Atlanta is a monthly general-interest magazine based in Atlanta and owned by Hour Media Group, LLC. Its staff has featured notable writers such as Hollis Gillespie, Anne Rivers Siddons, William Diehl, it has included contributions from Pat Conroy, Rebecca Burns, Terry Kay, Melissa Fay Greene, it is a member of the Regional Magazine Association. The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce founded the magazine "City Builder" in 1916 which ran until 1960, it was succeeded by Atlanta, founded in 1961 under the editorship of Jim Townsend. It was sold in 1970, changed hands several times over the next two decades. Metrocorp bought the magazine in 1987, in 1989 sold it to American Express for an estimated $8 million. Emmis Publishing, a subsidiary of Emmis Communications, bought the magazine from American Express in August 1993. Atlanta won the National Magazine Awards' feature writing award in 2008. On March 1, 2017, Emmis announced that it has sold four of its magazines, including Atlanta, to Hour Media Group, LLC for $6.5 million.
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Emmis Communications is an American media conglomerate based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company owns radio magazines in the United States and Slovakia. In 1980, Emmis Broadcasting founder Jeffrey Smulyan purchased his first radio station, WSVL-FM Shelbyville, Indiana. In July 1981, Smulyan changed the format from country music to adult contemporary and renamed the station WENS; the station's quick success led him to purchase other radio stations throughout the country. Around 1984, the company bought Magic 106 in California. A. Lakers player "Magic" Johnson was an early spokesperson for the station. In early 1986, Emmis changed Magic 106 to Power 106 KPWR. In 1986, the company expanded as they purchased WAPP-FM and WHN in New York as well as WAVA-FM in Washington, D. C. from the Doubleday Broadcasting Company. Both KPWR and WQHT would pioneer the rhythmic format and go on to be Emmis' two flagship radio properties. In 1987, Emmis would transform WHN into the world's first all-sports radio station, WFAN.
Emmis sold two to avoid a duopoly. In 1994, the company purchased WIBC and WKLR in Indianapolis from the Horizon Broadcast Corporation and WRKS in New York City from the Summit Communications Group. WKLR was changed from an oldies format to a classic hits format with the call letters of WNAP in September 1994. In 1994, Emmis became a public company; the expansion continued as the company purchased numerous television and radio stations in the late 1990s. In 1998, Emmis Broadcasting changed its name to Emmis Communications and moved into its current headquarters on Monument Circle in Indianapolis. In 2003, Emmis appointed Barry Mayo, he oversaw 98.7 Kiss FM, Hot 97, WQCD, all in New York City. In 2005, Emmis changed the format of their first radio station from its long-term adult contemporary format to country, the call letters were changed from WENS to WLHK. Emmis was named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For. In March of that year, Emmis Communications and 98.7 KISS-FM, NY celebrated Women's History Month by introducing their first annual salute to Phenomenal Women.
In January 2006, after 3 years in which Barry Mayo's New York station moved behind Power 105.1 as the second-tier rap station in New York, Mayo announced his departure from his post. In 2006, Emmis flipped KZLA/Los Angeles to Adult Rhythmic Contemporary as "KMVN, Movin' 93.9". The move gives Emmis a companion station to complement KPWR. However, on April 15, 2009, KMVN switched to Spanish-language programming, KXOS, under a seven-year Local Marketing Agreement with Grupo Radio Centro of Mexico City. On June 9, 2009, Emmis announced it has formed a strategic alliance with StreamTheWorld, the radio industry's streaming technology and services company, to put all Emmis radio stations on a new streaming platform. On January 12, 2011, the share price of Emmis stock surged 42% as insiders speculated that the company could be close to selling off several of its radio stations. In their January, 2011 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company reported that it had the necessary cash to survive through February, 2011.
"Absent asset sales, which the company is pursuing," Emmis attorneys stated in the regulatory filing, "the company believes it is unlikely it will be able to maintain compliance with the financial covenants after Sept. 1, 2011."On August 16, 2013, Emmis launched the NextRadio smartphone app on HTC One Android phones from Sprint. A deal struck between the radio industry and Sprint facilitated the launch which subsequently enabled FM radio support for the app on additional Android devices available on the Sprint wireless network. On October 12, 2016, Emmis announced that they will sell their radio stations in the Terre Haute cluster to Midwest Communications and DLC Media. Midwest Communications will acquire WTHI-FM and the intellectual property of WWVR while DLC Media will acquire WFNF, WFNB and the broadcast license for WWVR. Midwest Communications will sell WDKE to DLC Media to stay under FCC ownership limits; the sale was consummated on January 27, 2017. It was announced on March 1, 2017, that Emmis has sold four of its magazines to Hour Media Group, LLC for $6.5 million.
