Friday News Round-Up for October 14th

The weekend is here, but before you rake the leaves or buy a pumpkin, take a moment to catch up on the news.  Publications with an asterisk* are included in the always helpful Wooden Horse Database.

THE SCIENTIST magazine was saved from extinction, after announcing last week that it would cease print.  LabX Media is acquiring the publication, and the transaction should be complete by the end of October…

WHERE ALASKA & YUKON was sold by St. Joseph Communications to US franchise-holder Morris Visitor Publications, LLC. MVP already owns a large stable of Alaska-based magazines…

CATHOLIC WORLD REPORT and HOMELITIC & PASTORAL REVIEW both will switch to online-only publications as of January 2012.  San Francisco publisher Ignatius Press said it had been subsidizing the national print magazines at a cost of $200,000 a year, and needed to make a change…

DETAILS* lost online editor Paul Katz.  No replacement has been named.  In the interim, contact Jennifer Hirshlag, jennifer_hirshlag@condenast.com…

BRIDES* welcomed Stephanie Davila, stephanie_davila@condenast.com, as the new fashion editor…

BRIDES* said goodbye to senior associate editor Lauren Matthews…

FAMILY CIRCLE* hired new health director Lynya Floyd, lynya.floyd@meredith.com.  She comes to the magazine from ESSENCE*, where she was senior editor for health and relationships…

LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL* lost associate editor for travel, Jennifer Castoro…

LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL* assistant editor Sonia Harmon, sonia.harmon@meredith.com, has now taken over travel coverage for the magazine…

MAXIM* said goodbye to associate editor Jesse Brunkman…

NEW YORK MAGAZINE* picked up Jenny Kang, jenny_kang@newyorkmag.com, as the new fashion editor…

FIRST FOR WOMEN* promoted Cassandra Zink, czink@bauerpublishing.com, to assitant editor…

DWELL* bid farewell to editor Miyoko Ohtake…

DWELL* lost associate editor Jordan Kushins, after three years with the magazine…

INTERVIEW magazine named Meghan Daily, mdaily@brantpub.com, as deputy editor…

WEIGHT WATCHERS* promoted Michele Shapiro, michele.shapiro@weightwatchers.com, to executive editor…

ORGANIC SPA* magazine brought in new Editor-in-Chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence, robynl@organicspamagazine.com…

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