Radar Online

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Web address RadarOnline.com
Commercial Yes
Type of site
Celebrity News
Registration Optional
Available in English
Owner American Media
Editor Dylan Howard[1]
Launched 2008; 8 years ago (2008)
Alexa rank
Negative increase 2,105 (April 2014)[2]

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, a schlockmeister if there ever was one, 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 long-suffering 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 ridiculous articles previously published by RadarOnline.com were erased from the site.


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  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. 
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  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 > entertainment - today > entertainment > pop_culture". TODAY.com. 2005-12-14. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 

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