Friday News Round-Up for September 14th

This week McDonald’s announced it would begin posting calorie contents, and would begin offering healthier options like egg white McMuffins.  Great idea, but in spite of knowing what’s really in them, we’re still jonesing for some crispy deep-fried hash browns.  Before you indulge in some comfort food this weekend, check out the news.  All titles with an asterisk* can be found in our Wooden Horse Database.

READER’S DIGEST* is increasing its frequency from 10 times per year to a monthly schedule.  The magazine attributes the change to demand from subscribers…

WSJ. MAGAZINE* will up its frequency to 11 issues per year in 2013, and to 12 issue a year in 2014…

THE WALRUS* Canadian magazine debuted a website redesign and a new web address; http://thewalrus.ca

PennWell has acquired Elsevier’s public safety magazine group, which includes trade publications THE JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, FIRE RESCUE and LAW OFFICER, along with their associated websites and other related properties…

NEW YORK FAMILY* and AVENUE* publisher, Manhattan Media, is up for sale…

URBANITE, a regional magazine covering urban affairs in Baltimore, will shutter at the end of September, and the current issue will be the last.  The magazine reportedly has been struggling since 2008, when it lost a key investor and advertiser…

O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE* hired Jihan Thompson, jthompson@hearst.com and @jihanthompson, as the new health editor…

SPORTS ILUSTRATED* currently is using guest editors to audition for the managing editor post at the magazine…

THE DEAL announced on Thursday that executive editor Yvette Kantrow will leave the magazine, after 13 years in her post…

PC WORLD* named Jon Phillips, jphillips@pcworld.com and @jonphillipssf, as the publication’s editor…

PC WORLD* bid farewell to editor and columnist Edward Albro…

MODERN HEALTHCARE* no longer has managing editor Neil McLaughlin.  No replacement has been named at this time…

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