Readers of 'Women's Health' will no longer see the phrases "bikini body" and "drop two sizes" on the cover or within the pages of the magazine. In place of the retired phrases, the magazine covers will now feature more words like "toned," "sexy" and "strong."
Maybe it's the exhilarating sense of power that comes from having your name on the masthead, maybe it's the stress, or maybe -- well, probably -- it's just a coincidence, but publishers are getting into all kinds of trouble lately. Let's hope this isn't a trend (although honestly, as a blogger, I find it kind of great, since it gives me so much material to riff off).
Since this blog is about publishing, I was hoping to make it through 2015 without having to write about He of the Uncanny Bouffant, but like a gas, Donald Trump has a way of expanding to fill all available space. Now the Republican rabble-rouser has set his sights on the publisher of New Hampshire's Union Leader, who endorsed rival candidate Chris Christie, leading to a dignified, civil exchange of ideas. Just kidding! It's a total bilefest - and Trump, true to his nature, isn't confining himself to petty issues like, well, issues. He's going after the newspaper's viability as a …
As it becomes more difficult to find reliable data about the magazine industry's overall financial performance, information from individual publishers gains even more significance as a bellwether for the broader business -- especially with the critical subject of the transition to digital platforms.
Another publisher is playing hardball with visitors who use ad-blocking software - polite hardball, but hardball all the same. Forbes Media has begun denying access to some people with ad blockers active on their devices, presenting them with a notice asking them to turn off the ad-blocking program in order to see the requested content.
The controversy over casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's acquisition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal continued this week with the news that the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Mike Hengel, is stepping down after accepting a voluntary buyout from the prior owners.
NYTCO CEO Mark Thompson provided an inside look at the New York Times Co.'s native ad operations during a keynote interview at Business Insider's Ignition Conference. Although there is little benchmark data to indicate how much money publishers are actually making from native ads, the NYTCO's results may serve as a bellwether for the category overall.
One of the hottest topics of 2015 was the murky practice of media rebates, which -- depending on whom you choose to listen to -- are either totally not a problem or are a huge problem that threatens the very existence of the media world as we know it.
After seriously bumming out publishers and pot advertisers in the Northwest, the United States Postal Service is harshing on the national mellow with a sweeping ban on marijuana advertising in all 50 states, declaring any publication containing ads for pot to be "non-mailable" everywhere in the country. The nationwide ban extends a regional ban previously announced by the USPS northwestern district headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
The mystery is solved: billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is the (until now, unnamed) buyer of the 'Las Vegas Review-Journal.' Adelson paid $140 million for the newspaper in a transaction arranged by his son-in-law, Patrick Dumont.