Today on the Menu: Everyone’s Laid Off, So What Now?

By Matt Van Hoven 

Our guest on the Menu today was FishbowlNY Editor Amanda Ernst, who is no stranger to covering the business of layoffs. Not only has Ernst been breathlessly covering this week’s layoffs at Condé Nast, but not too long ago she was among the first to get let go.

Today we discussed the ramifications of CN’s demise on the business of magazine publishing and, specifically, how this affects advertising revenues for the rest of you. Bottom line: it’s time to take a risk.

Look at The Atlantic, with and The Daily Beast’s shortened book publishing project &#151 both are risky maneuvers aimed at stirring things up. Why? If there’s one thing that can be sure, it’s that the old model is broken.

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