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Magazine Editors and Photographers on Retouching Photos

The magazine editors knew they had their cover shot. The model, just emerged from a small pond, produced a look for the camera that exuded intelligence and confidence. The only problem was the water droplets clinging to the model’s ears. So the photo editors had the ears retouched and the December 2011-January 2012 issue of Garden and Gun went to press.


Variety's future looks bleak

Once a must-read for Hollywood insiders, the 107-year-old trade publication has been bypassed by Deadline, Hollywood Reporter and the Wrap. I once asked a famous producer how he first became fascinated with Hollywood. His answer? "When I was 14, I got a subscription to Variety." And no wonder.


Chris Hughes, once a new-media pioneer, makes bet on old media with New Republic

Chris Hughes’s first business venture worked out nicely. As a teenager, he helped start something called Facebook. Within four years, working mostly part-time, Hughes vaulted into the ranks of the stratospherically wealthy. He wasn’t quite 23 years old.


Why 'The New Yorker' Is Now Embracing the Web

New Yorker

Parent company Conde Nast may still think the web is not that important, but The New Yorker does. The 87-year-old magazine decided to make a “big investment” in its website six to eight months ago, Nicholas Thompson, editor of, says. The web team was expanded to 12 full-time employees, including Thompson, who was named editor in March after working “on the magazine side” as a senior features editor for two years. Editor-in-chief David Remnick thought he would be a good fit for the website in part because he had a background in technology coverage, having spent five years as a senior editor at Wired, Thompson says.


A Netflix For Digital Magazine Subscriptions. Will It Work?

At the moment, one of the chief unmet needs is simplicity, says Guenther, who was president of TiVo before joining NIM. While iPad users, for instance, can find most of the magazines they might want to buy in Apple‘s Newsstand app, they still have to download each magazine’s reader app individually and manage their subscriptions separately. NIM’s answer, which it’s unveiling Wednesday, is a unified tablet newsstand in which users can jump between dozens of different titles. At launch, it will be available on Android tablets running the Honeycomb operating system or higher, but Morgan says the company plans to submit its iOS app to Apple for approval in the next few weeks.


Larry Flynt offers $1M for dirt on Congress

Larry Flint

Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, is offering $1 million for information on members of Congress engaged in "infidelity, sexual impropriety or corruption." Flynt's bounty offer was made today in a full-page ad in The Washington Post.


Forbes Update: Our New Model For Journalism And How It Benefits Our Audience

What I always find so refreshing about FORBES is our clear and consistent mission. We’re about entrepreneurial capitalism. I’ve felt for quite some time that journalists needed to breathe in that spirit. It would help them better understand consumers and develop editorial coverage more relevant to their lives.


Editor ousted over racial slur against Rihanna


The editor of a Dutch fashion magazine has been fired after the publication used a racial slur to refer to Barbados-born Rihanna, setting off a social media furor and prompting an outraged response from the singer. Eva Hoeke, editor of "Jackie," and the magazine's publisher said in a joint statement on Facebook that the misuse of a racial slur - "although without malicious intentions" - was cause for Hoeke's departure after eight years on the job.


Time Warner Picks Digital Marketing Exec Laura Lang To Run Time Inc

Time Warner Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes today announced the appointment of Laura Lang as Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc. Ms. Lang will join the company from Digitas Inc. where she served as Chief Executive Officer since 2008. She will become CEO of the largest U.S. publishing company, home to such iconic brands as PEOPLE, TIME, INSTYLE, and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, in January 2012.


Magazine admits to digitally altering slim Kate photo

Duchess Kate hardly seems a candidate to have her figure doctored to look even thinner in a photograph. But an Italian women’s fashion magazine has admitted it inadvertently did just that in a cover photo of the royal bride.


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