A new Indiana bimonthly puts the focus on local Catholic culture

TODAY’S CATHOLIC LIFE MAGAZINE, a regional publication from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, will launch on the first weekend in November.

The new bimonthly will include articles on traditions, culture, events and personalities in the local diocese, with the inaugural issue focused on Christmas.

An initial circulation of 10,000 is planned, with a limited number of free issues distributed to parishes, schools and universities in the diocese.  The diocese’ director of communication, Sean McBride, smcbride@diocesefwsb.org, oversees the publication.  A full editorial calendar and additional information can be found on the website at www.diocesefwsb.org/tclife.

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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…

Taking fashion and culture native: A new magazine looks to fill a void

NATIVE MAX, a fashion and culture magazine for, and by, Native Americans, recently launched online.

The new quarterly publication focuses on indigenous people, places and culture.  Readers will find interviews with Native American artists, musicians, designers and models, as well as articles on health, beauty and sports.

A switch to a print-only edition is planned for December.  The founder, publisher and Editor-in-Chief is Kelly Holmes, no email available.  For more information on the magazine and submissions, visit the website at www.native-max.com.

Wednesday News Round-Up for October 17th

We spent some time over the weekend watching skydiver Felix Baumbartner’s 24-mile fall from the stratosphere to terra firma.  For those of us who get queasy on a Ferris wheel at the fair, it was pretty remarkable—remarkable meaning terrifying.  Anyhoo, check out the magazine industry news while you’re here.  As always, titles with an asterisk* can be found in our helpful Wooden Horse Database.

T: THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE will relaunch on February 17 of next year.  The glossy will sport a new look and higher-quality paper stock, as well as a broader range of culture and style topics related to fashion, beauty, art, design, travel and lifestyle.  Two of the four design-themed issues will be eliminated, as the magazine reduces frequency from 15 to 13 issues per year in 2013, but every issue will contain some design content…

VARIETY reportedly may move its headquarters away from its current Wilshire Boulevard location when its lease expires in February of 2014…

UPTOWN, a regional magazine in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is being absorbed by the Winnipeg Free Press, and will be relaunched as a newspaper supplement on November 1…

PRIVATE LABEL, PRIVATE LABEL INTERNATIONAL and PRIVATE LABEL CHINA, three B2B titles covering store-branded retail products, were acquired by Stagnito Media from E.W. Williams Publications.  The terms of the deal were undisclosed.  Stagnito plans to combine Private Label with their existing title, STORE BRANDS, to create a new magazine, PRIVATE LABEL→ STORE BRANDS…

HARPER’S BAZAAR* lost executive editor Kristina O’Neill, who had been with the magazine for 12 years…

WSJ. MAGAZINE* snagged Kristina O’Neill, Kristina.oneill@wsj.com, as the new editor-in-chief, beginning on October 29.  She replaces Deborah Needleman, who recently left to take the helm at T: THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE…

MARIE CLAIRE* bid farewell to executive editor Joyce Chang…

COSMOPOLITAN* tapped Joyce Chang, joycechang@hearst.com and @moycemarg, as the new executive editor…

TV GUIDE* brought in new executive editor Doug Brod, doug.brod@tvguidemagazine.com…

MEN’S HEALTH* promoted Julie Stewart, julie.stewart@rodale.com and @stewartjulie, as the assistant editor for the magazine…

POZ* magazine promoted Oriol Gutierrez, oriolg@poz.com and @oriolgutierrez, from deputy editor to the new editor-in-chief…

WHIRL MAGAZINE in Pittsburgh hired Andrea Bosco, abosco@whirlmagazine.com, as a senior editor overseeing both the home and wedding guide sections…

FRESH CUT food industry magazine named Lee Dean, fcedit@freshcut.com, as the new editor-in-chief…

Wednesday News Round-Up for October 10th

Apparently we all love to talk, talk, talk.  The U.N. telecom agency this week reported there are now 6 billion (!) cell phone subscriptions.  China alone boasts 1 billion, and India is on track to hit that mark by year’s end.  Before you reach out and touch someone, check out the news.  All titles with an asterisk* are part of the Wooden Horse Database.

VARIETY has been sold by Reed Elsevier to Penske Media for an estimated $25 million…

VARIETY new owner Jay Penske says he hasn’t yet made a final decision about whether to continue publishing print editions of the weekly magazine and daily publication…

VARIETY new owner Penske Media reportedly will eliminate the publication’s paywall…

GLAMOUR* magazine will unveil a website redesign in mid-November…

READER’S DIGEST* will go back to a full monthly publishing schedule in January 2013…

READER’S DIGEST* digital sales are on track to exceed print newsstand sales by December…

The OC Register Newspaper will debut a new Sunday magazine, with its own editorial staff.  No word yet on a title or a launch date…

DETAILS* promoted Matthew Marden, matthew_marden2@condenast.com and @detailsmatt, to fashion director…

DETAILS* magazine named Eugene Tong, eugene_tong@details.com and @detailseugene, as style director for the front-of-book style section…

SELF* magazine bid farewell to associate web editor Nicole Kwan…

THE HUFFINGTON POST* said goodbye to Natasha Burton, editor covering weddings and divorces…

PARENTS CANADA* managing editor and web editor Amy Bielby, bmyb@parentscanada.com and @bunoutoftheovern, is back from leave…

COLUMBUS MONTHLY* named Kristen Schmidt, kschmidt@columbusmonthly.com and @kristen_schmidt, as the magazine’s new editor…

HEALTH AFFAIRS magazine lost editor Ellen Ficklen, who oversaw the ‘Narrative Matters” section…

HEALTH AFFAIRS magazine executive editor Donald Metz, dmetz@projecthope.org, is the interim editor for the ‘Narrative Matters’ section…

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…