Friday News Round-Up for July 27th

Let the games begin!  And while the Olympic games will dominate the news for the next two weeks, you can still come here for a wee break from sports and some magazine media news.  So read on, and remember that each title with an asterisk* can be found in our trusty Wooden Horse Database.  Check it out at www.woodenhorsepub.com.

NEWSWEEK* Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown, in a memo to nervous staffers this week, denied the print magazine will cease…

SPIN* magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Steve Kandell was dismissed, along with several other staffers, by its new parent company BuzzMedia.  No word yet from BuzzMedia regarding future plans for the recently acquired print publication…

THE WRITER* magazine, in print since 1887, is going “on hiatus” after the October issue, and reportedly is looking for a buyer…

EXPLORE* magazine in Canada has been sold by Cottage Life Media Inc to Vancouver-based OP Publishing…

ESSENCE* ousted fashion director Ellianna Placas.  Placas, who is white, was considered a controversial hire for the African-American magazine back in July of 2010.  Her departure reportedly has nothing to do with race, and is instead due to a rocky working relationship with current Editor-in-Chief Constance White…

MARIE CLAIRE* promoted Sophia Manay Moura, smoura@hearst.com, from senior editor to features editor…

SEVENTEEN* named Maura Kutner, mkutner@hearst.com and @MauraMakes, as web editor…

POPULAR SCIENCE* snagged new articles editor Jennifer Bogo, Jennifer.bogo@bonniercorp.com and @jenbogo.  She comes to the magazine from POPULAR MECHANICS*, where she served as senior editor for science…

DETAILS* brought in new associate editor Kristen Dold, kristen_dold@condenast.com and @KristenDold…

THEFIX.COM, an online magazine covering addition and recovery topics, promoted Mike Guy, mike@thefix.com and @MrMikeGuy, from editorial director to editor-in-chief…

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