Sunday, July 20, 2008

Slate Hires Technology Writer Farhad Manjoo

Slate, the daily online magazine, it will expand its technology coverage with a regular column by leading technology writer Farhad Manjoo. The column, to be published twice a week, will focus on how technology affects politics, business, culture and society as well as cover new gadgets, products and trends.

Manjoo joins Slate from where he covered technology for over six years and wrote a daily blog called "Machinist." He is the author of the book True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society which examines propaganda on the Web, cable news and talk radio. He’s based in San Francisco, Calif.


Conde Nast Shuts Down Golf For Women Magazine

Golf For Women magazine will cease publication with its July/August issue.

Golf For Women was launched in 1988. Condé Nast purchased the magazine in 2001 from the Meredith Corporation. It publishes six times a year and has a current ratebase of 600,000.

Condé Nast Publications, a unit of Advance Publications, includes twenty-six consumer magazines and their websites, CondéNet, the Fairchild Fashion Group, Parade, the Condé Nast Media Group, and the Shared Services Centers.

Elevated Existence, a New Spiritual Self-Help Magazine Debuts

The premiere issue of Elevated Existence, a new digital magazine created for individuals worldwide who are seeking to further their spirituality, achieve a higher consciousness and find inspiration in their everyday lives, is now available as a FREE download to celebrate its debut.

"After the death of my mother, I began down my own spiritual path, and have found not only comfort, but a new way of living my life and approaching the world," said Tammy Mastroberte, founder, publisher and editorial director of Elevated Existence magazine. "I created this publication to help others find the same things, and to hopefully inspire them as much as these topics and teachings have inspired me."

The premiere, June 2008 issue is available for download FREE at It features the cover story, "Connecting to Your Soul: Inside the Chopra Center Renewal Weekend," as well as articles on finding the right meditation, self-healing, Reiki and Louis Hay Affirmations from her best-selling DVD "You Can Heal Your Life," featured on Oprah twice in the past year.

Unlike print publications, Elevated Existence offers subscribers the option of reading each issue on their computer or other Internet-enabled device in a PDF format, or printing it to take on the go. From the law of attraction and manifestation tools to yoga, meditation and alternative healing, Elevated Existence is open to all things aimed at positively improving the lives of its readers and their overall well-being.

Mastroberte has more than 10 years experience in the magazine publishing industry, and began this publication and Web site because of her own interest and passion for a variety of topics that fall under the subject of spirituality and self-improvement, along with her desire to share them with the world.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hearst Magazines and MSN Partner to Launch New Food Site

Hearst Magazines and MSN have partnered to develop and launch a new food-related Web destination named, also available at The new site, which will launch in fall 2008 and will exist as its own brand, will be owned, built and edited by Hearst Magazines Digital Media and distributed by MSN. The terms of the deal puts Hearst Magazines Digital Media in charge of the design, development and editorial vision of the site, while MSN will be responsible for advertising sales and primary distribution of the site's content through the MSN network. MSN and Hearst anticipate that's traffic numbers will immediately place the site into the top 10 food-related destinations online. will be accessible through the MSN home page and in editorial programming across its network, including on the MSN Lifestyle Channel and other relevant channels. In addition, all of the advertising inventory for will be sold by the MSN sales team, which will also sell targeted inventory in the food category on,, and

New Economics Magazine Launched for Amateur Economists

Amateur Economists, a new online economics magazine for non-economists, published its first issue today on its website at, according to editor and publisher, Anthony Luafalealo. The magazine's focus is on areas that economics has branched out to, including healthcare, law, politics, literature and art and science and technology.

The issue published today is the launching point for several blogs that will allow readers to interact with experts in the magazine's focus areas. In "The Dismal Side of Healthcare," a physician and nurse discuss the latest issues affecting healthcare economics; in "Fictionomics," an English professor explores the subject of economics in fiction and in "Economically Correct," a lawyer and law student look at the economics of laws.

The issue also explores the main reason U.S. economic indicators are no longer accurate, an overlooked consequence of the increasing cost of air travel and how the latest advances in prosthetics can be made widely available to those who need them.

"Economics is the study of choices," says Luafalealo. "The goal of Amateur Economists is to examine our world today through choices. How do current events affect the choices people make? How do those choices affect individuals and societies?"

One of the ways the magazine accomplishes that goal is through its writers' backgrounds, which are alluded to in its title. They include professors, businessmen, a physician, attorney, a few published authors and a financial analyst. While most are amateurs in economics, they are all experts in their fields.

The magazine is free to all readers and will publish new articles, blogs and book reviews on its site daily.