Wednesday, September 17, 2003
  • Buyers Deem '8 Simple Rules' Move, Surprising, Classless and Daring

    Top agency executives reacted with surprise and chagrin late Tuesday after hearing ABC's plans to keep "8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter" alive following the death of its star John Ritter. They also said the move underscores just how desperate ABC is for some primetime traction that it would go to such lengths to keep the show on its schedule. ...Read the whole story

  • Tribune Trains Eye-Like Tab on New York City

    Tribune Publishing and a weekly tabloid pioneer announced Tuesday that they would join forces to create a free daily newspaper aimed at the young New York City commuter by the end of the year. ...Read the whole story

  • Editor & Publisher To Edit And Publish Less Often

    Like the industry it covers, Editor & Publisher magazine is struggling to adapt to the explosion of new media options. After more than 115 years as the weekly bible of the newspaper industry, E&P will begin a new phase as a monthly magazine beginning in January. ...Read the whole story

  • Weight Watchers Circ Scales 1 Million Mark

    When Weight Watchers International bought its eponymous magazine back from Time Inc.'s Southern Progress arm in 2000, the company essentially had to start from scratch. "We basically had nothing except the brand name," recalls vice president and publisher Wayne Perra. Of course, that brand name is worth a considerable amount within the fitness and nutrition community. ...Read the whole story