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immediately noticeable about the new look is the fact that the formerly prominent wordmark on the magazine's cover has been replaced by a simple "A," which is simultaneously a departure but also a nod to the magazine's past; it contains a reference to 1857, the year of The Atlantic's debut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

Specs Who Troy Young Age 45 New gig President, Hearst Magazines Digital Media Old gig President, Say Media What’s it been like coming from pure-play digital companies like Say Media to Hearst, which has had a print mind-set? It was different at first, for sure. There were a lot more steps... Continue reading at AdWeek

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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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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 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

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Hearst Magazines’ Kate Lewis on Adapting Editorial Content in a Time of Crisis

Like every publisher, Hearst Magazines has had to adapt to creating content in an all-remote world, from putting out magazines Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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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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Hearst Magazines President Troy Young on Publishing During a Pandemic: “We Have to Be More Innovative Than Ever.”

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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5 Questions for Kristen O’Hara, Chief Business Officer of Hearst Magazines

This January, former Snap Inc. exec Kristen O'Hara joined Hearst Magazines as senior vice president and chief business officer. We caught up with O'Hara to learn about her top priorities in the newly created role. Continue reading at Publishing Executive

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Editors’ Picks: Our Favorite Magazine Articles of 2019

Second only to the occasional test kitchen tour, the biggest perk of editing Folio: is the constant reminder that magazines overwhelmingly remain the primary medium for the greatest long-form journalism being produced today. As another year ends, we once again turned to the tastemakers... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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How Hearst Magazines Leverages Its Scale and Innovation to Drive Consumer Value

In his keynote at FUSE Media 2019, Sheel Shah, VP of strategic partnerships and consumer products at Hearst Magazines, addressed how platforms disrupted the traditional media model – and how Hearst is using the reach of platforms to extract audience insights for consumer product development. Continue reading at Publishing Executive

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Employees Say Hearst is Running a Classic Union-Busting Campaign

Last Monday, staff at two dozen subsidiaries of the Hearst Magazines media conglomerate announced their intention to unionize with the Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Hearst Hires a VP of Talent, Meredith Staffs Up Health Magazine | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_174829" align="alignright" width="150"] Rachel Kay[/caption] On Wednesday, Hearst announced the hiring of Rachel Kay as vice president of talent, a newly created role that will advance talent recruiting programs across the company. Reporting directly to Hearst COO Mark... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Hearst Magazines to operate Autoweek under license agreement

New York City-based Hearst Magazines has entered into a multiyear license agreement with Crain Communications Inc. to operate Autoweek, a brand in the Detroit-based publishing company's portfolio. The deal is effective immediately, according to a Tuesday news release. Financial terms were not... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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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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