Articles by Joanna Pettas

The Paper Party is Over

An imminent rise in paper costs is not a shock for most publishers. While prices have been falling for about two years now, Verso-the current largest supplier of coated mechanical paper-reported a $63.8 million net loss in the first six months of this year, down from a net income of $5.7 million during the same period of 2006. On top of that, supply is down.

Newsweek CEO Steps Aside, Spawning Changes

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After 37 years at Newsweek, Rick Smith has decided that it’s time to “loosen up [his] track shoes,” as he wrote in a memo. Smith is giving up, as he wrote, “most of his titles,” including CEO, held for 16 years.

Proposed Postal Rules May Require Magazines To Rethink Cover Design

After January, the United States Postal Service can’t raise postage by a rate higher than that of inflation—or around 3 percent, which is significantly less than the 10 to 15 percent or higher jump seen by many mailers last year. On top of that, under new postal reform, mailers are being guaranteed a standard of service on flat-mail rates.

People on the Move | 10.04.07

CMP has appointed Joseph Braue senior vice president and group director of Light Reading. Braue has worked 20 years in the industry, most recently as senior vice president of CMP Integrated Marketing Solutions. Before that, he was vice president and group publisher for Data Communications magazine.

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