NY Times Names Choire Sicha New Styles Editor

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Former Gawker Editor Choire Sicha has been named the new Styles Editor for The NY Times. Here is a note below posted by NY Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn: We are pleased to announce that Choire Sicha, one of the finest features editors of his generation, will be the new editor …

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NY Times Book Critic Stepping Down

After 38 years at The Times, Michiko Kakutani has decided to step down as chief book critic. Parul Sehgal has been named the new book critic. Pamela Paul, Editor of the NY Times Book Review and Editorial Director of the Book Review Radhika Jones wrote the following note online: “The changing of the guard among …

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NY Times Launches Smarter Living Newsletter

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The New York Times has debuted a new “Smarter Living” newsletter, offering readers a weekly roundup of the best advice on living a better, smarter, more fulfilling life, highlighting stories from The Times and across the internet. Written by Smarter Living editor Tim Herrera, the newsletter will be sent out every Monday and feature a mix …

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MOD Media Acquires New York Spaces Magazine

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — MOD Media has bought New York Spaces, a home design magazine covering metropolitan New York, from Davler Media Group, LLC. The purchase price was not revealed. The shelter publication will add MOD media’s portfolio of regional luxury lifestyle publications. Shannon Steitz, president and publisher of MOD Media, commented on the merger: “We are thrilled to …

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NY Times Expands Comments to Top Stories

The NY Times has unveiled a major step toward integrating its readers into its reports with the introduction of Moderator, a new system that will arm Times comment moderators with machine learning technology, allowing them to moderate more comments. For now, Moderator’s implementation will open up comments on all of The Times’s top stories during …

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Time Inc. Cuts 300 Positions

Time Inc. — publisher of Time, People, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines — has cut 300 workers or about 4% of its total workforce according to Reuters. The job losses include both layoffs and budgets. Time Inc. is one of the nation’s leading magazine publishers but has seen magazine circulation and advertising decline with the …

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NY Times Launches Chinese Magazine for Asia

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The New York Times has published the first issue of its new Chinese Magazine, a lifestyle publication presenting Times travel, culture and lifestyle content in simplified Chinese. The 48-page publication will be published quarterly and its content curated specifically for Chinese audiences by Ching-Ching Ni, editor-in-chief of The New York Times Chinese website, along with …

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Time Inc. Reports 8% Revenue Decline

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  NEW YORK — Magazine publisher Time Inc. reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2017. Revenues were down 8% and the company said it would cut its quarterly dividend from 19 cents per share to 4 cents. Total revenues decreased $54 million or 8% in the first quarter of 2017 from the …

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Time Inc. Launches Pretty Video Brand

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NEW YORK — Time Inc. is launching The Pretty, a new standalone social video brand for a millennial and Gen Z audience that is focused on beauty. Scheduled to debut this summer, The Pretty will leverage Time Inc.’s stable of beauty brands, including HelloGiggles, People, InStyle, Real Simple, Essence, PeopleStyle and People en Español, and …

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NY Times Adds 308,000 Digital Subscriptions

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The NY Times Company reported first-quarter results for 2017 and said it had over 2.2 million digital subscribers. Total revenues for the first quarter increased 5.1% to $398.8 million from $379.5 million in the first quarter last year. Circulation revenues increased 11.2%, while advertising revenues declined 6.9% and other revenues increased 20.9%. Mark Thompson, president …

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NY Times Hires New Business Editor

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NEW YORK — The New York Times has hired Ellen Pollock as the new editor of Business Day. Pollock was previously the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek. Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, said, “Ellen is an accomplished editor with the experience and talent needed to broaden our already ambitious business coverage. Throughout …

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Wine Enthusiast Launches Beverage News Site

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NEW YORK — Wine Enthusiast Media has launched Beverage Industry Enthusiast, a new multimedia trade news and information hub for the wine, spirits and beer industries. Bringing Wine Enthusiast’s unique voice to the platform, Beverage Industry Enthusiast aims to be the go-to online news resource for the beverage alcohol industry. Featuring exclusive “5 Questions” video …

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Time’s StyleWatch to Become PeopleStyle

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NEW YORK — Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) announced that StyleWatch, a leading millennial fashion and beauty resource, will join the People brand as PeopleStyle beginning with the September 2017 issue. Bethany Heitman, who was recently promotted to Editor-in-Chief of StyleWatch, reporting to Jess Cagle, Editorial Director, Style & Entertainment Group, and Editor-in-Chief, People, will partner …

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