Overall, though, it struggles, almost cartoonishly, for relevance - and profits.
So much of its digital Hive focuses on subjects which have peaked, ranging from the royals to England to yet another insider expose about the White House.
What's in its flagship Vogue can be found on a college kid's site on Instagram.
And is inaccessible Anna Wintour anyone's role model? Our sweethearts are Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Susan Fowler. They are the culture pioneers Mary Richards had been on "Mary Tyler Moore."
As for financial performance, Conde Nast's CEO Bob Sauerberg announced that losses would continue through 2019. Also, there would be more layoffs. Here are more details from the New York Post.
Increasingly, the issue is: Can old media, that is those outlets with a print legacy, survive? The money doesn't seem to be there. And, it takes money to keep going, unless a white knight foundation can parachute in to prop up the funding.
As a side matter, those I coach over-50 ask me if their children should plan a career in media. Of course, there is no right answer. After all both Ronan Farrow and David Lat (Abovethelaw.com) chose that over a career in law.
Essentially, experience in media, old-line and digital native, provides a comprehensive background for sprinting into less volatile professions. Those include public relations, marketing, sales, and online education. There's no better training in how to attract attention, which is the currency of the 21st century.
Meanwhile, seasoned professionals, including those who have been able to hang in media, have to be prepared to select jobs and client assignments which increase their marketability.
Like Rupert Murdoch and Betty White they will probably be working for pay into their 80s and 90s. The burden is on them to develop skills which open the door to more and, hopefully, better work.
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