Next in Media: Vogue's September Issue Revealed; National Geographic Hires Social Media VP

  • The September cover of Vogue has leaked, boasting 584 pages and revealing a gorgeous Charlize Theron in red, "the color" of fall, according to the magazine's coverlines. [ Cut]
  • National Geographic has hired a vice president of social media, Robert Michael Murray, who had developed emerging technology platforms for Georgetown University and was a former tech liaison for several TV series. [Minonline]
  • In a time when magazines are seeing plunging ad sales, 12 titles are emerging this year as the only publications to attract more ad pages in the first half of 2009 than the same period in 2008. The titles include Fitness, OK!, Family Circle, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and Muscle & Fitness. [Newsweek]
  • At the end of the year, MTV may be vacating its well known Times Square studio, which includes the glass studio that housed daily tapings of Total Request Live for several years. Parent company Viacom chose not to renew the studio's lease when Viacom extended the lease on more than 1 million square feet of office space at its 1515 Broadway location. [New York Post]
  • Facebook is rolling out a new on-site search service feature today that will deliver real-time results on certain content, similar in concept to Twitter's real-time search functionality. [Minonline]

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