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Food Network Magazine Brings The Heat To Hearst

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Despite the shuttering of O at Home and the company layoffs in 2008, Hearst may be one of the few publishers (along with Rodale and Meredith) that came up as a winner for 2009. And by “winner” we mean “did less terribly than everyone else.” Yesterday Keith Kelly reported that the company’s Food Network Magazine — which plans to print 10 issues this year — may be “one of the fastest starting magazines in publishing history.” That doesn’t mean the magazine hasn’t had its share of problems: there has been a constant revolving door at the title despite only having 5 issues in total, with managing editor Tara Cox (who was poached from Every Day at Rachel Ray) took the same job at Men’s Journal after test-editor Jennifer Dunn ditched out after the first trial issue in 2008.

A source quoted in the piece also admits that several mid-level editors have given notice, designer Sarah Goldschadt may be heading overseas to be replaced by Shira Gordon of Self. That’s a lot of revolving doors for a magazine whose total paid circulation in 2009 was 1,196,835 for four issues.

Read More: Food Network cooks up a hit, despite turnover – New York Post

Previously: Hearst Consolidating O at Home Into O: The Oprah Magazine, Hearst the Latest to Layoff Staffers Company-Wide

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Oprah’s Magazine Gets Ready To Celebrate Tenth Anniversary

Feb 2010 sub.jpgDespite Hearst‘s shuttering of O At Home in November of 2008, the Oprah Winfrey brand is as strong as ever, evidenced by the pronouncement of O, The Oprah Magazine‘s 10th anniversary weekend plans, kicking off on May 7.

O, in true Willy Wonka fashion, will be putting ten “golden tickets” inside its February issue, with the winners being invited to meet the queen of daytime TV herself during the scheduled “Live Your Best Life” a three-day event in New York. The event, produced for 6,000 attendees, will include seminars from Suze Orman and Martha Beck. Winfrey will also be performing a one-woman show at Radio City Music Hall.

Tickets — for those who don’t get their hands on a golden ticket — go on sale March 15.

Press release after the jump.

Previously: O Hires A Bunch Of New Editors, How To Pitch: O, The Oprah Magazine

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The Advocate‘s Editor-in-Chief Named Editorial Director

Jon Barrett.jpgHere Media, which publishes The Advocate and Out today announced that it was promoting Jon Barrett, editor-in-chief of The Advocate and Advocate.com, to editorial director of the newly created Advocate Group, which will now oversee all of the magazine’s print, online and TV content as well other Here Media brands such as SheWired.com and PlanetOut.com.

The announcement comes just a few weeks after Here CEO Paul Colichman announced plans to bundle The Advocate‘s print magazine with Out for subscribers.

In his new position, Barrett will be in charge of growing the Advocate brand, an undertaking that includes oversight of an upcoming hour-long television magazine series aimed at the brand’s LGBT audience. Before joining The Advocate, Barrett worked as features editor for O magazine spin-off O at Home and served as senior editor at Cargo and Real Simple.

Full release after the jump

Previously: Publisher Plans To Bundle Out With The Advocate For Subscribers

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