Men's Health (Rodale) named Dr. Ian Smith a contributing editor. He's medical correspondent for NBC News and "Today."
Publisher Jim Fishman says AARP the Magazine will deliver 21.5 million households. The new mag launching in MarchApril merges their two titles, Modern Maturity and My Generation. That's not too shabby.
Last March 8 in this space I wrote: "What next for Tina Brown? Television. A talk show of her own."
Nifty remake of Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.'s Woman's Day, at 248 total pages its biggest issue in 25 years. Heavier cover stock, bigger trim size, the works. It hit the newsstands Feb. 11. Publisher is Laura Klein and Editor Jane Chesnutt, who, glory be! runs the index page far forward and not concealed amid the classifieds.
Fascinating Wall Street Journal report: "Russia is the new Saudi Arabia." BP pumping billions into Russki oil fields.
Let's hear it for Michael Lafavore, new helmsman of TV Guide.
And get off Art Cooper's case. How unrealistic is it to suppose that given the moment and a decent pulpit, a good magazine editor isn't going to speak his mind about war & peace? Viva Art!