E-News: July 25, 2012
Top Media Moves
Next spring, Vance Publishing Corporation will premiere the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo trade show, targeted to the readers of its Custom Woodworking Business and Closets magazines. The initial show, which runs February 27 - March 1 at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, builds upon Vance Publishing's Closets & Home Organization Conference & Expo. The new three-day event will cater to both the closet and custom cabinet markets.
After debuting mobile magazine Restaurant Management last year, Food News Media will launch FSR, a b-to-b print magazine, this October. FSR will target the full-service restaurant industry, with an initial circulation of 24,000, and will be published bi-monthly. The web address of the new magazine, www.FSRmagazine.com, is currently redirecting visitors to the Restaurant Management website. Food News Media also publishes QSR magazine for the limited-service segment of the restaurant industry.
McGraw-Hill Professional named John Rennie as editorial director of Professional’s science program. Rennie, who most recently served as editor-in-chief of Scientific American, will be responsible for the editorial development of the AccessScience digital subscription platform as well as the Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Scientific American won two National Magazine awards during Rennie’s tenure.
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