GEORGE, NEW YORKER MAGS WON’T ABANDON WEB

By: Staff Reports

JFK Jr.’s Magazine To Live On


(Mediaweek Online)
Georgemag.com apparently will live on despite publisher Hachette
Filipacchi’s decision three weeks ago to fold the political
monthly started by the late John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1995. The New
York Daily News reports that the site will continue to
operate afterward, perhaps with a steady supply of new editorial
content.

The news was delivered by Donald Ferri, Hachette’s senior vice
president for new media. Indeed, Sam Hollander, a former ABC News
producer who went on to run the politics channel for defunct Web
broadcaster Pseudo.com, is on board as a consultant to the Web
site.

In the short term, Georgemag.com will offer content from the
final issue. But a small staff will remain on the payroll to keep
the site in operation for what may follow.

NewYorker.com gets reprieve

Thanks to an unexpected reprieve, The New Yorker is back
on track to go live on the Web next month – four or five
years after most major weeklies had already planted their flags
into cyberspace. As rumors of a corporate showdown swirled, Conde
Nast CEO Steve Florio yesterday reversed an edict handed down
only two days ago that would have delayed the e-rollout from
February until the second half of 2001, according to the New
York Post.

Sources say that New Yorker Editor-in-Chief David Remnick
personally pleaded Thursday morning with Conde Nast Chairman S.I.
Newhouse Jr. to put the Web project back on track.



Copyright 2001, Editor & Publisher.

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