media death watch

Another Day, Another Few Hundred Editorial Workers With Unhappy Thanksgivings

Now, even lighter!

In today’s media-layoff news, Time‘s expats become men without a country, the AP may or may not ax 400 staffers, and all of our mother’s favorite magazines are slowly dying. Here’s the latest death toll:

• London-basedTime Europe has laid off more than half of its editorial staff, including two senior editors. With the mag’s Israeli and German editors gone after their contracts expire soon, and rumors about Hong Kong cuts, we might be looking at an amalgamated Time World in the future, where country-based reporting is too costly. [Gawker]

Cooking Light has lost a number of editors, its senior vice-president, and its publisher in the storm of cuts at Southern Progress, the Time Inc. arm that also owned the late Cottage Living. [FishbowlNY/Mediabistro]

• The lifestyle editor and features editor at Redbook have gracefully bowed out of the ailing publication. [BaconsBlog]

• Even the Associated Press is now reportedly planning on making 400 blows to its once-sturdy staff. In a letter to Gawker, the AP said it was redefining its strategies. And probably firing people. [Gawker]

• Layoffs swept across the Condé Nast Bridal Media Group today, taking the company’s vice-president and $2 million in overhead costs with them. Always a bridesmaid, then. [FishbowlNY/Mediabistro]

• Random House, Inc. has frozen its pensions for all current employees, and isn’t offering pensions for any future employees. (But at least that means they might be hiring again someday?) [NYT]

• Condé Nast has shut down DNR, the men’s fashion-industry news magazine. November 24 will be the publication’s last day, before its online and print content is absorbed by sister magazine WWD. [Cut]

Another Day, Another Few Hundred Editorial Workers With Unhappy Thanksgivings