FOLIO: Wire | 5.11.06
Cynthia Leive, editor-in-chief of Conde Nast’s Glamour, has been elected president of the 900-member American Society of Magazine Editors, the editorial arm of the MPA.
Leive will take the reins from outgoing president Mark Whitaker, editor of Newsweek. "She cares passionately about ASME and its members, and will be a dynamic leader at a time of pivotal change in our industry," said Whitaker in a statement.
Leive became Glamour’s editor-in-chief in 2001, and led the magazine to a 2005 National Magazine award for General Excellence in the over 2,000,000 circulation category, won this year by Time.
Leive previously served two one-year terms as vice president – each officer is elected for a one-year term and can be nominated for a second.
Computerworld Re-launches Web Site
Computerworld’s accompanying Web site, Computerworld.com has gone under construction in effort to provide users with faster access to news and advertisements and enhanced navigation.
Meredith Expands Titles to Canada, Spain
Meredith Corporation has joined forces with Transcontinental Inc., a Canadian media company, to publish and distribute More throughout Canada. The first issue is slated to hit newsstands in spring of next year.
The company has also made a deal with Globus Comunicacion, a Spanish magazine publisher, to produce a Spanish-language version of Diabetic Living, which will also be available in the U.S. This expansion follows the 2005 deal which brought the magazine to Australia and New Zealand.
AARP Hits the Road
For its fifth annual grass roots tour, AARP The Magazine’s Road show will feature the Faces of 50+ Real People Model Search. The tour begins June 2 at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh and will visit 10 festival, fairs and events in major cities across the country. The road show features services and products for the 50+ market. Show attendees can also enter the model search at each tour stop and will choose three winners based on age that will be featured in 2007 fashion and beauty articles of the magazine.
Emmy Snags Most Maggies
Emmy, the official magazine of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences brought home six Maggies awards, winning more awards than any other title for the second year in a row. Emmy’s April and June issues brought home four combined awards including Best Special Theme Issue, Best Interview of Profile, Best Single Editorial Photograph and Best Signed Editorial or Essay. Other awards came in the Best Regularly Featured Department and Best Black and White Layout categories.
Edutopia, an education title published by The George Lucas Educations Foundation, went home with three awards, in the Best Cover/Consumer, Best Special Interest/Consumer and Best Single Editorial Illustration/Consumer categories.
Wiesner Custom Publishing secured two Maggies in the Best Overall Design/Trade and Best Special Interest/Trade categories for Lore magazine’s July/August 2005 issue.
The ceremony, celebrating its 55th year, was held on April 22 in Los Angeles. The Maggies honor excellence in print and electronic magazine publishing in the western U.S., presented by the Western Publications Association. Eighty-five winners were chosen from more than 200 entries from 400 publications west of the Mississippi River.
Kansas City-based Hallmark Inc. has slated its debut issue of Hallmark Magazine for the fall of this year and has opened its headquarters in midtown Manhattan. The women’s lifestyle title will launch with its September/October issue and will run bimonthly at a rate base of 400,000. Distribution will be done through paid subscription and newsstands as well as through Hallmark Gold Grown stores across the country.
Government Technology’s Emergency Management (EM) is the first "all hazards" publication serving the emergency response and recovery community. The spin-off title from e.Republic is an extension of the Government Technology print magazine as well as the magazine’s annual Government Technology Conference in Sacramento, Calif. The first issue will be debuted at the conference and will be followed by three more issues due out later this year. Circulation is 40,000.
Targeted readers include a range of stakeholders including elected officials, volunteer organizations, first responders, emergency managers and policymakers interested in emergency management, prevention, preparedness and recovery, in regards to homeland security issues as well as natural disasters.