Friday News Round-Up for October 5th

We’re about to enter that magical time of year for major league sports enthusiasts, when they can partake in the big trio simultaneously. Baseball, football and basketball overlap  for their viewing pleasure.  Our condolences to those who live with a sports addict.  But at least it gives you solitary time to catch up on some industry news, right?  All titles listed with an asterisk* are included in our helpful Wooden Horse Database.

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL*, VERANDA* and ELLE DÉCOR* publisher Hearst has begun job cuts as the publisher consolidates editorial operations for its design group…

Conde Nast magazine titles are being asked to cut an additional 5% from their 2013 budgets…

PARENTING SCHOOL YEARS* will increase its rate base by 4.5%, up to 575,000, the second jump since 2009…

DIRT SPORTS magazine is being acquired by GrindMedia from Ryan Communications…

OFF ROAD INDUSTRY magazine will be acquired by GrindMedia from Ryan Communications…

ELLE DÉCOR* executive editor Vicky Lowry has been let go, and the executive editor position has been eliminated…

GARDEN & GUN* welcomed new senior editor M.K. Quinlan, mquinlan@gardenandgun.com and @mk_quinlan and @GGBelleDecor…

INTERVIEW* magazine picked up Rachel Small, rsmall@brantpub.com and @rachelsummer, as an editorial assistant…

THE HUFFINGTON POST* promoted Carey Polis, carey.polis@huffingtonpost.com and @careypolis, to food editor…

THIS OLD HOUSE* magazine said goodbye to associate editor Keith Pandolfi. No replacement has been named…

SALON.COM* bid farewell to news editor Ben Crair…

SALON.COM* named Alex Halperin, ahalperin@salon.com and @alexhalperin, as the new news editor…

SALON.COM* welcomed Julian Brookes, jbrookes@salon.com, as politics editor…

SALON.COM* hired Jillian Rayfield, jrayfiield@salon.com and @jillrayfield, as assistant news editor…

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