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Next in Media: Bloomberg purchases BusinessWeek; Fewer Mags Are Closing This Week

  • Bloomberg LP will acquire BusinessWeek from McGraw-Hill, after weeks of speculation over who would purchase the magazine. [MediaBistro/FishbowlNY]
  • While the number of magazine closings still outpace the number of launched titles this year, less titles are folding this year than last, according to numbers from MediaFinder.com. [Folio:]

Next in Media: Vogue's September Issue Revealed; National Geographic Hires Social Media VP

  • The September cover of Vogue has leaked, boasting 584 pages and revealing a gorgeous Charlize Theron in red, "the color" of fall, according to the magazine's coverlines. [NYMag.com/The Cut]
  • National Geographic has hired a vice president of social media, Robert Michael Murray, who had developed emerging technology platforms for Georgetown University and was a former tech liaison for several TV series. [Minonline]

Next in Media: Newsstand sales drop in '09; NBCU's Gaspin Promoted

  • News stand magazine sales dropped dramatically in the first half of 2009, with lifestyle magazine taking some of the biggest hits. Some publications were able to soften the blow with an increase in subscriptions, such as Vogue, whose 14.3 percent increase in subscriptions compensated for its 1.9 percent decline in single sales. [MediaWeek]

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