Editor in Chief Craig Marks: Print 'Stands in the Way of Where Spin Needs to Be'

It's time to let go of the idea that music outlet Spin is meant to be a print magazine, according to newly appointed editor in chief Craig Marks. "It's very, very hard to break up with print," he said. "But to hold onto print and to have an even kind of romantic relationship with it probably stands in the way of where Spin needs to be as a 21st-century digital publication." His new role at the mag is a homecoming of sorts for Marks, who was an editor for Spin for seven years during the 1990s. Most recently, he was the editorial director for BlogTalkRadio, but music journalism has always been in his blood: He co-founded Popdust and edited Billboard and Blender. He will officially become editor in chief on June 23.  Lately, it's been a bit rocky for the music publication, which launched the careers of writers Chuck Klosterman, Andy Greenwald and Elizabeth Gilbert. After SpinMedia (then called Buzzmedia) took the reins in July 2012, Spin became a digital-only outlet and canned its then editor in chief Steve Kandell. Former online editor in chief Caryn Ganz replaced him, but she too was given the boot in May 2013. However, SpinMedia—which also owns Vibe, Celebuzz, The Frisky and Stereogum—has said things are looking up. In February, it received $10 million in new funding from investors and hired former Entertainment Weekly and Ok! magazine publisher Tim Morrissy to become its evp and CRO. Then, it announced in April it was poised to grow 24 to 30 percent during the... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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USA Today Could End Daily Print Edition in 'Five or Six Years,' Editor-in-Chief Says

USA Today could stop publishing a daily print newspaper as soon as in the next "five or six years," the paper's editor-in-chief, David Callaway, said in response to a question during an Internet Week New York panel Wednesday.To be sure, a print product of some kind will likely continue for "the... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Spin names new editor-in-chief

SpinMedia has named Jem Aswad the new editor-in-chief of Spin, succeeding Caryn Ganz, who was ousted last week.Mr. Aswad was most recently the editor of Billboard.biz and previously held editing jobs at MTV News and Time Out New York. "This is probably the job I dreamed about most when I first... Continue reading at Crains New York

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Time Inc. Shakeup: Editors to Report to Business Side, Editor-in-Chief Martha Nelson Exits

Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp began putting his stamp on the publishing company Wednesday, when employees were told that editors will begin reporting to the organization's business side, a reversal that sent a ripple of anxiety through its editorial offices. Editors of the company's magazines, which... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Graywolf Hires Soft Skull Editor-in-Chief

Literary publishing veteran Yuka Igarashi has been tapped by Graywolf Press as executive editor, lured away from Soft Skull Press. Igarashi will assume her new position on April 8, working remotely from Hawaii. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bon Appétit names Dawn Davis, celebrated Simon & Schuster exec, new editor-in-chief

The storied culinary media brand lands a, well, seasoned publishing pro at a critical juncture.   Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Mackesy and Adeola prints mark Penguin's 85th anniversary

Penguin is marking its 85th anniversary by selling a range of fine art prints from Charlie Mackesy, Dapo Adeloa and others, with all profits going to the National Literacy Trust. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Dan Peres Is the New Editor-in-Chief of Ad Age | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_182909" align="alignright" width="150"] Dan Peres[/caption] Dan Peres is taking over Ad Age as its next editor-in-chief, succeeding Brian Braiker, who left in April after three years atop the masthead. Peres is best known as the former editor-in-chief of Details, a role... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Multiple Editors-in-Chief Exit Modern Luxury Amid Staff Cuts

High-end regional magazine publisher Modern Luxury Media parted ways with several employees in a restructuring earlier this month, including at least seven editors-in-chief, Folio: has learned. Those who have exited the company since the start of July include the editors-in-chief at both San... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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6 Editors-in-Chief Share Their Inspirational Insights and Philosophies

2020 continues to be a trying and complicated year. This statement goes beyond the boundaries of publishing and speaks to the totality of our society and economy. But as publishers, we all play an important role in informing, entertaining and serving our communities, regardless of social,... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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'Talent and potential' of young people in sector marked by 2020 Print Futures Awards

Forty-four young people have scooped grants of up to £1,500 each in The Printing Charity’s 2020 Print Futures Awards for people aged 18 to 30 in the UK printing, paper, publishing, packaging and graphic arts sector. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BuzzFeed News Has a New Editor in Chief

The investigative journalist Mark Schoofs, a Pulitzer Prize winner, returns to the site after having set up its investigative unit in 2014. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Sarah Crichton Named Editor-in-Chief at Holt

Amy Einhorn, president and publisher of Henry Holt, has named Sarah Crichton v-p and editor-in-chief of the Macmillan division. She will start April 6. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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HQ buys 'powerful' third novel from Hello! editor-in-chief Nixon

HQ has bought the "powerful, hilarious and deeply emotional" new novel from Hello! editor-in-chief Rosie Nixon in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Picador’s Paul Baggaley to join Bloomsbury as editor-in-chief

Paul Baggaley is to join Bloomsbury as editor-in-chief for its adult consumer publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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New York Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Is Ready for Its Next Chapter

David Haskell on the Vox sale, succeeding Adam Moss and prioritizing journalism in a time of change. The post New York Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Is Ready for Its Next Chapter appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief Over Ethics Breach

Bonnier Corp. has dismissed Flying magazine editor-in-chief Stephen Pope for a violation of the company's ethics code. In a memo to contributors obtained by Folio:, Bonnier editorial director Shawn Bean stated that Pope, who had served as the aviation title's editor-in-chief since 2015, "is no... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Here’s the cover of the first issue of Esquire from new Editor-in-Chief Michael Sebastian

As part of Ad Age’s continuing media coverage, here’s the start of our annual survey of fall magazine covers, which have begun hitting newsstands and subscriber’s mailboxes. We’ll be adding to this post daily, so keep coming back. In June, Hearst Magazines announced that Michael Sebastian was... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Hearst Names Michael Sebastian New Esquire Editor in Chief

Three weeks after Esquire editor in chief Jay Fielden announced his exit, Hearst Magazines has named his successor. Michael Sebastian has been tapped as the new editor in chief for Esquire, overseeing its print and digital content, strategy and operations, said Hearst president and CEO Steven R.... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Hearst names Michael Sebastian editor-in-chief of Esquire

Ad Age veteran Michael Sebastian has been named the new editor-in-chief of Esquire, Hearst Magazines announced today. Sebastian succeeds Jay Fielden, who took over in 2016 and announced his imminent departure last month. Sebastian has had a couple of digital-focused roles at Hearst, in... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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