Radar Online

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Type of site
Celebrity News
Available in English
Owner American Media
Editor Dylan Howard[1]
Website radaronline.com
Alexa rank Negative increase 2,105 (April 2014)[2]
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched 2008; 9 years ago (2008)

RadarOnline.com is an American entertainment and gossip website that was first published as a print and online publication in September 2003 before becoming exclusively online.[3][4][5] As of 2012 it is owned by the publisher American Media.


The magazine Radar, which published articles on entertainment, fashion, politics, and human interest, was founded and edited by Maer Roshan in September 2003.[6][7][8] After a series of three test issues, he relaunched it in 2005 and again in 2006 with help from investors and family members. [9][10][11][11] Radar was awarded a General Excellence nomination by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2007. Its website, RadarOnline.com, earned an audience of one million a month soon after it launched.[citation needed]

A flop from the start, the print magazine was suddenly shuttered in 2008, after its primary backer, billionaire Ron Burkle, who owned a substantial interest in Star and National Enquirer publisher American Media, withdrew. RadarOnline.com was relaunched in March 2009 with a rebranding, focusing on celebrity items about gossip, fashion and pop culture. All of the articles previously published by RadarOnline.com were erased from the site.


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  2. ^ "Radaronline.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ Lauren Sandler (2003-04-19). "In iffy times, a bold magazine launch - Los Angeles Times". Special to The Times. Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  4. ^ Dworin, Caroline H. (2008-11-09). "Bad News at Snarky Gulch". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  5. ^ Seelye, Katharine Q. (2005-04-11). "Reviving a Magazine With Ballast of a Web Site First". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  6. ^ "Radar Folding? [Updated] Magazine Folds, AMI Purchases Website - FishbowlNY". Mediabistro.com. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  7. ^ Koblin, John. "Radar Shutting Down (Again)". The New York Observer. Observer.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  8. ^ "Radar Magazine Folding Again". Business Insider. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  9. ^ Fine, Jon (2005-12-14). "Radar Magazine Folds". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  10. ^ Seelye, Katharine Q. (2005-04-11). "Radar Magazine Rises From the Ashes Again". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  11. ^ a b "Radar magazine folds after three issues". Today.com. 2005-12-14. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 

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