12 Jan '18, 12am

Hearst Publishing has completed their buy of Rodale Press (yes, they now own Runners' World), #runnersworld,...

Hearst Publishing has completed their buy of Rodale Press (yes, they now own Runners' World), #runnersworld,...

The Hearst Corporation has acquired Rodale Press. Rodale Press was formed by J.I. Rodale in 1930. His first magazine, Organic Farming and Gardening was founded in 1942. His second title, Prevention, was founded in 1950. Rodale built an amazing book division and, in the 1980s built a series of sports related magazines, with Bicycling and Runners' World. Rodale acquried Runners' World from Bob Anderson, the founder, in 1985. I was one of the seven people who were hired by Rodale, to move from Mountain View, CA to Emmaus, PA and work on Runners' World. It was a challenging time in running, which, with the death of the late Jim Fixx, and the oversell of the 1984 Olympics, running was getting a bad rap. The publisher at the time was Mike Perlis, who managed RW for 18 months, then moved to IDG Publishing. George Hirsch, the founder of the iconic Runner Magazine, sold Runner to R...

Full article: http://www.runblogrun.com/2018/01/hearst-completes-acquis...

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@PaulTobin The story that goes with the pictures is very interesting. From @runnersworld:

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runnersworld.com 14 Jan '18, 4am

covers featured the usual cadre of super (or soon to be super) stars: golfer Jack Nicklaus, lefty pitcher Sandy Koufax, th...