Keith Kelly of The New York Post reports that Conde Nast CEO Si Newhouse met this week with Conde Nast Portfolio editor Joanne Lipman and gave a detailed list of what needed to be changed in the business glossy.
Kelly wrote, “When the meeting was over, a flurry of Newhouse-dictated changes ensued, and that had some staffers concluding that Si was not happy with the original incarnation of Portfolio issue No. 4.
“‘He was in the weeds,’ said one source. ‘He’s never asked for re-dos before. It suggests the old man wasn’t terribly happy.’
“Pish-posh, insisted a spokeswoman for Portfolio. She described the meeting as part of the normal way of doing business for a new magazine.
“‘Si and Joanne look at the issue every month and go through the magazine page by page,’ said the spokeswoman. ‘In the way that [CondÃ© Nast Editorial Director] Tom Wallace does it for other magazines, Si does it here.'”
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