Friday News Round-up for August 19

As you take that last bite of summer, we’re here to keep you up-to-speed on the news.  All titles with an *asterisk can be found in the Wooden Horse database.

An $18 million class-action settlement, in a case brought by freelance writers against publishers who reprinted their works online without permission, was voided by the 2nd U.S. Circuit court of Appeals in New York.  The court ruled the settlement was unfair, because it did not adequately compensate authors who had not registered copyrights in their works.  The settlement would have shortchanged 99% of the authors included in the suit.  A revised resolution is pending.

JET* is adding opinion and perspective pieces to the magazine, and plans are in the works for a cover-to-cover redesign in the near future.  According to Johnson Publishing CEO Desiree Rogers, the websites for both Jet and EBONY* also are slated for major redesigns…

CARSON MAGAZINE collapsed internally after two issues.  Named for creative director David Carson, the California-based design publication created much buzz when it launched in April.  Carson reportedly had major differences with Editor-in-Chief Alex Storch and left, leading Storch to rename the magazine UNTITLED.  Regardless of the name, it now faces a dubious future, and leaves behind unpaid contributors and subscribers…

SHAPE*, STAR* and NATIONAL ENQUIRER* publisher, American Media Inc, no longer is looking for buyers.  Disappointed by low offers, the company has taken itself off the market for now…

HIGHWAY STAR, a Canadian trucking magazine, has ceased print and will merge with sister publication TODAY’S TRUCKING.  Publisher Newcom Business Media Inc. owns both titles…

AMERICAN PRINTER, the long-running B2B, has published its last issue and will be shuttered.  Although the magazine’s title changed several times over the years, the trade publication has continuously been in print since 1883…

MOTOR BOATING*, a magazine aimed at recreational motor boaters, ceased publishing…

NYLON* magazine welcomed new beauty editor Lily Nima, nylonlily@gmail.com…

HOMEMAKERS* Canadian women’s magazine lost Editor-in-Chief Kathy Ullyott, who served in the position since 2005…

THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE* brought in Jon Kelly, no email available yet, to run the publication’s front of book, snapping him up from BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK*, where he was an editor…

THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE* snagged Samantha Henig, henig@nytimes.com, as website editor, attracting her from THE NEW YORKER*, where she served as digital news editor…

O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE* welcomed new assistant editor Stephanie Palumbo, spalumbo@hearst.com…

NEW YORK MAGAZINE* lost senior online editor Chris Rovzar, crovzar@vf.com, to VANITY FAIR, where he is the new digital editor…

PARENTS* magazine said goodbye to assistant editor Cheryl Lock.  No replacement has been named…

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY* brought on board editorial assistant Stephan Lee, stephan_lee@ew.com…

BOSTON MAGAZINE* welcomed Courtney Hollands, chollands@boston.com, as senior lifestyle editor…

CQ MONEYLINE will bid farewell to editor Alex Knott, aknott@cq.com, on October 14…

SALON.COM* has a new Washington editor, Jefferson Morley, jmorley@salon.com…

PCMAG.COM* hired Meredith Popolo, meredith_popolo@pcmag.com, as an assistant editor overseeing features…

NEWSWEEK-DAILY BEAST* will welcome Justine Rosenthal, no email yet, as a senior editor…

THE DAILY BEAST named Malcolm Jones,
malcolm.jones@newsweekdailybeast.com, as the new editor…

Editors Update:  Alex Storch, the editor-in-chief of UNTITLED magazine, formerly CARSON, reached out to Wooden Horse on Friday, insisting that the magazine is still viable and will move forward.  He provided no additional details regarding future plans.

Check back during the week for fresh content about new and redesigned magazines.

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