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Upworthy Lays Off 14 Staffers to Focus on Digital Video

Grew from 5 million views to 167 million in 2015

Upworthy, the content-aggregation site known for its positive, feel-good viral posts, is jumping further into the digital video fray. But, as Politico reports, the new push into the crowded digital…

Adweek's 10 Most Read Press Stories of 2015

Gawker and BuzzFeed, Playboy and Sports Illustrated, Hot List and Young Innovators

Here are the 10 most-read press stories published by Adweek in 2015:     10. Emotional and Effective, Upworthy's Native Ads Have Brought in More Than $10 Million for the Site In the nine…

How Vice Is Going Where Other Travel Sites Won’t

City Guides will help readers find unusual gems

Want to find the best place for a drunken pizza slice at 4 a.m.? Vice wants to help you. With an assist from Google, Vice has launched an interactive travel feature,…

How Newsweek and IBT's Digital Redesigns Will Better Serve Advertisers

82-year-old mag gets new look

As it approaches its 10th birthday, IBT Media is ready to unveil new looks for its two flagship sites: the International Business Times and Newsweek. The International Business Times' redesign went…

Why Time Chose Angela Merkel as Person of the Year Instead of Donald Trump

ISIS leader was also a runner-up

Among a field that included Donald Trump and the leader of ISIS, Time surprised many this morning when it named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its Person of the Year. "No…

How Hearst's Troy Young Is Redefining the Role of a Magazine Executive

The digitally minded leader has his finger on the pulse

Overhauling the status quo at a massive media company can be a daunting task. When that company has as deep a legacy as the 128-year-old Hearst does, that task gets…

Why The New Yorker Filmed Its New Ad Campaign in Los Angeles

Appeal beyond the Empire State

For its new ad campaign, The New Yorker went clear across the country for inspiration. The Condé Nast title tapped New York agency SS+K, which brought in film director J.C. Chandor…

Longtime Publishing Exec Bill Wackermann Is Out at Condé Nast

T publisher will replace him at Traveler

More big changes are in the works at Condé Nast, which has already seen plenty of upheaval in the past few weeks. This morning, company president Bob Sauerberg announced that…

Condé Nast Shutters Details and Merges Self's Sales and Marketing Team With Glamour's

Expands GQ Style in effort to keep some advertisers

Those persistent rumors of Details' imminent demise are finally coming true. In a memo sent to Condé Nast staffers this afternoon, president and soon-to-be CEO Bob Sauerberg announced that the…

Gawker to Become Politics Site in Broad Restructuring

Shuts down Defamer, Morning After and Valleywag

Following a 2015 filled with upheaval, Gawker will look starkly different as it heads into 2016. Gawker.com, which has focused primarily on the media world, will shift to covering politics, specifically…

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