MEREDITH CORPORATION ACQUIRES SHAPE BRANDS FROM AMERICAN MEDIA
Meredith Corporation has announced its acquisition of Shape Magazine and the brand's digital assets of Shape, Natural Health and Fit Pregnancy from American Media. Shape Magazine will be produced by Meredith Corporation from May 2015 onwards. In line with the news, a number of team changes are taking place: Tim O'Connor, Managing Director for Meredith's Corporate Sales Group, will serve as Publisher; Eric Schwarzkopf, most recently Publisher of Fitness, moves into the position of Associate Publisher; Elizabeth Goodman Artis, Editor-in-Chief of Shape Magazine, remains in the same position at Meredith; and Betty Wong, Editor-in-Chief of Fitness, moves to the digital team as VP, Brand Development for Shape's and Fitness' digital brands. Meredith Corporation has also announcement plans to launch Parents Latina, an English-language title, in spring 2015.