With newspaper advertising revenues declining, Griffin plans to focus on the continuing development of digital platforms and alternative revenue streams after he takes the reins of Tribune Publishing on April 14.
“There will be an increasing focus on digital and monetizing digital platforms, and taking advantage of what you can do with a dominant media franchise in a local community,” Griffin said in an interview Thursday. “The future of newspaper franchises will increasingly hinge on that direction – reimagining revenue generation while the industry continues to deal with change and disruption. That’s what I’ve done my entire career, so I’m looking forward to doing it at Tribune (Publishing).”
source: chicago tribune
Newsweek new editor in chief Jim Impoco, who had to pull together the issue at breakneck speed in three months, is enjoying the moment. “The [U.K.’s Sunday] Times had a 7,000-word story trying to find the inventor of Bitcoin and didn't. The Telegraph tried to find the founder and got nothing. The New Yorker, Fast Company, they followed the trail, and the trail went cold. And we found him.”
Time.com finally lifted the curtain on their long awaited redesign this morning. But we can't help but make comparisons to Atlantic Media's QZ.com, then again all websites do carry a hint of the same DNA. Anyway, the site has been experiencing a jump in traffic (22 million uniques in February) and is ramping up staff and coverage thanks to some number crunching and moving by Executive Vice President Todd Larson, Time Inc's Co-number two.
Former Washington Post/Wonkblogger Ezra Klein isn't building a super Wonkblog. He's building a super something else with at Vox Media with all the Wonkblog staffers he can get to come join him. To date Mr. Klein has managed to lure a total of 9 former colleagues from Washington Post to his un-named Vox Media venture and something tells us he will make that an even number soon. The latest to join Klein at Vox Media is Yuri Victor.
On Wednesday, Post editors announced that designer and developer Yuri Victor was leaving for Vox, according to a memo obtained by The Huffington Post. Victor joined the Post in 2011 and helped launch the Wonkblog spinoff site, KnowMore.
“At my age, 63, you can either put your money away, or you can spend it and have fun and that’s what I’m doing. Maybe I’m crazy, but I’ve decided to see what I can do.”
Former Time Inc CEO Ann Moore, who was an architect of the notorious Time Inc multi layered bureaucracy, isn't about to pop up at another media company (yes Norm Pearlstine, Time Inc was always a media company) Instead she is about to pop up in the art world as owner of the soon to be opened "Curator Gallery" in the artsy Chelsea area. The gallery opens on Friday March 7th and will not showcase any work that costs more than $10k. Ms. Moore says she wants to make it a viable business not so much for her, but for the artists.
Murdoch reportedly hosted former British prime minister Tony Blair and Chinese superstars Li Bingbing and Zhang Liangying at the mysterious Beijing residence, which has never been open to the public.
Some reports say that the mansion has seven rooms, though a Beijing property expert says traditional siheyuans in China should have at least 13. Such properties were extremely popular around the time of the 2008 Beijing Olympics but in recent years they have not grown much in value and are difficult to sell, because purchases must be made with a single cash transaction, the expert added.
In addition to his new post at M, Windolf writes for two other publications, working since 2004 as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, a title he will continue to hold. Also, Windolf has published humor pieces in The New Yorker and has contributed essays and reviews to both The New York Times Magazine, as well as various sections of The New York Times including book review, styles and Sunday review.
Christianity Today, a had no plans to revive the print edition until readers started demanding it. Now the company plans to print the magazine again, but the new number is nothing compared to the 3.3 million in circulation it once had in its heyday. IBT will only run 70,000 copies and sell them for $7.99, a $3 increase from the cover price of what was supposed to be it's last print issue.
Here is some words from compamy namesake and CEO Sardar Biglari
"Maxim's inclusion into our collection of companies will benefit from our financial strength. We plan to build the business on multiple dimensions, thereby energizing our readership and viewership."