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OK! No Longer Paying Barr Tab

OK! has released publisher Stephen Barr just seven months into his tenure.  According to NYPost.com, a spokesperson for the U.S. version of the celebrity news mag said no replacement has been named.  Barr took over for Lori Burgess in April to become OK!’s third publisher since their 2005 launch.

Barr’s departure is a bit of a head scratcher when considering the recent uptick in ad sales.  Media Industry Newsletter indicates that OK! improved sales by 21 percent through Monday’s issue and a magazine spokesperson said that newsstand sales have risen since Richard Spencer signed on as editor-in-chief in early October.  While sales remain up, circulation was way down for the first half of 2010.  OK! fell short of the rate base promised to advertisers by more than 100,000 copies and newsstand circulation dropped by nearly 10 percent.

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Fortune Small Business, The Scientist Take Home Top ASBPE Honors

asbpe.pngFortune Small Business and The Scientist were awarded Magazine of the Year prizes by the American Society of Business Publication Editors at the organization’s annual conference last week.

FSB was recognized in the 80,000+ circulation category while The Scientist took home the prize for magazines with circulation that is less than 80,000.

ASBPE, which announced the finalists for its awards last month, also honored David Silverberg, editor of the homeland security publication HSToday, with their first ever Journalism That Matters Award. American Farriers Journal editor Frank Lessiter took home the 2009 Stephen Barr Award for feature writing due to his investigative series probing the practice in the equine industry known as “soring,” or injuring horses in order to “to promote hoof action that judges look for in gaited horse competitions.”

A full list of the winners after the jump.

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