Wenner Media

Veteran Celebrity Journalist Joins Us
June 1, 2002

Us magazine, which has undergone somewhat of a rebirth since Wenner Media named Bonnie Fuller editor-in-chief in February, named veteran celebrity journalist Jeanne Wolf among five new hires appointed to the staff. Wolf takes on the role of editor-at-large bringing with her a large network of contacts with Hollywood stars and power brokers. She has served as editor-at-large: entertainment for Redbook and has been a contributing editor with TV Guide magazine. Her television credits include Nightline, Good Morning America and E!, as well as an eponymous PBS show Jeanne Wolf With. Joining Wolf are Ken Baker, West Coast bureau chief, responsible for overseeing Hollywood magazine reporting;

RollingStone May Reformat
November 1, 2001

Since November of 1967, Rolling Stone's trademark format has been in place at the Wenner Media music magazine. But recently, the publisher has been considering a new model to replace even the revamp the publication received back in its January 1985 issue. According to Wenner Media, the magazine's sister magazine, Men's Journal, holds the prototype for Rolling Stone changes that may take place as soon as the next few months at an estimated cost of one million dollars. Instead of using the oversized, saddle-stitched format, the magazine may change into a perfect-bound, high-gloss publication with UV-coated cover stock and heavier paper, designed to attract younger

Top Publishing News
March 9, 2001

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

Maxim Puts Out Blender
January 1, 2001

Dennis Publishing, godfather of men's magazines including Maxim and Stuff, launched a new title to corner the music business. Blender, a bi-monthly glossy, is designed for the twenty-something market of listening buyers and connoisseurs. Starting with a circulation of 400,000, Blender will compete with notables including Wenner Media's Rolling Stone magazine (circulation 1.25 million) and Vibe/Spin Ventures' Vibe and Spin magazines (combined circulation 1.25 plus). According to Dennis reports, Blender differentiates itself from other music mags by covering a wider variety of music genres, including hip-hop and rhythm and blues, according to reports. Banking on its huge success with Maxim, the hot-blooded men's

March Madness with ESPN Magazine
April 1, 1998

"March Madness" took on a whole new meaning for the people involved with the start-up production of ESPN The Magazine, a joint venture of Disney Publishing, ESPN Inc. and The Hearst Corp. After revealing initial launch plans for the biweekly sports magazine last spring, the publishers established starting lineups for the production and editorial teams be-tween May and November (with several players yet to be named at that point), which left about four months to get the premier issue to newsstands and subscribers by the March 11, 1998, deadline. ESPN's production personnel and partners shot and scored, delivering a 184-page (without paginating ad inserts