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DailyCandy Cuts Six Full-Time Local Editors

dailycandylogo.jpgComcast-owned DailyCandy had some bad news for its staffers yesterday. On the same day that daily online newsletter publisher’s parent company announced the acquisition of a stake in NBC Universal, DailyCandy’s GM Beth Ellard told staffers that six full-time editors covering various markets across the country had been let go, according to a memo acquired by Gawker.

We confirmed that market editors in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, D.C. had been let go. Miami is also losing its editor, Brooke Siegel, who is moving back to New York to work from DailyCandy HQ, along with promotions editor Dan Murphy. But that doesn’t mean the company is discontinuing distribution of its newsletters in those cities.

Starting next year, subscribers in these markets will receive “DailyCandy Everywhere” newsletters four times a week along with city-specific events-focused newsletters on Thursday — called “The Weekend Guide” — and Sunday. The Sunday letter will be a new addition to the DailyCandy family that we hear the company is close to announcing soon. To maintain this popular events coverage, DailyCandy will be maintaining contributing editors in these markets, which may end up being the editors who were just let go.

Meanwhile, newsletters in DailyCandy’s five other markets, New York, Chicago, London, Los Angeles and San Francisco, will continue to get city-focused newsletters five days a week as well as, presumably, the Sunday edition when it launches.

Read more: DailyCandy Sours on Most of Its Cities –Gawker

DailyCandy Cutting Back Local Editions

Previously: DailyCandy Tries E-Commerce With Swirl

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Magazine Pro to Newbies: Downturn a ‘Petri Dish For Innovation’

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From left: MPA’s Shaunice Hawkins; Newsweek‘s Kevin Delaney; Meredith’s E.J. Moralez-Gomez; Fortune‘s Brad Young; and moderator Elvira Perez of MPA

At Magazine Publishers of America’s “Find Yourself In Magazines” event for those seeking to enter the industry, the mantra from industry panelists was one of encouragement: Magazines, they promised, are not going anywhere. On Friday, nearly 100 job-hungry college students and recent graduates crowded the Time & Life building for the event, designed to deliver guidance from magazine pros in editorial, marketing and sales.

Speakers included Parents executive editor and Ed2010 founder Chandra Turner, who’s been sharing her advice a lot these days. In a keynote speech referencing the doom and gloom of recent mass media layoffs — Turner herself was let go when CosmoGirl! folded last October — she said the industry’s current state was simply the next step in magazines’ ongoing evolution. “I don’t think that this is the end of magazines,” she said. “We’ve had magazine genres die and come back, die and come back. Now, I think [the industry is] changing to be more tailored magazines, more niche magazines.” She supplemented the prognosis with seven upbeat predictions for 2009.

So, what should mag-industry newbies expect?

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