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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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/

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

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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…

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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/

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

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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When Atomic Ranch launched in spring 2004, husband/wife team Jim Brown and Michelle Gringeri-Brown could only dream of the levelof success the publication — devoted to mid-century American Homes —might enjoy. Fast forward to 2012, and the quarterly has a readership of approximately 100,000 — with the majority of subscribers paying full price.

“We don’t have any half-price promotions or mass giveaways,” said Gringeri-Brown, who serves as editor. “I think we have a pretty motivated group of readers.”

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It’s not uncommon for Bicycling’s annual report detailing America’s Best Bike Cities to land on the desk of a civic official.That’s because alongside those municipalities that make the cut, the Rodale Inc. publication also spotlights those cities that are the least cycling friendly. This year, Dallas found itself in the cross hairs for the second time since 2008.

That was enough to inspire a private donor to pledge $100,000 to develop cycling lanes — which the city had planned in 2011 but had yet to deliver — calling on the Dallas Parks Foundation to match the amount.

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April marked the one-year anniversary of The Orange County (Calif.) Register’s groundbreaking “magazine meets video meets news” iPad app, but the best gift the Freedom Communications Inc. flagship received on the occasion is the realization it successfully disproved the naysayers.

“There’s always been this opinion that a traditional media company couldn’t attract that younger demographic,” Freedom Interactive President Doug Bennett told News & Tech. “But we’ve built a good, solid core audience.”

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There are few magazines so well loved that they can fill a niche for 75 years, but nestled in the small town of Dublin, N.H., you’ll find one of them.

Yankee published its first issue in September 1935, and it has been uniquely telling the story of New England ever since.

Editor Mel Allen, whose office resides in a red barn-like building in a town with no stoplights, has a kinship with the region that’s perhaps paralleled only by the affinity he feels for his magazine, staff and readers.

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Ask a magazine editor who loves her job why, and she’ll tell you it’s because she is passionate about the subject matter. And it’s likely that Coastal Living would snag a spot on many editors’ dream-job list. That’s certainly the case for Coastal Living’s Antonia van der Meer, who took her post as editor-in-chief one year ago. The Time Inc. pub celebrates its 15th anniversary in June, and she’ll tell you she’s loved the magazine for just as long.

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When The Walrus published its first issue in 1993, it knew exactly what it wanted to be: a well-written magazine for Canadians that could hold its own against the likes of The New Yorker, Harper's and The Atlantic. It also knew what it didn't want to be: The New Yorker, Harper's or The Atlantic.

"Those are all wonderful magazines, but when Canadians read them, they are not reading about themselves," John Macfarlane, editor ad co-publisher, told Magazines & More.

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Condé Nast is collaborating with HP to deliver print-to-home services for subscribers to titles including Allure, Details, Epicurious, Glamour, Golf Digest, Self and Wired.

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When Eating Well editorial director and editor-in-chief Lisa Gosselin says she loves her job, it's not hard to imagine why.

After all, being top dog at a magazine about food would likely land on many people's list of dream jobs. But for Gosselin, it's about more than tasting great recipes and sniffing wonderful aromas that waft into her office from the test kitchen next door. It's about believing in the magazine's mission to help people make healthy eating a way of life.

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It's that level of interest that led non-profit organization International Brain Education Association to launch a magazine two years ago. And while it may not be your typical newsstand grab, Brain World has managed to pique the interest of brainiacs and non-brainiacs alike. After all, where else can you read about what part of the brain controls hoarding behavior, what fuels overeating and also find information to help keep your brain in shape?

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Mention Mad and most people have something to say about the magazine.

It might be a particular cover, article, or foldout they remember. For many, though, Mad represents a time in life when the magazine's arrival at the newsstand guaranteed laughs, giggles and - sometimes - a need to stash it before your parents caught you reading it.

No matter how you want to count it, that's a lot of memories. After all, next year will mark Mad's 60th in print.

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Bloomberg LP last month launched its first iPad app, Bloomberg Businessweek+, containing content from the print issue as well as exclusives, interactive features and live information that includes current stock prices, performance and history.