It was an interesting week in New York’s mass-consumer magazine world. Four high-profile editors all called it quits in the span of less than a week—Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter, Elle’s Robbie Myers, Glamour’s Cindi Leive and, of course, Time’s Nancy Gibbs. The timing of all four caused a lot of stir among media pundits, and the industry’s underlying tumult certainly helped stir the pot. Whatever the reason for these depatures, the reality is this: these brands will go on with new leaders.
Bids will start coming in soon, but here are a handful of companies that might be in the mix. Wenner Media started 2017 owning Us Weekly, Men’s Journal, Glixel and 51% of Rolling Stone. Now all that remains are the latter two, but the company revealed to The New York Times that its looking to unload its stake in its flagship brand. We can’t really say we’re surprised, given how quickly they unloaded Men’s Journal to AMI after it bought Us Weekly for $100 million.
In another turn of events in Reader Digest Association’s executive saga, Robert Guth, former CEO of telecommunications company TelCove, is named president and CEO. Guth replaces Tom Williams (who occupied the CEO seat after Mary Berner left the company), as he exits the company. According to Adweek, Guth, in an in-house email to staff, “…gave a blunt assessment of RDA, acknowledging frustration with the recurring leadership changes and pessimism in the ranks."
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".