The Atlantic Redesigns Across Platforms; Hearst Magazines Editors to Form Union

Two months into life behind a digital paywall, The Atlantic says it sold "record numbers" of subscriptions in both September and October, doubling the amount of sales originally forecast (though it declined to share specific figures). Today, the magazine unveiled what it hopes will be an additional draw to consumers: a single-themed December issue, "How to Stop a Civil War," which debuts a front-to-back redesign in the works since Peter Mendelsund and Oliver Munday were brought in as creative director and senior art director, respectively, at the start of the year. Most immediately noticeable about the new look is the fact that the formerly prominent wordmark on the magazine's cover has been replaced by a simple "A," which is simultaneously a departure but also a nod to the magazine's past; it contains a reference to 1857, the year of The Atlantic's debut issue, and the magazine says it commissioned a new typeface, "Atlantic Condensed" based on the original type used by its founders. "I wanted the design to be readerly. And I wanted it to feel confident. And, again, I wanted to make pages that weren’t clamoring for your attention in too many ways—that allowed you to enjoy that one-to-one experience, reader-to-writer," said Mendelsund, describing the approach he took to the book's interior. "The idea of imagery in magazines for decades now has been that bigger is bolder. But I find that when a picture has a frame around it, it allows you to focus more on the thing itself.... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-11-12 19:44:42 UTC ]
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Esquire’s Editor Is Out in Reshuffling at Hearst Magazines

Jay Fielden makes his exit from the venerable men’s publication after a three-year run, as the executive Troy Young puts his stamp on the division. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Hearst Magazines Digital Chief Troy Young Discusses Finding Great Editors

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The Atlantic Hires Former TNR Literary Editor Leon WieseltierThe Atlantic Hires Former TNR Literary Editor Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier has been hired by The Atlantic as a contributing editor and critic, the media company announced today. In his new position, he will write about “his customary wide range of subjects” for the magazine ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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‘Platforms are not forever’: Hearst’s Troy Young on platform-publisher relations

Troy Young, president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, said social platforms need to share more of their financial success with publishers because creating great content is expensive. The good news, he said, is that platforms are paying more attention, creating teams to work more closely with... Continue reading at Digiday

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Hearst Magazines Hires Two New Senior Executives for U.S. Magazine Division

Today, Hearst Magazines announced that two new senior executives would be joining its U.S. magazine division. Debi Chirichella, former chief operating officer at Condé Nast Digital, will join as senior vice president, chief financial officer; while Grant Whitmore, former chief operating officer... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Kevin Buckley, foreign correspondent and magazine editor, dies at 80

He revealed U.S. atrocities in Vietnam while reporting for Newsweek and wrote a book about the ouster of Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How Commerce Is Evolving at Publishers BuzzFeed and Hearst Magazines

What do a publisher that was founded in 1887 and one that was founded in 2006 have in common? Plenty, as it turns out, when it comes to their commerce strategies. BuzzFeed senior vice president of ad strategy and partnerships Ken Blom and Hearst Magazines vp of strategic partnerships and... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Insider Journalists Form a Union

Journalists at the site, formerly called Business Insider, joined a unionization wave that has swept digital media companies. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Grove Atlantic Raises Entry-Level Pay, Forms Exec Committee

Grove Atlantic has created a six-person executive committee to help CEO Morgan Entrekin run the publisher and increased the entry-level salary to $40,000. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Debi Chirichella Named President of Hearst Magazines

Debi Chirichella was named president of Hearst Magazines today, after serving in the role in an interim capacity for a little over three months. Before she was named acting president in July, she had been executive vice president and chief financial officer. Chirichella joined the company in... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Grove Atlantic Executive Editor Joan Bingham Dies at 85

Joan Bingham, longtime executive editor of Grove Atlantic and a key figure in the merger that created the house, died October 31. She was 85. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hearst Magazines Names Acting President Following Troy Young’s Resignation

Hearst Magazines named an interim president a day before what would've been Troy Young's second anniversary in the role. Executive vice president and chief financial officer Debi Chirichella will serve in the interim position. Young resigned late Thursday after he and the company spent the week... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Hearst Magazines President Troy Young Resigns After NYT Report

[caption id="attachment_103859" align="alignright" width="192"] Troy Young[/caption] Hearst has parted ways with the president of its magazines division, Troy Young, the company said Thursday, a day after a report in The New York Times described multiple complaints of "bullying or harassing... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Hearst Magazines President Troy Young Resigns After NYT Report

[caption id="attachment_103859" align="alignright" width="192"] Troy Young[/caption] Hearst has parted ways with the president of its magazines division, Troy Young, the company said Thursday, a day after a report in The New York Times described multiple complaints of "bullying or harassing... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Hearst Magazines President Resigns After Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior

Troy Young, president of Hearst Magazines, resigned today after a damning New York Times profile detailed inappropriate workplace behavior. Young reportedly made rude, sexually offensive jokes and fostered what employees described as a toxic culture among Hearst Magazines' brands, including... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Staffers at California Sunday and Pop-Up Magazines Are Unionizing

Staffers at Pop-Up Magazine Productions, parent company of The California Sunday Magazine and the touring "live magazine" show Pop-Up Magazine, are forming a union, and they appear to have their employer's support in doing so. An announcement issued on Monday says employees will be organizing... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-05-12 11:52:17 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines’ Kate Lewis on Adapting Editorial Content in a Time of Crisis

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‘There is an opportunity in everything’: Hearst Magazines’ Kate Lewis on adapting editorial content in a time of crisis

Like every digital publisher, Hearst Magazines has had to adapt to creating content in an all-remote world. "My motto is 'enter smiling,' and I believe there is opportunity in everything," CCO Kate Lewis said on the inaugural episode of The New Normal, a weekly interactive discussion show where... Continue reading at Digiday

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In this fifth installment of publishing during a pandemic, I reached out to Troy Young, president of Hearst Magazines, to see how Hearst was managing during this tragic and uncertain time. As we continue to see the gloom and doom in the news media, and very rare mention of anything uplifting or... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

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