National Geographic Adventure Folds
In your terrible Thursday media column: Another print magazine dies, rumors of layoffs at ALM, the Dallas Morning News goes straight to journalism hell, and Town & Country is now officially sexy.
Great Magazine Die-Off marches on: National Geographic Adventure is folding. NatGeo tried to sell the mag, but apparently didn't get any good offers. The spinoff lasted ten years in print, and it'll continue on the web. The closure comes with 17 layoffs.
A tipster tells us that there were more layoffs at ALM yesterday—"one third to one quarter" of the staff in the real estate group was canned, our tipster says, taking the division down to around 20 people total. If you know more, email us.
Slight change at the Dallas Morning News: The editors of the sports, entertainment, real estate, automotive, travel, and other sections will now directly report to sales managers! Well. So much for that paper.
Attention ladies and fellas: Town & Country is getting "sexier." Not only is there a lady showing off her legs on the new cover, but WWD reports that the editor "plans on running more provocative travel pieces (the January issue has a story on Marrakech)," where there are lots and lots of prostitutes.