At home with affluence: A new luxe shelter supplement is set to make an entrance

DEPARTURES HOME + DESIGN, a new shelter supplement, will debut with the May/June issue of DEPARTURES* magazine.

The new glossy is “dedicated to the celebration of material comforts and the art of living.”  Editorial content will cover architecture, design, home furnishings, artwork and entertaining.

Editor-in-Chief Richard Story, richard.story@aexp.com and @MrDepartures, says the offshoot was “created for readers who are the ultimate luxury design enthusiasts.” With a closed circulation of 500,000, the publication will be polybagged alongside Departures, and distributed to American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders in targeted cities.

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Wednesday News Round-Up for October 24th

Were you among the breathless Apple fans anxiously awaiting the iPad mini’s debut yesterday?  Some were underwhelmed, in part because of cost.  While the size is indeed mini (weighing in at just .68 pounds), the price is not ($329).  It’s just $70 less than a full-size iPad, quite a bit higher than Kindle Fire.  Whatever device you’re reading this on, remember that all titles listed with an asterisk* here are included in the Wooden Horse Database.

NEWSWEEK* will actively push current subscribers to make a switch to the digital format ahead of closing the print magazine…

NEWSWEEK* reportedly is negotiating with Time Inc, which wants to buy Newsweek’s print subscriber list.  Time Inc purchased a subscriber list from US NEWS & WORLD REPORT* when its print product was shuttered…

HEALTHY COOKING magazine will shut down, and publisher Reader’s Digest Association will fold the title into TASTE OF HOME*.  Healthy Cooking’s 516,000 subscribers will be transferred to Taste of Home, and Taste of Home’s ‘Healthy Choices’ section will double in size…

TIME* debuted a website redesign, using “responsive design,” which adjusts for all media platforms, and is easier to navigate.  Visitors also will find a less cluttered layout with less red…

Publishers Rodale, Hearst and Time Inc are in talks with TV celeb Dr. Mehmet Oz to develop an eponymous health magazine…

WIRED* magazine announced it will increase its rate base for the eleventh consecutive year, hiking it to 825,000…

THE ADVOCATE*, the nation’s longest-running LGBT magazine, says rumors of its demise are completely false.  Erroneous reports claimed the publication would end at the end of 2012…

AMERICAN ARTIST* announced on October 17 that it has ceased publication after 75 years, and an estimated 45 employees will be laid off.  The magazine is published by Interweave, which was purchased by F + W Media in late July…

YOGA JOURNAL* will raise its rate base for 2013, from 350,000 to 375,000…

VEGETARIAN TIMES* is raising its rate base for next year, to 315,000…

ELLE* accessories director, Kate Davidson Hudson, has left the publication…

ELLE* senior accessories editor, Stefania Allen, has departed from the magazine…

HARPER’S BAZAAR* promoted Nicole Fritton, nfritton@hearst.com, to fashion market & accessories director…

HARPER’S BAZAAR* welcomed Joanna Hillman, jhillman@hearst.com and @johillman, as the new style director…

HARPER’S BAZAAR* named Elise Lipsky-Karasz, no email available, as the new features director, replacing Anamarie Wilson…

MARIE CLAIRE* no longer has assistant fashion editor Ashley Afriyie…

MARIE CLAIRE* promoted Jenna Blaha, jblaha@hearst.com, to assistant fashion editor…

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST* welcomed new associate market editor Stephanie Schomer, stephanie_schomer@condenast.com…

WSJ. MAGAZINE* now will have Ruth Altchek, ruth.altchek@wsj.com, overseeing both the weekly glossy and the WSJ lifestyle section, in the newly-created post of weekend editorial director…

FOOD & WINE* magazine welcomed new senior editor Kay Chun, kay.chun@aexp.com…

WHITEWALL art and lifestyle magazine named Amani Olu, amani@whitewallmag.com and @amaniolu, as managing editor…

HEALTHLEADERS magazine tapped Jacqueline Fellows, jfellows@healthleadersmedia.com and @JaxFellows, as the publication’s new editor…

An unconventional look at art: A new quarterly appears in Ottawa

HERD MAGAZINE, an Ottawa-based regional arts and culture publication, will debut on October 12.

