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Allure's Founding Editor in Chief Has Surprisingly Left Her Role

Nylon's Michelle Lee replaces Linda Wells

In a surprising move, Condé Nast announced today that Allure's founding editor in chief, Linda Wells, is stepping down after more than two decades at the helm. Her replacement, effective immediately,…

Lucky Magazine May Finally Be Dead

The ailing media brand has fired its last editorial staffers

The media brand formerly known as Lucky magazine may have finally bitten the dust. According to a report from Fashionista, The Lucky Group's handful of remaining staffers were let go…

Jane Pratt Shares Her Thoughts on the Future of xoJane at Time Inc.

And why her staff will always be the office 'oddballs'

In recent months, Time Inc. has been scooping up digital brands in an effort to reach a millennial audience, including Zooey Deschanel's Hello Giggles and sports blog network FanSided. Last…

5 Months After Bill Simmons Leaves, ESPN Finally Shuts Down Grantland

Sportswriters will be featured on other platforms

Five months after its founder Bill Simmons departed, ESPN has decided to shut down its sports and pop culture website, Grantland. "Effective immediately we are suspending the publication of Grantland," ESPN…

Time Inc. Confirms Its Purchase of Jane Pratt's xoJane and xoVain

Media giant targets millennials with expanded digital effort

Time Inc. has acquired Jane Pratt's xoJane and xoVain websites in a bid to build up its portfolio of brands that target millennials. Adweek first reported that the acquisition was imminent on…

Hearst Will Start Selling Ads for Lena Dunham’s Feminist Newsletter

Lenny Letter stories will appear on Hearst websites

Since launching in September, Lenny Letter, the feminist newsletter founded by Girls creator and star Lena Dunham and the HBO series' showrunner, Jenni Konner, has attracted considerable buzz. In the nearly…

The New York Times Gets in Bed With Park Hyatt

Collaborates with hotel chain on live event series

The newspaper of record is working with a 5-star hotel brand to help make good on the goal of doubling digital revenue from $400 million to $800 million over the next 5…

Will Playboy’s Brand Survive Without Nudity?

Marketing experts weigh in on the magazine’s future

What's a brand without its core proposition? That's the question facing Playboy Enterprises, which made headlines last week when it announced that, beginning in March 2016, its 62-year-old flagship magazine…

Time Inc. Is in Talks to Buy Jane Pratt's Millennial-Focused xoJane

Could become its latest digital-only brand

Time Inc. is close to acquiring Jane Pratt's xoJane and xoVain sites for an undisclosed sum as it looks to increase its content targeting millennial women, sources tell Adweek. The New…

Without Its Respected Founder, What Does the Future Hold for ESPN's Grantland?

Writers jump ship, but traffic remains strong

Grantland has been a popular media punching bag ever since ESPN decided to end its 14-year relationship with Bill Simmons in May. With several other recent high-profile departures, the narrative…

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