Wednesday News Round-Up for August 29th

Need a diversion from politicking and conventions?  You’ve come to the right place!  Nothing around here but magazine media news.  All magazine titles sporting an asterisk* are included in our helpful Wooden Horse Database.

ADVERTISING AGE* will introduce a redesign and repositioning on September 10.  In print since 1930, the weekly publication will focus on analysis rather than breaking news, reduce the trim size to 10 X 13” and end the practice of jumping articles from the magazine’s front to the back.  The new format also includes a renamed editorial and op-ed section, now called ‘Opinion,’ which will be moved from to the back-of-book…

BACKSTAGE will unveil a redesign for the print magazine on Thursday, August 30.  The website also has been redesigned.  Changes for the 52-year-old publication include upgraded glossy paper stock, decreasing the trim size from 11.5 X 15” to 9 X 10.875” and greater integration between the website and magazine…

THE WRITER* will not go on hiatus after the October issue, as previously announced last month.  Instead, the magazine will be purchased by Boston-based Madavor Media from current owner Kalmbach Publishing, and there should be no interruption for the print edition…

BIRDWATCHING* magazine will be acquired by Madavor Media…

BLOOMBERG INSIDER, a special edition glossy magazine showcasing Bloomberg brands and resources, will be in print during the two political conventions.  The new publication features exclusive stories by staffers from BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK*, Bloomberg View, Bloomberg LP, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg BNA.  More than 10,000 copies will be distributed for free at both conventions.  Visit http://go.bloomberg.com/special-reports/report/bloomberg-insider for more information…

T: THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE will say goodbye to Editor-in-Chief Sally Singer at the end of August.  No replacement has been chosen…

US WEEKLY* named Alisandra Puliti, alisandra.puliti@usmagazine.com, as the new deputy news director…

PC GAMER* snagged new associate editor Omri Petitte, omri@pcgamer.com and @omripetitte…

PEOPLE EN ESPANOL welcomed new fashion and beauty editor Daniella Lopez, daniella_lopez@peoplemag.com…

AIR POLLUTION CONTROL named Jan Brenny, jbrenny@cscpub.com, as the publication’s new editor…

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