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Jason Fell Promoted to Managing Editor of Entrepreneur.com

JasonFellHeadshotAlthough entrepreneur.com and Entrepreneur magazine are headquartered in Irvine, California, there is a growing presence on the east coast. The company has sales, administrative, print design and online editorial people in New York City, with plans to hire more. Currently, there are 13 entrepreneur.com editorial staffers here.

Among them is Jason Fell, who was promoted last week from technology editor to managing editor. Talking Biz News had the internal memo from editorial director Ray Hennessey:

Jason has been a key part of Entrepreneur Media’s growth, helping to build and lead our technology coverage since 2010. Before that, he was at FOLIO: for several years…

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Jason Fell Leaves FOLIO: for Entrepreneur.com

Jason Fell is leaving his post covering consumer / b2b publishing for Folio: magazine to take on senior online editor role at Entrepreneur.com, covering the world of small business.

Writes Fell in an email to colleagues:

Chronicling the evolution traditional media has undergone during that time has been an exhilarating opportunity and a privilege. I’ve learned a lot and we’ve accomplished some great things at FOLIOmag.com.

Peter Goldstone Ousted From Hanley Wood President Seat

Construction magazine publisher Hanley Wood has decided to rid the company of the president position.  This move effectively removes president Peter Goldstone from a role he has held since last July.  Hanley Wood has suffered major financial losses due to the downturn of the housing and construction markets and, according to an e-mail sent to Folio , CEO Frank Anton believed it was time for a change.

“Consistent with our business strategy of streamlining our operations into one integrated media organization, our Board of Directors has determined that it is appropriate to restructure our senior management team by eliminating the position of president.”

Anton went on to say that no other major executive changes are in the works.  Hanley Wood manages over 30 magazine titles  including Builder, Big Builder, and JLC.

Report: Fewer Mags are Shuttering This Year Than Last

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All financial news right now is “better” when we all want “great.” So then we report/state/think the economy isn’t doing “well” because we want the economy to be rocketing upward. The fact is it’s improving. Which in reality is still crappy. And especially so for freelancers. Jason Fell at Folio writes:

Last year, when so many magazine publishers were scratching and clawing, trying to keep their businesses afloat despite the slumping economy, 279 magazines closed during the first half. So far this year, the rate at which titles are fading into oblivion has slowed dramatically. According to the latest report from online magazine database MediaFinder, only 87 titles have shut down through the first six months of the year.

Yes, it’s the difference between a slaughter fest and just a tiny massacre.

944 Files for Bankruptcy

944_Lady_Gaga33.jpgAre any of us shocked by this? In this media climate coupled with a bizarrely fast growing publication no one actually reads continuing to expand? Nope.

But the magazine cites lawsuits as the reason for filing Chapter 11.

Jason Fell at Folio writes:

I managed to dig up the documents for that particular case against 944, which was filed in March 2009 by California-based Explosive Productions LLC. The complaint alleges that the “Super Village” event was a financial disaster, in part because 944 kept sponsorship money for itself and “secretly” gave away thousands of tickets (including more than $1 million in VIP tickets to “potential magazine models”), actually selling fewer than 1,000 tickets. It also alleges that 944 investor Eric Crown (also co-founder and former CEO of Insight.com parent Insight Enterprises) took $180,000 worth of tickets and cabanas for his own “personal, social purposes.”

And then the thing that made the most sense:

Explosive’s claims against 944 also got personal. The lawsuit alleges that the only reason Crown invested in 944 Media was “the access it gave him to young, attractive models and other women, whom he hoped to date.”

Yeah, like Hef is in it for the articles.

Previously on FBLA:

  • Six Degrees Acquired by 944
  • 944 LA Gets New Publishers