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Fitness Names Beauty Director

Heather Muir has been named Fitness magazine’s new beauty director. Muir was most recently the beauty news editor at Allure. Prior to Allure, Muir was the beauty editor at Seventeen magazine.

“We look forward to the fresh approach Heather will bring to our expanding beauty coverage,” said Fitness editor-in-chief, Betty Wong.  ”Her vast beauty knowledge and enthusiasm are tremendous assets. We’re thrilled to welcome Heather to the Fitness team.”

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Fitness Magazine Marks 20 Years with Free-For-All Celebration

Fitness is celebrating two decades on the newsstand in style! The New York-based wellness magazine is launching its first-ever free-for-all May 1, teaming with several gyms nationwide. Loyal readers will get a one-day, free workout at any of these facilities including: Bally Total Fitness, Crunch, Gold’s Gym, New York Sports Clubs, 24 Hour Fitness, and select YMCA locations.

Along with free access to gyms across the country, Fitness is also hosting five V.I.P. workout events with celebrity trainers Jackie Warner, Harley Pasternak, Billy Blanks, Jim Karas and Beto Perez.  The trainers will be teaching exclusive classes for Fitness readers who respond to calls to action via Facebook and Twitter.

“We’re so excited to be turning 20! To thank our amazing readers for their continued support and commitment to fitness—their own as well as the magazine—over the last two decades, we couldn’t think of a better way than to offer them a free day at the gym and a chance to workout with some of the best trainers in the business,” says Fitness editor-in-chief, Betty Wong.

There are more details about participating gyms and how to download a free pass on the Fitness website.

Fitness Magazine Names New Fitness and Beauty Editors

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Fitness magazine welcomes three new editors to their editorial staff.

Lisa Haney has been named the senior fitness editor. Jenna Autuori is the new fitness editor. April Franzino takes over as associate beauty editor.

“We are thrilled to welcome these talented individuals to the FITNESS staff,” Betty Wong, Editor-in-Chief of FITNESS magazine, said in a statement. “With strong professional backgrounds in their respective areas, they are the embodiment of the FITNESS brand-women who embrace health and wellness as a lifestyle.”

Haney will oversee many of the publication’s health news columns and features. Most recently, she has written for such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Runner’s World, and ReadyMade.

As the new fitness editor, Autuori will work on the fitness news pages and columns and cover gear. Autuori was previously an assistant editor at Shape, where she also worked on Shape Bride.

Franzino joins the magazine after three years as assistant editor at Good Housekeeping, where she wrote beauty feature stories and filmed monthly Good Housekeeping Reports TV segments.

The Future Of Multiplatform Journalism: Giving Readers What They Want

reuters panel.pngAfter wrapping up two days of the Personal Democracy Forum yesterday, we ran over to a panel hosted by Reuters and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers discussing the future of journalism in a multimedia world.

Moderated by Reuters’ global managing editor Betty Wong, the panel included New York Times business and financial editor Lawrence Ingrassia, a very pregnant Financial Times U.S. managing editor Chrystia Freeland, Columbia Journalism School dean Sree Sreenivasan and mediabistro.com founder Laurel Touby.

Wong opened up the conversation by asking the panelists how media companies can make the best of all their resources, in order to take advantage of the many different platforms available.

“We all have to ask ourselves, ‘What do our readers really want?’” Freeland said. She added that journalists are entrepreneurial at heart and want to create a brand and a Web presence for themselves, but it’s up to the editors and management to decide what’s best for the news organization. “The turning point came when journalists realized that it is in their personal interest to have a Web presence,” she said. “Journalists became journalists to become famous and make a name for themselves.”

Photo: Thomson Reuters Markets CEO Devin Wenig (right) introduces the panel featuring (from left) Touby, Sreenivasan, Freeland and Ingrassia

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