RD Recap: Condé Shutters Details; Niche Media Rebrands

The latest media hirings and firings.

Down goes Details. The men’s magazine that was perpetually on the chopping block finally gets shelved by Cond√© Nast brass. The decision is all about economics, man. “It’s been tough the last few months,” company president Bob Sauerberg told The Wall Street Journal. “Consumers love the magazine. It’s not fair or right.” But it is the new reality. Editor in chief Dan Peres and publisher and chief revenue officer Drew Schutte are out, and about 80 percent of the publication’s roughly 60 staffers will follow. But that’s not all that’s going on back at the Cond√© mothership. Self–which some thought had been headed for the great magazine bin in the sky–will continue publishing, but its ad sales team is joining forces with Glamour’s. Mary Murcko, Self’s publisher and CRO,¬†is saying goodbye. In total, 55 Cond√© staffers are out, and it’s hard to think that the cuts are over…

Niche Media, now called Greengale Publishing, fires Gotham editor in chief Catherine Sabino and Capitol File editor in chief Elizabeth Thorp. Hamptons EIC Samantha Yanks takes over the top spot at Gotham as well, while Capitol File executive editor Amy Moeller moves up to editor. Company editorial director Mandi Norwood adds a creative content officer title to her business card. A few on the business side land promotions, while there are more layoffs in editorial and advertising… Time Inc. says goodbye to Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin, who had been in the job for more than two decades, and also parts ways with Golf.com editor Eamon Lynch. It doesn’t sound like it will end with those two, either… Marie Claire snags Entertainment Weekly’s Caryn Prime as managing editor, with Hilary Elkins joining as research director. They replace Catherine Gundersen and Pamela Vu, respectively… The New Yorker hires New York staff writer Ben Wallace-WellsRead More