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January 6, 1987 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, Times Staff Writer
Times Mirror said Monday that it will launch a trade magazine next spring covering the business of sports. The move is part of Times Mirror's effort to develop a trade magazine group. Last month, Times Mirror spent $75 million to buy Broadcasting magazine, the biggest trade publication for television and radio. The new magazine, to be called Sports, Inc.
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March 17, 2005 | Meg James
Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN Inc. announced that it would launch a monthly Spanish-language edition of ESPN the Magazine in partnership with Mexico's largest media company, Grupo Televisa. The magazine, which is scheduled to roll out in May, will be called ESPN Desportes. It will target the lucrative U.S. Latino market with coverage of international soccer, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Caribbean and Mexican League baseball, boxing, auto racing and other sports.
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May 23, 1995 | CATHERINE JORDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking a bold leap of faith into a media frontier, first-time publishers Dave Goldberg and Bob Roback have launched a national magazine this month--on a compact disc. The premier issue includes 75 music clips, an animated cartoon featuring a beer-chugging guy named SixPak and an elaborate interactive ad for Dewar's Scotch. It sells for $8.99.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2004 | From Reuters
Donald Trump has his sights set on a new conquest: his own national magazine. Trump plans to commercially launch the glossy, upscale Trump World in September with an initial printing of 200,000 copies, publisher and editor Michael Jacobson said. He said the premiere issue would feature an exclusive interview with Trump and some inside scoops on the upcoming second season of his hit NBC show, "The Apprentice."
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October 20, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN
Launch, the Santa Monica company that produces a music-oriented CD-ROM magazine by the same name, will unveil a new Web site Tuesday that uses Firefly technology to help users find bands, concerts and other personally tailored music news. The site, called myLaunch (http://www.mylaunch.com), is the direct descendant of Firefly's original Web site, which used music content to show off the capabilities of its collaborative filtering technology. This spring, Cambridge, Mass.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2004 | From Reuters
Donald Trump has his sights set on a new conquest: his own national magazine. Trump plans to commercially launch the glossy, upscale Trump World in September with an initial printing of 200,000 copies, publisher and editor Michael Jacobson said. He said the premiere issue would feature an exclusive interview with Trump and some inside scoops on the upcoming second season of his hit NBC show, "The Apprentice."
BUSINESS
March 17, 2005 | Meg James
Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN Inc. announced that it would launch a monthly Spanish-language edition of ESPN the Magazine in partnership with Mexico's largest media company, Grupo Televisa. The magazine, which is scheduled to roll out in May, will be called ESPN Desportes. It will target the lucrative U.S. Latino market with coverage of international soccer, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Caribbean and Mexican League baseball, boxing, auto racing and other sports.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2003 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
Veteran entertainment executive Jeff Sagansky is trying his hand at publishing. Sagansky, a former president of CBS Entertainment who recently departed as chief executive of Pax TV, is the founder of a new bimonthly magazine called Phenomena. The publication will be devoted to what Sagansky calls "the science of the unexplained," including UFOs, biblical archeology, the paranormal, quantum physics and cryptozoology.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1997 | Greg Johnson
In the latest development in custom publishing, Avon Products Inc. and Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, publisher of Elle, are launching a magazine called Athena: Common Sense, Uncommon Style, which will be aimed at women. Initial distribution will be through newsstands. The joint venture is to be launched in April. Cover price will be $3.50. The magazine will contain articles on beauty, fashion and nutrition.
