Meredith Corp and The New York Times Company are coming together to create six issues devoted to historical events and cultural subjects.
The first one, called “Summer of '69,” will be available at Meredith’s Magazine Store, Amazon and on retail newsstands starting July 26. The special-edition issues will cost about $14.99.
It will be The New York Times’ first standalone magazine on newsstands.
“Collaborating with Meredith on this series is an opportunity for us to highlight some of our best work, while also attracting more curious and engaged readers,” stated Michael Greenspon, global head of NYT licensing and print innovation.
Doug Olson, president of Meredith Magazines, said the magazines combine content from The New York Times with Meredith’s “scale and retail expertise.” Meredith Corp. became the largest magazine publisher in the U.S. after it acquired Time Inc. last year.
The first issue will coincide with The New York Times' coverage of the 50-year anniversary of 1969.
“When everything happened. And everything changed,” reads the secondary cover line. The cover lists pivotal events that took place that year: Woodstock, Vietnam, Stonewall and the moon landing.
It’s the first collaboration of this kind between the two publishers.
The magazine comes from Meredith Corporation’s Special Interest Media Group, which will also collaborate on content with The New York Times Company for the special issues.
The Meredith division produces special-themed issues for both internal brands and other clients.
The group recently launched Happy Paws for pet owners. It is also behind the Chip and Joanna Gaines magazine Magnolia Journal and works with National Geographic and Mayo Clinic.
The division produces single topic, special issues as well, such as People's Royal Wedding and red-carpet issues.