In your warming Tuesday media column: The New York Post softens its stance on the Fake NYP, foolish kids flock to J-schools, a few magazines do not so poorly, and NYT stock is for sale!
You fools. Enrollment at US journalism schools is up this year. At Columbia, J-school applications are up more than 40%. Maybe that whole spiel about "You are the future of journalism, you will think up the next great journalism idea blah blah blah" will come true? Let's hope so.
Magazines: a meager handful of them are gaining in ad page sales! 22 of the 154 titles min tracks gained in October ad pages. Big winner: Interview, up 98%. Which may be more of an indicator that they had a terrible October last year? Also Style Watch, Texas Monthly, All You, and Southern Living are strong. Congrats to stylish southern ad buyers, the sales category of the future!