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5 Best Small Cities to Visit in the US

'Conde Nast Traveler' awards show great destinations do come in small packages

(Newser) - The area in and around Charleston, SC, has had a rough year , but good news has arrived in the form of being picked best small city in the US. More than 128,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers weighed in on their favorite cities in America for the magazine's Readers'... More »

The Friendliest US City Is...

Charleston, SC, wins again

(Newser) - Condé Nast Traveler's annual list of America's friendliest cities is out again, and once again Charleston, South Carolina, leads the pack—one of eight Southern cities in the top 10, Opposing Views reports. The Traveler 's list, determined by a reader's survey, starts off all South... More »

Anna Wintour Gets a New Job

But no, it's not 'ambassador'

(Newser) - Anna Wintour has a new title—and, though rumors have been swirling for years that President Obama might make the Vogue editor an ambassador, it's not that. Rather, Vogue's parent company Condé Nast is making her artistic director, the company announced today. Wintour, 63, will remain Vogue's... More »

Publishers Forming 'Magazine iTunes'

Online newsstand to combat slumping sales

(Newser) - The latest bid to save magazine publishing may soon have readers browsing the online racks of an iTunes-style newsstand. Major magazine publishers including Time Inc. and Conde Nast hope to exert some control over digital readership with a joint venture enabling readers to buy copies of the New Yorker, Sports ... More »

San Fran Is Best US Vacation Destination

Charleston, Santa Fe, New York, and Chicago round out top 5

(Newser) - San Francisco has topped this year’s Conde Nast Traveler list of American cities to visit. The city by the bay edged out Charleston , SC , at No. 2. Metropolises New York and Chicago made a strong showing as well, at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively. The list is based... More »

Shuttering Mags, Conde Nast Turns to ... Online Dating?

Publishing giant makes 'very bizarre' venture into new business

(Newser) - OK, so Gourmet wasn't working out, seven staffers at Glamour were just given the boot, and the remaining mags in Conde Nast's stable are slashing up to 25% of their budgets. But obviously the time is ripe for Conde Nast to launch…an online dating site, the New York Daily ... More »

Gone With Gourmet: a Taste for Expertise

There is no 'hard-won blood-on-the-floor kind' of editorial experience on the Web

(Newser) - When Gourmet magazine absorbed his Cook’s in 1990, Christopher Kimball discovered the hard way that the publishing business is “a top-down, winner-take-all proposition, an oligarchy of sorts.” But the frazzling encounter also afforded him a meeting with Conde Nast chairman Si Newshouse, who “poured his fortune... More »

How to Keep Gourmet Alive

(Newser) - Cookie and Modern Bride are getting the ax, but it's Conde Nast's shuttering of Gourmet that has floored and disappointed readers and non-readers alike. That includes Fast Company's Kate Rockwood, who shares a few ideas for keeping America's oldest food magazine alive—in some form.
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Condé Nast Axing Gourmet, 3 Other Titles

Magazine publisher could lose $200 million this year, industry sources say

(Newser) - Condé Nast will shut down iconic foodie magazine Gourmet as well as newer title Cookie and Brides offshoots Modern Bride and Elegant Bride, CEO Charles Townsend announced today. Hundreds of jobs will be lost in the company’s biggest single day of closings, the New York Post reports. The publishing... More »

GQ Buries Story on 'Putin's Dark Rise to Power'

Piece on '99 bombings at odds with Condé Nast's biz in Russia

(Newser) - GQ is keeping a tight lid on one of its own articles that questions the Russian government’s involvement in the 1999 bombings that catapulted Vladimir Putin to power, NPR reports. GQ owner Condé Nast operates in Russia, where dissent is often met with crippling “audits.” So management... More »

Condé Nast Shutters Portfolio

(Newser) - Condé Nast’s once-ballyhooed Portfolio magazine will cease publishing immediately, staffers were told this morning. “The five main categories of advertising a publication like ours depends on are really in trouble,” Condé Nast’s group president told the New York Times. The magazine launched in April 2007, and... More »

Portfolio Misses Another Historic Cover

Magazine editor becoming known for bad decisions

(Newser) - The bad cover decisions at Portfolio just keep on coming, writes Ryan Tate in his continuing persecution of the mag on Gawker. Sure, “diva editor” Joanne Lipman has made some poor choices of what to feature instead of the current economic crisis—a clothier, Sarah Palin. But her worst... More »

Downturn Hammers Magazine Industry, Too

Condé Nast, Time, McGraw-Hill cut jobs as ad dollars slow

(Newser) - The economic downturn is taking its toll on magazines, forcing layoffs and budget cuts as publications face fewer advertising dollars, Women’s Wear Daily reports; the trouble is compounded as production costs soar while readers turn to the Internet. Magazine ad revenue fell 5% in the first three quarters of... More »

NY Sculptor Builds Fortune Out of Legos

Making art for Trump, others generates 6-figure income

(Newser) - For New York artist Nathan Sawaya, earning a six-figure salary is child's play. That's because Sawaya makes his living creating arresting sculptures from Lego blocks. Once a stressed-out Wall Street attorney, he began building the whimsical pieces at night as a way to unwind. Now, he tells Portfolio, he gets... More »

Vogue Editor Strikes Back at Clinton

Wintour chides candidate for canceling magazine photo shoot

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton apparently hasn't seen The Devil Wears Prada. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, reputedly the inspiration for the title character, tongue-lashes the presidential hopeful in the February issue for backing out of the cover shoot, Women’s Wear Daily reports. According to Wintour, Clinton "decided to steer clear of... More »

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