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MOORE TIME: Time Inc. chief executive officer Ann Moore and Martha Stewart will receive Lifetime Achievement awards from the Magazine Publishers of America and the American Society of Magazine Editors on Jan. 29. Moore will receive the Henry Johnson Fisher Award from the MPA. The award no doubt comes at a bittersweet time: Moore, like other publishing executives, is beleaguered by the economy and is currently overseeing a massive restructuring at Time Inc., including 600 cross-title layoffs. The MPA is recognizing her overall impact on publishing. “Ann Moore is the innovative leader of the largest magazine company in the United States,” said MPA president and ceo Nina Link. “Ann has transformed Time Inc., not just by successfully launching more titles than company founder Henry Luce but also by overseeing her company’s transition to digital platforms.”
Moore has served as ceo since 2002, and in that time oversaw new launches including All You, Suede, Cottage Living and Life. (Suede folded after four issues; Cottage Living folded last week; Life will live online as a photo archive). She was also the founding publisher of Sports Illustrated for Kids in 1989 and publisher and later president of People, where she helped the weekly title spin off Time Inc.’s successful offshoots In Style, Real Simple and People en Espanol.
Meanwhile, ASME will induct Martha Stewart into its Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame during the event at New York’s Plaza Hotel. — S.D.S.