“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.” –E.B. White
Hearst Magazines president David Carey says in his New Year’s letter to employees that at year’s end, the company had 800,000 monthly digital subscriptions in the U.S. — the highest in the industry. “Those subscriptions are now generating profits after 24 months of investment,” he writes. Carey also writes that Esquire editor-in-chief David Granger will soon announce “a bold new partnership — an initiative that will dramatically expand the Esquire franchise.” He adds that the magazine “has big plans in the works to celebrate its 80th anniversary this year.”
In 2012, 33 articles of more than 4,000 words originated on the front page of The New York Times. (Six of those were in December.) That’s up – a lot – from 16 the previous year; 21 in 2010; and 23 in 2009. The longest of all of those that originated on the front page? Clyde Haberman’s masterly obituary of The Times’s publisher Arthur Ochs (Punch) Sulzberger clocked in at 7,725 words.
(Source: The New York Times)
The family of an American journalist says he went missing in Syria more than one month ago while covering the civil war there. A statement released online Wednesday by the family of James Foley said he was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Thanksgiving day.
(Source: The Associated Press)