Wednesday News Round-Up for August 8th

So NASA now has a skateboard-like rover on Mars (amazing), and the “C” word, colonization, is being thrown around by scientists.  It seems the planet has minerals galore, and maybe water. Sure, but do they have magazines there?  Speaking of which, check out the latest news bits during these dog days of summer.  Titles listed with an asterisk* can be found in the Wooden Horse Database.

VOGUE*, COSMOPOLITAN* and O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE* are among glossies with plummeting newsstand sales in the first half of 2012, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations report.  ELLE* sales dropped more than 20%…

SOAP OPERA DIGEST* has been acquired by American Media Inc from Source Interlink. No terms have been disclosed…

GULFSHORE LIFE*, SARASOTA MAGAZINE and their sister publications were sold by publisher Gulfshore Media to Open Sky Media…

HEEB*, a hip contemporary magazine targeting Jewish readers, will shutter the print edition but continue the magazine’s website…

BON APPETIT* will bid farewell to online editor Emily Fleischaker, who has been with the magazine since 2006…

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK* will welcome Doug Cantor, no email yet, as the new tech editor…

FAST COMPANY* brought in new assistant editor Jillian Goodman, jgoodman@fastcompany.com and @goodjillian…

THE HUFFINGTON POST* said goodbye to Cristina Costantini, associate editor for the Latino Voices section…

BC BUSINESS magazine will welcome new Editor-in-Chief Tim Gierassimczak, tgierasimczak@canadawide.com…

VINTAGE AIRPLANE magazine Editor-in-Chief Henry Frautschy will retire after two decades in his post…

VINTAGE AIRPLANE magazine named Jim Busha, vintage@eaa.org, as the new editor-in-chief starting September 1…

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