Canadian Magazine Industry News
16 October 2009,     TORONTO
Best of Mag News Around the Web, Oct. 10-16
Welcome to our weekly round-up of the best stories about magazines and publishing found elsewhere on the Internet. This edition brings a piece remembering Bruce Wasserstein, 20 tweets about magazines, another opinion on charging for content, podcasts becoming eligible at the National Magazine Awards, fewer magazines folding in ’09 and a look at brand extensions. 

New York Magazine remembers owner Bruce Wasserstein who died Wednesday of heart complications. Min online presents '20 Tweetable truths about magazines’ from the Magazine Publishers of America’s Innovation Summit. Also at the summit, Folio reports on a panel discussion on charging for online content. The New York Times reports podcasts are now eligible for National Magazine Awards. Folio says that despite all the doom and gloom there are less magazine closings this year in Canada and the U.S. compared to 2007 or 2008.  Mediaweek looks at magazines that have extended their brands and made money doing it.
Bruce Wasserstein: 1947–2009 [New York Magazine]
Twenty Tweetable Truths About Magazines [Min online]
Squires: Publishers Should ‘Protect Their Content' [Folio]
Digital Media to Be Eligible for Awards as Magazines [New York Times]
Fewer Magazine Foldings on Track for '09 [Folio]
Magazines Rev Up Revenue With Brand Extensions [Mediaweek]

— V.M.
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