Friday News Round-Up for January 20th

Check in with the latest news before you start your weekend.  All titles with an asterisk* are part of the Wooden Horse Database.  Find out more at www.woodenhorsepub.com.

Reuters has serious plans to produce a print magazine focused on global economic and political issues, and recently published a special 64-page issue for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Assembled in two months, 5,000 copies of the test edition were distributed in Davos, and another 6,000 went to clients…

THE HUFFINGTON POST* welcomed Meredith Melnick, meredith.melnick@huffingtonpost.com, as editor for fitness and nutrition…

OUT FRONT COLORADO, a regional LGBT magazine in print since 1976, has been sold to Tarnsformation Communication Group for an undisclosed sum.  The first issue under new ownership will debut February 1…

ELLE* promoted Nick Axelrod, naxelrod@hearst.com, to senior fashion news editor…

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK* named Matthew Philips, mphilips3@bloomberg.net,  as associate editor for the news section…

COSMOPOLITAN* said goodbye to fashion and beauty editor Dawn Davis…

NEWSWEEK*/DAILY BEAST lost senior editor and Pulitzer prize-winning war correspondent Matt McAllester after just three months…

ROLLING STONE* bid farewell to senior editor Doree Shafrir…

For those of you who enjoy celebrity media, sad news; there will be no Kardashian magazine.  Talks between American Media Inc and the Kardashian family fell through, reportedly due to disagreements over editorial control…

CAPITOL WEEKLY, a regional trade magazine covering California state government and politics, ceased its print edition and now is an online-only publication, found at http://www.capitolweekly.net…

TODAY’S PARENT* appointed Karen Robock, karen.robock@rci.rogers.com, as the new managing editor…

SMARTMONEY magazine promoted Alice Hagge, alice.hagge@smartmoney.com, from copy chief to assistant managing editor….

SMARTMONEY magazine promoted Kristen Bellstrom, kristen.bellstrom@smartmoney.com, to senior editor…

THE ANN, a regional magazine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, hired Taryn Scalise, no email available, for the new position of fashion editor, hoping to expand the publication’s editorial scope…

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