The new quarterly covers area art, music, fashion, food and poetry, as well as unusual art forms such as graffiti.

An initial print circulation of 2,000 is planned, with a PDF version available online.  Co-founder and editor Stephanie Vincente, no email available, @StephyVincente, leads the magazine.  Visit www.herdmag.ca for more information…

Wednesday News Round-Up for October 3rd

If you’ve had your fill of presidential politics and debate hype this evening, grab some industry news here in a spin-free zone.  All titles with an asterisk* are included in the Wooden Horse Database.  Check it out at http://www.woodenhorsepub.com.

BLOOMBERG PURSUITS* magazine will increase its frequency from twice a year to a quarterly schedule in 2013…

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL* publisher Hearst will combine editorial departments for its design group of shelter magazines.  Hearst also is likely to eliminate positions as a result of the consolidation…

PARENTING SCHOOL YEARS* will increase its rate base to 575,000, a hike of 4.5%.  This will be second circulation jump since 2009 for the magazine…

AMERICAN BANKER* publisher SourceMedia is up for sale by its owner, Investcorp…

ASPEN MAGAZINE* has been acquired by Modern Luxury Media from owner Janet O’Grady, janran@aspenmagazine.com and @roving81611, who will stay on as the publication’s editor-in-chief…

CONSUMER REPORTS* currently is undergoing a major restructuring…

NEW YORK MAGAZINE* picked up Jessica Silvester, jessica.silvester@nymag.com, as shopping editor…

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL* Editor-in-Chief Newell Turner, no email available, @tnturner3, will become editor-in-chief for the Hearst magazine’s design group…

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL* will search for a new editor-in-chief to replace Newell Turner, who is being promoted…

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK* hired Emma Rosenblum, erosenblum2@bloomberg.net and @EmmaRosenblum, as editor for the ‘Etc’ section…

CONSUMER REPORTS* ousted editorial director Kevin McKean as part of its restructuring…

COMPLEX* magazine said goodbye to fashion assistant Frederick Marfil…

AMERICAN PHOTO* named Miriam Leuchter, miriam.leuchter@bonniercorp.com, as the new editor-in-chief…

CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING NEWS Editor-in-Chief Rudy Baum stepped down…

CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING NEWS promoted A Maureen Rouhi, m_rouhi@acs.org, to editor-in-chief…

Wednesday News Round-Up for September 26th

Apparently, the latest body modification trend in Japan is the ‘bagel forehead,’ which entails a saline injection in the forehead, followed by the recipient poking their thumb in the middle of the blob on his or her face.  A mere 16 hours later, the head doughnut/body art disappears.  Art really is in the eye of the beholder.  While you ponder what you would look like with a bagel forehead, read up on the latest news.  All titles with an asterisk* can be found in our Wooden Horse Database.

THE ECONOMIST* is the first magazine in the world to announce a rate base for its digital edition, a move designed to give advertisers confidence.  The initial rate base is set at 50,000 copies…

Reader’s Digest Association reportedly is almost out of cash, and trying not to default.  The publishing company was downgraded earlier this month by Standard & Poor’s…

MEN’S FASHION Canadian magazine upped its frequency to three times per year, and the latest issue is being sold on newsstands for the first time.  Previously the magazine was available only by subscription…

CONDE NAST TRAVELER* executive editor, James Ireland Baker, has resigned from the magazine.  No replacement has been chosen…

NYLON* magazine appointed new beauty director Katie Dickens, katie@nylonmag.com, who begins on September 27…

M MAGAZINE*, the newly resurrected men’s magazine, made its debut this week…

LODGING magazine said goodbye to editor Len Vermillion…

LODGING magazine appointed new editor Sean Downey, sdowney@lodgingmagazine.com and @seancdowney…

NEW ENGLAND HOME lost managing editor Debbie Hagan…

NEW ENGLAND HOME named Kaitlin Madden, kmadden@nehomemag.com and @KaitMadden, as the new managing editor, replacing Debbie Hagan…

Friday News Round-Up for September 21st

The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday. So whether your guilty pleasure is Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones, you can tune in and see who wins—or who does something stupid.  Either way, could be fun.  Before you start your weekend, check out the news.  All titles with an asterisk* are included in the Wooden Horse Database.

