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Why NY Mag and Chartbeat tracked what turns first-time visitors into loyal readers

Last year 46 million Web users visited New York magazine’s pop culture site, Vulture, for the first time. Of those, 7.6 million came back at least once. To use a term and concept that free news sites haven’t widely … Read more

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New York magazine will reduce frequency of print edition

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New York Magazine announced Monday that it plans to publish biweekly beginning in March. The magazine will add 20 percent more editorial content, according to a press release, more visuals, and more on Hollywood, fashion, sex and business.

David Carr writes in The New York Times that the brand itself, and the quality reporting and writing inside, remain strong. But this year, "the magazine is down 9.2 percent in ad pages compared with the same period last year, which was miserable as well." (more...)

Time, New York magazines reveal high-profile hires and promotions

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Time magazine announced several hires and promotions Monday, including boosting White House correspondent Michael Scherer to Washington bureau chief, Fishbowl NY's Chris O'Shea writes.

The position has been held down by executive editor Michael Duffy, who has also been acting as Nation editor since 2008, the New York Post's Keith J. Kelly adds. Ben Goldberger takes over as Nation editor covering news beyond the beltway.

Among the myriad other staffing changes, Jack Dickey, who helped break Deadspin's Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax story, has been hired from Gawker Media to write about sports and culture. (more...)

New York magazine gets traffic boost from daily news blogs | Nieman Journalism Lab
New York's blogs covering entertainment, fashion, food and politics produced 10.5 million unique users for September -- the highest number in the site’s 13-year history, reports David Kaplan. Editor Adam Moss says his staff posts new content every six minutes during working hours. “It starts at that speed at 8:30 in the morning, ending about 7.” The magazine’s print articles also helped drive last month's record traffic, including a Zooey Deschaneld profile, the 9/11 memorial issue, a feature on new parents who are over 50, and political stories from Frank Rich and John Heilemann. New York magazine digital czar Michael Silberman tells Kaplan:

As newsstand sales decline generally for magazines, the web becomes the de facto newsstand where readers come to browse and check out what’s being offered. As readers sample the site’s blogs, we have a chance to convert them to being a newsletter subscriber or an app downloader and in many cases, print subscribers.

> Seth Mnookin tweets remarks from Moss, other journalists at Harvard


Ad campaign touts Frank Rich’s New York debut
Frank Rich announced on March 1 that he was leaving the New York Times to become editor-at-large and columnist at New York magazine. Simon Dumenco last night spotted downtown Manhattan street posters trumpeting "FRANK RICH on the American Scene... DEBUT ISSUE ON SALE JULY 4" under New York magazine's logo. Having your own outdoor campaign is a pretty big deal, says Dumenco.
I spent years as an editor/writer at New York and, somehow getting sufficiently sucked into circulation and editorial-promotion meetings that I ended up personally spec-ing and commissioning such "flypost" campaigns. So I can tell you something about them: They ain't cheap.

With resignation planned, Keller felt ‘liberated’ in columns but staffers objected

Several New York Times staffers objected to Executive Editor Bill Keller's recent controversial columns about the media, which he wrote knowing he would shortly step down from his leadership post, according to reports. Keller wrote a magazine column in March questioning the value and journalistic practices of The Huffington Post specifically and aggregation in general. He later started a firestorm on Twitter by suggesting Twitter makes you stupid and followed it with a like-minded column. "I think it’s fair to say that knowing that I was going to be announcing that I was moving on made me feel just a little bit liberated in what I said in the column," Keller told Forbes' Jeff Bercovici. Some Times' staffers, however, were not pleased. Media writers and social media staffers complained to him that because he was writing as the top editor of the Times, his rants were making their jobs more difficult, reports Gabriel Sherman for New York Magazine:

New York’s Fishman: Why Madoff decided to talk to me
"I almost suspect that he wanted to speak to me as a way of communicating to his family," Steve Fishman tells Melissa Block. "His remaining son is furious at him. His wife, Ruth, initially stood by him but now has decided that she can't talk to him." || Read Fishman's "The Madoff Tapes."