Fast News for July 12, 2011

Fast News for July 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.

>> So Long, New York magazine's Daily Intel is reporting that starting July 19, will no longer exist. Instead users will be redirected to a channel on the Daily Beast site, which will hold all the archived magazine content from before, and it will be edited and updated once a day to rotate features. Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Tina Brown decided it made the most sense to have all-new non-magazine content appear on the Beast homepage.

>> New Man at Reader's Digest: Bob Newman, a veteran of Fortune, Real Simple, Details, and so many other publications, recently moved from consultant to full-time creative director at Reader's Digest. Mario Garcia talked to Newman about his new gig.

>> 2wice/Merce: Pentagram partner Abbott Miller has created an app for 2wice, the dance-focused magazine for which he has won seemingly every design award possible. The app, entitled "Merce Cunningham Event," is a tribute to the legendary choreographer (1919-2009) that combines live-action video, interviews, and historic dance photography originally developed in collaboration with Cunningham.

>> Alternative Awards: Over a thousand entries from 88 publications across the U.S. and Canada have been narrowed down to this list of finalists, which show the best and most provocative work to appear on the pages and websites of the alternative media in 2010. The winners will be revealed on July 22 at a reception in New Orleans during AAN's 34th Annual Convention. Newmanology pulled together the best cover designs here and here.

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