Fast News for June 16, 2011

Fast News for June 16, 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.

>> ReadyMade Folds: As part of a spate of cost-cutting measures, Meredith Corporation has shuttered ReadyMade, the trendy DIY magazine which they purchased in 2006 from founders Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne. "These actions will allow us to devote resources to key strategic growth initiatives, including digital platform expansion," said the CEO.

>> SI: Twice as Nice: Sports Illustrated will publish tablet editions twice this week. Due to the rare occurrence of 2 major sports championships in the same week (NBA's Dallas Mavericks surprising victory over the Miami Heat, and the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup win in Vancouver) -- which editor Terry McDonell referred to as "Venus and Jupiter aligning" -- the opportunity to test the limits of staff and resources appeared. He adds: "Being able to react to news [on a tablet] is something we were looking forward to being able to do."

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