This October 3, 2011, New York magazine cover was chosen by magazine editors as “Cover of the Year” in the 2012 Best Cover Contest, hosted by the American Society of Magazine Editors. The judging editors said: “The over-the-top poster-like cover was meant to stop consumers in their tracks — and it did.”
The “Readers’ Choice Award” went to National Geographic, for the May 2011 “Above Yosemite” cover.
* Magazine editors choose Cover of the Year (ASME release)
* “Parents of a Certain Age” (New York)
* “CNN seems committed to a business model that doesn’t work.” (New York Times)
* Toronto mayor calls police on Toronto Star reporter for taking pictures. (Globe and Mail)
* News orgs push back after Romney camp decides to exclude BuzzFeed from rotating press pool. (Huffington Post)
* Romney holds off-the-record meeting with conservative media. (Huffington Post)
* Gannett shareholder: Forget the big dividends and put money back into the company. (Gannett Blog)
* “Ebertfest, now 14 years old, is a love-in.” (Capital New York)
* An important stop for Republicans in the Big Apple: the offices of Fox News chief Roger Ailes. (Politico)
* “Fox Mole” Joe Muto shops his book, tentatively titled “An Atheist in the Foxhole.” (New York Observer)
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Billionaire Eli Broad believes the Los Angeles Times will be sold after Tribune settles its nearly four-year-old bankruptcy case, and that “this time around, the price should be better and the advantages of local ownership clear to all.” (He’s shown interest in the paper twice before.) The 78-year-old Broad — a founder of KB Homes and SunAmerica — tells LAT reporters that he’d like to “partner with others … maybe foundations or wealthy families” to take control of the paper. He says he’s talked to potential partners, but declines to name them.
* Billionaire Eli Broad signals interest in buying Los Angeles Times (LAT)
* 2009: Broad may still be interested in buying the Times (paidContent.org)
* 2007: “Odd couple” Broad and Burkle ponder bid for Tribune Co. (NYT)
* 2007: David Geffen said to be in talks to buy Los Angeles Times (CNN)