New website wants to be everything for seniors

Complete Senior "cover"Complete Senior is a new digital magazine for people 50+.

It strives to be everything for seniors from publishing vital information that impacts your health, your money, your family – including the latest news from Social Security and Medicare – but also articles about your favorite celebrities, unexpected travel destinations, food, drink, beauty, fashion, sports and, of course, the very best in entertainment.

Richard Pérez-Feria, @RPerezFeria, is editor-in-chief.

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New news website targets the “Change Generation”

Link to OzyOzy went live last September, amassed 4 million unique visitors and celebrates its six month anniversary with new funding from the German media conglomerate Axel Springer.

The website’s mission is to provide high-quality articles for what it calls the “Change Generation,” an educated, global group, which – unlike Generations X or Y – is not defined by age. To co-founder Carlos Watson it is a class of informed, worldly people who thrive on change.

The site aims to publish news before it has hit the mainstream media. “Ozy is the place where you get a little smarter, a little sooner…Ozy will try to inform people about businesses as they bubble up, emerging bands and rising political stars,” Watson said.

The name derives from Ozymandias, the 1818 poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley about the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II. The poem is a warning against delusions of grandeur. “It’s all about thinking big but staying humble.”

New online magazine covers – and is written by – adoptees

Gazillion Voices logoGazillion Voices, the online monthly magazine that launched last summer, grew out of the “Land of Gazillion Adoptees” blog written by Korean adoptee Kevin Haebeom Vollmers, now co-editor of the magazine.

Vollmers wanted to “create a platform for adoptees and their allies to bring topics important to the adoption community to life through rich, compelling, and thought-provoking content that will be accessible to the broader community and will ultimately reframe and reshape the conversation about adoption.”

It aims to offer content that will be accessible to a broad audience: Exclusive cover stories; columns and opinion pieces; film and photo essays that show adoptees in their everyday lives; podcasts that dive into complex issues; video interviews with adoptees from all across the US and world; and thoughts and perspectives about research/policy/legislation, arts/culture, literature, and food.

Co-editors are Kevin Vollmers of Minneapolis, kevinhaebeomvollmers@gmail.com, and Shelise Gieseke, an adoptee who grew up in New Ulm, MN.

Website is planning to sniff out local stories for international distribution

“I’m convinced there’s a Rob Ford-type story in every city around the world,” A.J. Daulerio said about Ratter, the gossip website he is planning to launch sometime this summer.

The story of misbehaving Toronto mayor Rob Ford received only local attention until it hit the Internet and went viral. Daulerio, a former editor of Gawker and Defamer, hopes there are many more such stories for his new site. “My hope is that the editors in Ratter cities will be tenacious distractions to their respective power-elites and consistently entertaining to everyone else,” he said.

He is targeting the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York to start with. The investors include, among others, Gawker Media, which is contributing $500,000, and media investor Mark Cuban. Daulerio, @AJDaulerio, created his own company, RG Free, for the purpose of launching the site.

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.

New online publication reviews video games

Corrupted Cartridge logoCorrupted Cartridge strives to provide the best original gaming content available on the Internet.

The site attempts to hold publishers and developers accountable for the games that they put out, which they do through their reviews using a 5 point system, which is available on the site. In addition to reviews, the publication is planning “quality features and editorials.”

The company is based in Miami, FL, and editor-in-chief is DaJuan Harris, dajuan@corruptedcartridge.com

New online magazine focuses on the culture of drinking

Punch online magazine logoPunch is a new online magazine launching this month focusing on wine, cocktails and spirits. It is not affiliated with the venerable British humor magazine of the same name, now ceased.

The tagline is “Drinking it all in,” at least according to its website. It will “explore cocktail culture, wine, and spirits in a narrative format.”

The founder and editor-in-chief is wine journalist Talia Baiocchi, tbaiocchi@gmail.com and the magazine is being developed in her Brooklyn, NY, apartment. The publication is on Twitter, @punch_drink, and Facebook, facebook.com/punchdrink.