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XXL Publisher Tries Chances With Lifestyle Mag, Juicy

juicy-300x300-2010-01-20.jpgIf the recent boost in ad sales for women’s magazines wasn’t enough of a sign that print is making a recovery, then how about the news of Harris Publication‘s comeback from its year of title folding?

The publisher shuttered one of its two hip-hop titles, King, last April, but is marking the beginning of 2010 with the release of Juicy, a magazine that according to Harris’ XXL magazine’s Web site, will be the “first celebrity and lifestyle magazine for African-American women to sit on national newsstands alongside People, US Weekly, In Touch, Life & Style and OK.”

The first issue will launch in May and will join XXL as part of the Harris empire.

It’s shaping up to be a good year for the black community’s comeback in the media market, with Vibe‘s December relaunch under new publishers and Moguldom Media Group‘s recent redesign of Bossip.com after a 100 percent traffic increase in 2009.

Of course, launching a lifestyle spin-off does have its downside. Vibe Media Group tried launching one of their own, The Most! last year, just a few weeks before Vibe folded in late June. Let’s hope Harris has more luck in 2010 than Vibe Media had in 2009.

Read More: Harris Publications Announces New Celebrity & Lifestyle MagazineXXL

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Previously: Vibe’s New Owner: Revamped Mag Will Have Greater Online Focus, Broader Scope

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