Newspapers, Magazines

The 10 Most Controversial Mag Covers (Recently) Published

Sex sells. If it bleeds, it leads. There is value to shock—you don't have to be slinging dirt for TMZ to understand that.

Amazon Planning ‘Netflix for Books’

Amazon has been keeping busy during the long summer lull, preparing for the launch of its upcoming tablet and pitching a new digital book service that would allow premium customers to “rent” e-books for free.

A Predictable List of Finalists for National Magazine Awards

The American Society of Magazine Editors made big changes to the National Magazine Awards this year, but a list of finalists released Tuesday shows that some of the old system’s […]

What’s the Real Reason For James Murdoch’s Promotion?

Is News Corp. getting James Murdoch the hell out of Dodge?  The media empire—run, of course, by James Murdoch’s father Rupert—announced Wednesday that the younger man has risen to become […]

Condé Nast Closing Cafeteria

Condé Nast isn’t just its cafeterias, of course. But they’ve been a symbol of what the publishing giant is—its luxury image, its perks, its exclusivity. And now one is closing. […]

Herbert Becomes Latest Columnist to Leave New York Times

After 18 years on the opinion pages of The New York Times, columnist Bob Herbert is leaving the newspaper. His final column will run this Saturday.  The Times announced Herbert’s […]

Elizabeth Taylor’s Bad Timing

Film legend Elizabeth Taylor sold many a magazine during her seven-decade career, but she made it difficult for them to capitalize on her death. While some of the weeklies threw up […]

The New York Times’ Paywall Isn’t, Really

The New York Times is trying to turn free surfers into paid digital subscribers with its new online pay model. That’s why it’s going to cut people off at 20 […]

Murdoch Sued Over Deal to Buy Daughter’s Company

News Corp. shareholders Amalgamated Bank and the Central Laborers Pension Fund filed suit against Rupert Murdoch and his company Wednesday, claiming that a deal to purchase Elisabeth Murdoch’s production company […]

The Daily Updates…Again

With a little over a week to go before its free trial period ends, The Daily is still trying to work out the bugs.  News Corp.’s much-vaunted tablet newspaper released […]