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Monday, January 6, 2014

David Carey Highlights Hearst Magazines’ 2013, Plots 2014 Path
David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, has issued a letter to staffers highlighting 2013, and plotting the path for 2014.
Food & Wine Redesigns and Strengthens Ties to Celeb Chefs
The magazine has tapped six Chefs in Residence to participate in brainstorming sessions and Q&As and report back from their travels. Content featuring the inaugural participants—Grant Achatz, Hugh Acheson, Mario Batali, David Chang, Eric Ripert and Andrew Zimmern—will appear beginning with the redesigned February issue.
A Slimmed Jessica Simpson Fattens the January/February Weight Watchers
This month, pardon the pun, is "huge" for women's health, fitness and epicurean magazines to take advantage of the perennial New Year's resolution weight-loss prerogative.
The New Yorker's Winter Wonderland Cover
Bruce McCall's Polar Bears on Fifth Avenue would have been just another clever The New Yorker cover were it not released on Jan. 3 (10 days ahead of the issue date), when New York experienced blizzard conditions and frigid weather.
A Big Year Looms for Business Magazines
With Forbes for sale, Fortune's website divorcing from and Bloomberg Businessweek getting assessed as part of a company-wide strategic review at Bloomberg, the year ahead could see a dramatic shift for top business magazines.
More on Hearst's Corp.'s State of the Union
President/CEO Steve Swartz released his letter to employees with the summation that the company "achieved record revenue and profit in 2013, and recorded its fourth consecutive year of revenue and profit growth since the recession of 2008-2009."
At the Newsstand: Men’s Health, Men's Fitness, Shape, Self
Forbes Redesigns Newsstand App; The Atlantic's Article Sharing
Gearing Up for the GQ Barbershop
Sesame Street Magazine Returns to Print
Old Media Find Their Footing
Top of Mind for Publishers in 2014: Mobile, Video, Diversified Revenues and Social Media
Print Starts to Settle Into Its Niches
This Crazy App Turns a Magazine Into an Interior Design Tool
Lisa Valentino Named Chief Revenue Officer of Condé Nast Entertainment
Susan Goldberg Is National Geographic Executive Editor for Text
Daniel Klaidman Named Deputy Editor of Yahoo News
JFK Jr. Put Charlize Theron on the Map with George
Modern Luxury’s FrontDesk New York Features Open Letter from NYC Mayor DeBlasio
Publishers Can Reshape Market If They Get Their Content, Their Ads to Travel Together
Four iPad Stats Every Publisher Should Know
Study: TV Everywhere Isn't Going Anywhere, Most Viewers Still in the Dark
Wearable Tech, from Head to Toe We're Way Past Google Glass at this Point
The 7 Megatrends of Media in 2014
FTC's Ad Regulator Plans to Focus Heavily on Native and Mobile
Social Ad Spending per User Remains Highest in North America
Mobile, Content New Focus for B-to-B in 2014
Vast Majority of Smartphone Users Care About Privacy
Reports: Yahoo Servers Hit in Malware Attack
Study: 80% of Super Bowl Ads Don't Help Sales
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Speakers include MPA’s Mary G. Berner, Hearst’s Michael Clinton, All You’s Nina Willdorf and Deborah Curtis, The Atlantic’s Corby Kummer and Jay Lauf, Glamour’s Cindi Leive and Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapaport—plus Richard B. Stolley, the founding editor of PEOPLE, and Dorothy Kalins, the founding editor of Metropolitan Home and Saveur.

Time Senior Editor Jonathan Woods had Friday’s East Coast blizzard captured in a timelapse.