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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Time’s Powerful Baltimore Cover
Never has the phrase “The more things change, the more they stay the same” been more relevant.
Hearst Ventures Investment Swirl Receives New Funding from Twitter
Twitter, Hearst, and SoftBank are about to make beacons a huge deal.
Condé Nast Entertainment Unveils New Programming
According to CNE president Dawn Ostroff, Millennial consumers watch digital videos to “fulfill an emotional need or mood.” As a result, the programming touched on the following moods or emotions: “creative, connected, inspired and escape.”
Rodale’s Prevention Passes 5,000 Paid Customers for Its Online Ed Course
Rodale just launched its new paid online education platform Rodale U this month and one of its programs, The Transformation Challenge, has already passed the 5,000 sign-up mark. The program was added to the platform just over a week ago and is base-priced at $9.95.
InStyle’s Ariel Foxman Interviews Sarah Jessica Parker at Brand Innovators Event
The actor spoke frankly with Foxman about missteps she’s made throughout her fashion career —including her ill-fated stint as chief creative officer of Halston Heritage, which she compared to a "bad boyfriend."
Q&A with Garden & Gun’s Rebecca Wesson Darwin
With a devoted cadre of staff that stayed on, despite being paid very little, the magazine managed to make it past the recession and thrive. Wesson Darwin recalls just how fragile a time it was.
Magazine Relaunches Site with Forbes Falcon Platform
The re-launch of its new website,, expands its digital offerings for members by connecting to ALM content and leveraging Forbes’ digital publishing platform called Falcon, which is licensing.
Troy Young Discusses Hearst Digital Media's Ad Strategy on Snapchat
Snapchat persuades brands to go vertical with their video. "Mobile phones are vertical devices," Mr. Young agreed. "Turning it sideways is a lot of work."
The New Yorker Teams Up with WNYC on National Radio Show and Podcast
The podcast will be available on,, iTunes and other distribution channels: A release said it "will be built around The New Yorker’s award-winning writers, artists and editors."
Adobe Acquires Dynamic Creative Tech, Creates An Advanced Programmatic Supply Chain
Adobe Systems announced Wednesday that it has acquired dynamic creative technology from Collective. The Tumri platform, which Collective acquired in 2011 and renamed Ensemble, makes a full circle back to its creators with this acquisition.
Hearst Magazines U.K. Receives 30 PPA Award Nominations
Bloomberg Expands: Launches Bloomberg Business Europe
How One Publisher Is Working Around Facebook's Pre-roll Ad Ban
National Geographic Travel Puts Maggie Zackowitz in the Editor in Chief Chair
Elle Decor Adds Mieke Ten Have and Senga Mortimer
New Republic Names Five to Advisory Board
InStyle’s Senior Editor Kim Peiffer Explains How to Wash Your Face Correctly on TV
InStyle’s Senior Fashion Editor Violet Gaynor Shares Thoughts on Must-Have Spring Styles
Anatomy of a Niche Online Publisher: Hodinkee Knows What Time It Is
Apocalypse Never: Facebook's Actually Getting More Predictable for Publishers
Online Advertisers Continue to Ride the Viewability Seesaw
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