Meredith Corporation cut 180 workers last week, the Des Moines Register reported. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2020/09/18/meredith-corporation-cuts-180-jobs-minimal-impact-des-moines/5824016002/

North Equity, a digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You and Interesting Things.

Hearst Magazines has launched Premium Print, an initiative that includes a multimillion-dollar investment across its portfolio of more than 25 brands to further strengthen its position in the marketplace and enhance the quality of its print products, says Hearst.

The U.S. advertising marketplace grew 5.9% in August, its first monthly year-over-year growth since March, according to a MediaPost analysis of Standard Media Index's U.S. Ad Market Tracker.

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Beginning in mid-February of next year, 59 employees will be cut at Hearst Magazines, according to a WARN notice filed with the New York State Labor Department.  https://labor.ny.gov/app/warn/details.asp?id=9350

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/