How Do You Run a News Portal?

Tim Carmody ABC News President Ben Sherwood, left, and Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo’s Executive Vice President of Americas, address a news conference in New York, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. Photo: Richard Drew First thing Monday morning Yahoo and ABC News announced a new distribution deal — familiar stuff, albeit between two big partners. It will encompass … Continue reading

I Buy it for the Bovary

by Macy Halford Today, I bought a Playboy in the subway station (guess what nobody ever reads on the subway?). The man at the kiosk immediately dropped it into a black bag, and gave me a look that said, I have no thoughts about this transaction whatsoever. I am not very interested in Playboy, but … Continue reading

Figuring out magazine subscriptions in the iPad age

By Chris Foresman. After being actively courted by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, several magazine publishers have launched digital versions of titles like Wired, Popular Science, Time, and People targeted toward iPad owners. Most of these digital versions include more than just text and pictures—some offer video and audio, others include interactive diagrams. While consumers seem … Continue reading