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Penske to Acquire Fairchild Fashion Media

FFMLogoCondé Nast wouldn’t comment. But according to New York Times media reporter Ravi Somaiya, Jay Penske is about to add an impressive group of media properties to his PMC empire.

From Somaiya’s report:

Condé Nast plans to sell Fairchild Fashion Media, the group behind trade publications like Women’s Wear Daily and Footwear News, to Penske Media for around $100 million, according to a person familiar who has been briefed on the deal.

Fairchild’s employees will go with the new company, the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to reveal an as-yet unannounced deal, said.

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Condé Nast Plans Men’s Wear Trade

dnr cover.jpgAs we mentioned last week, on New Year’s Eve Mediaweek reported on rumors that Condé Nast‘s Fairchild Fashion Group, which publishes Women’s Wear Daily, is working on a trade publication that will focus on the men’s wear market.

This report adds intel that the publication is set to launch in June, and it will be led by WWD‘s editor Ed Nardoza and publisher Marc Berger, the former Men’s Vogue publisher who was brought on as publisher of Footwear News, another Fairchild trade pub, in June.

Mediaweek was also unclear how the new magazine would differ from DNR, which Condé folded into WWD just over a year ago. If it turns out to be a weekly, the new pub will likely be the same as the shuttered 115-year-old trade magazine, but if it turns out to be a monthly, it will look more like Menswear, DNR‘s sister pub that also closed up shop in 2008.

Read more: Condé Nast to Launch Fashion Trade PubMediaweek

Previously: Year-end Condé Nast News

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TVNewser: Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show” devoted nearly 12 minutes last night to discussing the Fox News vs. White House feud and a mocking analysis of Fox News’ distinction between news and opinion programming.

MediaJobsDaily: Reporting its third quarter earnings, the Washington Post Co. posted a $7 million increase in income while revenues at the company’s newspaper decreased 20 percent to $156.3 million.

WWD: Richard Beckman, president and CEO of Conde Nast‘s Fairchild Fashion Group, which publishes WWD and Footwear News, is taking over control of W as well.

Daily Intel: Days after Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger compared print media to the Titanic, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham tried a different analogy: “Forgive my possibly overly facile analogy here, but when we are looking at the digital delivery of the printed word, we are kind of where the Sony Cassette Walkman was,” he said. “There will be, I think, an interim step that will be a CD Walkman. And then it seems to me there’s going to be an iPod.”

Tallying Up The Condé Nast Layoffs — So Far

4 times square.jpgCan you believe it’s already been over two weeks since Condé Nast shuttered four titles, resulting in about 180 layoffs?

In the past few weeks, more layoffs have come to almost every surviving Condé Nast title, and all of them (except maybe The New Yorker) will likely experience cuts before the end of the year — if not the end of the week.

Read on for a round up of layoffs at Condé Nast that we’ve heard of so far. Know of any that we missed? Drop us a note.

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What’s Left At Condé Nast?

conde nast logo.jpgCondé Nast is one of the largest magazine publishers in the U.S., and the news earlier this week that it was shuttering four titles really didn’t change that.

Condé still has 18 consumer magazine titles, plus two trades — WWD and Footwear News — under its Fairchild Publications arm. But the company had been working hard to streamline it portfolio in the past year. In addition to Cookie, Gourmet, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride, which all folded this week, the company has shuttered several titles this year. Men’s Vogue went a year ago, followed by men’s wear trade pub DNR (our former home), Domino and then Portfolio

So what’s left?

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WWD Gets New Neighbors As Condé Nast Leases Space To The Economist

third ave.jpgThe Economist is on the move and will soon be sharing a cafeteria with the stylistas at WWD.

Yesterday, the Economist Group announced that it has leased nearly 62,000 square feet of space from Condé Nast-owned Advanced Magazine Publishers at 750 3rd Ave. The financial publication will be taking over the fifth and sixth floors at the Condé building currently occupied by Fairchild Publications titles including WWD, Footwear News, W and the Condé Nast bridal group.

Space has been opening up on 750 3rd Ave for a while as Condé has cut staff and expenses. When men’s wear trade DNR folded last year (disclosure: I used to work there) its second floor offices were cleared out and the few remaining staffers who transitioned to WWD were moved to an office off of FN‘s space on the eighth floor. It looks like there will be more movement in the building as they prepare for the new tenant.

The Economist Group is planning to relocate from its long-time home at 111 West 57th Street in the second quarter of next year.

Do you work at 750 3rd Ave and have any other info? Send us an email or leave a comment below. What other changes are going on at the building?

(Photo of the 750 3rd Ave cafeteria via flickr)

Beckman Continues To Build His Team: WWD Gets Three New Associate Publishers

wwd.pngFairchild Fashion Group CEO Richard Beckman is at it again.

After appointing a new CRO to the group, which publishes trade pub WWD, last week and assigning a new publisher to Footwear News the week before that, Beckman yesterday named three new associate publishers to the women’s wear publication.

Erica Bartman, Paula Fortgang, and Elizabeth Webbe Lunny will all take on roles of associate publishers at WWD starting July 13. All three women join Fairchild from various positions at Conde Nast, which owns the smaller fashion trade publisher. They have all worked with Beckman during his career there, he said.

“Erica, Paula, and Elizabeth are some of the best professionals I have worked with in my time at Conde Nast,” Beckman said in a release about the appointments. “Each will bring great intelligence and intensity to their new positions at Women’s Wear Daily.”

Full release and more background information about the new associate publishers after the jump.

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Fairchild Gets New CRO

howard.pngDays after Fairchild Fashion Group CEO Richard Beckman announced his first appointment to the Conde Nast unit he now oversees, another important position has been filled within the division.

Today, Beckman announced that current VP of multimedia for Conde Nast Media Group, Lisa Ryan Howard, would be taking on the role of CRO for Fairchild, effective July 13. Beckman served as president of Conde Nast Media Group until March of this year, when he was moved to Fairchild, which publishes trade publications WWD and Footwear News.

Howard has an extensive background in digital and interactive sales. In her role at Conde Nast Media Group, Howard oversaw digital integration and strategic multimedia sales and marketing and she previously worked as publisher for Style.com and Men.Style.com. Her experience will hopefully help Fairchild avoid additional cuts and closures in the coming months.

“Lisa’s been one of the key assets over the last eight years in developing the media group into what it is today,” Beckman said in the release. “She’s developed some of the most sophisticated multiplatform selling tools that will make her an ideal person to manage the multiple revenue streams at Fairchild.”

Full release after the jump

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Ex Men’s Vogue Publisher Finds A New Home At Conde Nast

berger.jpgThree months after Richard Beckman took over as CEO of Conde Nast-owned Fairchild Fashion Group, he has made his first big hire. Beckman has brought on former Men’s Vogue publisher Marc Berger as publisher of trade pub Footwear News.

Berger has replaced Jay Spaleta, who was named publisher of WWD in April 2004 and moved to oversee the smaller trade publications DNR and FN in August 2007. After DNR folded last year, Spaleta’s only charge was FN, Conde Nast‘s smallest magazine.

Berger was previously the publisher at Conde title Men’s Vogue which folded last year. Before that, he worked at Details (also Spaleta’s former home), Cargo, Vanity Fair and GQ.

Full release after the jump

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