The Business of Magazines #4

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  1. caioherrero

    caioherrero Well-Known Member

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    So who is the acting EIC of Bazaar US?
     
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    ^^^ There’s no need to rush an full-time EIC. When Liz passed and before Glenda was hired, Australia’s Karin Upton Baker served as consultant/EIC. Fabien was still credited as CD, although he was likely already EIC for Arena Homme Plus at that time. They'll likely do the same here.
     
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  3. caioherrero

    caioherrero Well-Known Member

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    I was just asking who is the acting editor. Just that. The magazine doesn’t have a CD now
     
  4. tigerrouge

    tigerrouge don't look down

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    When I read that the last print issue of Playboy is being guest-edited by Jameela Jamil, I thought it was April Fools Day already. And when I read that her choice for a Playmate is an amputee... I can remember going to the cinema for that Cronenberg film, but I imagine that's not what this pictorial will be about.

    At some point, there'll be an entirely new set of kids coming through who will be so hungry for all the things people are currently pretending don't exist or that we're not allowed to think... "the degenerate generation".
     
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  5. aracic

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    I know we wanted archive access and all that, but Anna really came through and gave us a whole exclusive novel... by Lena Dunham! Hope y'all enjoy this gem:rofl:

    Verified Strangers: Chapter One
     
  6. Benn98

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    :sick::sick::sick: Pass me the bucket!
     
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    What on earth has the pandemic got to do with the search? Wasn’t it alleged that they already have a list on who to pick? Goodness, the suits can meet online and discuss who to appoint. The newly appointed EIC can then meet his staff in the same way that Nicole, Joyann, and Kate plan to meet their team.

    This is all a matter of picking names, interview, and selection. All of which can be done online. What a cop out.

    Don’t blame the pandemic. Blame yourselves for allowing Glenda to run this magazine to the ground. It ain’t about the pandemic. Plain and simple, no one wants the job.

    They’re just buying time under the guise of a pandemic. Sheesh, they’re better than that.
     
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  9. MissMagAddict

    MissMagAddict The future is stupid

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    W Magazine furloughs staff over corona-related downturn

    NY Department of Labor records reflect that its parent company, Future Media Group, has laid off 17 out of 58 employees.

    “The goal is to welcome back employees soon,” said an insider of the temporary cuts. A media source told us the mag’s digital team is still on staff, but will be working with a reduced salary and that the Web site will still be up-and-running.

    Future Media bought the luxury mag, which launched in 1972, from Condé Nast last June. Sara Moonves replaced Stefano Tonchi as editor-in-chief. Future Media also owns Surface magazine and Watch Journal.
    source | pagesix



    The End
     
  10. caioherrero

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    MissMagAddict The future is stupid

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    Joyann King, Nicole Fritton to Helm Harper’s Bazaar in Interim
    The spread of coronavirus has delayed the hiring of Glenda Bailey's successor at Harper's Bazaar.


    Ever since longtime Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey revealed at the end of January that she would be stepping down, its publisher Hearst Magazines has been taking its time to appoint her successor.

    Now the spread of coronavirus across the U.S. will delay that process even further, with a Hearst spokeswoman confirming to WWD that it won’t be naming a successor during this time as most of the magazine’s staff works from home.

    In the meantime, Kate Lewis, chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, just told staffers that executive fashion director Nicole Fritton and digital director Joyann King will be “interim co-captains,” overseeing the Bazaar print and digital edit teams and working directly with Lewis on all aspects of the brand.

    “Both Joyann and Nicole have been with the brand for more than a decade and I know they have the trust and confidence of the teams, and will ensure we continue to provide our audience and advertising partners with the best possible experience and inspiration they have come to love from Bazaar on all platforms during this time,” Lewis said in a memo to the team.

    King’s name has come up time and time again as a possible successor to Bailey as elevating her fits in perfectly with the apparent strategy employed by Hearst Magazines president Troy Young of promoting successful web editors from within to take on editors in chief roles.

    But she was just one of a number of people who Hearst was said to be eyeing for the top job. That long list includes Samira Nasr, executive fashion director at Vanity Fair, former Interview editor Fabien Baron, InStyle editor in chief Laura Brown and Wall Street Journal magazine’s Kristina O’Neill.

    Brown, who worked at Harper’s for more than a decade, is understood to have wanted to stay at InStyle where she enjoys the Hollywood side of things, while O’Neill, who also worked under Bailey at Bazaar, has always said she is happy at WSJ Magazine.

    Others thought to have been in the running include Elisa Lipsky-Karasz, O’Neill’s deputy at WSJ; stylist Jessica Diehl, and Deborah Needleman, former editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

    The salary on offer is understood to have been a stumbling block in recruitment as it’s much lower than what magazine editor in chiefs took home during those long-gone hey days of publishing.

