When bloggers and biz journalists fight

Ryan Singel has an interesting post on his Threat Level blog, which is part of the Wired magazine blog network, about how a Wired reporter and some top bloggers are feuding over how they should be interviewed. Singel wrote that noted blogger Jason Calacanis “and Wired News business editor Dylan Tweeney are blog fighting, of […]

March good for biz magazines, bad for personal finance titles

March saw an increase almost across the board for mainstream business magazines in terms of ad revenue and ad pages, but decreases for the personal finance glossy titles, according to data from the Magazine Publishers of America. Leading the way was Inc. magazine, which saw a 39.3 percent increase in ad revenue to $7.5 million […]

More on what PR people know about business journalists

The New York Times takes a look Monday morning at the faux pas committed by Microsoft’s outside PR firm, which accidentally sent a memo it had prepared on a reporter for Wired magazine to the reporter. Angela Macropoulos wrote the Fred Vogelstein, the Wired contibuting editor, was “described as ‘tricky’ in interviews. ‘He looks deeply […]

Was Wired editor spun by Microsoft?

FishBowl New York wonders if Wired editor Chris Anderson was spun by the PR people working for Microsoft for a recent article in the magazine. FishBowl wrote, “Now that Wired‘s ‘radical transparency’ issue is out, Anderson is admitting that he might’ve been spun by Microsoft in an article about the company’s blogging initiative. “Anderson posted […]

Get your face on Wired's cover

Wired magazine is offering the opportunity for some of its subscribers to have their faces on the July cover, reports MediaWeek’s Lucia Moses. She wrote, “As part of a collaboration with Xerox, one of its advertisers, Wired, starting March 23, will invite subscribers to go to the magazine’s Web site and upload a photo and […]

Economist is finalist for National Magazine Award

The Economist is a finalist for the first time in its history for a National Magazine Award given by the American Society of Magazine Editors, according to this news release. The other finalists in the General Excellence category for magazines with circulation between 500,000 and 1 million are Conde Nast Traveler, Esquire, Gourmet, GQ and […]

Wired magazine set to relaunch web site

Michael Arrington of the TechCrunch blog has a review of the new Wired magazine website, which is scheduled to be unveiled soon. Arrington wrote, “We expect at least part of the new design and functionality to be released later this week, and have obtained rather fuzzy screen shots of how it might look. “The first […]

Good month for BusinessWeek and Economist, not for Time pubs

Business glossies BusinessWeek and the Economist saw double-digit inccreases in advertising revenue and ad pages in February, according to data from the Magazine Publishers of America, while the business magazines from Time Inc. saw declines. BusinessWeek reported a 16.5 percent increase in ad revenue to $21.5 million and a 12 percent increase in ad pages […]

The best magazines ever

Good magazine has a list of the 51 best magazines ever in its latest issue, and a number of them are business-related glossies or with business overtones. Here are the particulars: 8. Wired Early years until Condé Nast buyout (1993–1998) Pages oozing with retina-burning inks and startling layouts broadcast a vision of the future that […]

Biz magazines ad sales sluggish in January

Advertising sales for business magazines in January continued to be sluggish, with many of the major publications falling, according to data from the Magazine Publishers of America. This comes off a 2006 in which the revenue for the 14 biz glossies was down slightly and pages were off as well, Ad sales for the Economist, […]