Wednesday News Round-Up for January 4th, 2012

Welcome back from the holiday hiatus, and here’s to a prosperous New Year!  Grab some first-of-the-year news as you dive back into your (hopefully fresh) routine.  All magazines with an asterisk* are part of the Wooden Horse Database.  Cheers, and good luck in the year ahead.

FAMILY FUN MAGAZINE* will be acquired by Meredith from Disney Publishing Worldwide.  Terms are undisclosed, and the sale is expected to close within the next 30 days…

STAR* and SHAPE* publisher American Media Inc is in talks with the Kardashians to publish their planned magazine, which is slated to debut in the spring…

TECHRADAR.COM, an online technology publication in the UK, will debut an American version in early spring…

JUST OUT, an LGBT regional publication in the Pacific Northwest, has ceased print after 28 years…

WHOLE LIVING* welcomed Jocelyn Zuckerman, jzuckerman@wholeliving.com, as the new executive editor…

RUNNER’S WORLD* said goodbye to senior editor Brian Sabin…

WOMEN’S ADVENTURE* magazine is without Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Heaton…

WOMEN’S ADVENTURE* publisher Sue Sheerin, sue@womensadventuremagazine.com, currently is the acting editor-in-chief…

EWEEK* promoted Chris Preimesberger, chris.preimesberger@ziffdavisenterprise.com, to editor-in-chief of features and analysis…

CATHOLIC WORLD REPORT, now an online-oly publication, named Carl E. Olson, carlericolson@mac.com, as the new editor…

LAKE NORMAN MAGAZINE, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, will welcome new editor Sam Boykin, sboykin@charlotteobserver.com, in January 2012…

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