The free OC Weekly, a paper covering Orange County and Long Beach, has ceased production.

Hearst Magazines’ editorial, video, design, photo and social staff across 24 brands is moving to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO. The brands are Best Products, Bicycling, Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Delish, Elle, Elle Decor, Esquire, Good Housekeep…

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech), an association for print service providers and print manufacturers, has launched a new publication, EDgage, a magazine for higher education marketers.

TEN Publishing is closing 19 of its 22 automotive magazines by the end of 2019, Folio: reported, citing a memo sent to staff by MotorTrend Group president and GM Alex Wellen.

The Atlantic has launched a digital subscription service offering three new subscription plans and introducing a metered model on its website, the publication announced. Readers can now see five articles each month before being asked to choose an annual subscription. The publication has crea…

A Colorado woman who started a craft publishing company and sold it 15 years ago has purchased three of the titles she launched, the Loveland Reporter-Herald reports. https://www.reporterherald.com/2019/09/09/founder-of-interweave-press-brings-3-magazines-back-to-loveland/

Starting this fall, Mad Magazine will no longer produce new content outside of end-of-year specials, NPR and others reported. 

Future Media Group has bought W Magazine from Conde Nast. The purchase will bring W together with Surface (covering global design, architecture, art, fashion and culture) and Watch Journal (fine watches) to form Future Media Group. The group will continue to publish eight print issues of W a…

Meredith has closed on the sale of the Money brand to Ad Practitioners, a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Australia’s Seven West Media has announced it has signed an agreement to sell Pacific Magazines to Bauer Media for $40 million ($27.4 million U.S.)

Independent Jewish magazine Moment will be fulfilling the print subscriptions of The Forward’s readers starting with Moment’s summer issue, bringing Moment’s total readership to 75,000, Moment announced.

Ebony and Jet magazines are cutting the editorial employees that remain at the publications, the New York Post reported. The company did not make payroll in May, the Post says. https://nypost.com/2019/06/20/ebony-and-jet-magazines-laying-off-remaining-editorial-staff/

Texas Monthly has been bought by Texas Monthly LLC, a new affiliate of Enterprise Products Company (EPCO), a privately held firm, the magazine reports.

Meredith Corporation’s Special Interest Media Group and The New York Times Company are introducing a series of Times-branded special edition publications that will be available at Meredith’s Magazine Store, Amazon and on retail newsstands nationwide beginning July 26.

Hearst Magazines is launching Sample Ignition 360, which gives consumers free samples of products when consumers provide their email address and shipping information, Digiday reports.

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Prior to 1977, The Washington Post Magazine was known as Potomac Magazine and was just one of a number of Sunday magazine supplements in newspapers around the country. Since then, the number of newspaper magazines has dwindled significantly. With such low numbers it seems most publishers have cut back on investing in the once wildly-popular products. But The Washington Post’s Executive Editor Marty Baron — who was named to his post in January 2013 — not quite a year before Jeff Bezos bought the paper — felt differently.

In the three years since embracing digital, Sanoma Media Belgium has made a name for itself, not only for producing great print magazines, but also for being mobile, digital, television and radio savvy.

The largest media publisher in the country, Sanoma operates in both the Dutch- and French-speaking markets.

“As soon as the iPad came out we had a fully interactive digital magazine,” Project Manager Bart Van Looy told Magazines & More.

About two years ago, Van Looy and his colleagues decided to create a digital store — dubbed MagStore — where replicas of 18 different titles with an archive of back issues could be accessed from a single app. Originally designed for iOS customers, MagStore is now available on Android

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Wired is going live with ShopThis, using Masterpass technology from MaseterCard, in its November tablet and online editions.

Sharon Mandolini, a representative from MasterCard’s Master Labs R&D unit, spoke to Magazines & More and explained that Shop this with Masterpass allows readers to purchase items directly from the pages of the magazine without inhibiting the reading experience.

“We are constantly looking at new, innovative ways to make the consumer shopping experience easy.”

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Covering the city that is our nation’s capital is no small feat — and one the Washingtonian has taken seriously since it published its first issue in October 1965.

Today, the magazine has a print readership of 300,000 and reaches another million readers online,

according to Garret Graff, who has led Washingtonian as editor since August 2009.

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Never underestimate the power of the apostrophe.

Almost 200 years ago, when Farmers’ Almanac published its first issue, it was one of hundreds of almanacs — annual directories containing weather, planting and astronomical information — in existence.

The vast majority were farmer’s almanacs, reflecting agriculture’s importance in early 19th century America. They were so prevalent that no one publisher could hold the rights to the words “farmer’s almanac.” And they still can’t even to this day.

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Put two serial entrepreneurs in the middle of India for six weeks with no itinerary and what do you get?

A travel magazine, of course.When co-founders Greg Sullivan and Joe Diaz decided to launch Afar in 2009, they knew they wanted to take a different approach to stand out among a sea of travel magazines.

“The two of them recognized that people were really starting to travel in a deeper way,” Afar Editor-In-Chief and Vice President Julia Cosgrove told Magazines & More. “Rather than just focusing on hotels and sheet thread count, it was more about the experience you have — the people you meet and the connections you make.”