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Breaking: Portfolio Folds

cover_portfolio_190.jpgPortfolio magazine, the two-year-old Conde Nast business monthly, has folded as of this morning. Thus far, there’s been no official word on whether Web site Portfolio.com will live on in any capacity, but it’s not looking likely, as there’s no mention of future plans for the site in an early report from Portfolio.com media blogger Jeff Bercovici, in which he details that Portfolio editor Joanne Lipman learned of the magazine’s closure from Conde Nast chairman S.I. Newhouse Jr. just this morning. Silicon Alley Insider’s Nicholas Carlson reports that staffers were called into a meeting with Conde executives where they were told the magazine will be shuttered and “there was a round of applause” for the embattled Lipman.

Portfolio launched two years ago with a large budget and a slew of big-name contributors. Its high profile made Portfolio the target of endless speculation from media watchers, with rumors of its potential closure floating around for some time. This month’s issue of Portfolio had the smallest number of ad pages in the magazine’s history. We’ll update you with more news as this story develops…

Update: Full memo from Conde on Portfolio‘s closure and word on the number of casualties…

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‘Subway Pitch’ Becomes the New ‘Elevator Pitch’

4TimesSquare-001.jpgThe luxury culture at Conde Nast is slowly dying amidst the advertising decline. The latest news, as Keith Kelly breathlessly reports, is that editor-in-chiefs are taking the subway to work.

Among the crew are The New Yorker‘s David Remnick and Gourmet‘s Ruth Reichl, who says she’s “taken the subway for years.” Portfolio publisher William Li was also cited. (Insert your own joke about how poorly the business book is doing here.)

Honestly, it’s a nice gesture but let’s wait until they start taking the bus to be really impressed.