Friday News Round-Up for June 15th

The Flying Wallendas still live!  Nik Wallenda rope-walked over Niagra Falls today, a 1,500-foot excursion that the 33-year-old said he hoped would be “peaceful and relaxing.”  Consider yourself inspired.  Now for something safe, read up on the latest magazine industry news. When you see an asterisk* next to a title, that means you’ll find it in the Wooden Horse Database.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED* reportedly is cutting editorial staff through buyouts and possible layoffs.  The Time Inc title has asked reporters and editors to volunteer for buyout packages by June 21.  Some of the measures could extend to the magazine’s kids’ editions, as well as sister properties like GOLF magazine and GOLF.COM…

NFL MAGAZINE and parent company NFL Enterprises LLC are finally issuing refunds to subscribers of the short-lived publication…

CHRISTIAN MARKETPLACE trade magazine will cease publication with the September issue.  The publication has been provided for free and funded entirely by ads…

AVENUE MAGAZINE* will welcome Daisy Prince, dprince@manhattanmedia.com, as the new editor-in-chief on June 26…

HAUTE LIVING* magazine named Renee Lucas, rlucas@hauteliving.com and @renevlucas, as managing editor for the website…

THE ATLANTIC* will say goodbye to business and economics editor Megan McArdle, meganmcardell@theatlantic.com, at the end of August…

MORE* associate editor Rebecca Adler Warren will not be returning at the end of her extended leave…

PREVENTION* lost associate editor Molly Raisch.  No replacement has been named…

POPULAR MECHANICS* named Rachel Arndt, rarndt.hearst.com and @explainedbacon, as an assistant editor…

XOJANE.COM bid farewell to beauty and health editor Cat Marnell…

PARENTING* and PARENTING SCHOOL YEARS* are without editorial assistant Stephanie Eckelkamp, who left recently.  No replacement has been named…

LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL* tapped Spencer Beck, spencer.beck@nichemediallc.com, as editor-in-chief…

PLUMBING ENGINEER magazine hired Jim Schneider, editor@plumbingengineer.com, as the new editorial director…

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