Meet the Editor: Adam Moss

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

It's a week of big changes in New York media, with publications starting up and others ramping down. Adam Moss, editor in chief of New York Magazine, discussed the decision to cut publication from weekly to bi-weekly and what it says about the media landscape.

(Programming Note: Yesterday we spoke with POLITICO and Capital New York CEO Jim VandeHei. Listen here.)

Moss said "some people feel a great sense of sorrow about this, which I have to admit I did too. But I’ve had a lot of time to get used to it." Ultimately Moss thinks "we’re going to make a better magazine out of it, and this will help us strengthen our digital publications."

Moss said the move towards digital made New York more economically sustainable but also “reflects the way people read now. People are being deluged… by choices… so we wanted to separate reading experiences. We have what we do on the web… and the more deliberative magazine."


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Comments [7]

Tish from NYC

New York Magazine, once a publication to admire and emulate -- and for that matter, read -- has become a noisy, snarky imitation of a mash-up of People/Entertainment Tonight/Gawker/Time-Out NY. We gave up our subscription this year after having it go all too often from our mailbox directly into the recycling bin.

For the content that matters to me, I have many alternatives and New York no longer distinguishes itself, at least not if content is the test, unless you think that reading a cover article about Taylor Swift is worth any of your time. It's probably for the best that the magazine is moving primarily to digital where there is always the undercurrent of disposabilty. Some of NY Mag's past cover stories became cultural touchstones (Me Generation, Radical Chic) but the chances of that happening again is about zilch.

Dec. 04 2013 03:24 PM
tinytim from whoville

tina brown gutted the newyorker. irresponsible twaddle and another T-Ball interview from Brian. Also, no call in for Van de Heil yesterday? Curious...

Dec. 04 2013 11:40 AM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Is the website feed down? Again. (Sigh.)

Dec. 04 2013 11:02 AM
seamus from Brooklyn

Does Adam Moss want to comment on Politico's Jim Vandehei's dismissal yesterday on the show of the Mike Allen's payola scandal as reported on by Eric Wemple? His writer Jonathan Chait had a follow up on that, anything further?

Dec. 04 2013 10:57 AM

Do or will you compete on the tablet/iPad format?

Dec. 04 2013 10:57 AM

"Yesterday's New York Magazine is Today's"

Dec. 04 2013 10:55 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Since Moss has remade NY MAG into a predictable partisan megaphone for the Left Wing of the Democrat Party - can he share with us his plans and strategy to smear Chris Christie in the run-up to the 2016 election? Can he elaborate on any dirt that he thinks might be particularly damaging to Christie that NY MAG "journalists" plan to "investigate"?
Just asking.

Dec. 04 2013 08:12 AM

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