Friday News Round-Up for June 22nd

Are we there yet?  Anyone with kids has heard that query. But even adults (read: us) begin to get impatient for the destination when we’re talking about vacay.  Yep, even the Horse goes on hiatus.  So after next weekend, you can still find information here on the blog and get our Twitter updates, but we’ll be taking a break from the newsletter.  Anyhoo, snag some news while you’re here.  Remember all titles with an asterisk* can be found in our helpful Wooden Horse Database.

SMART MONEY* will cease its print magazine with the September issue and go all-digital.  As a result, the magazine is eliminating 25 editorial positions, including that of Editor-in-chief Jonathan Dahl.  The digital editorial team will expand from 9 staffers to 15.  Despite a circulation of more than 800,000, the magazine’s year-over-year ad pages fell more than 23% in the first quarter…

DESIGN HUNTING, a spin-off from New York Magazine that debuted with a test issue this past May, will increase its frequency to twice a year in 2013, with issues in March and September…

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED* outlined more plans for upcoming layoffs and will be letting go up to 16 staffers…

THE AMERICAN PROSPECT* magazine has exceeded its fundraising goal, taking in 1.29 million, and will avoid closure…

ELLE* will welcome Leah Melby, lmelby@hearst.com and @lmmshops, as the new fashion editor…

SLATE* promoted Laura V. Anderson, laura.anderson@slate.com and @LV_Anderson, to assistant editor…

ROLLING STONE* laid off website managing editor Evie Nagy on Tuesday…

ROLLING STONE* laid off website associate editor Matthew Perpetua on Tuesday…

ROLLING STONE* says it will further integrate its website and print magazine staffs…

O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE* lost senior accessories editor Tamara Rappa…

MEN’S HEALTH* said goodbye to associate editor Maria Masters.  No replacement has been named…

MARIE CLAIRE* picked up new associate market editor Preetma Singh, psingh@hearst.com…

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS* promoted Steve Reiss, sreiss@crain.com and @stephenreiss, to managing editor…

MICHIGAN AVENUE* magazine named J.P. Anderson, info@michiganavemag.com and @jp_anderson, as editor-in-chief…

ST. LOUIS COMMERCE magazine will cease with the July/August issue, after 94 years in print…

PHAITH magazine, published by the Philadelphia Catholic archdiocese, is ceasing print…

CUSTOMER INTERACTIONS SOLUTIONS magazine will relaunch as CUSTOMER MAGAZINE…

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