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September 19, 2000
Richard B. Thomas, 69, a former Time magazine publisher who helped develop People magazine. Born in Middletown, Conn., Thomas graduated from Dartmouth College, served two years in the Marines and then went to work for Time. He spent 31 years with the company, rising from advertising director of Money magazine to publisher of Time, the post from which he retired in 1988. In the mid-1970s, he helped launch People as its advertising director.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2003 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
Veteran entertainment executive Jeff Sagansky is trying his hand at publishing. Sagansky, a former president of CBS Entertainment who recently departed as chief executive of Pax TV, is the founder of a new bimonthly magazine called Phenomena. The publication will be devoted to what Sagansky calls "the science of the unexplained," including UFOs, biblical archeology, the paranormal, quantum physics and cryptozoology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2000
Richard B. Thomas, 69, a former Time magazine publisher who helped develop People magazine. Born in Middletown, Conn., Thomas graduated from Dartmouth College, served two years in the Marines and then went to work for Time. He spent 31 years with the company, rising from advertising director of Money magazine to publisher of Time, the post from which he retired in 1988. In the mid-1970s, he helped launch People as its advertising director.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1997 | Greg Johnson
In the latest development in custom publishing, Avon Products Inc. and Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, publisher of Elle, are launching a magazine called Athena: Common Sense, Uncommon Style, which will be aimed at women. Initial distribution will be through newsstands. The joint venture is to be launched in April. Cover price will be $3.50. The magazine will contain articles on beauty, fashion and nutrition.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN
Launch, the Santa Monica company that produces a music-oriented CD-ROM magazine by the same name, will unveil a new Web site Tuesday that uses Firefly technology to help users find bands, concerts and other personally tailored music news. The site, called myLaunch (http://www.mylaunch.com), is the direct descendant of Firefly's original Web site, which used music content to show off the capabilities of its collaborative filtering technology. This spring, Cambridge, Mass.
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March 20, 1997 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a moment, the scene was an Amish country classic. Against a backdrop of wheat-colored hills, muscular branches laid bare by winter faded into feathery twigs. A standard-bred trotter, pulling an old-fashioned buggy, clopped along the road out of town. Then, without warning, the horse lurched to the left and halted. "C'mon, Ned," urged the driver, his plea emerging from above a scraggly beard and below a black, broad-brimmed hat. Even loud lip-smacking noises failed to budge the horse.
BUSINESS
May 23, 1995 | CATHERINE JORDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking a bold leap of faith into a media frontier, first-time publishers Dave Goldberg and Bob Roback have launched a national magazine this month--on a compact disc. The premier issue includes 75 music clips, an animated cartoon featuring a beer-chugging guy named SixPak and an elaborate interactive ad for Dewar's Scotch. It sells for $8.99.
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July 19, 1990 | AURORA MACKEY ARMSTRONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arriving home from work to a house filled with wound-up children in need of an outlet for their energy isn't usually an inspirational sight for most parents. But it definitely had a positive effect on Martin Danner, a 33-year-old Ventura father of three.
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October 4, 1992 | QUENDRITH JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the world of publishing, there seems to be something for everyone. There are magazines about ghost towns and guns, chain saws and rare coins. Now comes "Unicus, The Magazine for Earthbound Extraterrestrials," a Manhattan Beach-based publication put out by Irene Chen, a onetime free-lance graphic designer and art director who quit her job to launch this unusual venture. And exactly what are "earthbound extraterrestrials?" "There's actually a double meaning to that phrase," Chen said.
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June 30, 1994 | PANCHO DOLL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Television producer Robert Guzman of Oxnard has launched a half-hour cable TV magazine called "E Ticket," which premiered Sunday on Jones Intercable. The biweekly show "dares to do anything," Guzman declared. That helps explain the eclectic pieces on in-line skating, diving in Channel Islands National Park and the staging of the musical "Evita" in Santa Barbara. "If it happens in the 805 area code, we'll do it," Guzman said.
NEWS
October 4, 1992 | QUENDRITH JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the world of publishing, there seems to be something for everyone. There are magazines about ghost towns and guns, chain saws and rare coins. Now comes "Unicus, The Magazine for Earthbound Extraterrestrials," a Manhattan Beach-based publication put out by Irene Chen, a onetime free-lance graphic designer and art director who quit her job to launch this unusual venture. And exactly what are "earthbound extraterrestrials?" "There's actually a double meaning to that phrase," Chen said.
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