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It’s Official: Politico’s Headed to Brussels (FishbowlDC)
A 12:44 p.m. ET email from Politico president Jim VandeHei confirmed expansion to Europe, joining with Berlin-based media company Axel Springer to cover European politics and policy. Capital New York The 50-50 joint venture will cover the European Union as well as “European politics and policy more broadly,” VandeHei and editor-in-chief John Harris told staff in the memo, confirming recent reports that the influential Beltway website and congressional newspaper was eyeing expansion abroad. HuffPost / Backstory Details have not yet been finalized for the new organization, though Politico‘s leadership has been working on the plan throughout the year. VandeHei, Harris and owner Robert Allbritton have met in Brussels with top European journalists and diplomats about the potential launch of Politico Europe, as the outlet is tentatively titled, according to sources familiar with the discussions. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media VandeHei and Harris called Axel Springer “Europe’s largest and most powerful media company.” “Axel Springer is a highly impressive, highly ambitious company that shares our obsession with building media companies that produce and can sustain nonpartisan journalistic excellence,” they wrote. “They do about $3.6 billion in annual revenue and house a number of digital start-ups in their Berlin-based offices. We are excited to join forces with them.” NYT Politico was founded in 2007 and rose quickly to become a player in the world of political reporting. It has recently been considering ways to grow and refine its journalism. Last year, it started a magazine that focused on deeper and more expansive stories. The site also hired an executive editor Rick Berke from The New York Times in October, but he resigned Sunday, citing differences with Harris and VandeHei. Axel Springer, which publishes Bild and Die Welt among others, said last year that it was selling two regional newspapers and several magazines to focus on digital media.
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The wait to find out who will be Wired’s new publisher is over. Breathe people! According to The New York Post, Condé Nast is expected to give the job to Kim Kelleher, the former Say Media president. Kelleher was president of Say Media from August of 2012 to November of 2013.
This will mark a return to Condé for Kelleher, as she previously served as Self’s VP and publisher. Kelleher also served as Sports Illustrated’s publisher and Time’s worldwide publisher. She was named Ad Age’s publisher of the year in 2011.
We’ve reached out to Condé for confirmation on Kelleher’s appointment. We’ll update when we hear back.
Update (7:00 pm):
It’s official, per a Condé release.
Lewis comes to Say Media from Condé Nast, where she served as senior executive director of human resources. Prior to that Lewis was managing editor of Self. At Say Media, Lewis will guide the editorial direction of the company’s many sites, including xojane.com
Koorbusch was most recently associate publisher of Men’s Health. Prior to that he was advertising director for The Week.
“Both Kate and Tim have unparalleled experience,” said Kim Kelleher, president of Say Media, in a statement. ”Kate has managed some of the most renowned editorial brands and Tim has a proven track record leading successful sales teams across print and digital. These strong additions to our leadership team will undoubtedly make huge contributions in the next phase of our aggressive growth.”
Time hasn’t had a publisher in place since early July, when Kim Kelleher left the magazine for Say Media. Though the search for a replacement continues, Adweek reports that a few names keep popping up:
- Leslie Picard – President of Time Inc. Branded Solutions
- Frank Wall – Publisher of Sports Illustrated
- Brendan Ripp – Publisher of Money
Now that Kim Kelleher, Time’s publisher, has announced that she’s leaving for a spot at Say Media, the search to replace her has begun. Though Time has had a rough go this year, with ad pages dipping 20 percent compared to 2011, whoever takes on the role will have big shoes to fill.
Below, a list of rumored candidates to become Time’s new publisher, via The New York Post. Kelleher leaves Time in September.
Kim Kelleher, worldwide publisher of Time and Ad Age’s Publisher of The Year in 2011, is leaving the magazine to become president of Say Media, a San Francisco based blog network that includes sites such as XOJane and ReadWriteWeb.
Ad Age reports that Kelleher said she enjoyed her time at the magazine but the chance to join Say Media was too good to pass up.
Matt Sanchez, Say Media’s CEO, said Kelleher was perfect for the job because she understands the “intersection of Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley.”
Time is relaunching Time Style & Design, a fashion title that was folded in 2009. The new version will be different than the old in that it will cover a wider range of topics. It will also have a smaller circulation and its own digital channel on Time.com.
“It’ll have a kind of broader palate,” Time’s Managing Editor Richard Stengel told Adweek. “There will be stories about art and architecture and design and technology, and that sort of thing. The previous iteration of it was probably more focused on fashion than this one will be. In that sense, this represents the kinds of things I’m more interested in, the things I think the Time reader is more interested in.”
Time’s Worldwide Publisher, Kim Kelleher, said the new Time Style & Design will benefit this time around from being more of a spinoff from Time, rather than a completely separate entity like the old one was perceived to be by advertisers.
See? We told you magazines were making a comeback.
According to Adweek, Glamour is on the lookout for someone to take the Publisher reins from Bill Wackermann. As Publishing Director for Condé Nast Wackermann’s duties have been piling up, and the company is hoping to find someone who can take over Glamour and dedicate more time to it.
Just who might fill the role? Adweek has some ideas:
If it looks inside its ranks, it might tap Carolyn Kremins, the ambitious publisher of Brides, who’s been recognized for the title’s strong performance. If Condé goes outside to fill the position, it could try to poach Nancy Berger Cardone, a Condé Nast alum with strong fashion chops who’s now publisher of Hearst’s Marie Claire (and whose hire could be a poke in the eye of the rival Hearst).
Other potential outside candidates could include Connie Anne Phillips, a Condé vet who as publisher of Time Inc.’s InStyle has made it a formidable competitor to Vogue, and Kim Kelleher, a onetime rising star at Condé who is now worldwide publisher of Time magazine.
As you can see, none of the FishbowlNY Editors were on the list, but maybe that’s because we’re almost too fabulous for the job. At least that’s what we’re going to believe.
While Tina Brown has been showing off Newsweek 2.0, Time magazine managing editor Rick Stengel and executive editor Nancy Gibbs have made some changes of their own. While the body of each issue will stay untouched, the Briefing section will now feature shorter news stories and contain a two-page spread for the best image of the week. The “Washington” section has been redubbed to “Nation” and now extends beyond D.C. Overseeing the first redesign in three years, Time publisher Kim Kelleher is confident that first quarter ad pages will increase over 2010’s results.
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