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Former LA Times Mag Editor and Creative Director to Launch New Tablet Pub Noir Magazine

Former LA Times Magazine editor Nancie Clare and former creative director Rip Georges sure have gotten their acts together fast. Little more than three months after the pair lost their jobs when the LAT Mag was shut down, Clare and Georges have announced they are launching a new publication: Noir Magazine — “[F]or the mystery, thriller and true crime genres in all mediums: books, movies, TV, graphic novels and video games.

Interestingly, the mag will be available exclusively as a tablet app. We spoke with Clare, who explained that the decision to go tablet-only was only partially about keeping down costs.

“Cost is certainly a consideration in going to a tablet only format, at least in the beginning. (We would love to do a print version further down the line.) But it’s far more than cost: Rip and I really believe that the future of periodicals is in tablets. Not only does it make the distribution easier, it affords the reader a much richer experience. For example, if we are listing the songs mentioned in Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series, we can include samples of the songs; if we are doing a filmography of Sherlock Holmes movies we can include video. We can include clips of interviews we have with writers, directors, actors and actresses.”

Clare says initial plans are to put out 10 issues annually. The app and first issue should launch sometime in October.

Noir will definitely be contracting out work to freelance writers, photographers and designers, AND, bonus, bonus, Clare insists “They will be paid”– still not always a given in the world of electronic journalism.

To help with that endeavor, Noir  just launched a Kickstarter campaign. The pair are looking to raise $35,000 in 30 days. More info here.

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Exclusive: LA Times Magazine is Shutting Down

Nearly three years after the LA Times Magazine was removed from advertorial status control of the business end of the paper and put back under the LA Times‘ editorial umbrella, the monthly pub is being shut down. FishbowlLA spoke with the mag’s editor, Nancie Clare, who told us that the upcoming June issue will be the magazine’s last.

“I think it’s fair to say there were revenue issues,” she tells us. “It’s still a tough economic climate, especially for print. I don’t think they got rid of us because they don’t like us.”

The mag’s staff of seven will be let go. There’s no indication if positions will be available for them in other sections of the paper.

“I think the jury is still out. Part of what’s going on is a contraction. They’re contracting in the newsroom too. There’s nowhere to absorb us.”

Clare says the staff is handling the news stoically.

“There was no animosity or screaming. We’re professionals in a very small media market. Print is in a tough place right now. [The Times] is doing what they think is best. I obviously disagree. But I really appreciate that Russ Stanton gave us the opportunity to do this. When the previous editor was let go, he went out on a limb for us. And I think we’ve done some great stuff.”

The mag’s staff was only recently made aware of the imminent closure. Future plans are still up in the air. But Clare is confident everyone will land on their feet.

“I’m going to be working. And so will all of my people. I can’t sing the praises of my staff enough. Helene Goldsen is the best managing editor on Earth. [Design and Culture Editor] Mayer Rus is amazing. Rip Georges is a multi-award-winning designer. The young ones too…Raha Lewis with music…There’s only seven of us. We’ve been on a shoestring and the product we’ve produced is excellent.”

LA Times Magazine Cocktail Party

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We were just trolling around in WeHo keeping an eye out for this rumored plague of Republicans with RNC “make it rain” money when we stumbled upon the Pacific Design Center where there just so happened to be a cocktail party and screening for LA Times Magazine.

Pictured are Los Angeles Times Magazine Editor Nancie Clare (in black sweater) and Managing Advertising Director (Los Angeles Times Magazine), Shelley Cole in the suit on right.

The screening was also the April cover story, a short film titled “Tell-Tale” directed by Greg Williams. It was a film noir interpretation of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” but because this is Hollywood, there were three people titled with “idea by” credits. Not one of them Edgar Allan Poe.

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TVNewser: Jon Stewart gave CNN some pretty harsh criticism last night on “The Daily Show,” mocking the news net’s anchors’ favorite parting phrase, “Let’s leave it there.”

FishbowlLA: LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine, the monthly magazine for the Los Angeles Times has named a new editor, Nancie Clare, the pub’s former deputy editor.

New York Times: Looks like 200 voluntary buyouts earlier this year were not enough for New Jersey newspaper The Star-Ledger. Publisher George Awady sent a memo to staff informing them that the newsroom needs to be cut by at least 50 people. Awady offered more voluntary buyouts but if the paper can’t meet its staffing goals that way, there will be layoffs, he warned.

New York Observer: A look at The Atlantic‘s upcoming new special issue featuring “brave thinkers,” a list that includes NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and The New York TimesArthur Sulzberger.

Nancie Clare is the New Editor of LAT Magazine

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Nancie Clare

Named Editor of LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine

LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 12, 2009 – The Los Angeles Times Media Group announced today that Nancie Clare will take on the role of Editor for The Times monthly, Sunday magazine effective immediately.

“Nancie Clare brings a wealth of talent to her position as LA’s Editor,” said The Times Editor Russ Stanton. “Her vision for our Sunday magazine’s coverage of all things Southern Californian promises to be fresh and eclectic.”

As an original member of the LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine’s September 2008 launch team, Clare served as Deputy Editor. She has been involved in every aspect of the publication’s conceptualization and development and became Executive Editor in January 2009. Clare will now oversee all of LA’s multimedia content, creative direction, and editorial staff, and will work alongside Publisher, Steve Gellman.

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‘LA’: New L.A. Times Magazine To Launch

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‘LA’: Los Angeles Times Media Group Takes New Approach to Sunday Magazine Business

Annie Gilbar Named Editor-in-Chief

LOS ANGELES, July 28 — The Los Angeles Times Media Group announced today that it will begin publishing “LA” on September 7th, a monthly Sunday magazine, with Annie Gilbar named as editor-in-chief. Signaling a serious intent to competitively engage in the Southern California marketplace, “LA’s” look and attitude will celebrate the unique nuances of life in Los Angeles.

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