It has sold Texas Monthly to Genesis Park, LP for $25 million. On May 9, 2017, Emmis announced; the announcement comes after Emmis, who exits the nation's second-largest radio market, made a deal in April with its lenders to seek $80 million worth of divestments by January 2018 to amend its credit agreement. The Meruelo Group began operating the station under an LMA on July 1, 2017 until the sale was consummated on August 1, 2017. On January 30, 2018, Emmis announced it would leave the St. Louis market, selling KSHE and KPNT to Hubbard Broadcasting, KFTK and KNOU to Entercom. Current clients include: Astral Media, Corus Entertainment, Emmis Radio, Greater Media, Lincoln Financial Media, Renda Broadcasting, Emmis Interactive was sold to Marketron in October 2012. Indianapolis Monthly Atlanta Cincinnati Los Angeles Orange Coast Texas Monthly The NextRadio smartphone app was developed by Emmis, with support from the National Association of Broadcasters, to take advantage of mobile devices with activated internal FM receivers.
NextRadio allows users of select FM-enabled smartphones to listen to live broadcast FM radio while receiving supplemental data such as album art, program information, metadata over the internet. Launched in August 2013 through a radio industry agreement with Sprint Corporation, the app was preloaded on select devices and was available
City and Regional Magazine Association
The City and Regional Magazine Association is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1978 that facilitates professional development and training for member magazines and methods for exchanging information and ideas. The Association organizes activities to encourage editorial and journalistic standards, compile industry research and data for its members. CRMA represents member magazines on major national and regional public policy issues; the organization's membership comprises publications from the United States and Mexico. Each year, the organization provides awards for excellence to qualified member organizations in designated categories; the awards are managed on CRMA’s behalf by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The Association's members are publications focused on general interest topics covering a local or regional area and distributed through the mail or through newsstand sales. Members must be in the process of completing, circulation audits. Existing members include: Services offered by CRMA to its members include: Financial standards and performance surveys with customized comparisons An advertising sales network allowing members to market their advertising in multiple markets Email lists serving each of the major departments of their member's publications which allows colleagues to remain in contact A national conference for staff organized based on departments and tasks which spans 3 days and provides educational sessions on operations and an exhibit show for vendors Two publishers roundtable meetings each year where management topics and concerns are discussed by executive level participants
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
National Magazine Awards
The National Magazine Awards known as the Ellie Awards, honor print and digital publications that demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy enterprise and imaginative design. Limited to print magazines, the awards now recognize magazine-quality journalism published in any medium, they are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and are administered by ASME in New York City. The awards have been presented annually since 1966; the Ellie Awards are judged by magazine journalists and journalism educators selected by the administrators of the awards. More than 300 judges participate every year; each judge is assigned to a judging group. Each judging group chooses five finalists. Judging results are subject to the approval of the National Magazine Awards Board, composed of current and former officers of ASME, the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and veteran judges.
The current categories are: Finalists in each of the 20 Ellie Award categories receive certificates of recognition. The winner in each category receives a reproduction of Alexander Calder’s stabile "Elephant," the symbol of the awards since 1970. Among the notable changes for 2017 are the expansion of the Design and Photography categories to include digital entries and the suspension of the Fiction award. Honors print and digital magazines in six categories based on audience. Bloomberg Businessweek received the first award in 1973. No award was given from 1974 through 1980; when General Excellence returned as a category in 1981, it was given to four magazines per year until 1998, when five magazines received General Excellence awards. Six magazines received awards in 2002. From 2003 to 2010, the award went to eight. Since 2012, the award has gone to six magazines. Known as Visual Excellence. Honors overall excellence in print magazine design. Honors overall excellence in print magazine photography.
Known as Photo Portfolio/Photo Essay and Photo Portfolio. Honors the use of original photography in a feature story, photo-essay or photo portfolio. Honors magazines that have devoted a single issue to the comprehensive examination of one subject. No award was given in 2000 or 2001. Honors a published front- or back-of-the-book department or section. Known as Service to the Individual. Honors the use of print to serve aspirations. No award was given in 1981. Known as Special Interests. Honors the use of print to provide practical information about recreational activities and special interests. Honors magazine websites and online-only magazines. Known as Multimedia Feature or Package and Multimedia Package. Honors digital storytelling and the integration of magazine media. Honors the outstanding use of video by magazines published on digital platforms. Known as Public Service. Honors magazine journalism that illuminates issues of national importance. No award was given in 1973. Known as Reporting Excellence and New Reporting in 1988.
