• The Daily Mail group of newspapers has sold its regional newspaper arm, Northcliffe Media, to Local World. BBC
• The new-look Match of the Day magazine launched last week, aimed at its loyal audience of football-mad boys aged 7-13.
They say: ‘In the most significant change to the look and feel of the magazine since it launched four years ago, the team used extensive reader research to extend and re-brand the magazine’s most popular sections. Eye-catching new infographics were used to give the audience more gossip, stats, quizzes and funnies than ever before, and a revamped Gear section now incorporates entertainment and lifestyle products.’ Immediate Media Co.
• Good Housekeeping, the women’s lifestyle magazine published by Hearst Magazines UK, has a new website. Highlights include: Daily news blog offering up to the minute consumer news, reviews and events from the editorial team.
• IPC Media has announced further digital expansion of 34 brands on Amazon’s recently launched Kindle Fire. To coincide with the roll-out, Amazon has selected six of IPC’s leading brands – Marie Claire, woman&home, Decanter, Cycle Sport, Ideal Home and Uncut – for promotion with a special offer for readers to claim a free 60-day trial period.
• IPC’s market-leading Homes Group continues to grow its digital footprint with the launch of its first iPad app, Country Home Ideas. Created to serve the growing number of consumers drawn to the appeal of living an idyllic rural lifestyle, Country Home Ideas features 150 country-inspired recipes, decorating ideas and crafts to help users create their country dream.
• Dennis Publishing: Cyclist, the new premium magazine for road cyclists, is now available as an interactive app for the iPad. Cyclist blends stunning photography, in-depth articles and expert reviews on the latest bikes and gear in a beautifully designed package.
• Dennis Publishing has launched How to DJ magbook. The first MagBook of its kind, the How to DJ MagBook provides a comprehensive guide on how to get started as a DJ, how to improve your skills, and eventually become a world class DJ. The MagBook also contains exclusive interviews with leading DJ’s such as DJ Spoony, DJ Amit and DJ Jordan Suckley.