Sunday, June 24, 2007

The New York Times Launches City Room

The New York Times announced today the launch of City Room (, a new Metro news blog and online community dedicated to responding quickly to important news and information throughout New York City. Sewell Chan, Times Metro reporter, is the City Room bureau chief and will leverage the unique talent and resources of The Times’s one hundred-plus-person Metro staff.

City Room provides online readers with in-depth reports from the five boroughs of the city, as well as occasional reports from the surrounding, suburbs on topics such as government and politics; crime and public safety; schools; transportation; housing and economy; and people and neighborhoods. It will enhance and supplement Metro articles from The Times, offer non-news features about the history and civic culture of the city, and encourage reader comments and discussion.

Flight International Magazine Unveils New Look

Flight International, the world’s leading aerospace weekly magazine, has been redesigned and is unveiling its new look at the Paris air show which opens today.

The revamp, which is part of an upgrade to the Flight portfolio, sees the title continuing its award-winning news coverage and technical analysis while including new features such as links to extra content on its online brand,, the leading website for the aviation sector.

The redesigned magazine sports a new logo, smarter colour scheme and a more accessible lay-out, and while market communication will focus on the improvements to the flagship product, they will also emphasize that Flight International has a number of sister products which all share the ‘Flight’ family name. These include the 24 hour air transport news and data service, ATI, and ACAS, the leading aircraft database.

International Herald Tribune to Launch Style and Design Magazine

International Herald Tribune (IHT) will launch an international edition of T, The New York Times’ award-winning style magazine, in December.

Like the U.S. edition, each issue of the IHT’s Style Magazine, International T, will have a thematic focus with topics including women’s fashion, men’s fashion, travel, design and holiday.

T’s editor, Stefano Tonchi, who previously worked at Esquire and L’Uomo Vogue, said: “The success T has achieved, both in terms of design and commercially, makes me very enthusiastic about taking it to Europe and the Middle East. With the strong, global influence designers have on the way we live today, T helps guide you through what is new and worthwhile – and the IHT is the perfect vehicle to extend the brand internationally.”

Suzy Menkes, fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune, will launch a new column in the first issue of International T, offering her unique take on luxury, style and taste in the global arena.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Consulting Magazine Appoints Joseph Kornik as Editor-in-Chief

Joseph Kornik has been named Editor-in-Chief for Consulting magazine. In his new role, Mr. Kornik will be responsible for all of the editorial operations of Consulting magazine and will direct the collaboration of the print, online, conference and seminar content.

Mr. Kornik joins Consulting magazine from The Nielsen Company (formerly VNU), where he was Editorial Director of the Performance Group responsible for editorial operations of three of the five brands that make up that division. During his career, Mr. Kornik held a variety of editorial roles (including Editor-In-Chief) at a number of business-to-business publications at VNU and Northstar Travel Media (formerly Cahners Travel Group/Reed Travel Group). Mr. Kornik is a graduate of James Madison University.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Merrill Williams, Publisher and Editor of Edible Coastal Maine magazine, announced the launch of a new magazine, Maine Food & Lifestyle. "We're excited to present to readers across the country stories about the people who produce the food that has made Maine so well known," Williams stated. "Whether it's our local fishermen and farmers, Maine's artisanal and specialty food producers, or our award-winning chefs who make our local ingredients sing – their colorful, engaging stories fill the pages of Maine Food & Lifestyle."

National outlets like Travel + Leisure, Gourmet, Food & Wine, the James Beard Foundation, and the Food Network have all recently recognized the exciting culinary talent in Maine. However, Williams noted, Maine Food & Lifestyle has an edge over the national culinary publications that carry Maine stories, because it is written and produced right here in Maine. "We write from our desks in Rockland for and about our local communities, and that has a direct impact on the great stories we're able to offer readers. We're in the best position to tell the food stories that come from right here in the Pine Tree State."

Williams noted that early readers of Maine Food & Lifestyle say the magazine is a welcome addition to Maine's dynamic food community. "We've been so pleased by the enthusiastic feedback we've received from local food producers and chefs," she said. "Readers are telling us how proud they are that Maine has its own food magazine, and one that so authentically represents the exciting histories, stories and recipes that come from throughout the state."

Maine Food & Lifestyle launches from where its precursor, Edible Coastal Maine, left off. The new magazine reflects a broader focus on towns and farms situated throughout the state – from Maine's scenic, coastal villages to the state's beautiful interior regions.


