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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The New Yorker Is the First Pulitzer-Winning Magazine
Pulitzers were awarded to Kathryn Schulz who won the Ellie for Feature Writing this year; and to Emily Nussbaum who won the Ellie for Columns and Commentary in 2014. The 100th edition of the prestigious awards marked the first in which a magazine was honored. The New Yorker editor David Remnick shared a note with his staff following the announcement of the 2016 winners.
Hearst, Verizon to Acquire Complex Media
With the acquisition by Verizon and Hearst, Complex will develop premium video content for distribution across Verizon digital platforms, including the free, ad-supported Go90 service and AOL.com.
How Runner’s World Is Connecting with Audiences Like Never Before
Inside the 50-year-old brand's latest initiatives to reach all runners—wherever they may be: "I’ve wanted to start branded regular podcasts for awhile now, to be honest. I’m very excited that we’re finally doing it, ...It’s not our first foray into the format, but these are definitely our first regular shows that will have a consistent cadence and lineup." editor in chief David Willey.
Allrecipes Extends to Australia, New Zealand
Meredith Corporation will expand the Allrecipes brand through a new partnership with Pacific Magazines, a division of multi-platform media company Seven West Media in Australia.
The Typofiles: More on the InStyle Redesign
"You know who’s killing it these days in the editorial design department? InStyle." writes Shauna Haider, Creative Director of Branch.
Vogue Is Launching Furniture
Devoted Vogue readers will be able to bring a touch of the magazine to their living rooms — and not just as a thoughtfully arranged stack of old issues on the coffee table. Condé Nast is lending the Vogue name to a new range of home goods, in partnership with high-end furniture brand Dorya.
Elle.com Names Melissa Harris-Perry Editor at Large
“Melissa Harris-Perry’s voice is vital and necessary to the cultural conversation and we are thrilled to provide her with a platform to continue speaking out about issues that matter to, and directly affect, women,” said Elle.com site director Leah Chernikoff.
From the U.K. - Why Our Magazines Are Defying Digital Erosion, by Condé Nast International's Nicholas Coleridge
Nicholas Coleridge, president of Condé Nast International, told a Media Society event earlier this week that although magazine sales were “off their top” it was “only by a small amount”. To prove his point, he listed figures for three of his company’s titles. Vogue, which sold 135,000 copies a month in 1989, is now selling more at 200,000; Tatler has risen from 25,000 to 85-90,000 copies; and GQ is up from 40,000 to 120,000.
More on Hearst Design Group's Relaunch of Metropolitan Home: Thrives with Cross-Brand Content & Events
SVP and Publishing Director Kate Kelly Smith explains how the Hearst Design Group continues to grow print and digital advertising with experiential content and announces the relaunch of Metropolitan Home.
The Reconstruction of the Print Publishing Business
Mike Drexler writes "I think Time, Inc. CEO Joe Ripp had it right when he said Time, Inc. is not just a magazine publishing company but is now considered a content company. (He used the words “content powerhouse.”) It may or may not be a powerhouse but it certainly defines the way traditional magazine companies must redefine themselves for the future."
Ryan McCarthy Named Editor in Chief of Vice News
Founding Editor Leaves Houston Magazine, Launches His Own
Amazon Shares Rise After Move on Netflix
Virtual Reality Industry Forecasted to Reach $80B by 2025
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