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Blender Magazine Is Dead

641757_f260.jpgWe read the obituary on our sister site, Fishbowl NY:

Blender is no more. The music magazine followed so many other publications into the ether amidst a restructuring at parent company Alpha Media Group. It will continue to live online.

“Blender has provided unmatched music coverage and entertainment news in its unique voice to a profoundly dedicated audience of music enthusiasts since 2001. However, given the reality of the current economic climate, we are unable to continue publication,” AMG CEO Stephen Duggan said in a statement. “We are grateful to the sales team and to the tremendously talented editorial staff for their hard work and commitment to Blender.”

In other news at the company, Maxim and Maxim.com are merging their editorial operations. Joy Levy, editor-in-chief of Blender, will take over as EIC, while Maxim Digital EIC Jay Woodruff is the new chief content officer.

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Blender Spins Into Great Magazine Beyond

taylor_swift_blender_cover-x600.jpgBlender is no more. The music magazine followed so many other publications into the ether amidst a restructuring at parent company Alpha Media Group. It will continue to live online.

Blender has provided unmatched music coverage and entertainment news in its unique voice to a profoundly dedicated audience of music enthusiasts since 2001. However, given the reality of the current economic climate, we are unable to continue publication,” AMG CEO Stephen Duggan said in a statement. “We are grateful to the sales team and to the tremendously talented editorial staff for their hard work and commitment to Blender.”

In other news at the company, Maxim and Maxim.com are merging their editorial operations. Joy Levy, editor-in-chief of Blender, will take over as EIC, while Maxim Digital EIC Jay Woodruff (who we interviewed in December) is the new chief content officer.

Full release after the jump.

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What Will Magazines Look Like In The Future? MediaBistro.com Lets You Know!

mmags.jpgWhat will magazines look like in the future? Hell if we know. Good thing we know some lovely people who have the answers — and they’re even willing to share them with you, provided you get yourself to a Tribeca gallery on Wed., Sept. 10.

That’s right, it’s the MediaBistro.com Magazines of the Future panel, and you’re invited.

Panelists include:

Lynne D Johnson, Senior Editor/Community Director for FastCompany.com.

Michael Silberman, GM, NYMag.com

Lance Ulanoff, Editor in Chief, PC Magazine

Jay Woodruff, Editor in Chief, Maxim.com

Marvin Scott Jarrett, Editor in Chief, Nylon

MPA Digital Awards: ‘F’ing Awesome!’

247_magazines.jpgFishbowlNY reports from the Digital Magazine Conference, “Magazines 24/7,” in New York:

Accepting Magazine Publishers of America digital award for best entertainment/celebrity website, EW.com managing editor Jay Woodruff wanted to prove he hadn’t had anything prepped. He had emailed his staff, he said, and gotten an answer from Jason Adams on what to say.

“‘I’m pleasantly surprised but not shocked,” Woodruff said, reading from Adams’ missive on a handheld device, “as this award shows you are f’ing awesome.”

The only thing more prevalent at the first-ever MPA digital awards [full list here and below] than the funky pseudo-pop played between announcements,was the number of runners up. Four, count ‘em, four tied for second place in the “Web Only Tool” category (kind of describes our personal lives, that one), and five for “Magazine Blog of the Year,” won by PCMag.com’s Gearlog.

More on the conference in a bit.

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