Friday News Round-Up for September 30th

Here we are at the final day of September, and here is a brief summary of news to complete your month.  As always, magazine titles with an asterisk* can be found in the Wooden Horse database.

CYCLE WORLD* was purchased by Bonnier from Hearst, which had picked up the title as part of the Lagardere acquisition.  The magazine joins Bonnier’s  other special-interest publications…

COLUMBIA GORGE MAGAZINE, a regional lifestyle publication based in Oregon, will cease print with the fall issue.  Offered free as well as online, the magazine has been produced for eight years…

151 magazines launched and only 119 folded in the first nine months of 2011, according to CRAIN’S NEW YORK BUSINESS*.  This represents a slight improvement over the same period last year, when 144 titles debuted and 122 were shuttered…

WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY* said goodbye to market editor Zeke Turner. No replacement has been named…

CANADIAN BUSINESS JOURNAL accepted the resignation of global Editor-in-Chief Sara Kopanees…

CANADIAN BUSINESS JOURNAL tapped Anna Guy, annag@georgemedia.ca, as the new global editor-in-chief, replacing Sara Kopanees…

CREATIVE LOAFING/ATLANTA welcomed Eric Celeste, eric.celeste@creativeloafing.com, as the publication’s new editor-in-chief…

FITNESS* magazine named Marianne Magno, marianne.magno@meredith.com, as associate web editor…

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER* lost managing editor Scott Stuckey, who had served in that position since 2009…

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER* named Norie Quintos, nquintos@ngs.org, as executive editor, and appointed her to take over the duties of former managing editor Scott Stuckey.  Quintos has been with the publication since 1998…

AFAR* magazine promoted Julia Cosgrove, julia@afar.com, from executive editor to editor-in-chief…

AFAR* also promoted Jeremy Saum, jeremy@afar.com, from managing editor to executive editor…

AFAR* magazine hired Serena Renner, serena@afar.com, as assistant editor for the “Stay,” “Wander” and “Experience” sections…

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Wednesday News Round-Up for September 28th

Here’s your midweek news for the final week in September.  The magazines with asterisks* can be found in the Wooden Horse database.

SPORTSNET MAGAZINE, as originally reported this spring, will launch in Canada tomorrow, September 29.  The new print bi-weekly will have an initial circulation of 100,000.  For more information check out the website at www.sportsnet.ca

TIME* tapped Jim Frederick, jim_frederick@timeinc.com, as international editor for the Asia, South Pacific & Europe editions.  Prior to his new post, Frederick was executive editor for the magazine…

BETTER HOMES & GARDENS* lost senior food editor Heather Morgan Shott…

PARENTS* magazine snagged Heather Morgan Shott, heather.shott@meredith.com, as senior pregnancy editor…

FOOD SERVICE & HOSPITALITY and HOTELIER magazines in Canada hired assistant editor Jackie Sloat-Spencer, jsloat-spencer@kostuchmedia.com…

FOOD & WINE* magazine promoted Kristin Donnelly, Kristin.c.donnelly@aexp.com, to senior editor.  Previously she was associate food editor…

WOMEN’S HEALTH* said goodbye to associate editor Loren Chidoni…

WOMEN’S HEALTH* promoted Kristen Dold, kristen.dold@rodale.com, from editorial assistant to associate editor, replacing Loren Childoni…

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK* welcomed Julian Sancton, jsancton@bloomberg.net, as editor of the Etc. section, which covers the workplace…

GOVERNING* promoted Tina Trenkner, trenkner@governing.com, to website deputy editor…

BARRON’S* promoted Fleming Meeks, fleming.meeks@barrons.com, to executive editor…

BARRON’S* named Leslie Norton, leslie.norton@barrons.com, as editor and writer of the Q&A section…

BARRON’S*appointed Beverly Goodman, bevgoodman@gmail.com, as mutual funds editor…

THIS MAGAZINE will bid farewell to editor Graham F. Scott at the end of 2011, after three years with the publication…

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When is a launch not a launch? When HGTV Magazine releases a “test issue”

HGTV MAGAZINE will hit newsstands with a test issue on October 4.  Just don’t call it a launch, a term Hearst is declining to use for the inaugural release.

