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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Friday News Round-Up for October 12th

Think before you kiss Fido.  Japanese researchers studying dental plaque from dogs and their owners found that (ick!) dogs and humans who swap spit have more bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay.  We’ll just let that sink in.  In the meantime, check out the latest industry news.  All titles with an asterisk* are part of our helpful Wooden Horse Database.

Conde Nast cut an estimated 60 staffers at its magazines throughout Wednesday and Thursday, as part of a new cost cutting measure…

SELF* axed eight editorial staffers late Wednesday, as Conde Nast began making deep cuts…

GLAMOUR* and GQ* magazines saw staff cuts on Thursday, as Conde Nast continued major cuts…

WHOLE LIVING* magazine is up for sale by owner Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia…

GLAMOUR* ousted senior executive editor Catherine Romano, as part of Conde Nast staff cuts…

VOGUE* said goodbye to senior editor Riza Cruz…

MARIE CLAIRE* picked up new executive editor Riza Cruz, rcruz@hearst.com…

MARIE CLAIRE* named Tracy Shaffer, tshaffer@hearst.com, as the new entertainment editor…

TEEN VOGUE* hired Elaine Welteroth, elaine_welteroth@condenast.com and @ElaineWelteroth, as beauty and health director…

BON APPETIT* named Allie Lewis Capp, no email available, as the new food editor…

PARENTS* magazine said goodbye to senior editor for he website Heather Morgan Shott…

COUNTRY LIVING* lost Page Mullins, assistant market editor, overseeing the holiday gift guide…

CIO MAGAZINE* bid farewell to managing editor Christine Celli…

The way to a mom’s heart: Redbook publishes a kids’ supplement

KIDBOOK, a new supplement from REDBOOK*, will be included with the November issue.

Targeting young, married mothers, the glossy extra offers decorating tips for kids’ rooms, lunchbag ideas, family activities, style, shopping and more.  The cover features the tagline ‘Sweet ideas for the little ones you love.’

Kidbook is the magazine’s first targeted ‘outsert,’ and is part of Redbook’s repositioning efforts.  A second edition already is planned for September 2013.

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…

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…

Working it: Esquire spins off a new supplement

ESQUIRE, WORKING, a spinoff from ESQUIRE* magazine, will debut with the October issue.

Targeting an upscale market with luxury advertising, the 56-page supplement includes articles on workplace style, networking and inspiring CEOs, as well as personal tips related to on-the-job issues.

In addition to being packaged with Esquire, stand-alone copies will be distributed to grad schools.  While the project is a one-time affair for now, the magazine is open to a repeat at some point.  Esquire’s Editor-in-Chief David Granger, dgranger@hearst.com, is in charge.

Wednesday News Round-Up for September 12th

We don’t know if you caught sight of the iPhone 5 today during the great unveiling. Just beware…apparently the new model allows Siri to post your vocalizations to Facebook.  Imagine accidentally posting you thoughts onto your FB account.  Before your consider that disaster, check out the latest industry news.  All titles with an asterisk* are part of the Wooden Horse Database.

The Hearst intern class action lawsuit now has an estimated 3,000 plaintiffs, and may be decided sometime in 2013…

Nomad Editions, the digital magazine publisher which began three years ago, will close its last three titles, UNCORKED, SNOOTH WINE BUYERS GUIDE and HEMMINGS CLASSIC WHEELS…

GLAMOUR* magazine will debut a website redesign in October, featuring more visuals and video…

ESQUIRE* magazine will debut a spinoff supplement, ESQUIRE, WORKING, with the October issue.  The 56-page issue is being marketed as a one-off, at least for the time being…

THE DEAL financial magazine reportedly has been acquired by TheStreet, Inc. for $5.8 million…

T: THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE will increase its frequency to 11 times per year in 2012, and 12 times per year in 2013.  The publication launched in 2008 with just four issues…

CRITTERS USA annual magazine is ceasing print with the 2013 issue…

FERRETS USA magazine has ceased print with the 2012 issue, but information can still be found at http://www.smallanimalchannel.com…

SEVENTEEN* brought in new executive editor Bethany Heitman, bheitman@hearst.com…

SEVENTEEN* magazine promoted Kaitlin Menza, kmenza@hearrst.com and @heykmenz, to lifestyle editor…

FITNESS* magazine welcomed new associate beauty editor Molly Ritterbeck, molly.ritterbeck@meredith.com and @MollyRitt…

JET* welcomed Anslem Rocque, asrocque@jetmag.com, as the new managing editor…

ADVERTISING AGE* named Cotton Delo, cdelo@adage.com and @cottondelo, as the new San Francisco bureau chief…

BETTER HOMES & GARDENS* named Greg Kayko, greg.kayko@meredith.com and @gkayko, as the new managing editor…

BETTER HOMES & GARDENS* promoted Kelly Ryan Kegans, kelly.kegans@meredith.com, and @Bibliofiles1, to senior deputy editor…

BETTER HOMES & GARDENS* welcomed Melissa Feldman, melissa.feldman@meredith.com, as East Coast home editor…

BETTER HOMES & GARDENS* promoted Maggie Meyer, Maggie.meyer@meredith.com and @MargaretLauren, to senior food editor…