Media Wrap

What lousy economy? World Publications will launch Power Cruising in February to target affluent readers who own motor yachts, express cruisers, trawlers and picnic boats.
With an initial circulation of 35,000, the magazine will publish two issues in 2004 and move to a bimonthly schedule in 2005. World Publications (Winter Park, Fla.) publishes a
handful of luxe titles like Saveur, Garden Design and Sailing World, among others...Clients with a Southern twang? Country Music Television has appointed Mary Beth Cunin to vice
president of programming; she'll be based in Nashville, Tenn....Teen People names Laura Morgan (ex-Seventeen) entertainment director... Mothballs starting to come out of the
M&A markets? The Financial Times appoints James Politi (Ex-U.S. State Department/ National Democratic Institute for International Affairs) to deals correspondent. Politi,
based in New York, will be covering the M/A market, bankruptcies and private equity. Meanwhile, the FT has launched a new Asia edition, both in print and online, featuring
coverage of Asian business, financial and political news, commentary and analysis...Kelly Conlin, the former president-CEO of tech publishing giant IDG, has been named president-
CEO of Primedia, following a six-month search. Conlin has his work cut out for him, as Primedia continues to reel from Web investments that haven't panned out, including the $690
million acquisition of in 2000. Oops.