Sunday, June 10, 2007


Ladera Ranch Magazine, the first high-end magazine to feature the award-winning and well-known community of Ladera Ranch, has announced that the magazine’s inaugural publication will be available in July, 2007. The magazine is a sophisticated, custom publication that talks to the residents that live in the area and will reinforce why the community of Ladera Ranch is one that provides people “a well-planned life.” Residents in neighboring cities will also receive the magazine via mail.

“Ladera Ranch is a very unique place to live and the residents here deserve something that is a reflection of the community, and the people who live here,” said Publisher Devon Hocker. “We wanted a sophisticated, beautiful, magazine that not only looked superior in design & quality, but focused on the things that really make this master planned community an incredible place to call home.”

Set to publish every other month, the premier issue of Ladera Ranch Magazine will take on topics that are relevant to the community, such as the new San Juan Hills High School, favorite local resorts, insight on today’s financial market, tips on how to throw a backyard BBQ and activities to keep kids entertained this summer. Each issue will be beautifully produced and contain pertinent information to the area.


New Magazine: eBIZ INSIDER

Solid Cactus has launched a magazine designed for e-commerce store operators. eBiz Insider(TM) will concentrate on advice for people and companies doing business on the Internet. The first issue rolled out June 1, 2007.

"The name eBiz Insider says it all," said Solid Cactus President Scott Sanfilippo. "We want this publication to be for e-commerce professionals. Each monthly issue will feature valuable information, tips, advice and tools designed to help the e-commerce store owner run his/her business better."

eBiz Insider grew from the Solid Cactus company newsletter which went to thousands of Solid Cactus clients. "We wanted a newsletter that could actually help our clients operate in cyberspace," said Sanfilippo. "We filled it with the real business advice we've learned from operating e-commerce businesses since 1994. We had such a phenomenal response to the e-commerce tips we provided that we decided to expand our publication and expand our horizons."

eBiz Insider opens with a readership base of 16,500 e-commerce store operators. In addition to its editorial staff, eBiz Insider will also be featuring free lance work from leading figures in e-commerce. Articles will cover everything from art layout and photography to search engine marketing, customer relations, sales promotions and all steps in between.

"Our desires are simple," said Sanfilippo. "We want eBiz Insider to be a 'must-read' each month. We want it to be a lasting resource that our readers keep for its value and advice. The more success our readers have in business as a result of reading eBiz Insider, the better for them and the better for us."

In addition to the print publication, eBizInsider can be found on the web at where visitors can sign up for a free subscription.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Elizabeth Turner Becomes Editor-in-Chief of Vegetarian Times

Active Interest Media has named Elizabeth Turner Editor-in-Chief of Vegetarian Times. In addition, the company announces that in January 2008, the magazine will raise its rate base to 250,000.

Prior to joining Vegetarian Times, Turner was the Managing Editor of Natural Health magazine. Her previous experience includes International Managing Editor of Weider Publications, Managing Editor of Shape Cooks, as well as developing and producing 10 special editions of Shape, Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health.

Former Editor-in-Chief Mary Margaret Chappell, who is relocating to France, will remain with the magazine as Food Editor.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Church Business Magazine Changes Name

After more than a decade in publication, Church Business magazine has changed its name to Church Solutions. The magazine's new tagline is "Learn. Build. Grow."

Under its new name, Church Solutions, the editors and publishers say they'll "up the ante" with a fresh, contemporary look and even more creative, outside-the-box solutions for modern church leaders. This includes more new installments in the magazine's downloadable eBook and Web seminar series -- the first and only offerings of their kind in the house-of-worship market.

SHADES Magazine Debuts

SHADES, a new online magazine launching June 1, dares to break out of the mainstream mold and inspire us to change the way we see the world. SHADES is a manifest of creative, thought-provoking ideas and strives to be an all-inclusive consortium for young artists and activists who are making waves in their communities.

"We're creating a multi-cultural dialogue with SHADES Magazine that will open the doors for people of all races and sexual orientations to voice their opinions and concerns about the ongoing social changes that are affecting them on a local, national and global scale," says founder and publisher, Stephanie Barnes.

Each issue of SHADES will include provocative, in-depth profile interviews; social commentary; essay tributes to historical trailblazers; book, film and music reviews; and original poetry and photography.