In the case of Meredith, this is an issue it inherited as part of its acquisition of Time Inc.
Magazine publishers are pushing back the newsstand release date of the most important issue of the year to September instead of August due to the coronavirus.
Advertisers are cutting back despite increasing engagement across its magazines, local news sites and broadcast outlets.
Currently, only print employees at People Magazine, one of Meredith’s prized possessions, are unionized with the News Guild of New York.
Meredith Corp.-owned magazine InStyle is continuing to publish 12 issues a year, while others have combined some months.
The publisher has cut salaries, paused stock dividend payments and withdrawn guidance about its fiscal 2020 performance.
Grant Wahl, a Sports Illustrated veteran, announced on Twitter that he had been fired by its new publisher, Maven Media.
BuzzFeed has implemented a company-wide pay cut, W Magazine has furloughed a number of staffers and worse could come.
Several U.S.-based media outlets are advising staffers to avoid the office for 14 days amid coronavirus fears, while others are monitoring the situation closely.
The Des Moines, Iowa-based publisher said its two-year integration of Time Inc. is largely complete.
Staffers are concerned that Maven’s decisions, including gutting the newsroom, risk damaging the iconic title’s reputation and long-term health.
Robbie Myers, Joanna Coles and Elaine Welteroth all had to find new jobs.
Giving new meaning to “keep it short,” Folio asked winners to keep their acceptance remarks to 10 words.