Revolving Door Newsletter: 05.02.08
TV Guide's Bleak Tomorrow
May 2, 2008
Once the world's top-selling magazine on the newsstand, soon TV Guide
may no longer be with us. This week brought word that the magazine's new owner, Macrovision, has "gutted" the magazine's staff (in the muscular words
of Nikki Finke
), including editor-in-chief Ian Birch
, managing editors Lois Draegin
and Steve Sonsky
, and the marketing department. The magazine is allegedly losing millions of dollars a year, and its new owner didn't even mean to purchase the magazine -- it was a throw-in when Macrovision acquired Gemstar for its digital technology. The magazine may not exist ...
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