The Atlantic Cities relaunches as CityLab

CityLab logoAtlantic Media owns not just The Atlantic magazine but also its website, the website for social news for the next generation called The Wire, the business news website Quartz, the magazines National Journal and Government Executive – and now CityLab, the website about cities.

CityLab “is dedicated to the people who are creating the cities of the future – and those who want to live there. Through analysis, original reporting, and visual storytelling, [CityLab] coverage focuses on the biggest ideas and most pressing issues facing the world’s metro areas and neighborhoods.”

Formerly called The Atlantic Cities, the site relaunched in May 2014 with an expanded editorial mission. It has added three new verticals – crime, weather and maps – as well as a section called Navigator that will offer more lifestyle content.

The editor is Sommer Mathis, smathis@citylab.com, @sommermathis. The office is located in Washington, DC, and pitches should go to pitches@citylab.com.

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Crafters now have a new website to visit

eHow logoeHow Crafts is a new “vertical” on the eHow website.

“It will include everything, from tips on making felt flowers to learning how to make a yarn painting. The new channel will offer step-by-step text articles, video demonstrations, original photography, and even templates for printable coloring books,” a spokesperson said.

Prospective contributors: Be aware that eHow is owned by Demand Media, one of the so called “content farms,” but if you want to contact them for work, you can do so here.

Massachusetts Mothers Get New Digital Magazine

ImageBeantown Mom, a new Massachusetts digital magazine, promises to stay true to modern motherhood, appreciate Boston culture and celebrate the classics. The cover of their premier edition certainly sets a classy, youthful tone.

It will cover fashion, home décor, travel, entertainment and health. It wants to be a guide on where to go, what to see, which schools and services are best for their children, current fashion trends, controversial topics on motherhood, and how to get the most out of their home state for their families.

The first edition of this monthly publication can be read at Beantownmom.com. The magazine was launched by Editorial Director Sarah Driscoll, SarahDriscoll@beantownmom.com and Ellen London, both mothers. Article submissions should be emailed to submissions@beantownmom.com, editorial/creative inquires sent to editorial@beantownmom.com and product submissions emailed to products@beantownmom.com.

New Online Wine Magazine Plans Print

ImageWelcome to Maryland Wine Country, a new online monthly magazine, expects to launch a print title by the end of next year.

The online publication exists to educate people in Maryland and the world about Maryland wines, the restaurants and stores that sell Maryland wines. It hopes to spark interest to bring people to come to Maryland, explore the Maryland wine trails, enjoy Maryland wineries, restaurants, and other features of the state of Maryland, according to Publisher Susan Southard of aptly named Que Syrah Syrah Publishing.

The website is at http://www.welcometomarylandwinecountry.com/ and Ms. Muphen R. Whitney is executive editor.

Coca-Cola to Turn Website into Online Magazine

ImageCOCA-COLA JOURNEY is the name of the online magazine that the bottler will morph its company website into. It is designed to “spark dialogue and tell the story of Coca-Cola in a creative, refreshing way,” according to a press release. The name comes from an employee magazine, which ceased publication in 1997.

The editorial will feature entertainment, the environment, health and sports, interviews, opinion columns, video and audio clips, photo galleries, blogs and include longer pieces. The site will also offer company material, including executive biographies, investor information, job postings and news releases.

The person in charge is Ashley Brown, director for digital communications and social media at the company in Atlanta. In addition to Mr. Brown, four full-time employees are dedicated to the magazine along with freelance writers and photographers, as well as “people throughout the Coke system, in marketing and public relations.”

Friday News Round-Up for October 26th

Batten down the hatches, East Coasters.  Some are saying that Hurricane Sandy (the name sounds so innocuous, doesn’t it?) could be a “Frankenstorm.”  Before you begin your preparations for the perfect storm, catch up on the news.  Mag titles with an asterisk* are included in our Wooden Horse Database.

ARTHUR FROMMER’S BUDGET TRAVEL* is up for sale by its owner, hedge-fund manager Alphonse “Buddy” Fletcher, Jr., due to financial woes and legal complications.  The magazine’s liabilities are estimated at $1 million, and the November/December issue may not make it to newsstands…

HARPER’S* magazine relaunched its website this week, with more blog-style content and comments sections…

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

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW* magazine has rebranded as MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW, and has unveiled a redesigned website and logo…

NORTHERN INDIANA LAKES and its properties have been acquired by Perigo Communications LLC, the magazine’s original founders…

NORTHERN INDIANA LAKES magazine will relaunch in early 2013, after shuttering in July of this year over a legal dispute…

BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK* will welcome Janet Paskin, no email available, @JPaskin, as assistant managing editor  on November 12…

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED* promoted Christian Stone, chris_stone@simail.com, to managing editor…

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED* publisher Time Inc promoted Paul Fichtenbaum, paul_fichtenbaum@simail.com and @paulfichtenbaum, to editor for its magazine Sports Group…

US WEEKLY* lost executive editor Jaimee Zanzinger…

VANITY FAIR* said goodbye to editorial assistant Julie Deutsch. No replacement has been named…

VANITY FAIR* no longer has associate research editor Lily Hoagland.  No replacement as yet…

HARPER’S BAZAAR* named elise Lipsky-Karasz, elipsky-karasz@hearst.com, as features director…

HARPER’S BAZAAR* promoted Sam Broekema, sbroekema@hearst.com and @sambroekema, to executive accessories editor…

THE ADVOCATE* lost Jeremy Kinser, senior editor covering arts and entertainment…

THE ADVOCATE* executive editor Diane Anderson-Minshall, diane.anderson-minshall@heremedia.com and @DeliciousDiane, will cover arts and entertainment in the interim…

TIME OUT NEW YORK* promoted Mari Uyehara, mari.uyehara@timeoutny.com and @fedification, to food and drink editor…

British export: Chef Jamie Oliver transports his food glossy across the pond

JAMIE MAGAZINE, the eponymous glossy from TV celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, will launch a North American edition on November 14.

Editorial content includes recipes, travel articles, helpful hints and tips, and ‘The Guide,’ a regular back-of-book section featuring “ideas and techniques to make you a better cook.”  Each issue offers a mix of vegetarian, gluten free and kids recipes.

Published eight times a year by Idoodlemedia Inc, the North American version contains content from a local team.  This is the latest offshoot from the original UK publication, which already produces editions in Russia, Germany and Holland.  Founding editor Andy Harris, info@idoodlemedia.com, is at the helm.  Visit the website at www.jamiemag.com.