Friday News Round-Up for July 13th

Hope you made it through Friday the 13th unscathed.  We here at the Horse encountered no black cats, broken mirrors or other forms of bad omens.  So fill up with some news while you’re parked here.  In spite of July being a vacation month, there have been a number of beginnings, ending and upheavals.  All magazine titles with an asterisk* can be found in our Wooden Horse Database.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED* reportedly began staff layoffs this past week.  The magazine last month asked for volunteers to leave and take severance in an effort to avoid layoffs, but only three employees stepped forward.  Up to 16 positions may be cut…

A federal judge has granted class-action status to former interns, who are suing the Hearst Corporation for alleged labor law violations at 19 of the company’s magazines…

Conde Nast is integrating print and digital, and as a result is letting go 12 people in corporate management…

ASPEN* magazine canceled the next two issues and vacated its offices, amid conflicting reports about the magazine’s future…

NORTHERN INDIANA LAKES MAGAZINE* ceased with the June issue, and owner Starboard Publishing LLC closed on July 10.  The company says it will return unfulfilled subscriptions fees…

LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL* named Kathleen Krems, kathleen.krems@meredith.com and @KathleenKrems, as managing editor…

FLARE* Canadian magazine said goodbye to Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant…

FLARE* magazine appointed Miranda Purves, mireanda.purves@flare.rogers.com, as the new editor-in-chief…

ROAD & TRACK* named sam Smith, ssmith@hearst.com and @ThatSamSmith, as the new executive editor…

ROAD & TRACK* brought in new senior editor John Krewson, jkrewson@hearst.com…

SHAPE* promoted Amy Schlinger, aschlinger@shape.com and @aschlinger, to assistant editor…

PEOPLE* magazine lost staff editor Joanne Fowler…

HELLO!* magazine in Canada said goodbye to executive editor Tracey McKinley, who left Rogers Publishing after 21 years…

TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING* named Chris Wellhousen, chris.wellhousen@transworld.net and @ChrisWellhousen, as photo editor…

TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING* now has John Poulin, john.poulin@transworld.net, as an associate editor…

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