Wednesday, November 27, 2002
  • American Media Bulks Up With Weider

    American Media, Inc. owners of the National Enquirer, announced the acquisition of Weider Publications for $350 million. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2003, and includes the Weider publications Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Muscle & Fitness Hers and Men's Fitness, with a combined readership of 15 million. Also included are Shape, Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health, with an average readership of 8 million. Shape is the leader in circulation and advertising, and Weider has touted their ad revenues as a whole, have doubled since 1997. ...Read the whole story

  • Topica To Donate Services To CodeAmber

    Topica Inc. plans to donate email services and support to, the organization that extends Amber Alert communications system to the web. will use Topica’s Email Publisher to send email alerts about abducted children to the inboxes of thousands of its members. ...Read the whole story

  • WB Plans Reality Push

    The WB Network will run two new reality shows, High School Reunion and The Surreal Life, beginning in January. The one-hour programs will be in a twice-a-week pattern through the entire six-episode run. ...Read the whole story

  • New York Bolsters Award Menu

    New York Magazine announced that Delta Air Lines is the presenting sponsor for the 2002 New York Magazine Awards. Winners will be announced and honored at a presentation to be held Monday, December 16 at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City. This year's awards are also being co-sponsored by the Mercedes-Benz Tri-State Dealers, Thomas Pink and W Hotels. Attended by key players luminaries from the fields of film, theater, politics, music, television and public service, the event will coincide with the publication of the magazine's Year End Double issue, where all of the winners will be profiled. Past ... ...Read the whole story

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