News Corporation, the parent company of
the right-leaning cabler Fox News, will publish a magazine devoted to
gay and lesbian weddings.
The inaugural issue of glossy Wedding
Pride: The Magazine for Gay and Lesbian Wedding Planning will hit
newstands in September.
The magazine is being published by CNG
Publications, a unit of New York-based Community Newspaper Group,
which is owned by News Corporation, gay weekly Gay
City News reported. The Community Newspaper Group publishes
local papers The Brooklyn Paper, the Bronx Times-Reporter, the
Brooklyn Courier-Life and TimesLedger Newspapers.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation also
owns the New York Post. The
tabloid opposed passage of the law which made New York the sixth
state to legalize gay marriage.
And Fox News has been criticized for
its coverage of the law's start in July. According
to Equality Matters, MSNBC devoted six full segments to the
topic, CNN ten and Fox News zero.
While Wedding Pride will adopt
CNG's hyper-local business model – an initial 35,000 run will
likely remain confined to the gay-friendly communities of Chelsea,
Park Slope, Fire Island, Montclair, South Orange and Asbury Park, gay
notes – it most likely will be the group's most expensive ad
buy with prices ranging from $850 for a quarter page ad to $5,400 for
the first spread.