Under a New Editorial Regime, Deadspin Tries to Move Forward

Despite a staff exodus, months of subsequent inactivity and a long, accusation-filled dispute with a union representing staffers at several of its brands, G/O Media remains committed to resurrecting Deadspin. The 15-year-old sports site, whose irreverent and wide-ranging commentary once attracted a massive audience—reaching 19 million unique visitors as recently as last October—ground to a halt in November, when all of its remaining editors chose to leave rather than comply with a directive to stick to covering sports, one of multiple actions that staffers saw as undue meddling by management under private equity owner Great Hill Partners, which acquired Deadspin and other former Gawker Media properties earlier in 2019. While the author of the controversial "stick to sports" memo, editorial director Paul Maidment, resigned himself last November after a brief attempt to keep the site running, G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller has vowed that Deadspin will live again. His latest shot at restoring the site began to take shape in January, when the company hired former New York Daily News editor-in-chief Jim Rich as Deadspin's top editor, tasked with building a new team that could help the site emerge from the ashes and win back its readers. In the four months since, Rich has been elevated to editorial director across G/O Media's portfolio, a role left vacant since Maidment's resignation, and a Daily News colleague, former sports editor Eric Barrow, has been brought in as Deadspin's... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-05-26 19:10:07 UTC ]
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G/O Media Promotes Deadspin EIC Jim Rich to Editorial Director | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_180020" align="alignright" width="150"] Jim Rich[/caption] G/O Media announced Wednesday that Deadspin editor-in-chief Jim Rich has been promoted to editorial director across the company's entire portfolio, which also includes sites like The A.V. Club, Gizmodo, Kotaku,... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-22 19:47:03 UTC ]
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Move Books Moves Forward

Middle grade books aimed at boys tout adventure, humor, and a dash of mayhem. (Sponsored). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Fashionista EIC Tapped as Nylon’s New Editorial Director | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_164365" align="alignright" width="150"] Alyssa Vingan Klein[/caption] Bustle Digital Group named Fashionista’s editor-in-chief Alyssa Vingan Klein as the new editorial director of Nylon.  This hire follows last week’s announcement by Nylon editor-in-chief Gabrielle Korn... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Catholic Publishers Focus on Moving Forward

As the clergy sex abuse scandal continues to rock the Catholic Church, denominational publishers are putting a tighter focus on mission-driven titles while also delving into mainstream trends, politics, and books aimed at younger readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Looking Back, Moving Forward: ReShonda Tate Billingsley Reflects on Her 50 Novels

As she celebrates a series of career milestones—which coincide with the 20th anniversary of her publisher, Dafina Books—the author starts a new chapter by revisiting classic characters in the long-awaited sequel to her first novel, My Brother’s Keeper. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Adweek Taps Co-Leadership Team for Editorial | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_158357" align="alignright" width="150"] Stephanie Paterik[/caption] [caption id="attachment_154449" align="alignright" width="150"] Lisa Granatstein[/caption] Lisa Granatstein and Stephanie Paterik are taking on new editorial co-leadership roles at Adweek, as editor,... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Hearst Mags Reveals Major Editorial and Business-Side Changes | People on the Move

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Russian State Libraries’ Consolidation Program Moves Forward Amid Staff Shakeups

More than two years into its controversial plan for library system consolidations, staff leadership shakeups at Russia's leading state libraries are part of a plan to eventually streamline and digitally network libraries across the country. The post Russian State Libraries’ Consolidation Program... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Publishing Industry Knows ‘Winter Is Coming.’ Here’s How It Can Move Forward

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Moppet Books Moves Forward With KinderGuides Line

In spite of a ruling in which the publisher was held liable for nine counts of copyright infringement, the Los Angeles–based press will launch a new line of books this October. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Taking Risks and Moving Forward: Lessons From AMMC 2017

Technology, quality content, and risk-taking were the top lessons from this year's American Magazine Media Conference. The post Taking Risks and Moving Forward: Lessons From AMMC 2017 appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Moving Forward: Canadian Publishing 2014

Every book and publishing venture requires some kind of a leap of faith, but this year Canadian publishers are investing more than ever in new efforts to reach out to readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hastings Merger Can Move Forward

A Texas court has cleared the way for Hastings to move ahead with its merger with companies controlled by Joel Weinshanker. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Two Bookstores Close, While Two Move Forward, in Wisconsin

While two independent bookstores in Door County, Wisconsin, have closed or will close, two others report an uptick in sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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California Bookstore Day Plans Moving Forward

Eighty California indies are signed up to participate in the statewide California Bookstore Day on May 3, 2014, featuring exclusive publisher titles for sale. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Postal Service Moves Forward with Location Consolidation Plan

Despite a bill partially designed to stop this effort, the United States Post Service will move forward with its 9-month modified consolidation plan. The first step will consolidate 48 locations this summer, with larger-scale consolidation to follow at the start of 2013. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Barnes & Noble Moves Forward With Plans To Allow Android Apps on Nook [Mobilized]

The bookseller is proceeding with plans to open its own Android app store for the Nook Color, announcing new tools for developers and promising they will get a 70 percent cut of revenue. The first apps and store are due out with a major update to the Nook software due out this spring. Continue reading at AllThingsD

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Pearson releases editorial guidelines to combat systemic racism

Pearson has released a series of editorial guidelines on ethnicity and race, aiming to help fight systemic racism in education. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HarperCollins reveals 2025 Glasgow site move

HarperCollins will be moving to a new purpose-built warehouse and office facility in Robroyston, Glasgow, when the lease at its current nearby site expires in 2025, the firm has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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