Press: Reworking The First Act

After a high-stakes launch, E.W. encounters "creative differences"

It is an axiom of publishing that the first months, even years, of a new magazine's life are the most traumatic. Vanity Fair, for example, went through millions of Conde Nast dollars before its third editor, Tina Brown, found a formula for success. Thus industry observers were not surprised when ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, less than 16 weeks after its premiere issue, overhauled a glitzy format that both readers and advertisers found confusing. Many more eyebrows, however, were raised last week when E.W.'s founding managing editor, % Jeff Jarvis, 35, abruptly resigned, citing "creative differences" with top editorial management of the parent Time...

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