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Len Burnett Buys Back Uptown

Uptown is going back to its roots. According to The New York Post, Len Burnett — a co-founder of Uptown — has bought the title back from Vibe Holdings, which acquired it in 2011.

Burnett, who had been co-CEO of Uptown Media Group and chief revenue officer of Vibe Holdings, will separate from Vibe to concentrate on Uptown. He has already appointed Isoul Harris as the magazine’s new editor-in-chief. Uptown’s former editor, Angela Bronner Helm, left early this month.

Burnett didn’t say how much he paid for the magazine, only that “They [Vibe Holdings] just wanted to put more emphasis on Vibe and the digital portion, and they gave us the opportunity to buy back Uptown.”

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Angela Bronner Helm to Step Down as EIC of Uptown

Angela Bronner Helm is stepping down as editor-in-chief of Uptown. The December/January 2013 issue, along with the Weddings & Travel issue, will be her last as editor of the magazine.

“The time has come to branch out and spread my wings,” Bronner Helm told FishbowlNY. “I have learned so much as editor, and am honored to have worked with so many talented and creative people during my time at Uptown.”

Bronner Helm came to Uptown in 2010 as its managing editor. Prior to that she spent seven years at AOL, most recently as the editor of The Huffington Post vertical BlackVoices. Bronner Helm has been editor-in-chief of Uptown since last December.

The December/January issue of Uptown, featuring Kerry Washington on the cover, hits newsstands December 25.

Angela Bronner Helm Leaves AOL, Heads Uptown

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After nearly five months without a managing editor, Uptown magazine has hired Angela Bronner Helm for the job. Formerly senior editor at AOL’s Black Voices, Bronner Helm replaces Nicole Saunders, who left the magazine in April.

In a farewell email obtained by FishbowlNY, Bronner Helm writes: “After six years at AOL and almost four at Black Voices, I have decided to move on… My next stop is as Managing Editor at Uptown Magazine, a niche luxury lifestyle mag based in my beloved Harlem. The possibilities are endless.”

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GalleyCat: Reclusive author Thomas Pynchon did in fact narrate his own book trailer.

Ad Age: Just over a month after the hip hop magazine Vibe closed, there are reports that the owners of Uptown magazine have been in talks to buy and revive the title. Ad Age reporter Nat Ives said via Twitter that the buyers had confirmed his report.

American Spectator: Ex-New York Times columnist Ben Stein speaks out about his recent ouster.

Newsweek: A look at some of the magazines that managed to attract more ad pages during that first half of this year than they did during the same period in 2008.

Seattle Times: How important is anonymity to food critics today? Food critic Nancy Leson talks about the difficulty that comes with trying to remain anonymous and whether its even possible in the Internet age.

Promotions at Ebony

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As the magazine world continues to ponder the closing of Portfolio earlier this week, Ebony is handing out a few promotions.

Johnson Publishing
announced today that Terry Glover has been named managing editor of the glossy. Glover most recently served as EbonyJet.com‘s senior online editor and has also completed tours of duty at Savoy, Uptown and Playboy.com.

Promotions also came to new senior editor Adrienne Samuels Gibbs and to new senior writer Margena A. Christian.

The release, after the jump.

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