Friday News Round-Up for October 28th

Before you get your Halloween on this weekend you can check out the industry news.  Note that magazines listed with an asterisk* are part of our Wooden Horse Database.

HOMEMAKERS*, a Canadian women’s magazine, will cease print at the end of 2011, with the final holiday issue.  Launched in 1966 as HOME DIGEST, it still claimed over 1.4 million readers in this fall’s PMB data.  Homemakers’ French-language counterpart, MADAME, was shuttered in February…

Affinity’s American Magazine Study will begin reporting on a quarterly basis beginning in spring of 2012, up from their twice-yearly schedule.  The company surveys 60,000 readers to measure the reach of print and digital magazines…

HOLMES* magazine will cease print with the December issue.  The Canadian home improvement publication is being dropped by publisher Dauphin Media Group.  An offshoot of contractor and TV personality Mike Holmes, the publication launched in January of 2010, and quickly grew to 10 issues per year with a separate US edition.  The Holmes Group says it will seek another publisher…

Rodale Publishing is restructuring the company into three groups: Healthy Living, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Prevention; Active Living, including Runner’s World, Running Times and Bicycling; and Digital/New Brand Development.  Editor David Zinczenko will serve as group executive and general manager for Healthy Living, and David Willey will serve in the same post for the Active Living group.  A search is on for someone to head the Digital/Brand division…

GAZE, a magazine for Atlantic Canada’s LGBT community, has ceased publication…

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK* hired new associate editor Kristen Hinman, khinman@bloomberg.net, overseeing politics and policy in Washington, DC…

MARTHA STEWART LIVING* bid farewell to editorial director for collecting, Fritz Karch, who was one of the magazine’s original co-founders…

MARTHA STEWART LIVING* let go assistant managing editor Marc Bailes…

MARTHA STEWART LIVING* said goodbye to Shane Powers, deputy editor of home and decorating…

MARTHA STEWART LIVING* no longer has Tony Bielaczyc as deputy editor of gardening…

DETAILS* entertainment editor David Walters, david_walters@condenast.com, announced he would leave the magazine on November 8…

WOMEN’S HEALTH* now has Caitlin Carlson, caitlin.carlson@rodale.com, as an editorial assistant…

GLAMOUR* will welcome new deputy research editor Cheryl Grant, cheryl_grant@condenast.com, on October 31.  She comes to the magazine from FAMILY CIRCLE*, where she served as a research editor since 2007…

COMPLEX* magazine welcomed new senior editor Rob Kenner, rkenner@complex.com…

If you have time, scroll down to check out previous news and blog posts from earlier in the week.  You never know what you might have missed…

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A new Canadian magazine mixes biblical principles with business practices

INTEGRITY, a faith-based business magazine that advocates applying Christian biblical principles in the workplace, launched in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Conceived and produced by several Christian marketplace leaders, the new quarterly includes articles on ethics and values in the workplace, evangelizing and maintaining a higher standard of business conduct, as well as profiles of inspirational people in business.

The magazine’s founders say the magazine’s concept is based on business renewal, and the “seven mountains of culture.”  Integrity is available both in print and digital formats, and has an initial circulation of 10,000.  Hermen Atienza serves as the editor-in-chief.  For editorial information email editorial@integritymagazine.ca.  The website is http://integritymagazine.ca.

Web-to-print: Style.com’s print magazine spin-off targets an e-audience

STYLE.COM/PRINT, the long-awaited print spin-off from Style.com finally hits newsstands next week, and Conde Nast is giving people a peek at the inaugural issue.

The print publication is meant to evoke the website experience.  With editorial content focused on spring fashion from the runway shows, the new glossy largely contains photographic spreads, but is light on copy.  Readers will find collections of Twitter messages and a variety of lists (best-of, most-viewed), a Q & A and a few articles about prominent designers.  The current issue also includes a photo essay featuring the cover’s teen model.

The editor-in-chief is Dirk Standen, dirk_standen@condenast.com.  Visit the magazine website at www.style.com/magazine.

Wednesday News Round-Up for October 26

Despite the snowstorm in Denver and the Christmas decorations in the stores, it’s still October on the calendar.  So here’s the final Wednesday round-up of newsy tidbits for the month.  Remember that all titles with an asterisk* are included in the Wooden Horse Database.

CIO INSIGHT*, BASELINE* and EWEEK* magazines, belonging to Ziff Davis Enterprise, will go all-digital beginning in January 2012.  Baseline and CIO Insight will double frequency to monthly, and eWeek will go biweekly…

WHOLE LIVING* reportedly lost several senior editors on Friday, as Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia  laid off an estimated 40 editorial staffers from its magazines…

NORTHSHORE MAGAZINE, a regional lifestyle  publication in Boston, will increase frequency from six to eight issues per year…

REFRIGERATOR & FROZEN FOOD RETAILER is being renamed PERISHABLES BUYER by BNP Media.  The magazine will feature expanded coverage of produce, bakery and deli items in addition to its existing topics.  Rich Mitchell, mitchellr@bnpmedia.com, still will serve as editor.  Published 10 times per year, Perishables Buyer has a circulation of 10,000.  Find the website at http://www.rffretailer.com…

ELLE* named Amanda Fitzsimmons, afitzsimmons@hearst.com, as the magazine’s fashion news editor…

