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Meredith Turnaround Wins Publisher Of the Year


Last summer Meredith Corp, publisher of Better Homes and Gardens and Ladies’ Home Journal, was in dire straights. Before we knew of the great magazine downturn, Meredith was doing frantic damage-control after letting go dozens of employees over the summer, as well as the folding of Country Homes in January of ’08.

That’s why Meredith’s extensive turnaround has earned the corporation Publisher of the Year award from Advertising Age.

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Nielsen Skips Official Statement on Layoffs

The Nielsen Company’s chief press officer Gary Holmes said there wouldn’t be an official statement from the company on yesterday’s layoffs, said to number as high as 50. The most official word we could get, after the jump…

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UPDATED: ‘Forty to 50′ Laid Off at Nielsen Business Media

Hired less than a year ago, Editor & Publisher online editor Pauline Millard was among the “40 to 50″ laid off today at Nielsen Business Media, according to a source at one of the company’s trade magazines. Affected staffers include those within its Marketing & Media group as well its Travel & Performance Group, the source said.

Another tipster’s report, after the jump…

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Playgirl EIC On Spitzer: ‘We Will Really Put Him In The Magazine, I Swear’

In case you’re part of that one percent that thought the whole Eliot Spitzer mess couldn’t get any grosser: We’re sorry. Yappy kid brother PRNewser reports that Playgirl editor-in-chief Nicole Caldwell was all sorts of serious yesterday when she put out that open casting call inviting the ousted New York governor to go full monty in an upcoming issue of the mag. Caldwell denied that the move was designed to, ahem, raise her mag’s profile, telling PRN, “The thing is, as far as the publicity stunt aspect goes, we will really put him in the magazine, I swear. While we were having fun with the invitation, we’re for real, too.”

PRNewser: The Pitch: Playgirl Wants Spitzer Naked

Ellies ’08: EIC — ‘We’re the No Country For Old Men of the Group’

chow.jpg If this year’s Ellie category of General Excellence Online were analogous to Best Picture nominees from this year’s Oscars, then “we’re the No Country For Old Men of the group,” according to editor-in-chief Jane Goldman. Why, exactly?

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SXSWi ’08: Dooce Duo Less Corporate Than Us

Joy mingled with pain this morning around 8am, when we were riding the elevator in our Austin hotel (AKA SXSWi’s tech-nerd dorm, where you can’t swing a USB cord without hitting a semi-attractive hipster expounding on “creative potential” in the hallway while sort of giving you the flirteye but mostly trying to check out your affiliation to see if you’re the next millions-making accidental Internet success story they should be sidling up to). What had us so bifurcated?

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AMC 2007: Blame it on the Rain (or the Assistant)

187049-Boca_Raton_Resort_and_Club-Boca_Raton.jpgIt’s early days (or day, rather) here at Florida’s Boca Raton Resort and Club at the 2007 American Magazine Conference, but immediately upon our rain- and wind-swept entrance into the impossibly pink resort, we witnessed several things that, no matter how distinctive the magazine industry may think it is, ran pretty par for the pre-conference course.

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Graydon Carter’s Absinthe Kick



Graydon Carter is keeping up with the American absinthe revival. His Waverly Inn restaurant is using absinthe cocktails as a selling point … There’s an absinthe/gin Martini and a Sazerac with added absinthe. That makes it one of New York’s first restaurants to sell absinthe (regardless of its resemblance to the true, high-sujone article) and sales, priced at $15 per cocktail, are reportedly high. If nothing else, this will make for an easy trend piece for a loathsome style-section writer pretty soon.


  • Jonathan Ames Drinks Absinthe, Does Coke With Marilyn Manson

    [image: Down By The Hipster]

  • Martha Takes $2.2M Hit On $6.7M Sale Of Westport Estate


    Martha Stewart‘s split from her Connecticut residence is now complete. Her 9-room, 3-bedroom, 3,168-square-foot, 200-year-old Colonial at 48 Turkey Hill Road South in Westport, which had been on the block for over a year, has been sold. The price? $6,700,000. That’s some 26% below it’s original listing by William Raveis real estate at $8,995,000. The buyer: Oxford Health CEO Charles Berg.

    The property includes a heated pool, converted carriage house, “extensive flower and vegetable gardens” and something called a “party barn.”

    • List Price: $8,995,000
    • Rooms: 9
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Baths: 2 full
    • Style: Colonial, Farm House, Antique
    • Year Built: 1805
    • Heating: Radiators, Baseboard, Zoned, Gas, Hot Water, Steam
    • Cooling: Central Air, Window Unit, Zoned, Attic Fan
    • Basement: Full, Walk-out, Interior Access, Sump Pump, Storage
    • Approx Sq. Feet: 3,168
    • Acreage: 4.03
    • Est. Taxes: $38,298
    • MLS#: 98284887
    • Estimated Payment: $44,307 Per Month*

    Stewart’s primary residence, meanwhile, is over the state line in Bedford — and she’s having problems of her own there.

    More photos Martha’s Turkey Hill:

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    OK!‘s $2M Longoria-Parker Cover

    eva_tony_071107.jpgFour-step plan to a very, very expensive magazine cover:

    1. OK! pays Eva Longoria and Tony Parker more than $2 million for exclusive photo rights to their wedding. People silently cries.

    2. Photographers from OK! attend the wedding, which takes place in Paris. Pictures are taken, paparazzi eat expensive canapes.

    3. The magazine’s photo editors, design staff and production team work feverishly at putting out the finished edition for this week’s release date.

    4. Readers everywhere get to see what a $2 million magazine cover looks like.


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