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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 »

Gawker to Portfolio: Cover Your Beat

Why must business mag put Palin on cover in midst of meltdown?

(Newser) - This should be Joanne Lipman's big moment. But the Portfolio editor blew it, complains Ryan Tate at Gawker: Instead of using her position at the helm of a major finance magazine to cover a once-in-a-century financial crisis, Lipman put Sarah Palin on the April cover. It's as bad as her... 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 »

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