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Mourning The Loss Of An Icon

newsday6261.jpgThis morning, not surprisingly, the news is flooded with coverage of Michael Jackson‘s death yesterday. But there is also news about how the media has covered the King of Pop’s death, and life.

The Los Angeles Times has a report this morning on gossip outlet TMZ, which got the scoop about Jackson’s death less than half an hour after it occurred.

Across the Internet, Web sites crashed as fans around the world scrambled to find information about MJ. Even Google wasn’t immune from the flood of information-hungry mourners: the search site temporarily blocked users from searching for “Michael Jackson” after it’s computers misinterpreted the influx of searches as an attempt to crash the site.

And New York media outlets are doing some unique things with their coverage. For example, the New York Post has a retrospective of past covers featuring the pop star and Long Island newspaper Newsday has two special edition covers today, one celebrating Jackson (above) and the other a tribute to Farrah Fawcett, whose death yesterday from cancer has been overshadowed by the international superstar’s untimely passing.

Saveur Ad Pages Continue To Rise

saveur.pngAt a time where stories of magazine closures and dwindling ad revenues have become the norm, food magazine Saveur remains one shiny beacon of hope for the industry.

Yesterday, publisher Merri Lee Kingsly announced that the culinary mag had just produced its largest June/July issue in the publication’s 15-year history with 22 percent more ad pages and 14 new advertisers compared to last year.

This month’s issue is just the latest taste of Saveur‘s <a href="incredible ad page growth this year: the Ellie-winning magazine is up 11 percent in ad pages year to date. Kingsly credited the boost to the pub’s alliance with Virtuoso, an international network of luxury travel agencies. Who said the luxury ad market was dead?

“We strongly believe in staying true to our mission by offering unique programs for each type of client — it’s the only way to reach and remain true to our readers,” Kingsly said in a statement.

And in related news, The Los Angeles Times has a story today about printed news aggregator The Week, which has sold 10 percent more ads in 2009 compared to last year. It’s heartening to hear that there are still advertisers out there.

Earlier: Food Magazine Gobbles Up Ad Pages

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