Wooden Horse Wednesday Wrap-up

Here’s a brief summary of news for those of you heading out of town early, ahead of the 4th of July holiday weekend:

MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS will publish six times a year in 2012, up from the five issues per year it now produces.  The theme for the additional issue will be ‘The Best of Real Weddings.’  It’s unclear at this time if the issue will become a regular feature each year, or just a one-off edition.

MAXIMUM TECH publisher Future US is reorganizing and consolidating its operations and laying off five staffers.  The company is merging Maximum Tech and three other tech magazines, MAXIMUM PC, MAC|LIFE and WINDOWS: THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE into its gaming group.  Future US president John Marcom says the move is an effort to leverage common platforms and resources.

THEATLANTICCITIES.COM, a website about global cities and neighborhoods produced by Atlantic Media Group, publishers of THE ATLANTIC magazine, is set to launch in September.  The website features the tagline ‘Place Matters,’ and will cover a broad range of topics including jobs, the economy, sustainability, architecture and design, innovative ideas, arts and culture.  This marks the latest expansion of Atlantic Digital.  Richard Florida, rflorida@theatlantic.com, senior editor for The Atlantic is overseeing the new project.

THE WASHINGTONIAN lost online editorial director Sommer Mathis.  She will be joining THEATLANTICCITIES.COM as editor.

HGTV MAGAZINE, scheduled to launch this fall, continued to round out its staff by welcoming Rachel Jacoby, rjacoby@hearst.com, as an associate editor.  Jacoby recently left her post as website managing editor for BRIDAL GUIDE.

THE AMERICAN PROSPECT brought on board Bob Moser as executive editor.  Moser comes to the magazine from THE TEXAS OBSERVER, where he was editor.

BUDGET TRAVEL hired Whitney Tressel, whitney.tressel@budgettravel.com, as associate photo editor for the magazine.  Previously she was a photo coordinator for ESQUIRE.

FOODNETWORK.COM picked up online editor Cameron Curtis, ccurtis@hearst.com.  Curtis had been associate online editor for EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY.

QUALITY magazine, part of a stable of b2b publications produced by BNP Media, named Darryl Seland, selandd@bnpmedia.com, as editor-in-chief and publisher.  Most recently he was EIC for CIRCUITREE, another BNP title.

DOWNTOWN MAGAZINE NYC promoted Matt Scotto, matts@downtownmagazinenyc.com, to associate editor.  Scotto had been a fashion assistant with the publication.

THE WALRUS, a Canadian general interest magazine covering topical issues, named Kyle Wyatt, kyle.wyatt@walrusmagazine.com, as the new managing editor.  He replaces Jared Bland, who recently left his position with The Walrus after three years.

SMART MEETINGS magazine will lose managing editor Talia Salem, talia@smartmeetings.com, when she departs on July 15.  No replacement has been named.

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