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Journalist Matthew Power Dies in Uganda

Matthew Power, who has contributed to pieces to numerous magazines, has died. Men’s Journal reported that Power was in Uganda working on a piece for the magazine that required him to walk the Nile river with the British explorer Levison Wood. Outside reported that it’s believed that Power died of heat stroke and exhaustion.

Power was a contributing editor at Harper’s. His work has appeared in publications such as Men’s Journal, Wired, BusinessweekOutside, GQ, Slate and more.

“Matt Power was a fearless and compassionate journalist who did terrific work for Outside, most recently from Costa Rica, where he reported an astounding story on the murder of a sea turtle activist,” said Outside, in a statement. “He wrote with grace and humor and was always curious. He was tough but treated his story subjects with the utmost respect. Journalism is worse off and our hearts are broken.”

Below is a snippet of Men’s Journal’s note on Power:

He was a true adventurer and a principled, ethical journalist who never failed to put the accuracy of the story and the fairness in his depiction of a person, place, or situation above what worked for him as a writer. Matt chose the hard way when it was the right way, yet somehow never failed to enjoy the journey. He was 39 years old and he will be greatly missed by us here at Men’s Journal and his many friends and colleagues around the world.

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Men’s Journal Publisher Chris McLoughlin Moves Over to Rolling Stone

It was just last month that we were writing about the strategic alliance between Wenner Media’s Fitness and Men’s Journal. And how that deal quickly came together through the efforts of respective publishers Eric Schwarzkopf and Chris McLoughlin.

This week, McLoughlin is on to bigger and better Wenner things. A year and a half after being appointed publisher of Men’s Journal, the magazine industry vet is moving over to Rolling Stone in the same capacity. From this afternoon’s announcement:

“We’re thrilled to see Chris apply the strategic thinking he displayed at Men’s Journal as he assumes his new role at Rolling Stone,” said Jann Wenner, chairman of Wenner Media. “Chris’s sales and marketing expertise will further redefine and expand the Rolling Stone brand as we increasingly engage and grow our audiences in both the print and digital space.”

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Men’s Journal and Fitness Combine Forces

Wenner Media’s Men’s Journal and Meredith’s Fitness are sick of being underdogs to titles like Men’s Health and Shape, so they’re teaming up. Adweek reports that the titles have entered into a sales partnership that they hope will entice advertisers.

By combining the titles, the pair can tell companies that their ads will now be seen via a circulation of 2.2 million, a little below Men’s Health and Women’s Health (3.3 million), but a notch above Shape (2.15 million).

The deal was proposed by Eric Schwarzkopf, Fitness’ publisher. He called Men’s Journal’s publisher, Chris McLoughlin, and the two discussed the idea. “By the time he [Schwarzkopf] got done talking, I thought, ‘This is fantastic,’” McLoughlin told Adweek.

The duo also explored each other’s offices. While Schwarzkopf loved Wenner Media’s headquarters — “I could live in their building because I just love music,” he said — McLoughlin didn’t have much to say about his counterpart’s building. He called it “interesting” and explained, “They’ve got a lot of space over there.” You lose again, Meredith.

Yahoo! and Wenner Media Strike a Cross Branding Deal

Yahoo! and Wenner Media are teaming up to create new content as part of a new cross-branding deal. Under the agreement, Yahoo!’s omg! and Yahoo! Music will share content and maintain a brand presence with Us Weekly, Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal; and vice versa.

The reason for the deal is simple: To extend all of the brands’ reach.

“This partnership combines boutique-quality entertainment content with unmatched scale,” said David Kang, Wenner Media’s chief digital officer, in a statement. “Rolling Stone and Us Weekly are iconic brands in music and celebrity news. As a leader in digital media, Yahoo! is the perfect partner to help these brands grow their digital footprint.”

Men’s Journal Names New Publisher

In late January, Michael Wolfe, Publisher of Men’s Journal, left the magazine for The Week. Since then there has been a void at Men’s Journal, but it has now been filled: Chris McLoughlin has been named Publisher.