The content emphasizes practical, down-to-earth tips for home and lifestyle, rather than elaborate décor and ideas that are expensive to implement.  Articles like “Fun, Fast Makeovers,” “Bright, Cheerful Kitchens” and strategies for dealing with difficult neighbors are featured in the premier issue.  Regular sections include “Mission Makeover,” “Kitchen Chronicles” and “Real Estate Spy.”

Hearst will release a second issue of the long-anticipated glossy on January 17, and at this point has committed to only two issues.  This marks the first new magazine since 2008 to come from one of the top three US publishing companies.  Like Hearst titles O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE and FOOD NETWORK MAGAZINE, this one is produced in partnership with a successful TV show.

Sara Peterson, speterson@hearst.com, is editor-in-chief for the new publication.  Visit www.hgtv.com for more information.

Food for thought: A new trade magazine for Canada’s grocery biz rolls out

GROCERY BUSINESS, a new magazine covering the Canadian grocery industry, launched with a September issue.

The bimonthly publication targets grocery retailers and marketers, and features articles on new products, successful strategies for marketing, international trends and more.  Editorial content will highlight successes in food retailing, and include grocery businesses throughout Canada, “from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island.”

Karen James, karenjames@grocerybusiness.ca, is the editor-in-chief.  Find the website at www.grocerybusiness.ca.

A new bimonthly will focus on historic American art

AMERICAN FINE ART magazine, focused on the market for historic American art, will be unveiled this fall, with coverage extending throughout the US.

Features will include previews of upcoming gallery and museum exhibits, historic American art auctions, photo essays highlighting the homes of top collectors, interviews with art market insiders and more.  Editor Joshua Rose says the magazine will strive, “to provide collectors with the information they need to acquire works for their collections”

Produced bimonthly, American Fine Art joins sister publications AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR and WESTERN ART COLLECTOR.  The inaugural issue will be available at a variety of fine art shows, auctions and other venues.  For editorial information, email editor@americanfineartmagazine.com.  The website is www.americanfineartmagazine.com.

A new trade publication for insurance pros will debut in 2012

CLAIMS JOURNAL magazine, a new quarterly for claims professionals in the property and casualty insurance industry, will launch in the first quarter of 2012.

A spin-off from the CLAIMSJOURNAL.COM website, the new publication will provide news and analysis on claims related topics.  Regular features include the latest on fraud research and investigations, coverage analysis for claims personnel, management advice, trends and statistics.

Wells Publishing Inc will produce the magazine, which is set to reach 20,000 readers, using a staff of writers, as well as contributions from industry experts.  The editor-in-chief is Andrea Ortega-Wells, who also holds that title for sister publication INSURANCE JOURNAL. She can be contacted at awells@insurancejournal.com.

Friday News Round-Up of September 24

Here is an end-of-week recap ahead of the final weekend in September.  Magazine’s with an asterisk* next to the title are included in our helpful Wooden Horse database.

GLAMOUR* snagged new beauty editor Elaine Welteroth, elaine_welteroth@condenast.com, who most recently was beauty and fashion editor for EBONY*…

ESSENCE* said goodbye to beauty assistant Jacqueline Yates.  No replacement has been named…

TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS* hired new associate website editor Rachel Brodsky, rachel.brodsky@timeoutny.com, replacing Mary Squillance, who left…

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT* promoted Ben Baden, bbaden@usnews.com, to career editor.  Baden had been a reporter covering investing and finance for the magazine’s website…

PARENTING* now has new assistant managing editor Corinne Schuler, corinne.schuler@bonniercorp.com…

FINE COOKING* promoted Jennifer Armentrout, jarmentrout@tounton.com, to editor for the publication.  She has been with the magazine for five years and previously was a senior editor…

GOVERNING* magazine brought in Kathy Gambrell, kgambrell@governing.com, as the new online editor…

GOVERNING* also hired Mike Maciag, mmaciag@governing.com, as data editor…

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR brought in new senior editor Jay Akasie, jakasie@iimagazine.com…

NATIONAL REAL ESTATE INVESTOR magazine welcomed new managing editor Susan Piperato, susan.piperato@penton.com…

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