For a magazine pushing 50, New York Magazine in 2016 produced some of the most talked-about journalism of the year.
Five months after Condé Nast took his design director, New York magazine editor in chief Adam Moss hired a staffer of the publishing house to fill the significant spot on his masthead. Moss announced that Thomas Alberty would arrive from GQ, where he was art director. He fills the position last held by Chris Dixon, who went to Vanity Fair in September.
They shepherd the crème de la crème of Condé Nast’s glossy magazines, wielding untold influence and earning substantial salaries. They have enviable budgets and top-flight talent at their command, their opinions are solicited, and their every word heeded.
Like most things in the city, New York magazine is about to get more expensive again. The Adam Moss-edited weekly is hiking its cover price by 20 percent to $5.99 with the Dec. 26 issue. A rep for the magazine said it decided to make the move after raising the price on some recent issues and finding sales remained steady.