Fox Out at Conde Nast
Calls Decision 'Mutual'; No Plans Set for Next Move
Lou Cona, who had been publisher of The New Yorker since 2005, was named to a position in Richard Beckman's corporate group, according to two insiders informed of the changes. It wasn't clear yet this morning who would take over his spot at The New Yorker. Ad pages there edged up 3.8% from January through its Dec. 24 issue, according to the Media Industry Newsletter, but fell 12.7% in 2006, according to the Publishers Information Bureau.
At the same time, Gina Sanders, who had been publisher at the company's very strong Teen Vogue, was named to take over Lucky from Sandy Golinkin, who had been publisher there since 2000. Ad pages at Lucky, the formerly white-hot title that created the shopping category, were essentially flat in the first three quarters of 2007 and in 2006, according to PIB. Ms. Golinkin was not immediately available for comment, and it was not known what her next move will be.
Rumors this morning had Alison Adler Matz, associate publisher at Teen Vogue, succeeding Ms. Sanders there.
A Conde Nast spokeswoman did not immediately respond to phone and e-mail requests for comment.
These kinds of changes at Conde Nast often come in advance of its annual publishers meeting in Florida, which will take place later this month.