At her induction into the Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame last week, the MPA rolled a tasty video montage of some of vintage Martha Stewart footage (no footageâ€”nor any mention for that matterâ€”of her stint in the clink, or her triumphant release wearing that cool poncho).Below, one of the more interesting clips in the videoâ€”Stewart on Charlie Rose, July 26, 1995 ...
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Shutting down a magazine sucks. As an editor, telling your staffers and freelancers, I'd imagine, sucks even harder.
But you'd be hard-pressed to find a sweeter final e-mail than this one, sent from Liz Ciavarella, editor of Zenbu Media's Metal Maniacs, to contributors (including one, judging by the timestamp, residing in Australia) announcing that the plug had been pulled on her magazine:
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Doubledown Media, the once-rising publisher of magazines aimed at the Wall Street elite, has shut down.
are unprecedented times,â€ť president Randall Lane wrote in an e-mail to
staffers late Monday. â€śThe combination of the media depression, the
Wall Street implosion and the credit slowdown were collectively too
much for our companyâ€”probably any company in our shoesâ€”to overcome.â€ť
Here's Laneâ€™s full memo:
-----Original Message-----From: Randall LaneSent: Mon 2/2/2009 10:35 PMTo: Randall LaneSubject: Doubledown Media -- important up More...
Funny, if odd, moment at today's Magazine Lifetime Achievement Awards in New York. Matt Lauer, the Today show host, turned the induction of Martha Stewart into the Magazine Hall of Fame into something of a Friar's Club Roast. Lauer said of his friendship with the Doyenne of Domesticity:â€śThe only thing we havenâ€™t done is have sexâ€”and if you wouldâ€™ve just put down the glue gun that mightâ€™ve happened, too.â€ť
Lauer also spoke of Marthaâ€™s universal appeal among women, men â€śand, yes, even some straight men.â€ť
â€śI commend [the MPA] for ignoring your persistent steroid use,â€ť
Lauer said. (There was no mention of th More...
There have been plenty of cutbacks across the magazine publishing industry, but, at least to this point, the various e-mail functions within Outlook have been spared. That is, until now.
The following memo, distributed to Nielsen employees today, sounds like it was taken straight from a script for NBCâ€™s The Office.Unfortunately, Iâ€™m told, itâ€™s all-too-real.
â€śREPLY TO ALLâ€ť FUNCTION TO BE DISABLEDA Message from Andrew CawoodIn December, the Nielsen Executive Council (NEC) held an Act Now! event to review suggestions from across the business that would elimin More...
Mad magazine announced yesterday that it is shifting from a monthly to a quarterly, and killing a pair of spinoffs. Editor John Ficarra explained that â€śthe feedback weâ€™ve gotten from readers is that only every third issue of Mad is funnyâ€”so we decided to just publish those.â€ť
Funny. You know whatâ€™s not funny? Madâ€™s circulation decline.
A guy named Mike Slaubaugh has compiled Madâ€™s average circulation (total newsstand and subscriptions per issue) from 1961 to 2008.
Hereâ€™s what Slauba More...
For FOLIO:â€™s upcoming February issue, weâ€™re talking with publishers about how theyâ€™re going to survive the U.S. economic crisisâ€”call it Big Ideas for the Recession.
I talked to Kent Brownridge, general manager of OK! magazine, who announced in September that he was stepping down as CEO of Alpha Media to spend more time with his familyâ€”two weeks before turning around and taking the job at OK!.
Why Brownridge, a 68-year-old former Wenner Media executive would take a celebrity magazine job in the teeth of a recessi More...
Darren Andrew Budd, a.k.a the founder of Mygazinesâ€”you know, the controversialÂ magazine sharing site launched and quickly sacked last year by a copyright lawsuit, only to re-emerge with a new, â€ślegitâ€ť (if, arguably, flawed) digital business model late last yearâ€”recently gave an interview to the Magtastic blog.
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What started out as a fun traffic grab could turn into revenue.
Since Paste, the music and entertainment magazine, launched its Obamicon generator on January 13, the site has generated 1.5 million page views. Thatâ€™s 300,000 more than what Pasteâ€™s Web site averages a month, or 1.2 million. â€śIt's officially bigger than our magazine site,â€ť Josh Jackson, Pasteâ€™s editor, told me. â€śAt least for its 15-minute run.â€ť
Now Paste has launched an online store where users can buy t-shirts, coffee mugs and "Hope" posters personal More...
Let's break the Atlantic-New York Times kerfuffle down in the simplest way possible, shall we?First, in its January/February issue, the Atlantic's Michael Hirschorn was all, "What if the New York Times goes out of businessâ€”like, this May?"Then Catherine Mathis, the Times' senior vice president of corporate communications, was all "Your article leaves a lot to be desired from the standpoint of ... well, journalism." (Media industry onlookers, of course, were all, " More...
Paste, the Decatur, Georgia-based music and entertainment magazine that's developed a penchant for innovative experimentation, has launched a Web siteâ€”Obamicon.Meâ€”that allows users to create their own digital versions of the iconic Barack Obama â€śHopeâ€ť poster.
Shepard Fairey-designed poster became a cult phenomenon, and was one of
the iconic images of the 2008 presidential campaignâ€”one that inspired
magazine covers from 5280 to Time.
Already, more than 10,000 â€śObamaiconsâ€ť have been created.
a music and entertainment magazine would launch a Web site that ha More...
For all of you Mygazines completists out there, hereâ€™s an update. The siteâ€”launched last year as an illegal magazine firesharing site under the cover of darkness, only to settle with publishers and promptly foldâ€”is once again live.
This time, however, Mygazines appears to be abandoning the community model, and repositioning itself as a â€ślegitimateâ€ More...
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