Wednesday News Round-Up for July 11th

Okay, people…forget about E-coli at the next cookout!  Apparently there are new horrors…barbeque-loving meat-eaters showing up in hospitals, having consumed metal bristles from bbq grill brushes.  So be safe out there.  In the meantime, check out the latest industry news, and remember that all titles with an asterisk* are part of our oh-so-helpful Wooden Horse Database.

SPIN* has been acquired by BuzzMedia. The company says it will invest more in the magazine’s editorial resources and make some changes in management…

PARENTS* magazine’s website will get a redesign and upgrade.  The changes, according to publisher Meredith, will make the site more user friendly and interactive, as well as offer a new look and feel…

DOGS IN CANADA magazine could return to print in the future.  The Canadian Kennel Club is circulating a request for proposal (RFP) seeking a new publishing partner…

TRAVEL WEEKLY* and MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS* publisher, Northstar Travel Media, has been acquired by the Wicks Group from BV Investment Partners, both private equity groups…

SESSION WEEKLY, the magazine of the Minnesota state legislature, is ceasing print after 29 years.  The focus will shift to online and social media outlets…

SHAPE* welcomed new managing editor Lisa Loverro, lloverro@shape.com…

BON APPETIT* appointed Stacey Rivera, stacey_rivera@condenast.com, as managing editor…

MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS* named Robin Sayers, rsayers@marthastewart.com, as the new executive editor…

EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY* bid farewell to managing editor Luke Braun…

SELF* said goodbye to Sarah Schmidt, who served as assistant to the editor-in-chief…

VANITY FAIR* snapped up Sarah Schmidt, sarah_schmidt@condenast.com, as an editorial assistant…

SELF* appointed Zahra Barnes, zahra_barnes@condenast.com, as assistant to the editor-in-chief…

THE ATLANTIC* is without associate editor Jared Keller…

SLATE* welcomed Laura helmuth, laura.helmuth@slate.com & @laurahelmuth, as the new science & health editor…

US WEEKLY* said goodbye to staff editor Natasha Wolff, who covered books…

BUSINESS INSURANCE magazine hired new managing editor Paul Bomberger, pbomberger@businessinsurance.com & @riskchief…

TODAY’S CHICAGO WOMAN named Carrie Williams, cwilliams@tcwmag.com and @CarrieAWilliams, as managing editor…

CHARISMA Christian magazine hired new associate editor Shawn Akers, shawn.akers@charismamedia.com…

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A new glossy will ‘document’ the latest in fashion and art

DOCUMENT, a new semiannual fashion, art and culture magazine, will debut in New York on September 6.

The first issue, slated to weigh in at 208 pages, will include editorial content and photography from influential contributors, and feature three separate covers.

An initial circulation of 20,000 copies will be distributed to newsstands and bookstores by Distributed Art Publishers.  Publisher and editorial director Nick Vogelson, no email available, is leading the glossy.  There is no active website at this time.

A new regional magazine showcases a picturesque island near Seattle

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, a new regional quarterly, is set to debut with a summer issue.

Featuring articles on the arts, local activities and events, style, health, beauty, entertaining, fashion, gardening and home design, the magazine highlights the best that the Bainbridge Island area has to offer.

The print edition has an initial circulation of 10,000 copies, distributed to every household and business on the island, with additional copies provided to local organizations and businesses.  The editor-in-chief is Erin Cyger, erin@bainbridgeisland.com.  Find the website at www.bainbridgeisland.com.