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Under Siege Magazine Industry Pauses to Honor Martha Moore

first_imgParsons, who is set to become the chairman of Citigroup, described Time Inc. as an “old boys club” and Ann Moore’s improbable climb up the corporate ladder.“She was relentlessly optimistic,” he said. “Ann is the most complete and effective magazine executive I know.”In a videotaped tribute, Jeffrey Bewkes, Parsons’ successor, quipped that getting a lifetime achievement award “means you’re about to die.”Moore, who accepted the Henry Johnson Fisher award, outlined the 10 reasons she’s optimistic about the industry’s future (no. 1: “We’re not in the newspaper business”), the need for editors (“good, fact-based information is not going away”) and recalled the “good ‘ol days” of three martini lunches—when her office at Time Inc. included a “fully-stocked bar with fifths of every liquor from every advertiser.” As an industry, she said, “we’ve sobered up.”Late last year, Time Inc. laid off as many as 600 employees in a broad restructuring, part of what Moore said Thursday was “getting our house in order.” ‘Yes, Even Some Straight Men’ Today show host Matt Lauer, introducing Stewart’s entry into the Magazine Hall of Fame, joked about Stewart’s past. “I commend [the MPA] for ignoring your persistent steroid use,” Lauer said. (There was no mention of the imClone stock scandal nor Stewart’s subsequent jail term.)Lauer spoke of Martha’s universal appeal among women, men “and, yes, even some straight men.”Of his friendship with Stewart, a frequent guest on the Today show, he added: “The only thing we haven’t done is have sex—and if you would’ve just put down the glue gun that might’ve happened, too.”Stewart recalled her struggle to find a backer to launch Martha Stewart Living—Si Newhouse founded the prototype but ultimately declined—and her decision to buy the magazine back from Time Inc. after an executive confronted her about working from her Westport, Connecticut home, rather than Manhattan. Said Stewart: “I wasn’t good about following the hierarchal chain of command.” NEW YORK—There were no mentions of “layoffs” at the Magazine Lifetime Achievement Awards. Not at Time Inc. or Condé Nast or Reader’s Digest.For any industry besieged by cutbacks, closures and plummeting revenues, the 300 or so executives gathered here at the Plaza Hotel Thursday to honor Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore and Martha Stewart seemed to be taking a break from that harsh reality, and were making a painstaking effort to stay upbeat.SEE RELATED SLIDEHOW: MPA Lifetime Achievement Awards In an unscripted introduction, former Time Warner chairman Dick Parsons, joked about his tenure as CEO as the worst in the company’s history. “We managed to vaporize $200 million in shareholder value,” he said. “Today, that seems like nothing.”last_img read more

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2020 Jeep Gladiator costs 2100 more than a Wrangler

first_imgNext, the Sport S trim starts at $36,745 and adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, power windows, power tailgate, power locking doors, heated mirrors and remote keyless entry. A 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available. With the Max Tow Package, a 4.10 axle ratio and eight-speed automatic transmission, the Sport S achieves the Gladiator’s best-in-class, 7,650-pound tow rating, while the 3.73 axle ratio with the six-speed manual nets the 1,600-pound payload capacity.The Overland trim can be had for $40,395 and boasts side steps and body-colored fenders, 18-inch wheels, dual-zone air conditioning and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In this trim you can trade up to the larger 8.4-inch infotainment screen, with a standard Wi-Fi hotspot. The maximum towing and payload ratings for the Overland are 6,000 and 1,140 pounds, respectively.The top-dog Rubicon starts at $43,545 and adds the more robust Rock-Trac four-wheel-drive system, locking differentials, a disconnecting sway bar, 17-inch wheels wearing 33-inch Falken Wildpeak tires, rock rails and upgraded Fox shocks. For truck utility, the Rubicon is still plenty useful, rated to tow 7,000 pounds and haul 1,200 pounds of payload.Enlarge ImageFinally, a Jeep that hauls. FCA US LLC The Gladiator is only available in a four-door body with a five-foot bed, and every truck comes with four-wheel drive. A similarly equipped Ford Ranger starts at $30,680, while the Toyota Tacoma SR comes in at $31,965 and the Chevrolet Colorado WT sets you back $32,795. The current bargain in the truck world, however, is the Nissan Frontier Crew Cab S for a mere $29,390.Driver’s aids can be added to any trim. The Jeep Active Safety Group includes rear park assist, blind-spot monitoring and LED tail lights, while the Advanced Safety Group adds adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.The 2020 Jeep Gladiator will hit US dealers this spring. Be sure to read our in-depth review for full impressions. The long-awaited 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup finally goes on sale this spring. And if you fancy the truck version of the Wrangler more than the traditional SUV shape, you won’t have to pay a lot more for the privilege.The 2020 Gladiator will start at $33,545, not including $1,495 for destination, Jeep confirmed Friday. That’s for the base Sport model that comes standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and a six-speed manual transmission. A two-speed transfer case, skid plates for the fuel tank and transmission, 17-inch wheels and a 5-inch infotainment screen are also standard. Sport models are rated to tow 6,000 pounds and haul 1,105 pounds of payload. 2 Jeep 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Jeep Wrangler review: First-place performance 2020 Jeep Gladiator is business in front, truck bed in back More From Roadshow Share your voice More about 2020 Jeep Gladiatorcenter_img News • 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition: The order books open today Review • 2020 Jeep Gladiator review: The Wrangler pickup truck that really hauls Jeep Trucks Convertibles 57 Photos Tags Comments 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punchlast_img read more

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