In Brief: Condé’s e-Publishing Czar, Economist Photoshops Cover, ARCHITECT (Still) Wants You


  • Condé Nast is hoping to replicate the success of WIRED‘s iPad app by tapping the one, the only, Scott Dadich to oversee all e-publishing initiatives at the company. The WIRED creative director has added corporate executive director of digital magazine development to his list of titles. “I’ll be working day-to-day with the team here at Condé Nast to develop simultaneous print/digital publishing systems for our magazine brands,” said Dadich. “We’re continuing our partnership with Adobe and entering Wired-like development projects to bring titles like The New Yorker to e-reading devices this fall.”
  • Elsewhere in magazine land, The Economist needed a little help from Photoshop to depict President Obama contemplating the oil spill. A recent cover image showed Obama standing, pensive and alone, on a Louisiana beach, when in fact he was with a Coast Guard official and Charlotte Randolph, a local parish president—as the original Reuters photo reveals. “We don’t edit photos in order to mislead,” Emma Duncan, deputy editor of The Economist, told The New York Times. “I asked for Ms. Randolph to be removed because I wanted readers to focus on Mr. Obama, not because I wanted to make him look isolated.”
  • ARCHITECT has extended the deadline for its annual design review, a juried competition celebrating the best of American architecture. Winners are selected from built projects completed over the last year, and awards will be given in six project-type categories: Work, Play, Live, Grow, Move, and Bond. Projects must have been completed after June 30, 2009, and must have been built in the United States or designed by a U.S. firm. You now have until July 30 to enter, but you can procrastinate until the late submission deadline of August 4 for an additional fee. Details here.