Friday News Round-up for August 12, 2011

In case you were watching the turbulent stock market instead of the rocky magazine industry, here is a wrap-up of news from the past week:

TOWN & COUNTRY is adding something old and something new beginning with the September issue.  The magazine has gone back to the 1930s logo, will offer longer articles and announced it now will include notable same-sex marriages…

FLEX magazine will relocate in October, moving from its current home in California to American Media Inc headquarters at 4 New York Plaza.  The move will put all of AMI Men’s Enthusiast Group titles in the same location.  The group includes MEN’S FITNESS and MUSCLE & FITNESS…

HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE, the Toronto-based bi-monthly, ceased publication after 35 years.  The magazine’s staff and Editor-in-Chief Tom Cruickshank received termination notices from Malcolm Publishing Inc on July 25…

HIGH GLOSS, a digital style magazine featuring shopping, décor and fashion, ceased publication after three issues…

HEMISPHERES promoted Joe Keohane, joe.keohane@ink-publishing.com, from executive editor to editor-in-chief…

VOGUE lost associate fashion editor Sophie Pera, and no replacement has been named…

TOWN & COUNTRY picked up Sophie Pera, spera@hearst.com, as the new fashion market editor.  Also joining the magazine is Kevin Conley, kconley@hearst.com, as arts editor.  T&C lost deputy editor Michael Callahan…

VANITY FAIR hired Healther Shimokawa, healther_shimokawa@vf.com, as senior market editor…

GQ fashion editor Lisa Cohen departed the magazine on August 9, after 28 years there…

US WEEKLY promoted Lisa Broock, lisa.broock@usweekly.com, to managing editor.  Previously she was a senior editor…

WOMEN’S HEALTH lost managing editor Scott White, who had been with the magazine for two years…

WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY named Alexandra Steigrad, Alexandra_steigrad@condenast.com, as the new accessories news editor.  She has been with the magazine since 2008…

NATIONAL JOURNAL will welcome Margot Sanger-Katz, no email yet, on September 6 as a healthcare correspondent…

NEW YORK MAGAZINE hired Joe Coscarelli, joseph.coscarelli@gmail.com, as an assistant editor…

FORBES tapped Randall Lane, rlane@forbes.com, to be the new editor. Lane previously worked there from 1991-97…

JUSTLUXE online luxury lifestyle publication picked up Eric Meyers, no email available, as an editorial assistant…

MODERN HEALTHCARE magazine in Chicago welcomed Shok Selvam, aselvam@modernhealthcare.com, as a reporter…

BANK SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY lost associate editor Matt Gunn, who covered IT buyers in the banking industry…

SOUTHERN BOATING and MARINE BUSINESS JOURNAL named L.J. Wallace, lj@southernboating.com, as executive editor for both magazines…

FOOTWEAR NEWS promoted Katie Abel, Katie_abel@condenast.com, to global news director…

BRIDAL GUIDE named Mary Clarke, mclarke@bridalguide.com, as the new executive editor…

LUCKY snagged Amy Elliott, amy_elliott@condenast.com, as the new senior editor for special sections…

TRAVEL+LEISURE welcomed new associate editor Brooke Porter, brooke.e.porter@aexp.com…

FORTUNE announced it will keep acting managing editor Megan Barnett, megan_barnett@fortune.com, in that position permanently…

O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE promoted Abbe Wright, abbewright@hearst.com, to assistant editor for books…

And if you have the time, scroll down to see this week’s new titles.  Check back throughout the week for fresh additions.

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