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Some may have thought it dead, but Vogue Living lives on after all. Vogue will publish a second edition of the magazine in October even though the first version left many media watchers underwhelmed.

But panelists also saw signs of progress: Johnson said he is now the only African-American editor in chief of a nonethnic magazine, a move so recent that the bio distributed of him didn't reflect the new title. "I want to give public credit to [American Media chief executive] David Pecker," he said, for taking him out to lunch and, "20 minutes later," offering him a consulting job on Men's Fitness with then-editor Neal Boulton. "If you had asked me what my top 10 post-Time Inc. jobs would have been, I wouldn't have said editor in chief of Men's Fitness," Johnson said. Still, "One month and a half [after the lunch], I'm the editor in chief. Someone is always watching." — Irin Carmon
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