Wednesday News Round-Up for November 30th

We’ve been through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, and now the staff at the Horse is back to the news.  Hopefully you made it this far without being tazered or pepper-sprayed by fellow shoppers.  So grab some nog and catch up with the latest.  As you know by now, all titles with an asterisk* are part of our Wooden Horse Database.

GAMEPRO* gaming magazine and website will be shuttered December 5, after 22 years in print.  The publication reduced frequency earlier this year, switching to a quarterly schedule, but ultimately the decision was made to integrate operations with PCWORLD.COM…

PREGNANCY MAGAZINE will transition from a print publication to digital-only, with apps for iPad, Android and Kindle.  Visit http://www.pregnancymagazine.com for additional info…

IN TOUCH* and LIFE & STYLE WEEKLY* magazines will both reduce rate bases by 19% and 11%, respectively.  Bauer Publishing reports that retail sales are down by 17% over the past 18 months…

SAIL* magazine is relaunching its website this week, with an emphasis on video content and new features.  Visitors will find content from the magazine, web-only materials, service directories, events calendars and boat marketplaces.  Find the site at http://www.sailmagazine.com…

GET MARRIED MAGAZINE will cease operations on December 16, along with parent company Get Married Media…

TRUNK travel and lifestyle magazine will increase its frequency and reach, publishing biannually, and expanding from six countries to 20…

MARIN MAGAZINE* has been acquired by Open Sky Media.  Co-founders Nikki and Tim Wood will stay on at Marin.  Open Sky formed in March of this year, and plans to have a portfolio of 10 to 12 titles under its umbrella.  Currently the company owns AUSTIN MONTHLY, AUSTIN MONTHLY HOME, SAN ANTONIO MAGAZINE* and SLICE, an Oklahoma City publication…

CATHOLIC DIGEST* magazine will debut a redesign with the March 2012 issue.  Readers will notice a larger size, an updated look and a more contemporary focus…

FAITH & FAMILY, a family-oriented Catholic publication, will cease print due to overlap of content with the redesigned Catholic Digest.  The Faith & Family Live online community will continue…

BON APPETIT* picked up new assistant editor Matt Duckor, matt_duckor@condenast.com…

THE NEW YORKER* will welcome Alex Koppelman, alex_koppelman@newyorker.com, as the new online associate news editor.  He comes to the magazine from ADWEEK*, where he was news editor…

BRIDES* named Keija Minor, keija_minor@condenast.com, as the new executive editor, succeeding deputy editor Sally Kilbridge…

BRIDES* tapped Lisa Harman Gooder, lisa_gooder@condenast.com, for the newly-created position of digital content director…

BRIDES* will have Denise Penny, denise_penny@condenast.com, as a senior editor…

MEN’S HEALTH* promoted Amy Rushlow, amy.rushlow@rodale.com…

REAL SIMPLE* said goodbye to assistant fashion editor Elinor Smith…

TWIST* bid farewell to associate editor Emily Lawrence…

THIS, a topical Canadian magazine, appointed Lauren McKeon, editor@thismagazine.ca, as editor…

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