despite the changes in leadership, Time Inc.'s business model hasn't shifted much over the last three years, according to detailed financial records released ahead of its IPO, expected in the second quarter of 2014.Departed CEO Laura Lang's compensation (which could total a whoppi

Bonnier, Dave Zinczenko Partner on Books Deal

Bonnier Corp. is positioning itself to get deeper into its core verticals after two announcements on Tuesday.Dave Zinczenko, president and CEO of Galvanized LLC and former EVP at Rodale, has entered into a five-year management consultancy with the enthusiast publisher.

The Atlantic, Reddit Partner on AMA Series

The Atlantic has been gradually expanding its use of video over the last two years, relying mostly on curation, but is delving into original content more aggressively of late.Headed by Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, executive producer of Atlanti

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