Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Condé Nast Is Changing Its Blueprint — Is the era of the $12 magazine subscription coming to an end? — Condé Nast, publisher of titles like Vogue and Vanity Fair that are wildly expensive to produce yet cost subscribers as little as a dollar, is betting its future that the answer is yes.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
No Longer Business as Usual, Condé's Townsend Says — The management shifts at Condé Nast on Friday, the end result of a six-month study by corporate efficiency experts McKinsey & Company, signaled a fundamental restructuring of the advertising-based business model that has long sustained the company.
Discussion: BuzzMachine and Folio
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Advertising is next — Condé Nast is a house built …
Jason Fell / Folio: Condé Nast Realigns Management for Growth
Jason Fell / Folio:
The iPad is Great But Remember—It's Apple's Way or the Highway — Early efforts are promising but Apple leaves publishers with no leverage. — Magazine publishers are scrambling to be on the iPad and why not? Wired saw 73,000 downloads in the first nine days after its iPad edition launched …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Even when in error, Andrew Breitbart is on the attack — The conservative agitator didn't bother to vet the video that damaged Shirley Sherrod's character, yet he's unapologetic. — Short of announcing the discovery of a zero-calorie potato or juggling piglets at the state fair …
Discussion: New York Times, The Nation, Vanity Fair and Little Green Footballs
Claudia Eller / Company Town:
Overture Films ends three-year run, hands off marketing and distribution to Relativity Media — Overture Films, the 3-year-old independent movie studio owned by John Malone's Liberty Media, is shutting down after it failed to fetch an adequate price from interested buyers.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Liberty Media Hands Off Overture Films To Relativity Media
Kalyani Chadha / American Association of Sunday …:
AASFE Announces Winners of 21st Annual Excellence In Feature Writing and Online Contest — AASFE is proud to announce the winners of its 21st annual Excellence in Feature Writing Contest which featured both print and online categories. The winners will honored on Friday, October 8 …
Discussion: Romenesko and Gannett Blog
Hipstomp / Core77:
Recycled newspapers for interior design lets you read between the walls — Newsworthy is the name Weitzner Limited's rather amazing wallcovering made from, you guessed it, recycled newspapers. … Maintenance-wise it can be vacuumed off for cleaning, but like real newspapers …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Ad bounce gives relief to U.S. newspapers, for now — * New York Times, others, also show rebound in ad sales — * Publishers shares remain depressed; recovery doubts — * Worries center on easy 2009 comparisons — Advertising sales at newspapers finally rebounded in the second quarter …
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
Tumblr Will Pay Their Intern — Tumblr outreach director Meaghan O'Connell just posted to the site's staff page advertising an internship with the company. The job sounds like a combination of PR and marketing. Weirdly, Ms. O'Connell jokes in the post that in order to qualify you must …
Discussion: Tumblr Staff
Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile:
Telcos are winning the cable TV battle but are they losing the broadband war? — The latest quarterly numbers from AT&T and Verizon Communications points to steady addition of TV customers which they are very likely winning from the cable companies as well as satellite players.
Sinead Carew / Reuters: Verizon posts loss but margins, mobile impress
Amy Gahran / Knight Digital Media Center:
Collaboration culture in news: No room for pettiness — In the news business, there's less and less reason to view other news venues primarily as competitors, even if they're in your backyard. These days, all news providers are potential collaborators in the practice and business of journalism …
Time to change? — On Radio4's Today programme this morning I pointed out the difference between the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) code and the much older and stronger National Union of Journalists (NUJ) code when it comes to intruding on grief. — I think, as a result …