Overall consumer magazine circulation through the first half was stable, with subscription gains offsetting newsstand declines.
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About three weeks after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the Reader’s Digest Association has announced a realignment of its U.S. business operations. Suzanne Grimes, president of RDA’s Food and Entertaining division, will now serve as president of the newly-created U.S.
Trade publisher Schofield Media Group has promoted Brian Reshefsky to group president. Based in Chicago, Reshefsky will lead the company’s U.S. and European operations. He was named COO in 2008 and will retain those responsibilities as group president.
The Atlantic has named Slate.com founding editor Michael Kinsley editor-in-chief of a new digital media property the publisher expects to launch in 2010. His appointment is effective September 21.
Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has come to an agreement with New York City-based bankers Art Capital Group that extends the previous September 8 deadline for the $24 million loan the group provided Leibovitz late last year.
The Economist Group—the U.K.-based publisher of its flagship the Economist magazine—is said to be quietly looking for a buyer for CFO magazine.
Time Inc.’s InStyle magazine is taking the wave of 3-D technology in magazines to the next level. For its December holiday gift guide issue, the magazine is using “augmented reality” technology to make some advertisements three dimensional.
Framingham, Massachusetts-based publisher IDG has renamed its corporate sales and marketing operation in the U.S. to Strategic Marketing Services.
A thirsty beer lover + a GPS bar locator = a wonderful idea. Rodale’s Men’s Health has taken its regular “Jimmy the Bartender” column in the magazine and created an application for it for the iPhone and iPod Touch.