Sunday, June 29, 2008

Michele Vance Named Editor of RTO Magazine

RTO Online, Inc., the leading provider of rental-purchase trade news, editorial, and other content, has appointed Michele Vance as the company's new Editor for RTO Magazine, its bi-monthly trade publication and RTO Online (, the leading web portal for the rent-to-own industry.

Ms. Vance brings an extensive rental and communications background to the position at RTO Online, including seven years as Vice President of Marketing for RentWay, Inc. and five years as a public relations and communications consultant to Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership.

Ms. Vance will continue to office out of Kansas City, where she has lived since 2001 with her husband Bill Vance, a former Rent-A-Center and RentWay executive, and their three children.

Online Women’s Travel Magazine Set to Launch

With thousands of visitors in the weeks leading up to its official launch on July 15th, Galavanting, the new online women's travel magazine, expects a large readership to enjoy its first monthly issue.

Editors-in-chief Kim Mance and Katy Quissell have recruited contributors who range from professional travel writers to professional women from all over the globe telling their stories and giving travel tips. But Quissell, 28, describes Galavanting as more than just a magazine. "We've worked hard to facilitate a bustling community and a unique space for women to come and connect with not only useful travel information, but with other women as well. The response so far has been overwhelming and women are really excited about it."

Mance, 29, says, "Women love to get advice from a trusted circle of girlfriends, so we've brought together women from all over the world to dish out the best they've got in that department. When it comes to travel, we found that most publications out there dumb things down, or seem to think women are only in search of glamorous day spas or the world's perfect facial. But we know there's a lot more to women than just stereotypes, and our articles and online video guides give a sense of the adventure and discovery women can experience during their travels."

Galavanting specializes in providing candid advice and engaging women's stories of discovery, self-discovery, and insider tips, as well as practical advice to keep travelers safe and culturally connected.

From visiting communities as a volunteer, to taking tours operated by non-profits benefiting local groups, the magazine strives to truly connect women to the communities they visit. Galavanting even goes so far as to put an emphasis on supporting women-owned businesses and highlighting the status of women and gender parity in destination governments.

Fun and adventurous travel destination videos hosted by Mance and Quissell will air online each month. Shooting for a first episode will start in Costa Rica this August.


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Laurie Hays Joins Bloomberg as Executive Editor

Laurie Hays, a veteran news executive who helped manage award-winning reporting teams at the Wall Street Journal during the past decade, joins Bloomberg News as Executive Editor for Company News starting August 4.

The appointment of Hays, who during a 23-year career at the newspaper was a Moscow-based correspondent, bureau chief in Atlanta and New York, National News Editor and, most recently, Deputy Managing Editor for Investigative Reporting, "brings exceptional experience in managing beat reporting to our 2,300 journalists in 65 countries," said Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News.

epreneur Magazine Appoints New Executive Editor

Entrepreneur magazine has promoted Charlotte Jensen to executive editor of the magazine. Jensen will work in concert with new Vice President and Editor in Chief Amy C. Cosper to oversee content development and direction for Entrepreneur.

Jensen has steadily risen in rank at the magazine and become a resident expert in the challenges and solutions for business owners, particularly in the areas of marketing and technology. Prior to this appointment, Jensen was senior articles editor and led the creative direction for the majority of feature and cover stories, including the magazine's much-anticipated annual Young Millionaires feature.

Jensen's role as executive editor at Entrepreneur begins on July 1, 2008.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Nancy Johnson Promoted to Cadalyst Editor-in-Chief

Questex Media has appointed Nancy Spurling Johnson as editor-in-chief and Kenneth Wong as executive editor of Cadalyst, the leading publication in the field of computer-aided design (CAD) and related technologies. Cadalyst magazine and publish technology news, hardware and software reviews, tutorials and programming tips for professionals in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC), manufacturing and GIS markets.


Denver Group to Publish New Regional Information Technology Magazine

A local group of technology professionals will launch a new magazine and Web site focusing on the information technology industry in Colorado. The publication, called Rocky Mountain TechLine, will debut in August and will be published monthly with a subscriber base of over 10,000 people.

The publication is headed by Eric Wolferman, a former Vice President of Information Technology for the Denver Newspaper Agency and a long-time journalist. Wolferman is Editor and Publisher of the new magazine.

According to Wolferman, Rocky Mountain TechLine will focus strictly on the people and activities of the Colorado IT community. Content will include news of IT-related businesses, profiles of prominent technology professionals, regular columns written by area experts on computer security and the local IT job market, and a complete calendar of events of interest to area technology workers.

"Rocky Mountain TechLine will also provide a much-needed advertising platform for providers of IT products and services," Wolferman said. "Currently, there are very few ways for these providers to get their offerings in front of the IT professionals who buy their products and services, and very few ways for technology executives to learn about the solutions that are available to them. Our magazine and Web site will provide the perfect marketplace for these buyers and sellers."


Modern Luxury Media Launches Manhattan Magazine

Modern Luxury Media announced the September 2008 launch of Manhattan, a luxury lifestyle publication catering to the most affluent and influential residents of New York City and surrounding areas of wealth in the Tri-State region. The company also announced that Richard Martin will serve as editor-in-chief. The first issue of Manhattan will be marked with an exclusive, private launch in the Hamptons during Labor Day weekend and arrives in New York on September 5th. Focusing on luxury living for the wealthiest Manhattanites, Manhattan will contain such departments as fall fashion, jewelry and watch, home design and fine dining.

Joining Martin on Manhattan is Spencer Beck, Modern Luxury editorial director, and Modern Luxury President Creative and Fashion Director Ann Song. Beck will direct editorial content for the new magazine, ensuring it holds to the same quality standards of the other titles in the Modern Luxury stable of luxury media brands.

Reflecting the lifestyle of New York's working affluent, each issue of Manhattan will showcase the best that luxury brands have to offer, a celebrity feature, fashion stories and a service-oriented feature specific to New York.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Yale Environment 360 magazine launches online

Yale Environment 360, a new online magazine dedicated to covering the global environment, is launching today at Edited by Roger Cohn, the former editor of Mother Jones and Audubon magazines, Yale Environment 360 aims to become one of the leading Web sites for commentary and reporting on the crucial environmental issues of the day.

Cohn said that Yale Environment 360 will feature authoritative opinion, analysis and in-depth reporting and will post original articles by leading journalists, scientists, environmentalists, green entrepreneurs and policy makers from around the world. The site will also provide a forum for discussing global environmental issues, as well as varied multimedia.

Yale Environment 360 is a publication of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale University and is supported by grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Weiss & Hughes Publishing Inc. Adds TriadLiving Magazine

The publishers of Wake Living, Luxury Homes of the Triangle and Fifteen501 magazines have added the Triad's top lifestyle publication to its family of magazines. The company has acquired TriadLiving magazine, the Triad's premier lifestyle publication, expanding its reach from just west of Interstate 95 in Wake County to west of Winston-Salem along Interstate 40 in Forsyth County.

With the acquisition, total combined circulation for the family of magazines will be 135,000 copies per issue, with a total of more than 375,000 readers per issue throughout Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Orange and Wake counties.

TriadLiving, which debuted in 2004, publishes quarterly. With a quarterly circulation of 35,000, the magazine has the highest distribution of any Triad publication, delivering to homes, grocery stores, chambers of commerce and businesses throughout Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, and Burlington.