Top Publishing News
New magazine launches, acquisitions and partnerships are common throughout today's publishing industry. To keep up with the latest news, the editors of PrintMedia InBox will provide you with updates every few weeks. To read more about the wide world of publishing, don't forget to visit PrintMedia's Publishers' Corner, an online niche dedicated to publishing announcements—everything from magazine success stories to extinctions. The following briefs are what's new now:
The Walt Disney Company and Wenner Media formed a new entertainment publishing company, US Weekly LLC. Disney also acquired 50 percent ownership of US Weekly. The magazine and its new parent company will continue operations in New York City under the management of US Weekly staff. In 1986, US Weekly was acquired by Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone and Men's Journal. Disney publishes magazines including FamilyFun, Disney Magazine, Disney Adventures, Discover, talk and ESPN The Magazine.
The Wall Street Journal, published by Dow Jones & Company, will increase its cover price to $1 per copy on April 2, 2001. The $.25 newsstand increase will not affect the newspaper's subscription price.
The New York Times will also increase its Sunday edition price by March 25. In the New York metropolitan region, the Sunday edition will increase by $.50 to $3.00. Throughout the Northeast, the paper is increasing to $3.75 from $3.00. The national edition will increase to $4.75 from $4.00. The newspaper's price will not increase for Monday through Saturday issues.
Stars & Stripes Omnimedia launched Stripes Jobs, a monthly magazine for retiring military officers.The magazine, distributed to 250,000 readers, is designed to transition military personnel to civilian life by including military-friendly company profiles, job search methods, veterans' profiles and networking information. The company also publishes Stars and Stripes, an international newspaper.
Expedia.com teamed with Out & About. The Web site will feature content from the gay and lesbian portal to help travelers plan vacations. Expedia plans to add Out & About content for more than 24 popular destinations by this summer.