Fast News for May 12, 2011

Fast News for May 12, 2011 SPD MEDIA MIX is our regular list of publication design, digital, and media news and updates. Please send your links and news items to SPD at and we'll add them to the Mix.

>> Has the "Jesus Tablet" Risen? Despite recently making iPad app deals with Apple, Condé Nast and Hearst executives "aren't exactly doing backflips" about their iPad business. After months of heated negotiations, the publishers finally threw in the towel and will see if they could make a go of it the Steve Jobs way. In other words, it's not exactly the deal publishers were hoping for. Meanwhile, Time Inc. continues to sit it out and observe.

>> Adweak? After being welcomed with glowing reviews, the newly reimagined Adweek has begun to fade on the advertising front.

>> How Now: Megan Lane Patrick, has been named content director and editor at How magazine. She replaces long-time editor Bryn Mooth, who has decided to follow her passion.

>> Golden Gatefolds: Another sign of the slow, steady advertising recovery is the incredible jump in advertisers buying gatefold ads in magazines. Gatefold ads jumped 50 percent in the first quarter of 2011.

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