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Southern Living Expands Licensing Strategy With Two New Stores

Time Inc. has opened two more Southern Living branded retail stores, located in Destin, FL and Huntsville, AL. Both locations feature local products made by Southern artists and producers, as well as Southern Living branded books. The stores opened in time for Memorial Day weekend. With the rise in mobile shopping, brick-and-mortar…

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Behind the Story: Time’s Intimate Dinner with the President

Time magazine recently spent nearly three hours with President Donald Trump in his private quarters. The story, “Donald Trump After Hours,” which was published in the May 22nd issue of Time, has been widely publicized, not only for its exclusive reporting but because the White House invited three members of…

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Recapping the Major Themes from min’s Instagram & Snapchat Master Class

min held its first Instagram & Snapchat Master Class at the Yale Club on May 16th. On hand were more than a dozen speakers from across magazine media and digital native brands, each addressing some of the biggest challenges and opportunities media companies face when curating compelling content for Instagram and Snapchat. During the…

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Dr. Oz The Good Life Cuts Frequency, Guts Staff

Hearst Magazines is pulling back on wellness title Dr. Oz The Good Life, reducing its print frequency from 10 issues per year to four and laying off several staffers, multiple sources close to the situation tell min sister brand Folio:. The news comes as a bit of a surprise, given Hearst's own recent claims…

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Time Inc. Puts a Hold on Sale Rumors

Despite months of swirling speculation over a potential acquisition of Time Inc., the company announced today that it will move forward with its own strategic plan. The board of directors considered various bids over the last few months, including a $1.8 billion buyout offer from billionaire Edgar Bronfman Jr., and more…

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On the Move | 04.19.17

The New York Times has named Ellen Pollock the new top editor of its business section. She was most recently the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek. This move comes weeks after the company announced that Dean Murphy, who had led the section for the last four years, was being promoted to associate…

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Congress's Digital Privacy Vote: A Step Back for Everyone (Except ISPs)

Congratulations! Digital privacy policy made it to the general-interest news hole this week. Shame it’s not under better circumstances, but, well, at least it’s a reliable conversation-starter, that Congress voted to nix proposed changes to FCC policy to require a user’s opt-in before ISPs could be allowed to sell their…

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Hearst Magazines and Condé Nast Joint Venture PubWorX Acquires ProCirc

The Hearst Magazines and Condé Nast joint venture—PubWorX—has acquired ProCirc, a Florida-based publishing services company with more than 50 publishing clients across more than 250 titles. The deal also adds more than 18 million readers to its service base. Terms were not disclosed. However, ProCirc’s clients include a list of…

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AMI Cuts 30% of Us Weekly Staff

American Media Inc. laid off around 30% of employees from Us Weekly yesterday, just days after its purchase of the magazine for $100 million from Wenner Media. The team will remain intact until the deal closes, which could be as late as April 15, pending regulatory approval. Mike Steele, editor-in-chief of the magazine, was…

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MPA Preps for USPS Showdown

As the Postal Regulatory Commission's 10-year review of USPS postage rates moves forward, the MPA has teamed up with a pair of mailer organizations to argue the case for affordable shipping. The PRC, an independent agency appointed to monitor and set postage rates for the USPS, is currently undergoing a congressionally-mandated…