MAXIM* in 2013 will reduce its rate base from 2.5 to 2 million, and cut frequency from 11 times down to 10 times a year.  The December and January issues will be combined.  Both newsstand sales and paid subscriptions were down in the first half of 2012…

LUCKY* published special interest magazine, THE LUCKY STYLE GUIDE, covering fashion instead of shopping.  The one-off glossy is on sale from Friday, September 21 through December 31 of this year.  A tablet edition will be available beginning November 6.  Tresemme is the sole advertising sponsor…

PALM BEACH WOMAN, a regional magazine targeting professional women, was sold to Lauren Malis of The Luxe Group.  The Palm Beach-based events and marketing company is now the publisher…

BRIDES* magazine promoted Keija Minor, keija_minor@condenast.com, from executive editor to editor-in-chief.  She is the first person of color to be named editor-in-chief of a Conde Nast publication…

SEVENTEEN* bid farewell to senior editor Kim Tranell…

MEN’S FITNESS* picked up Kim Tranell, ktranell@mensfitness.com and @ktranell, as the interim senior web editor.  Tranell is accepting pitches for the holiday gift guide, as well as for article content, daily blogs and sideshows…

PREVENTION* welcomed Stephanie Eckelkamp, stephanie.eckelkamp@rodale.com and @steph_eck, as associate editor for nutrition…

NYLON* magazine said goodbye to beauty director Lily Nima…

EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY* lost associate food editor Nicole Cherie Jones…

TIME* brought in new social media editor Kelly Conniff, kelly_conniff@timeinc.com and @kellyconniff…

LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN named Caren Kurlander, ckurlander@sandowmedia.com, as the new features editor, beginning October 1…

Wednesday News Round-Up for September 19th

Yes, the leaves are barely changing, but Toys ‘R Us is out with a list of this year’s hottest Christmas toys.  The list proves that everything comes back around if you wait long enough.  A new version of Furby, the fuzzy robot, is back, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair apparently is in demand.  Who would have guessed?  For now, let’s forget about Christmas and focus on the latest industry news.  All titles with an asterisk* are included in the Wooden Horse Database.

DEPARTURES*, the American Express luxury magazine, will increase its rate base to 900,000 in 2013…

PREVENTION* will reposition its editorial content and unveil a revamp in January of 2013…

FAMILY FUN* will debut a relaunch with the October issue, including new content and a new look.  The changes have been in the works since Meredith acquired the magazine from Disney in February of this year.  Three new categories—create, play and explore—divide the publication, with expanded departments for learning, health and travel.  Readers also will notice new graphics for both the print and digital editions…

Conde Nast has asked its publishers to cut 5% from their budgets, due to a weak ad market…

GOLF DIGEST* cut staffers last week…

TEEN VOGUE* made staff cuts last week…

Hearst CEO Frank Bennack has tapped the company’s COO, Steven Swartz, to take over for him.  No date for the change has been announced…

THOROUGHBRED TIMES, covering horse racing and breeding, ceased operations on Friday, September 14.  Financial shortfalls reportedly were to blame…

BRIDES* magazine no longer has weddings style assistant Larysa Balko…

EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY* snagged Abbie Kozolchyk, abbie.kozolchyk@meredith.com, as the new beauty and travel editor…

BUDGET TRAVEL* named Gillian Telling, Gillian.telling@budgettravel.com, as the new editor-in-chief…

CFO MAGAZINE* promoted Taylor Provost, taylorprovost@cfo.com, to editor for technology…

SAN DIEGO HOME/GARDEN LIFESTYLES earlier this month lost Editor-in-Chief Ron Donoho.  No replacement has been named…

PLANSPONSOR magazine promoted Kristen Heinzinger, kheinzinger@assetinternational.com, to associate editor…