McLoughlin comes to Men’s Journal from Redbook, where he served as Associate Publisher since 2009.

Prior to Redbook McLoughlin worked at Condé Nast as Executive Director, Sales and Marketing of GolfDigest.com, Publisher of Golf for Women, Associate Publisher of Condé Nast Traveler and Associate Publisher of Golf Digest.

Men’s Journal Publisher Heads to The Week

Michael Wolfe, Publisher of Men’s Journal, is leaving for the same position at The Week. Wolfe had been Publisher at Men’s Journal since early 2010, and prior to that he was Publisher of Rodale’s Best Life. He has also held positions at GQ and O, the Oprah Magazine.

Men’s Journal is on a roll; we’ve managed to grow our business,” Wolfe told Adweek. “But The Week is one of those unbelievably unique properties. The opportunity to lead that brand while it’s still in its growth mode is really, really exciting.”

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

Former Portfolio Deputy Editor Impoco Joins Reuters In Newly Created Role

Jim Impoco.JPGJim Impoco, the business journalism vet who had the misfortune of being fired by Portfolio Editor-in-Chief Joanne Lipman last year before the Condé Nast business publication folded earlier this year, has taken up a new post at Reuters.

Impoco, a longtime editor for The New York Times, has been appointed enterprise editor for Reuters Americas, a newly created position that will conceptualize and edit “groundbreaking and innovative stories and multimedia packages,” Reuters said.

“Reuters is an impressively large and influential platform, and I am sincerely flattered that they have asked me to try my hand at this,” Impoco said in a statement. “To be able to shape feature stories at an organization with Reuters reach is a dream job. No matter what happens to our industry, Reuters is certain to remain in the thick of it.”

In addition to working as the Sunday Business editor for the Times, Impoco has also previously served as assistant managing editor at Fortune magazine and was a Tokyo-based reporter for the Associated Press and Tokyo bureau chief for U.S. News & World Report.

Not long after his ouster from Portfolio last year, Impoco was named executive editor at Men’s Journal. He has also been contributing to other outlets like the Times magazine and Mediaite.com.

Related: Portfolio Editor Jim Impoco Fired
Fear And Loathing At Portfolio
Wenner’s New Warrior: Jim Impoco
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Two Magazines Lose Top Talent After Short Tenures

o.pngThis week, we learned of two top magazine staffers, one publisher and one editor-in-chief, leaving their posts after just a few months on the job.

First came word that Susan Reed is leaving her spot as editor-in-chief at O, The Oprah Magazine after less than a year at the helm of the Hearst pub. Before joining O, Reed served as the editor-in-chief at Golf for Women for more than six years. She will be replaced by Time Inc.‘s Susan Casey.

Also this week, the New York Post reported that Francis Farrell will be leaving the publisher slot at Men’s Journal after less than six months. Farrell formerly worked as publisher National Geographic Traveler and joined the men’s magazine in October 2008. Farrell will be replaced by Matt Mastrangelo, the Post said.

The Post also reported that American Media, which publishes Star and National Enquirer has lost its CFO Dean Durbin after only a year and a half — not quite as short a stint as the others but a quick turnaround nonetheless.

AARP Names New Deputy Editor, Photo Director

aarp.pngYesterday, AARP The Magazine announced the promotion of features editor Marilyn Milloy to deputy editor, while acting director of photography Quentin Nardi was appointed photo director.

Milloy, who will manage AARP‘s feature editorial staff, oversee the story lineup and work to expand the world’s largest circulation magazine’s online presence, was named features editor at the pub in 2007. She previously worked for Newsday and NEA Today, the magazine published by the National Education Association, where she was editor-in-chief. She also helped develop the print and online package “1968: The Year that Rocked our World,” which won AARP its first National Magazine Award.

Before joining AARP Nardi worked at a number of publications, including Go magazine, Ski magazine, Outside magazine, Bon Appetit and Men’s Journal.

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Earlier: Familiar Face Fills Top Spot At AARP

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