    Bailey, who officially stood down as editor in chief at the end of last month, won’t be going far. She is to work with editorial teams and fashion and beauty marketers “to develop partnerships and portfolios,” Hearst said. “In addition, Bailey will produce two special reports each year.”

    source | wwd
     
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  12. MissMagAddict

    MissMagAddict The future is stupid

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    Dazed Media to Make Digital Issues Free Amid Coronavirus Lockdown
    The move comes as Britain bans public gatherings of more than two as it battles the deadly virus.


    One day after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled stringent new measures to battle the coronavirus, including banning public gatherings greater than two, Dazed Media is making digital editions of its magazines free to help entertain readers stuck at home.

    For the first time, the British media company founded by Jefferson Hack will scrap fees on the fashion and style magazine Dazed’s spring/summer 2020 digital issue and will also make it available a week before the print edition goes on sale. A single digital issue usually costs 2.99 pounds, while an annual digital subscription is priced at 6.99 pounds.

    “Making this issue of Dazed free and available for everybody to download, wherever they are in the world, is a gift to all of our readers who are facing a whole new kind of present in the wake of this crisis,” Isabella Burley, editor in chief of Dazed, said.

    “For us, it’s more important than ever to share stories that can educate and inspire, and to champion artists like our cover star Billie Eilish who is setting new and bright narratives for the future. We hope this issue will offer some much-needed inspiration to everybody in difficult times — and serve as a reminder that whilst we might be alone, we are in this together,” she added.

    The digital edition of Another Man, Dazed Media’s biannual men’s fashion magazine, will also be available to download for free on April 6, a few days after the print issue is published.

    As of now, future print issues of Dazed and Another Man will go ahead as planned, but this is not the same story for all British magazines. Free magazines Stylist and Time Out have this week had to suspend print issues because they are both handed out in public places.

    Dazed Media is not the only publisher making digital issues free. In Italy, where citizens have been on lockdown for several weeks, Condé Nast Italy is offering digital copies of all its titles for free for the next three months, including Vogue, GQ, Wired, AD, La Cucina Italiana and Condé Nast Traveller. It also launched a Vanity Fair Italy issue dedicated to Milan, distributed for free in the Lombardy region, one of the most severely hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.

    And in the U.S., magazines have been moving to lift the paywall on coronavirus content, including The New Yorker, Wired, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine and The Atlantic.
    source | wwd
     
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    After furloughing staff, W Mag is sending writers request for payment plans.

     
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  14. Benn98

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    I can't believe they have the audacity to try their staff like that? Despicable! Another one that can be added to Interview that certainly won't get my money.

    So Mark won't be a fish out of the water at Vogue not only because he previously worked there and understand the business, but because of the way he's going about his job at Garage. Guess it means there will be no end in sight to Vogue's obsession with the likes of Zendaya, Billie Eilish, Kendall and other flavours of the month. To the contrary, I expect it will become more intensified now that he's there.
     
  15. Miss Dalloway

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    ^ Yup, Mark back at Vogue is NOT good news, for me at least!

    And W, so over!!
     
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  16. MissMagAddict

    MissMagAddict The future is stupid

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    The magazine industry in the States is over.
    It will become digital only, if they can even sustain that.
    Life is about to change drastically. Adapt or die.
     
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  17. magsaddict

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    My gut feeling about the future of American monthlies:
    Marie Claire will go first. To quarterly and then to a biannual for SS and FW within the next couple years.
    InStyle will hang in there. Their overheads are lower and they're not fighting with other fashion titles from the same publisher.
    Harper's Bazaar is tricky. If the new editor is up to it they'll also hang in there, but could lose it all if they don't get it right.
    Vogue is unlikely to change dramatically. Perhaps 10 issues a year and a smaller team of freelancers. In any event, as a highly valuable piece of intellectual property, the Vogue brand will always go on in some way or another.

    Overall, even if they do cease as print monthlies, all four have a certain name recognition as brands which will likely be exploited till the very end. Whether that's as digital magazines, print-on-demand magazines or just as social media channels. The other thing they have on their side is that generally, the fashion houses still love them, and are willing to throw a bit of money at them to create something.
     
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    I also think a lot of these magazines are still run like its 1990. You can produce a quality monthly magazine with a smaller team.
    If you ignore the main fashion well of shoots - which is a big bulk of the magazine.., what do all these people do for the remaining pages?
    https://www.vogue.com/masthead/
     
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  19. tigerrouge

    tigerrouge don't look down

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    I can also imagine an alternative future for a print product - it becomes something like a designer accessory.

    If most generic titles close, there could still be niche publications.

    Print might go the way of vinyl - there's always a background interest in lo-fi things as a hipster pose. I can see a print product going the same way - who can get their hands on the limited edition run of 'magazine X' and be showing it off in the background of their social media posts. The issue just happens to be sitting on their table because they're on the list.

    There could also be a revival of zines in some format, people starting to publish their own amateur content in order to fill that gap, and it growing to become a (probably irregular) print product. In the same way that so many people 'want to write a book' and the ultimate proof is ending up having a physical copy of their book to hold in their hands, people want things.
     

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