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Where Are The Women Writers?

After Vida published “The Count 2010,” detailing the dearth of women bylines in major magazines, Forward.com’s Elissa Strauss decided to tackle the problem at the source.

She wrote to the (editors of The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, Harper’s Magazine, and The Atlantic; she received responses from all but the Atlantic.

The responses varied from short (The New Yorker’s David Remnick, who wrote two sentences, the latter being “It’s certainly been a concern for a long time among the editors here, but we’ve got to do better — it’s as simple and as stark as that.”) to defensive (NY Review of Books’ Robert Silvers, who sent two paragraphs listing names of women the magazine has published).

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Wired’s Nick Thompson To New Yorker

nickthompson.pngNick Thompson is moving to the New Yorker to be senior editor there, says his Twitter feed. Thompson was previously senior editor at Wired.

The NY Observer adds that New Yorker editor David Remnick called to say that Thompson ” has a really deep knowledge of technology, both as a subject and a practical matter. I think that’s a real plus for us. Both in conceiving in how we cover it and how we appear in other platforms; how we’re going to look or approach the New Yorker on the iPad or other such devises. Or the web as well.”

Conde Nast’s Most Drastic Cuts Yet

cdn.jpgAfter shuttering two magazines and laying off hundreds of employees, Conde Nast is finally preparing to make the biggest cuts of all. As FishBowlNY reported this morning, Conde Nast will be cutting their chauffeur-driven Mercedes.

Instead, going to work everyday, you can now see New Yorker Editor-in-Chief David Remnick, Gourmet Editor-in-Chief Ruth Reichl, David Carey, a group executive president who oversees Golf Digest, Wired and Portfolio, and Portfolio Publisher William Li. all riding the subway. No one had asked where Anna Wintour is yet.

Will all this sacrifice really matter in the end though? Rumors from Conde Nast say that the company is still gearing up for another round of layoffs.