California newspapers to carry a new print Sunday magazine

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 12.59.12 AM.jpgScreen grab from California Sunday Magazine website.

The new California Sunday Magazine will have editions in several web formats and be delivered in print with the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Sacramento Bee, according to email from Douglas McGray. He's a San Francisco journalist and the creator of Pop-Up Magazine, which puts on very popular live shows in the Bay Area. His email to potential readers and supporters says "I've been working really hard on something, in secret, for more than a year. Today, I'd love to share it with you."

Later this year, I'm launching a brand new media project out of Pop-Up Magazine. It's called The California Sunday Magazine We'll be producing original reported storytelling for the web, iOS, Android, Kindle, and a print edition, delivered on Sundays with the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Sacramento Bee. Pop-Up Magazine is for nights, the new thing is for weekends.

They are on Facebook and Twitter — and McGray says they are hiring editors and writers. From the website:

The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine will work together to produce unforgettable reported storytelling from the West Coast, for your nights and weekends....

We’ll bring you original stories, photography, and more from across California, the West, Asia, and Latin America. And Pop-Up Magazine will be back with new live shows and new venues.

California Sunday is a new, independent media company based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Douglas McGray is Editor of The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine and CEO of their publisher, California Sunday. His features have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Wired, and he has made radio stories for This American Life.

Chas Edwards is Publisher and President of California Sunday. He was co-founder at Federated Media, where he served as publisher and Chief Revenue Officer. As CRO at Digg he helped launch the first native ad product for social news feeds.

Ken Layne helps spread the word at Gawker: "A quality Sunday magazine is something we haven't had since the ambitious days of the Los Angeles Times in the 1990s, and there's never been anything on the West Coast to compare with the trio of the New Yorker, New York and the NYT Sunday Magazine."

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