Honors reporting excellence as exemplified by a series of articles. Honors original, stylish storytelling. Incorporates Profile writing as of 2013. Category known as "Criticism & Belle-Lettres" and Essays. Honors "long-form journalism that presents the opinions of the writer on topics ranging from the personal to the political". Honors political and social commentary. Honors magazines for editorial excellence as demonstrated in print and on digital platforms for the quality and consistency of magazine-branded content and services produced by or associated with the publication, including but not limited to conferences and events. For the first four years of the National Magazine Awards, only one award was given. 1966 Look "for its skillful editing and editorial integrity, all of which were reflected in its treatment of the racial issue during 1965."1967 LIFE "in recognition of skillful and constructive editing as reflected in vivid photo reporting of the war in Vietnam, outstanding coverage of the civil rights issue, effective support for the preservation of great works of art—in keeping with an admirable tradition of public education on cultural subjects."1968 Newsweek "in recognition of that magazine's development of a new form of editorial analysis and advocacy in its major effort to present America's racial problems.
The'program of action,' published in Newsweek's issue of November 20, 1967, was a 23 page article combining reportage and opinion under the title'The Negro in America: What Must Be Done.' The judges considered the project labeled as a departure from Newsweek’s standard policy, to have been skillfully and responsibly executed. They consider it a useful and important form, when sparingly used, in the news magazine field."1969 American Machinist, a McGraw-Hill trade publication, recognized for its special issue, "Will John Garth Make It?" The study of U. S. industry’s role in combating unemployment among those that companies might consider unemployable, included Mr. Garth, a 26-year-old high school dropout and parolee. Identifying one winner was no doubt a challenge for the judges in the first years of the National Magazine
Los Angeles the City of Los Angeles and known by its initials L. A. is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California; the city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and the entertainment industry, its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America. Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the other; the city proper, which covers about 469 square miles, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City, with a population of 13.1 million. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area the nation's second most populous area with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.
Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index; the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a gross metropolitan product of $1.044 trillion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028; the city hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, was one of 9 American cities to host the 1994 FIFA men's soccer World Cup and one of 8 to host the 1999 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments. Home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California.
The city was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood; the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California assured the city's continued rapid growth; the Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Chumash tribes. A Gabrieleño settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning "poison oak place". Maritime explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area of southern California for the Spanish Empire in 1542 while on an official military exploring expedition moving north along the Pacific coast from earlier colonizing bases of New Spain in Central and South America.
Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as "Los Pobladores" founded the pueblo they called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles,'The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels'; the present-day city has the largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the United States. Two-thirds of the Mexican or settlers were mestizo or mulatto, a mixture of African and European ancestry; the settlement remained a small ranch town for decades, but by 1820, the population had increased to about 650 residents. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the historic district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street, the oldest part of Los Angeles. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, the pueblo continued as a part of Mexico.
During Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta California's regional capital. Mexican rule ended during the Mexican–American War: Americans took control from the Californios after a series of battles, culminating with the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Railroads arrived with the completion of the transcontinental Southern Pacific line to Los Angeles in 1876 and the Santa Fe Railroad in 1885. Petroleum was discovered in the city and surrounding area in 1892, by 1923, the discoveries had helped California become the country's largest oil producer, accounting for about one-quarter of the world's petroleum output. By 1900, the population had grown to more than 102,000; the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, under the supervision of William Mulholland, assured the continued growth of the city. Due to clauses in the city's charter that prevented the City of Los Angeles from selling or providing water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders, many adjacent city and communities became compelled to annex themselves into Los Angeles.
Los Angeles created the first municipal zoning ordinance in the United States. On September 14, 1908, the Los Angeles City Council promulgated residential and industrial land use zones; the new ordinance established three residential zones of a single type, where industrial uses were
Orange Coast (magazine)
Orange Coast is an American lifestyle magazine published for the region around Orange County, California. Established in February 1974, Orange Coast is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region. Orange Coast has informed and entertained its readers with coverage of the people, cuisine, home design and décor and more; the magazine is owned by Hour Media Group, LLC. The magazine was re-imagined in June 2008 and again in August 2017, it is a member of the Regional Magazine Association. Previous owners of the publication include Emmis Publishing in who acquired it in July 2007. Official website