Brands Create Media Outlets Online, Bypassing Magazines

By David Carr: In the not-so-distant past, a luxury brand like Richemont, the Swiss company that owns Piaget, Dunhill and Montblanc, would have killed for even the slightest attention from Jeremy Langmead, the editor of British Esquire. Now, he works for them, building a menswear e-commerce site.

New York Times: Publishing, Without Publishers