The Wooden Horse News Roundup

COOKING LIGHT has a new look for its September issue.  Besides the new design, it has several new sections, including Nutrition Made Easy; Taste Test; Stress Free; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner In..; Easy as 1-2-3; The Enlightened Cook; and The Editor’s Dozen.  Another noticeable change for readers is the recipe index, which has been moved to front-of-book…

LOUISIANA COOKIN’ has a new editor-in-chief, Jyl Benson.  She replaces Shannon Cothran, who is moving to Boston.  Benson “is an accomplished home cook,” a former journalist who covered the southeastern United States for both New York Times and TIME magazine, and a cookbook author…

SHOWBOATS INTERNATIONAL has been acquired by London-based Boat International Media (BOAT INTERNATIONAL RUSSIA, DOCKWALK) from CurtCo Media.  It will be merged with the company’s own BOAT INTERNATIONAL USA with the latter’s Rebecca Cahilly becoming editor of the combined title immediately.  No terms of the deal were disclosed…

CORPORATE COUNSEL, the magazine for corporate and nonprofit general counsel and in-house attorneys from ALM, has launched a new website at http://www.corpcounsel.com. The site provides daily breaking news coverage of the in-house counsel world…

Cygnus Business Media (FIREHOUSE, MODERN JEWELER, FEED & GRAIN) has had its pre-packaged plan of reorganization approved by a US bankruptcy court in Delaware.  It expects to emerge from Chapter 11 protection within the next two weeks.  This would result in reducing the company’s debt from $180 million to $60 million…

PARANOIA , the magazine of “political commentary, interviews, paranormal and UFO articles, and fringe ideas,” will not be published as a magazine any more, but as a book, titles Paranoia, the Conspiracy Reader…

LOULOU, the Canadian shopping magazine, is turning five and is celebrating on September 23 by offering its readers shopping discounts, giveaways and makeovers.  In these five years, the magazine has seen a 45% circulation increase in its English edition and 21% in the French, reaching more than one million readers with each issue…

CFO magazine is for sale, per foliomag.com, and owner The Economist Group has been in negotiations with a number of potential buyers, possibly since January.  CFO ASIA, CFO CHINA and CFO EUROPE have all been closed down…

CREATIVITY, the magazine about creative work in the advertising industry, will be “integrated” into sister publication, ADVERTISING AGE*.  The magazine’s website will, however, remain as is…

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT is going bimonthly for the rest of 2009 and quarterly in 2010.  The magazine’s managing editor, Bill Mickey, writes on the website: “Beginning next year, we will add deeper ongoing coverage of audience development issues and strategies to the pages of FOLIO: magazine every month.”…

EDIBLE QUEENS, http://www.ediblecommunities.com/queens, is the newest edition in the Edible Communities Publications network of local magazines…

Emmis Communications Corporation (TEXAS MONTHLY*, ATLANTA*, LOS ANGELES*) has received notification from the Nasdaq Stock Market that the company’s stock had closed below the minimum $1.00 per share bid requirement for 30 consecutive business days.  The company has until March 15, 2010, to regain compliance…

TOOLING & PRODUCTION and MODERN APPLICATIONS NEWS have ceased publication…

Variety.com will become by subscription-only by early 2010…

CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP and OUTDOOR CANADA have been purchased by Toronto-based Quarto Communications (COTTAGE LIFE*, EXPLORE*) from Transcontinental.  Most of the staff will transfer…

Morris Publishing (COASTAL ANTIQUES AND ART, SAVANNAH, AUGUSTA) keeps pushing out its loan payments of almost $10 million, originally due February 1 and August 3, 2009.  They now have until September 25…

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER has no plans to go online-only, per Nielsen spokesperson…

UTILITY AUTOMATION & ENGINEERING T&D has changed name to POWERGRID INTERNATIONAL and will also increase its international content.  The change was effective with the magazine’s September issue….

CONTRACTORS magazine has shut down.  It was launched in 2000 and was published by Baum Publications and closed its doors after publishing the August issue.  It focused on the needs of building contractors…

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