Radar Online

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Radar (magazine))
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Radar Online
RadarOnline Logo.png
Type of site
Celebrity News
Available inEnglish
OwnerAmerican Media Inc.
EditorDylan Howard[1]
Websiteradaronline.com
Alexa rankNegative increase 12,440 (September 2017)[2]
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched2008

Radar Online 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 2008, the magazine has been owned by the publisher American Media Inc.[6] American Media's Chief Content Officer, Dylan Howard, oversees the publication.[7][8]

History[edit]

The magazine Radar, which published articles on entertainment, fashion, politics, and human interest, was founded and edited by Maer Roshan in September 2003.[9][10][11] After a series of three test issues, he relaunched it in 2005 and again in 2006 with help from investors and family members. [12][13][14][14] Radar was awarded a General Excellence nomination by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2007. Its website, Radar Online, 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. Radar Online 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 Radar Online were erased from the site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly, Keith J. (August 9, 2013). "VF's Carter re-ups | New York Post". Nypost.com. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Radaronline.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Lauren Sandler (April 19, 2003). "In iffy times, a bold magazine launch - Los Angeles Times". Special to The Times. Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Dworin, Caroline H. (November 9, 2008). "Bad News at Snarky Gulch". The New York Times. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  5. ^ Seelye, Katharine Q. (April 11, 2005). "Reviving a Magazine With Ballast of a Web Site First". The New York Times. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  6. ^ Stableford, Dylan (October 24, 2008). "Radar Folds; Web Site Sold to AMI". Folio.
  7. ^ Dool, Greg (October 26, 2017). "Us Weekly Editor James Heidenry Out at American Media, Inc". Folio.
  8. ^ "American Media, Inc. Names Dylan Howard Chief Content Officer of the AMI Celebrity Group". PR Newswire. October 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Radar Folding? [Updated] Magazine Folds, AMI Purchases Website - FishbowlNY". Mediabistro.com. October 24, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  10. ^ Koblin, John. "Radar Shutting Down (Again)". The New York Observer. Observer.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  11. ^ "Radar Magazine Folding Again". Business Insider. October 24, 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  12. ^ Fine, Jon (December 14, 2005). "Radar Magazine Folds". BusinessWeek. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  13. ^ Seelye, Katharine Q. (April 11, 2005). "Radar Magazine Rises From the Ashes Again". nytimes.com. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  14. ^ a b "Radar magazine folds after three issues". Today.com. December 14, 2005. Retrieved December 15, 2013.

External links[edit]