Surfing Editor’s Ride Is Over


The editors of Surfing and PRWeek exited today, Google defended itself against the Associated Press, and Dan Abrams continues to have trouble controlling the stories about his media-relations venture.

Surfing magazine’s editor-in-chief, Evan Slater, is leaving the magazine to become a digital-content manager. He is being replaced by a 24-year-old former intern. [FishbowlNY/Mediabistro]

• Google defended itself against the AP’s announcement of its new hard-line stance against content theft by saying that it doesn’t hurt newspapers, it helps them. [Google via Digits/WSJ]

PRWeek’s editor-in-chief, Keith O’Brien, is leaving the magazine to join Attention! PR. [PRNewser/Mediabistro]

Dynamic Graphics+Create and Step Inside Design aren’t folding, they’re just moving online. “Ninety-eight percent of the revenue from those magazines was online” anyway, says WebMediaBrands CEO Alan Meckler. [Folio]

• Dan Abrams seems annoyed that all people say about his new media-strategy-consulting venture is how it unethical it seems. [Mediabistro]