Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

A New Map of the Heavens

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

A New Map of the Heavens

Article excerpt

AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD, the planets of gay media are realigning, and The Advocate is entering a new orbit. In an April 9 statement, PlanetOut announced its entry into "a binding Letter of Intent with an affiliate of here! Networks to acquire PlanetOut's magazine and book publishing businesses." So we're in the process of joining a new organization, one we're very excited about. Under here! Networks, The Advocate plans to stay strong as a leading voice of our movement, dedicated to serving you.

On another topic, I've often written on this page about the preparation of the print stories we bring you. This time I want to acknowledge the excellent work of our staff, particularly Kerry Eleveld, on Advocate.com. A shoe-leather reporter with a knack for new media, Kerry has brought LGBT people closer to the action in this election cycle in unprecedented ways. She has reported on the ground from the Iowa caucuses and the South Carolina primary as well as coordinated exclusive coverage on every important milestone of the primary campaign. One standout example: As of this writing Sen. Barack Obama has granted only two interviews to the gay press, and both were given to Kerry for Advocate.com.

Our reputation for credibility helped to bring us that story as well as some intriguing stories in this print issue. …

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