The Archives: June, 2006
Star Trek coverage for North American audience
June 23, 2006 - STAR TREK MAGAZINE is coming to North America. Content will include cast and production crew interviews, retrospective features, news on the latest merchandise, and the inside scoop on the latest projects from the studio and producers.
The bi-monthly publication, from CBS Consumer Products and Titan Magazines, will be available on newsstands August 22.
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Regional Rhode Island magazine to launch
June 23, 2006 - YOUR SMITHFIELD will include lifestyle and news stories, interviews with local personalities, historical articles, and photo essays. The target audience is the residents of Smithfield, RI.
Laurence J. Sasso Jr. and Ron Scopellitti are co-editors of this monthly publication. The
debut issue is anticipated at the end of July with a distribution of 10,000 copies within Smithfield
and to businesses in neighboring towns.
New magazine to celebrate life through death
June 23, 2006 - OBIT will "feature articles that range from memorializing the figures that have shaped our culture over the past decades to departments and columns that speak to a variety of aspects of aging and death from estate planning to the most outlandish sendoffs."
The debut issue is anticipated for January 2007 and the website is http://www.obitmag.org. Additional
information was not immediately available.
New magazine captures urban lifestyle
June 22, 2006 - MOVMNT MAGAZINE centers its topics on fashion, dance, music and society. The focus is to chronicle "extraordinary people in ordinary circumstances, catch riveting moments and excerpts of lives lived with passion and style, and discover talents ready to pop into the public eye.
David Banaym is editor-in-chief of this e-maprod Inc. publication. The Summer 2006 debut
issue is available in bookstores and at airports in major U.S. cities, with a distribution of
20,000 copies. The Winter issue completes the 2006 line-up, and a transition to a quarterly
publishing schedule follows in 2007.
USA WEEKEND spinoff tested
June 22, 2006 - USA WEEKEND HEALTHSMART is
a spinoff from USA WEEKEND, the magazine supplement placed in newspapers. The debut issue,
initially considered to be a test, included articles on allergies, asthma, ADHD, cholesterol
West coast adventure magazine launches
June 21, 2006 - WEND seeks to "inspire adventure" for 25- to 45-year olds from San Francisco to Vancouver, BC. The focus is on climbing, cycling, surfing and kayaking and articles are about the "convergence of sport, style and creativity."
Ian Marshall is editor of the quarterly title, which debuted with its Spring issue. Current
distribution is by subscription, with retail stores coming onboard in the future.
Canadian TV series spins off magazine
June 21, 2006 - OFFICIALLY RUGGED magazine is a spin-off from the Officially Rugged television series seen in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The aim is to "promote family fun and adventure in the outdoors" and will have a North American focus.
The quarterly publication debuts this week with 50,000 copies being distributed throughout Canada and the U.S. Additional information was not immediately available.
New regional Latino-focused magazine launches
June 21, 2006 - LATINO LIFE STYLE has premiered in Ventura County, CA, offering coverage of inspirational Latino culture stories in the area. Topics include music and the arts as well as education, health, law enforcement, politics, business, real estate and finance.
Jess Gutierrez is editor of this bi-monthly magazine, which has a circulation of 10,000 and
can be found in area museums, galleries and banks.
New magazine for single mothers
Crystal H. Jennings will oversee this bi-monthly title from Mystic Publications. The debut
issue is due out in early fall. Additional information was not immediately available.
Women's business magazine launches
June 19, 2006 - SHATTERED is a new magazine that will "portray successful women in business as the norm." News and information will be offered on banking and finance, science, technology, law, industry, media, and the arts, as well as lifestyle sections about travel, fashion, food and health.
Julie Ros is editor-in-chief of this title, which will debut in mid-June. Starting in
September, the magazine will publish 10 issues per year. Additional information was not
New magazine for Sacramento
Led by co-editors Rob Turner and Elyssa Lee, the magazine is expected to debut this fall as
a bi-monthly, with plans for monthly publication in 2007.
New magazine about the culture of beer
June 16, 2006 - DRAFT is a beer lover's lifestyle magazine, covering local pubs, select breweries, food, travel, sports, technology, entertainment and leisure. The target audience is 25- to 40-years old.
The debut issue is due out in September and the website is http://www.draftmag.com. Additional
information was not immediately available.
Regional women's magazine launches
June 16, 2006 - BELLA is for the women of Roanoke Valley, VA. The focus is on "women who go unnoticed" and includes "day-in-the-life" features, women's issues, shopping and area events.
Joey Coakley Beck is editor of the monthly title, which debuted in area locations June 1. The
magazine is published by Beck Media Group.
