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BlackBook Magazine Relaunches as Digital-Print Hybrid

There’s solid film coverage, the now-obligatory native content and more at BBook.com, the recently relaunched digital incarnation of BlackBook magazine. Next fall, the first bi-annual print issue will arrive, retailing for $10.

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Original founder Evanly Schindler is back at the helm as editorial director, together with chairman Jon Bond, publisher Hunter Hill and sponsors Belstaff, Audible and Bang & Olufsen. Schindler tells FishbowlNY via email that shifting a content brand primarily to the Web comes with its own, particular set of challenges.

“The trick is transporting a respected, known arts & culture periodical to a successful and scalable daily digital execution,” he says. “The maintenance of provocation, intelligence and curation is much more difficult within the context of an ongoing conversation.”

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BlackBook Sold to Founder

BlackBook magazine is going back home. According to the New York Observer, Vibe Holdings has sold the magazine back to Evanly Schindler, who found the publication all the way back in 1996.

The magazine’s other owner is Jon Bond, who currently serves as “chief tomorroist” (yes, we’re serious) for Tomorro LLC, a marketing company. Despite that cool title, Bond is more well known as the founder of Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners.

The sale involved several other investors, including Steve Zacks, Aaron Hicklin and Bill Powers (former BlackBook editors), Jamie Driver, Mogility Capital and Picture Farm Productions.

Financial details of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Interview Turns 40, Announces New Look

interview.jpgIt’s been a rough couple of years for Brant Publications, which publishes Interview magazine. But that doesn’t seem to have affected the glossy Q&A magazine, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary with its October issue and — according to a report by WWD — launching a new look next year.

Reports WWD:

“Come spring, [new president Evanly Schindler] said new contributors and photographers will be on the masthead but he declined to provide more details, adding it’s too early to describe how the issue will unfold.”

Interview has seen its leadership change a couple times since longtime editor Ingrid Sichy departed last year. The magazine is now being run by editorial director Fabien Baron, editor-in-chief Stephen Mooallem and creative director Karl Templer, WWD said.

The title’s October issue, which commemorates its 40th birthday, features Twilight star Kristen Stewart on the cover.

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Earlier: The Drama At Brant

New Bosses At Interview, Weather Channel & Current TV

interview.pngAlthough they have nothing to do with each other, we noticed that there have been lots of appointments to the top spot at a handful of media organizations over the last few days. Is something in the air?

Interview magazine, which was at the center of some controversy at publisher Brant Publications earlier this year, seems to finally have established a powerful editorial team. The New York Times reports today that BlackBook founder Evanly Schindler has been named president of the magazine, while editor Stephen Mooallem, has been promoted to editor-in-chief. Former creative director Karl Templer, who left Interview earlier this year, is returning, and he will report to Fabien Baron, the editorial director who left and then returned last month.

Earlier today, Broadcasting & Cable reported that the Weather Channel is getting a new CEO. The company, which had been searching for a chief for months, named former AOL Media Networks head Michael Kelly to its top spot.

And on Friday, our colleagues at BayNewser revealed that former MTV Networks president Mark Rosenthal had been picked to lead Current Media, the parent company of Current TV and current.com.

There have been some big changes in the media world, and we can probably expect more to come as companies look for new solutions and fresh blood to tackle problems brought on by the economy. And as more executives and top talent get cut from cost-cutting companies, the pool of available people who can run a media organization is growing.

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