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Posts Tagged ‘Uptown magazine’

UPTOWN Accepting Pitches for All Sections

Freelancers looking to reach successful and ambitious African-Americans can pitch any section of UPTOWN. Current editor-in chief Isoul Harris is especially looking for material that will help beef up the bimonthly publication’s coverage of politics, as well as investigative and research articles that explore country-wide issues. “Especially with the re-election of Barack Obama, I think it really said a lot about this new America that we live in, and I want to the magazine to be reflective of that.” he said.

Although all of the printed content is eventually posted at uptownmagazine.com, editors are also looking for originaly, buzz-worthy articles for the website, as well.

For more, read How to Pitch: UPTOWN [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

Nicholas Braun

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Cover Black Entertainment for UPTOWN

Freelancers looking to reach successful and ambitious African-Americans can pitch any section of UPTOWN. Current editor-in chief Isoul Harris loves pieces that tap into black Hollywood, but he is also looking for material that will help beef up the bimonthly publication’s coverage of politics, as well as investigative and research articles that explore country-wide issues. “Especially with the re-election of Barack Obama, I think it really said a lot about this new America that we live in, and I want to the magazine to be reflective of that.” he said.

Although all of the printed content is eventually posted at uptownmagazine.com, editors are also looking for originaly, buzz-worthy articles for the website, as well.

For more, read How to Pitch: UPTOWN [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

Nicholas Braun

Pitch the Finer Things in Life to Uptown

Among black magazines, Uptown distinguishes itself by targeting more affluent readers interested in the finer things in life. The pub’s New York edition is distributed nationally, and, in addition to FOB stories about the latest food, clothing and entertainment trends, freelancers are encouraged to pitch longer, research-based stories for the feature well.

“We’re always looking for good, relevant stories that relate to our demographic,” explained editor-in-chief Angela Bronner Helm. “And it doesn’t necessarily have to be a profile on a black trendsetter or industry leader, even though those are good.” Case in point: a recently assigned 2,000-word feature on African-American professionals and their use of cognitive steroids, like Adderall and Ritalin.

For more information on what to pitch, read How To Pitch: Uptown. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

Andrea Hackett

Star Jones New Editor-At-Large of Uptown Magazine

Star Jones has a new gig as Editor-at-Large for Uptown, which bills itself as an upscale publication aimed at highly-affluent African Americans.

Jones’ first column will appear in the special Weddings and Travel issue, which hits newsstands on January 20th. Her writing will cover a variety of subjects from politics to entertainment.

Keija Minor, Editor-in-Chief of Uptown, is excited about what Jones’ name will mean for the brand:

As an accomplished attorney and television personality, Star represents Uptown’s readers and will bring added ‘star power’ to our consumers.

Let’s hope that’s the last time that “star” pun is used.