media deathwatch

Arena Magazine Is Today’s Only Media Death

The British men’s style magazine folded after 22 years of remaining pretty cool. Rocky Mountain News reporters are trying to struggle on online, and Hachette continues to streamline.

• Bauer folded Arena, the 22-year-old British men’s style magazine. The twelve staff members are in layoff purgatory, as they are meant to be “redeployed” to other creative teams. [WWD]

• And turns out news writers are getting the hint. Former Rocky Mountain reporters are hitting the blog circuit with recently launched IWantMyRocky. [Gawker]

• Hachette Filipacchi is at it again with those pesky structural changes. Philippe Guelton, the company’s chief operating officer, will helm a new group in charge of cross-company operations. No word of layoffs yet, but Noah at Fishbowl predicts centralization’s dirty backside to cause a few pink slips. [FishbowlNY/Mediabistro]

• There are copies of the new Newsweek prototype floating around and the early Twitter reviews are not good. [East Village Idiot via Gawker]

Arena Magazine Is Today’s Only Media Death