VIBE readying test spin-off
June 16, 2006 - From the publishers of VIBE comes the newest spin-off: V-STYLE. The focus is urban African American men's fashion, footwear, cars and spirits.
The test magazine will debut in September as a stand-alone supplement poly-bagged with 200,000
copies of VIBE. A second issue is planned for next spring's Fashion Week. Additional
information was not immediately available.
New magazine for green building industry
June 16, 2006 - GREENSOURCE was recently introduced to building owners, architects, designers, and builders interested in responsible green building practices. The magazine reports on the latest trends and developments, interdisciplinary case studies, interviews with thought leaders and visionaries, updates on policy, and practical tips.
Robert Ivy heads the combined editorial team from McGraw-Hill Construction and BuildingGreen,
Inc. A distribution of 40,000 copies of the debut issue will be followed by one more issue
in October. Additional information was not immediately available.
Doctors write for new health magazine
June 15, 2006 - RADIUS is a physician/specialist-written magazine that reports on well being, health, and happiness through learned discourse, scientific examination and joyful celebration.
Patricia Kirby is editor of this quarterly title from Nightingale Publishing and debuted with
its March issue. Distribution is by subscription.
New urban lifestyle magazine debuts
June 14, 2006 - URBAN SAVVY is a new lifestyle, business, news and political magazine for Nashville's urban community. The focus is on uplifting and positive features, stories, and contributions.
The quarterly publication, led by J. Bernard Sheffield, debuted over the weekend and is currently distributed in 21 Nashville-area stores, as well as in Chattanooga, Lexington, KY, Raleigh, NC and Lake Charles, LA. A bi-monthly publishing schedule is planned for 2007.
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Collectors magazine to launch
June 14, 2006 - THE GLASS AND POTTERY COLLECTOR will cover the antique and collectible glass and pottery market with a focus on the traditional world of collecting. Additional articles will feature overviews on historic companies and pertinent information about patterns, design, artists, and products.
The monthly magazine, led by Old Line Publishing owner Craig Schenning, is scheduled to debut
with the November issue.
New supplement from the New York Times
June 14, 2006 - The New York Times newspaper is planning a special interest supplement, KEY, aimed at real estate aficionados. Content will include articles about renovations, home furnishings, design, and investment and financing strategies.
The magazine will debut September 10 and be published twice a year starting in 2007. Additional
information was not immediately available.
Broadband topics covered in new magazine
June 14, 2006 - BROADBAND-TODAY's topic list includes telecom, satellite, cable, wireless, video, voice and data equipment, and wireless carriers. The focus is on news, trends and analysis, company profiles, industry events, and new products and services.
Eric Zeman is editor-in-chief of this quarterly magazine, which debuts with the September issue. The
website launched June 1 at http://www.broadband-today.com.
GLBT magazine recently launched
June 9, 2006 - RAINBOW WEDDING NETWORK MAGAZINE is all about "providing a link between Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender couples and families and GLBT friendly wedding and family planning professionals." Articles cover news, trends, interviews and reports on marriage equality, weddings and honeymoons, political issues, family and parenting, and a directory of business professionals.
The quarterly magazine debuted with the April issue and is overseen by co-founders Cindy Sproul
and Marianne Puechl. Distribution is nationwide to bookstores, cafes and offices, and by
Targeted gaming magazine launches
June 9, 2006 - RFB (Room, Food & Beverage) is targeted at ValetNoir's gaming audience and is on a "mission to guide its members in their lifestyle decisions." Content includes insider guides to gaming, resort, nightlife and fine dining.
The magazine is led by ValetNoir founder George Nassef and will initially reach 60,000 top tier
elite members, 65 percent who are male. Additional information was not immediately available.
New wedding magazine planned for 2007
June 8, 2006 - WITH THIS RING has plans to look beyond the "white wedding" theme and celebrate the common romantic essence at the core of all weddings. The focus is to broaden coverage to include gay and lesbian, interfaith and interracial, and unique destination weddings.
Kelly Brumleve is editorial director of this planned quarterly title from Feit Family Ventures
Corporation. National distribution is anticipated. Additional information was not immediately
New regional women's lifestyle magazine
June 8, 2006 - REAL WOMEN LONDON targets women over 30 in the Canadian city of London, Ontario. Topics include health and well being, style in the home and fashion, legal and financial advice, marriage, motherhood, wine and restaurants, and book clubs.
Jane Antoniak is editor-in-chief of this monthly magazine that launched June 2. 20,000
copies were mailed to London households and another 1,500 copies distributed to area stores. The
website is http://www.realwomenlondon.com.
