Wednesday News Round-up

Here’s a look at industry news from the past week:

TORONTO MAGAZINE and the TORONTO VISITORS GUIDE, Tourism Toronto’s annual publications, will now be produced and operated by Spafax.  The custom publisher has taken over sales editorial and production responsibilities for the magazines…

BUSINESS IN YUMA, the Yuma Sun’s monthly business magazine, is ceasing print after 11 years.  The current July issue is the last.  Business content will now be featured in the newspaper’s monthly business section, beginning on August 7…

NEWSWEEK.COM will disappear on July 19, and traffic will be redirected to the NEWSWEEK channel on DAILYBEAST.COM.  The plan to retire Newsweek.com had been in place since the merger.  All archived magazine content will be retained on Dailybeast.com, and it will be edited and updated daily…

MARTHA’S VINEYARD ARTS & IDEAS, a local magazine for residents and visitors, launched in mid-June.  The publication aims to support the local creative community, and will be published quarterly.  Visit http://mvartsandideas.com…

NEW YORK TENNIS, the official magazine of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/ Eastern-Metro region, debuted this week.  A sister publication to Long Island Tennis magazine, New York Tennis covers the sport with previews, profiles and news, targeting tennis enthusiasts of all ages.  The website is http://www.newyorktennismagazine.com…

GARDEN & GUN will say goodbye to editor-in-chief Sid Evans on August 15. He is heading to TIME INC to serve as editor for the company’s lifestyle division, a group that includes titles like COOKING LIGHT, SOUTHERN LIVING and SUNSET. David DiBenedetto, ddibenedetto@gunandgarden.com, has been chosen to replace him as EIC.  DiBenedetto joined Gun & Garden as executive editor in January of 2008…

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS welcomed Kristen Schorsch, kschorsch@crain.com, as a new health reporter.  She comes to the magazine from the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, where she was a Metro reporter…

MENTAL FLOSS brought in new managing editor Jessanne Collins, jessanne@mentalfloss.com.  Collins previously held the same post with OUT magazine…

ROLLING STONE hired Monica Herrera, monica.herrera@rollingstone.com, as an associate editor.  She comes to the magazine from BILLBOARD.COM, where she served in the same position…

GOOD MAGAZINE picked up Tim Fernholz, tim@goodinc.com, as the new business editor in its Los Angeles bureau.  Before coming to Good, Fernholz was a tax and budget correspondent for the National Journal…

ELLE magazine hired Elyse Moody, no email address yet, as a copy editor…

ARIZONA BUSINESS and SCOTTSDALE LIVING, published by AZ Big Media, welcomed Ruthanne Hogue, ruthanne.hogue@azbigmedia.com, as the new managing editor.  Hogue was news editor for WEST VALLEY VIEW, and associate editor for the ARIZONA DAILY STAR…

PCMAG.COM announced it is promoting Dan Costa, dan_costa@pcmag.com, to editor-in-chief, replacing the departing Lance Ulanoff.  Costa has served as executive editor for the past five years, and has been a technology journalist for 17 years…

TIME promoted Radhika Jones, radhika_jones@timemagazine.com, from assistant managing editor to executive editor.  Jones had been in her previous position since January of 2010, and prior to that served as the magazine’s arts editor…

VOGUE promoted Rickie DeSole, rickie_desole@condenast.com, to senior accessories editor, where she succeeds Filipa Fino who left last month.  Filling DeSole’s previous post as accessories editor will be Leith Speer Barton, leith_speerbarton@condenast.com, moving up from her position as an executive assistant to the editor-in-chief…

REAL SIMPLE named Allegra Miele, allegra.miele@realsimple.com, as a fashion assistant, replacing Allison Chesky who left the magazine…

ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER and POWERGRID INTERNATIONAL magazines promoted Kristen Wright, kristenw@pennwell.com, from associate editor to senior editor.  She joined publisher PennWell in 2003…

MPLS. ST. PAUL MAGAZINE named Heidi Raschke, hraschke@mspmag.com, as managing editor for special projects.  She comes to the magazine from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where she was senior features editor…

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