Welcome to Technology for Publishing’s roundup of news highlighting women’s roles, contributions, and achievements in the evolving media business. This latest installment includes a look at young industry innovators, what’s next for Sony’s Amy Pascal, Money‘s first woman EIC and her plans for the magazine, publishing CEO Maria Rodale’s take on the future of magazines, and more.

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  • Adweek profiled some of the young women who are among those redefining the magazine business in their roles at top publishers, including Hearst, Meredith, Condé Nast, and Time Inc. From creating new types of content to developing new revenue sources to taking the reins of new digital ventures, it said the featured innovators are making their marks across the industry. (Pictured from left: Shelly Johnson, Amanda Wolfe, Alexis Wall, and Joyann King with Stuart Brockington)
  • Amy Pascal will take on the role of top Hollywood producer when she steps down as chairwoman of Sony Pictures in May, according to The New York Times. Pascal is slated to not only work on the Spider-Man series, Sony’s top film franchise, but will also produce a line-up of other big movie projects as well as a number of Broadway movie adaptations.
  • Diane Harris recently replaced Craig Matters as editor in chief of Money magazine, becoming the first woman named to that role. In an interview with Talking Biz News, she discussed where she plans to take the Time Inc. publication, noting that college rankings coverage, online traffic, and new franchises are key areas of focus.
  • Maria Rodale, a blogger, recipe writer, book author, and CEO of publishing company Rodale Inc., spoke at the recent American Magazine Media Conference on what’s ahead for the magazine business as it adjusts to a changing landscape. She shared some of those ideas in a Huffington Post blog, highlighting 10 ways magazines can increase readership and revenue.
  • Business Insider highlighted the Notable Women in Cards project, an initiative that uses a deck of cards to recognize 54 “rock star” women in computing. The idea is to promote role models for girls and young women and encourage them to pursue high-paying careers in math, science, and computers.
  • Tina Brown’s Women in the World conference business is moving into the New York Times building as part of a partnership with the newspaper announced in December. In a memo published by Capital New York, Times CEO Mark Thompson said the newspaper, which will be an investor in Brown’s business, will “create and host a new digital platform and sell sponsorships and advertising for [the Women in the World] live events series and website.”
  • At a Condé Nast publishers and executive conference last month, Glamour‘s Connie Anne Phillips was named Chief Revenue Officer of the Year by CEO Chuck Townsend and President Bob Sauerberg, who cited Phillips’ leadership role in producing “impressive ad revenue and ad profit growth” as well as significant year-over-year increases across all metrics. Vogue‘s Anna Wintour and Susan Plagemann were also recognized for producing exceptional results, “increasing profits 2.5% over a record-breaking 2013.”
  • Hearst’s Empowering Women site featured women’s insights on this year’s One Billion Rising event, a global campaign started on Valentine’s Day in 2012 to help end abuse against women and children. Every February, activities are held around the world to increase awareness of the issue. More details can be found at Onebillionrising.org.uk.
  • At a recent Women in Communications event, “fired” New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson talked with FishbowlNY about her newest venture, a subscription-based startup, as well as events around her much-publicized departure from the Times last spring, explaining why she prefers the description fired, rather than former, executive editor: “When I was called up given this news, I was handed a press release saying I had to sign it to leave. There is just no effing way. I have devoted my life to telling the truth and I’m being fired, and that’s what I’m going to say and what I want to say.”
  • Hiring news roundup: Joycelyn Winnecke will become president of Tribune Content Agency in May; Ariel Foxman was promoted to editorial director of InStyle and StyleWatchJulia Fry was named associate publisher of advertising at O, The Oprah MagazineClaribel Torres was appointed director of digital media and entertainment at The Associated Press; Caroline Palmer joined Amazon Fashion as director of editorial and social; Liz White was hired by Poshly as head of strategy and business development; Kelsey Keith was named editor in chief of Vox Media’s Curbed site; Anne-Sophie Thomas is the new editor in chief for fashion at Marie Claire France.

Let us know in the comments if there are any other recent stories or career moves you’d like us to include in our next Women in Media roundup.

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Posted by: Monica Sambataro

Monica Sambataro is a contributing editor and copyeditor for Technology for Publishing. Her publishing background includes work for leading technology- and business-related magazines and websites.