Reader's Digest tests new cooking magazine
The debut test issue arrived on newsstands June 5 and another test issue is due out in July. 640,000
copies were distributed. The magazine originates in Australia but is being brought to the
U.S. by Reader's Digest Association, with Jennifer Doll as managing editor.
New regional magazine launches
June 7, 2006 - Touting an "edgy irreverence," IMPULSE will offer lifestyle coverage for 20- and 30-somethings in South Jersey, the Jersey Shore, and Philadelphia. Topics include feature news, food, living and work spaces, entertainment venues, dating, and events.
Margarita Venegas is editor of this weekly magazine being published by the Courier-Post. Freelance
writers will augment contributions from the staff. An initial distribution of 30,000 copies
can be found in area coffee shops, bars, stores and Wawas every Thursday.
Canadian electronics magazine launches
June 7, 2006 - HUB:CE is about Canadian consumer electronics as a lifestyle. Categories include home entertainment, digital photography and video, gaming, and personal computing, with articles on smart shopping, new product comparisons, technology exploration, how to ask the right questions, and news. The target audience is hip and urban.
Andrew Moore-Crispin is editor-in-chief of this Piccolo Publishing title, publisher of sister
magazine HUB:DIGITAL LIVING. The premiere issue was distributed throughout Toronto on May
23 and a nationwide launch is slated for September. Additional information was not immediately
New magazine celebrates coastal lifestyle
June 7, 2006 - The coastal region of South Carolina, Georgia and North Florida is the focus of COASTAL COMPANION. Articles include travel destinations, nature, interesting personalities, and what to see and do.
Susanne Talentino is editor of this bi-monthly magazine from Talentino Media. Distribution is by subscription and at hotels, restaurants, and shops along the coast and I-95 corridor.
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New parenting magazine for 2007
June 6, 2006 - TODDLER magazine is planning a spring 2007 launch, helping busy parents understand healthy development, travel, food, toys, gear and fun for children 1 to 4 years old. The emphasis is on time-saving and life-enriching information.
The quarterly magazine from New Parent Media, publisher of sister title NEW PARENT, is set to
debut in April 2007. A launch circulation ratebase of 350,000 is anticipated and distribution
will be by subscription, newsstands, major bookstores, and to pediatricians.
Anticipated business magazine announces details
June 6, 2006 - CONDE NAST PORTFOLIO is the name of a new serious business journalism magazine with a subtitle of "Business Intelligence." The focus in on in-depth investigative reports, business articles and profiles with topics covering financial investments and management duties, but stopping short of lifestyle issues. "PORTFOLIO expects men to account for 60 percent of its readership and for the median age of all readers to be 42."
Joanne Lipman is editor-in-chief, with Blaise Zerega as managing editor and two deputy editors,
Jim Impoco and Amy Stevens. The magazine will debut with its May 2007 issue and follow
with the second issue in September. Thereafter the publishing schedule will be monthly. An
initial circulation of 300,000 is expected, with an increase of 50,000 for the second issue.
Regional Georgia magazine coming soon
June 1, 2006 - SCOOP MAGAZINE is for all women in the Spalding County, GA area. Content will include local events, achievements, fashion and beauty, and the social scene.
The bi-monthly magazine is due out on August 28. Additional information was not immediately available.
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New Canadian shopping magazine to launch
June 1, 2006 - CHOCOLAT is all about decorating, organizing, entertaining and living in home spaces. The target audience is women interested in styles, trends, ideas, advice, and solutions in a variety of price ranges. Shopping information is 100% Canadian-based.
Set to debut in September, the Rogers Publishing magazine will be published in both English
and French. 250,000 copies will be distributed to Canadians who have recently moved, as
well as by subscription and on newsstands nationwide. Additional information was not immediately
New magazine for salsa-style dancers
June 1, 2006 - ISALSA offers "practical, informative content" that helps people "enjoy and expand their salsa experiences, both on and off the dance floor." The target audience ranges from aficionados to the casual dancer.
The quarterly magazine debuts with its Summer/Fall issue and is distributed in select dance
clubs and studios. The website is http://www.isalsa.net/.
