International horse sports are chronicled in new Canadian magazine

Logo of International Horse Sport magazineHorse Sport International magazine reports on the news, politics and people that shape the international equestrian community.

The editorial strives to feature high-profile interviews, thought-provoking features from the most engaging people, and notable results from the world’s most important competitions.

The Aurora (Greater Toronto,) ON-based title is published 8 times per year by American Horse Publications. The print and digital magazines accept freelance writing and photography submissions. Editor is Pamela Young, HorseSportInternational@gmail.com

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Nikki Finke is back on the Hollywood beat

Nikki Finke logoCelebrity journalist and blogger Nikki Finke left Deadline Hollywood, the gossip blog she founded and built into a powerhouse, after a blow-up with the financial backer.

After being silenced for seven months due to a non-compete clause in her contract, she has launched a new blog under her own name, www.NikkiFinke.com. But if you want to check it out, be aware that her first post includes “…my new website is not for the easily offended or ridiculously naïve…” and “…I don’t give a s–t who comes here or if the site gets traffic or if TPTB ever advertise…”

Since Nikki doesn’t detail her plans it isn’t possible to forecast any opportunities for writers, but her tipline is operating for intrepid PR practitioners.

ForbesLife gets its own living quarters on the Internet

ForbesLife logoForbesLife, the service magazine for the luxury market, is a lifestyle magazine for affluent Forbes readers. However, it has never had its own home on the Internet but has lodged as a poor relative on the Forbes main website at http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife.

But on Sep 2, the magazine will have its own home, ForbesLife.com, and will publish daily features on men’s and women’s fashion, watches and jewelry, automobiles and boats, real estate and luxury homes, fine dining and drinks, arts and culture, as well as life’s other indulgences. “What makes ForbesLife.com so exciting is that it will allow us to broaden our coverage of women’s fashion, jewelry, watches and beauty,” said Editor Michael Solomon, msolomon@forbes.com, @Mister_Solomon.

Also on Sep 2, a native app and a redesigned print magazine will be launched. ForbesLife is included in our media directory, the Wooden Horse Media Database.

Cooking star Paula Deen is re-emerging with Internet video network

Paula Deen logoFood personality Paula Deen, who became embroiled in a highly publicized racial controversy last year and lost all of her endorsements and her Food Network TV show, is planning a come-back, but this time online.

Using her website, www.pauladeen.com, as the portal, Deen will serve up a mix of exclusive, subscriber-based videos taped in front of an audience in a Georgia-based production studio. As with her TV show, Ms. Deen and guests will talk and cook food. ‘The Queen of Southern Cuisine’ will “provide her signature Southern dishes and simple, healthy meals in a fun, unscripted format on a daily basis with all-new recipes, episodes and cooking tools,” the website states.

The effort is offered by Paula Deen Ventures and Deen is the majority owner. It is backed by Phoenix, AZ-based Najafi Cos and with Steven Nanula as CEO.

Production of the videos has reportedly already started for a September launch.

Current subscribers will now receive two diabetes magazines for the price of one

Diabetes Self-Management coverDiabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Cooking will merge after both were acquired by Boston, MA-based publisher Madavor Media earlier this year.

“Diabetes Self-Management’s editorial focus provides practical information, focusing on the day-to-day and long-term aspects of diabetes in a positive and upbeat style. It provides readers with news, facts and advice that help them take an active role in learning to live a happier and healthier life with diabetes,” Group Publisher Susan Fitzgerald said in a statement. “Diabetic Cooking is the first and only magazine whose editorial mission is to provide readers with a selection of nutritious recipes that are easy to prepare and diabetes-friendly with full-color photography.”

Distribution includes the printed magazine, digital editions, and a website. Ingrid Strauch, ingrids@rapaportpublishing.com, is editor. Writer’s Guidelines are available on the website. Richard Boland, rboland@rapaportpublishing.com, is Art Director.

New travel magazine highlights food

Food Traveler magazine coverFood Traveler magazine is packed with information on exquisite food and travel destinations in the United States and abroad.

The bi-annual features places that are accessible to most travelers, and destinations that offer a unique culinary experience. Stories strive to capture the essence of the culinary destination, equip readers with useful information, and allow the readers to follow in the writer’s footsteps.

The title is published by Tampa, FL-based David-Jacobs Publishing Group and is distributed nationally via newsstands, book stores, grocery stores, airports and is available in waiting rooms throughout the US. Joshua Wattam, info@davidJacobspg.com, is the editor and writer’s guidelines are available online.

Newspaper tries a parenting hub

Just Kidding magazine coverJust Kidding is a new quarterly parenting magazine from Chicago Tribune. A second issue (the first came out in November) has been published but is still considered in “soft launch” mode.

It targets those with children from infants to teens – more specifically parents of pre-school and elementary-school-age kids. “Parents are really always struggling for things to do with their families, and looking for good strong local content about how to enjoy their city, how to do it on a budget, and how to make the most of it,” Editor Amy Carr, @amyscarr, said.

It is part of Tribune’s new hub for parenting content, which also includes a branded page each week in the Sunday section, a website and an upcoming series of special events.