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TV Guide to Shrink Size

TVGUIDE-logo111910In just a few months, the TV Guide that so thoroughly pleased Frank Costanza will be back. According to The New York Post, TV Guide is undergoing a massive revamp and returning to its roots as a smaller, pocket-sized publication.

Throughout most of its existence Guide was a digest-sized title, but in 2005, former owners Gemstar International launched a redesign to make Guide the same size as the typical glossy.

The new (old) version, which debuts August 11, will be 7″ by 10″, down from 7 ³/₈ by 10 ¹/₂ inches. Guide is also replacing 14 pages of listings with photos and articles as part of the revamp.

Leading the redesign charge are Doug BrodGuide’s new editor-in-chief, and Michael Schneider, its new executive editor. Both were named to these roles last week.

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TV Guide Names Doug Brod Editor-in-Chief, Michael Schneider Exec Editor

TV guide logo GTV Guide has named Doug Brod its new editor-in-chief and Michael Schneider its executive editor. Brod has been with the magazine since 2012, most recently serving as executive editor.

“Doug has done a superb job in the past two years managing the New York staff and workflow, and evolving the voice of the magazine,” said CEO Doug Fishman, in a statement. “His extensive entertainment-journalism experience will help sharpen our coverage of the ever-changing world of television and direct the staff to produce content on a variety of platforms.”

Schneider has been with TV Guide since 2011, most recently serving as Los Angeles bureau chief.

Doug Brod Joins TV Guide Magazine

Doug Brod, most recently the news director at Departures, has joined TV Guide Magazine as its executive editor. Previously, Brod had been with Spin as editor-in-chief, but was laid off last June as part of sweeping changes at the magazine.

TV Guide Magazine has been a leading source of entertainment news for nearly sixty years, and we’re excited to welcome Doug to our team,” said TV Guide president and editor-in-chief, Debra Birnbaumin a statement. “His pop culture expertise will be a tremendous asset as we continue to engage with our millions of readers on multiple platforms.”

Spin Fires EIC and Publisher Amid Leadership Changes

Spin magazine is undergoing quite a change at the top. Doug Brod, the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief and Malcolm Campbell, Publisher, were fired on Friday, reports The New York Times. Taking their places is Steve Kandell, who moves up to Editor-in-Chief from Deputy Editor, and Mike Albanese, who takes over as Publisher.

Additionally, Spin announced that Devin Pedzwater is now the magazine’s Brand Creative Director, Charles Aaron is now the Editorial Director, and Jeff Rogers has been named Digital General Manager, a newly created position.

SPIN Launches iPad App

SPIN has launched their first iPad app, called SPIN Play. Like the magazine, the app is all about music. Each edition contains access to 60 streaming songs and 30 videos, as well as access to content from the magazine.

To sweeten the deal, SPIN is even partnering with Apple so that consumers can access subscriptions ($7.99 a year) easier. You can also download single issues for $1.99.

Doug Brod, Editor-in-Chief at SPIN, says SPIN Play combines the best of both the print and digital world.

“SPIN Play is a completely new way to access and discover music, while reading the high-quality authoritative journalism that has been the hallmark of the magazine for more than a quarter century.”

FishbowlNY got a chance to try out the app and we can vouch for it. It’s designed well and contains tons of content. If you download it and are somehow disappointed, you probably don’t like fun or happiness.