SPIN - editor-in-chief Andy Pemberton has stepped down from his position. (June 23)
PORTFOLIO has named a Washington editor, Matt Cooper. (June 23)
NEWSWEEK has a new assistant managing editor, Dan Klaidman. (June 23)
POWDER/BULK SOLIDS MAGAZINE has been acquired by Cannon Communications, an Apprise Media company. (June 23)
SPEECH TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE has been acquired by Information Today Inc. (June 23)
JOURNAL OF LABORATORY AND CLINICAL MEDICINE has been renamed TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH and has a new editor-in-chief, Dr. Jeffrey Laurence. (June 23)
FLORIDA TRAVEL & LIFE has a new editor, Ana Connery. (June 22)
MACHOME has ceased publication with its June issue. (June 22)
MEDICAL CARE will have two new editor-in-chiefs in January 2007, Catarina Kiefe and Jeroan Allison. (June 22)
BLUEPRINT has a new editor-in-chief, Sarah Humphreys. (June 21)
TEEN PEOPLE has a new copy editor, Sarene Leeds. (June 21)
VANITY FAIR has a new senior articles editor as of July 10, Peter Newcomb. (June 21)
THE SOURCE has a new senior music editor, Adam Matthews. (June 21)
TELECOMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE - editor-in-chief Bob Wallace has left his position. (June 21)
PARADE has a new associate photo editor, Erin Nedell. (June 21)
ELLE DECOR has a new photo editor, Nara Irigoyen. (June 21)
ICE has ceased publication. (June 21)
SHEKNOWS LOWCARB, SHEKNOWS DIET & FITNESS, and SHEKNOWS COOKING SMART will cease print publication. (June 21)
BIOEXECUTIVE INTERNATIONAL - editor-in-chief Wayne Koberstein has stepped down from his position. (June 19)
BETTER NUTRITION has a new editor, Nicole Brechka. (June 16)
ESSENCE has a new accessories editor, Lauren "Daisy" Lewellyn. (June 15)
GOURMET has a new market editor, Haley Thurshwell. (June 15)
C has a new executive editor, Nathan Cooper. (June 14)
VEGETARIAN TIMES has a new editor-in-chief, Mary Margaret Chappell. (June 14)
MIDWEST AIRLINES has a new managing editor, Julie H. Case. (June 14)
GOLF LIVING has been acquired by Media That Deelivers, Inc. (June 14)
ABSOLUTE, which folded in February, has been acquired by Hour Media and will relaunch in October. (June 14)
WEEKLY SCOOP has ceased publication as of June 9. (June 13)
PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED has a new editor-in-chief, Daphne Nikolopoulos. (June 9)
MOBILE ENTERPRISE has a new editor-in-chief, Michelle Maisto. (June 9)
PSYCHOLOGY TODAY has a new news editor, Matt Hutson. (June 9)
TEEN PEOPLE has a new news editor, Jennifer Leonard. (June 8)
OUTSMART has a new senior editor, Nancy Ford. (June 8)
THE IMPROPER has a new editor-in-chief, Keith Girard. (June 8)
STRUTTER has a new editor, Craig Knight. (June 8)
VEGGIE LIFE will cease publication following the Summer issue. (June 8)
EVERY DAY WITH RACHEL RAY will increase its ratebase to 750,000 in October and add a seventh issue this year. The publishing frequency is expected to increase to 10 issues in 2007 with another ratebase increase to over one million. (June 7)
ELLE has a new associate accessories editor, Monika Pernal. (June 7)
ELLE - market editors Abigale Greenberg Levinson and Karen Reinitz have left their positions. (June 7)
FORTUNE has a new senior editor, Jeffrey M. O'Brien. (June 7)
CMJ NEW MUSIC MONTHLY has a new editor-in-chief, Kenny Herzog. (June 7)
NEW YORK has a new assistant managing editor, Denise Penny. (June 7)
UTNE has been acquired by Ogden Publications. (June 6)
OUR TOWN DOWNTOWN is a new spin-off of OUR TOWN. (June 6)
HARPER'S has a new assistant editor, Miriam Markowitz. (June 6)
BABYTALK has a new assistant editor, Margaret Williams. (June 6)
VIBE VIXEN has a new market editor, Tanesha D. Smith. (June 6)
GLOBAL RHYTHM has a new editor-in-chief, Tad Hendrickson. (June 6)
LEGAL TIMES has a new executive editor, Alison Bethel. (June 6)
JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY NURSING has a new editor, Renee Semonin-Holleran. (June 6)
LINUX JOURNAL - senior editor Heather Mead has left her position. (June 6)
MICROPROCESSOR REPORT - editor-in-chief Kevin Krewell has left his position. (June 6)
FLORIDA MEDICAL BUSINESS - editor/publisher Deborah Balshem has left her position. (June 6)
AMERICAN COWBOY has been acquired by Active Interest Media. (June 1)
FORBES FYI has been renamed FORBESLIFE. (June 1)
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