PREVENTION* picked up assistant online beauty editor Nina Elias, nina.elias@rodale.com…

PEOPLE STYLE WATCH* hired new deputy editor Leigh Belz Ray, leigh_belz@peoplemag.com.  Previously she was features director at TEEN VOGUE*…

DETAILS* bid farewell to articles editor Mike Guy…

COASTAL LIVING* said goodbye to associate features editor Sarah Latta…

COASTAL LIVING* will welcome new associate features editor Marisa Spyker, marisa.spyker@timeinc.com…

GLOBAL FINANACE named Denise Bedell, dbedell@gfmag.com, as the new managing editor…

THEFIX.COM, an online addiction and recovery publication, will have Mike Guy, mike@thefix.com, as editorial director, beginning November 2…

BUSINESS INSURANCE magazine lost long-time senior editor Michael Bradford…

INDUSTRY WEEK welcomed back Patricia Panchak, pat.panchak@industryweek.com, as chief editor and content director.  Panchak previously was editor-in-chief for the magazine, beginning in December of 2000, and also held the posts of managing editor and executive editor…

Hoping you’ll “Like” them: Four new magazines cover social media in business

TWEETING & BUSINESS, FB & BUSINESS (Facebook), THE BIG G & BUSINESS (Google) and LI & BUSINESS (Linked In) are four new social media magazines that debuted in print and digital formats on October 19.  All were created to help businesses and entrepreneurs leverage social media platforms to their advantage, and are distributed exclusively through Office Depot.

Publisher GSG Worldmedia states that the goal is to “find the best content available, wherever it currently resides, and make it easily accessible and usable for business people everywhere.”  Articles focus on effective ways readers can apply social media to market and advance their businesses.  GSG says they want to avoid the typical content about social media, which often covers issues not relevant to their target audience.

The executive editor for each magazine is an expert in their particular social media platform and its use in marketing, rather than a professional journalist.  The Big G & Business is led by marketing consultant Jay Abraham.  Jeffrey Hayzlett, former CMO of Kodak, heads up Tweeting & Business.  Facebook expert Mari Smith oversees FB & Business, and Linkedin guru Nathan Lievman is leading LI & Business.  A number of business executives, marketing authors and notable entrepreneurs have signed on as contributors to the publications.

Through the Office Depot partnership, the free digital magazines were sent to five million business readers.  The titles are available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones, Android tablets, BlackBerry, Kindle and multimedia.  Print subscriptions are offered for $179 per year.  For editorial inquiries email editorial@socialmediamags.com.  Find the magazines at: http://tweetingandbusiness.com/magazine; http://fbandbusiness.com/magazine; http://thebiggandbusiness.com/magazine; http://liandbusiness.com/magazine 

Friday News Round-Up for October 21st

Here is some end-of-week news you might have missed.  If you see an asterisk* next to a magazine title, that means you can find it in our helpful Wooden Horse Database.

PAPER, FILM & FOIL CONVERTER, shuttered in August by Penton, has been acquired by YTC Media, Inc and will be revived online.  While the website and e-newsletters will go back to a routine publishing schedule, there are no plans to resurrect the print magazine.  Yolanda Simonsis, ysimonsis@pffc-online.com, is returning as editor-in-chief.  Find more info at http://pffc-onlin.com…

TOWN & COUNTRY* beauty director Jamie Rosen is now on a leave of absence, and will return in January 2012…

TOWN & COUNTRY* named Fiorella Valdesolo, fvaldesolo@hearst.com, as interim beauty director during Jamie Rosen’s absence…

INC* magazine snagged Lindsay Blakely, lblakely@inc.com, as the new website editor, overseeing technology and innovation beginning October 31…

SMITHSONIAN* magazine appointed Michael Caruso, carusom@si.edu, as the new editor-in-chief, replacing former Editor-in-Chief Carey Winfrey.  Caruso also served as editor-in-chief for LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE, DETAILS, MAXIMUM GOLF and MEN’S JOURNAL…

EVERYDAY FOOD* tapped Sarah Carey, scarey@marthastewart.com, to replace Anna Last as the magazine’s editor-in-chief.  Carey also hosts the Everyday Food TV show and is an editor for MARTHA STEWART LIVING…

OUT* magazine bid farewell to senior editor Jason Lamphier…

OUT* named Adam Rathe, arathe@heremedia.com, as the new senior editor…

INTERVIEW* magazine welcomed Jason Lamphier, jlamphier@brantpub.com, as a senior editor…

BUDGET TRAVEL* Editor-in-Chief Nina Willdorf will be leaving the publication…

GAME INFORMER MAGAZINE* picked up Jim Reilly, jim@gameinformer.com, as news editor…

Living life to the fullest: A new magazine for amputees is set to launch

AMP IT UP!, a magazine for amputees, those involved in their lives and healthcare professionals who work with amputees, will debut in December.

The health and lifestyle publication will offer articles on improving quality of life and preventing secondary complications, with inspirational success stories, strategies for coping with mental and physical challenges, and features covering the latest in prosthetics and medical advances.

Publisher Eureka Custom Media will produce nine issues a year, which will be distributed through subscriptions, trade shows and to relevant facilities and practitioners.  Eureka vice president Rick Bowers, rick@eurekacustommedia.com, will serve as editor-in-chief.  The magazine does not yet have an active website.