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Slate Launches Paid Membership Program

Paywall 2.0?

If you want to get into the new members-only section of Slate, you’re going to have to pay. This week, the online publication unveiled Slate Plus. While the rest of the…

FT’s Fashion Editor Is Moving Into Some Big Shoes at The New York Times

Vanessa Friedman talks about her plans for content

Over the last year, The New York Times’ Styles department has undergone a serious changing of the guard. The paper lost three of its biggest names—fashion writer Eric Wilson, chief…

Jake Silverstein Named Editor of New York Times Magazine

Editor in chief of Texas Monthly since 2008

Following a months-long search, the New York Times Magazine has finally found a new editor in Jake Silverstein, the editor in chief of Texas Monthly. In an interview with the Times,…

Longtime Rolling Stone Contributor Matt Taibbi Discusses His New News Venture

And his famous squid

Specs Who Matt Taibbi New gig Editor of an as-yet-unnamed digital magazine for First Look Media Old gig Contributing editor for Rolling Stone Rolling Stone was such a hugely influential platform for you—is it risky…

The Wall Street Journal Launches Native Ad Studio

First product, Narratives, to launch March 11

The Wall Street Journal is jumping on the native ad bandwagon with the launch of a new content division, WSJ. Custom Studios. The division will offer the Journal’s first native…

Ezra Klein Explains His New News Site, Vox

Promises to make news interesting

Ezra Klein’s forthcoming news site will be called simply Vox and will be an antidote to the “vegetables” approach to news, he announced in a video post-style manifesto last night. In…

Jack Griffin Named CEO of Tribune Publishing

Will head publishing division after spinoff

The Tribune Co. named the leadership of its soon-to-be-spun-off print division, Tribune Publishing Co., with veteran magazine publisher and its former advisor Jack Griffin heading it as CEO. Tribune Publishing will consist of…

The Washington Post's Native Ads Get Editorial Treatment

Borrowing from newsroom

Even as native ads naysayers argue for clear labeling and design cues so readers don’t confuse them with actual journalism, publishers and advertisers have pushed to make the units look…

Hearst Is Staking Its Future on an Editor Turned CEO

After a record $10 billion year

When SmartMoney made its debut in 1992, it was anything but another staid business magazine. A joint venture of Dow Jones and Hearst Magazines, it mixed humor with provocative stories,…

The Guardian's Unusual Take on Native Ads

Kicking off campaign with Unilever

The Guardian is jumping on the native ad trend—but, in character for the British newspaper, it’s doing so in its own way. Today it announced the first client, Unilever, of…

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