News Release


November 7, 2013

Reinvented, Remixed FD Luxe Magazine Wins 'Best Niche Product' from the Society for Features Journalism

Luxury publication of The Dallas Morning News recognized for writing and innovation in lifestyle, arts and entertainment journalism

(DALLAS) - FD Luxe , the newly reimagined luxury lifestyle magazine of The Dallas Morning News, received the top Division 3 honor of "Best Niche Product" from the prestigious Society for Features Journalism's (SFJ) 25th Annual Excellence in Feature Writing Contest, topping prominent national publications. The award was presented at the SFJ national conference Oct. 9-12 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

"We are utterly honored and the Best Niche Product win from the Society for Features Journalism puts even more wind in our sails," said Rob Brinkley, editor-in-chief of FD Luxe. "We're not just focused on FD Luxe being the most exciting lifestyle magazine in Texas; we intend for it to be one of the most exciting anywhere. This win means the world to our unbelievably talented team."

FD Luxe is the luxury lifestyle magazine of the Morning News. The publication debuted in 1978 as Fashion!Dallas, a weekly style section in the Morning News. In 2004, it became the monthly standalone F!D Luxe, first in a glossy broadsheet format, then as a staple-bound publication. In April 2012, FD Luxe was relaunched as a dramatically reinvented perfect-bound magazine, with significantly expanded topics including: women's and men's fashion, art, design, decorating, architecture, automobiles, travel, food, wine, spirits and society all with a Dallas and North Texas focus. FD Luxe today boasts stunning photography, crisp graphic design and scintillating, compelling writing from its own editors and a cast of opinionated critics and contributors. FD Luxe has grown to include fdluxe.com, the FD Luxe iPad app, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

FD Luxe 's all-Dallas editorial team includes: Lisa Kresl, Morning News deputy managing editor of Lifestyles; Rob Brinkley, FD Luxe editor-in-chief; Christopher Wynn, deputy editor; Jamie Huckaby, art director; Christina Geyer , managing editor; Bradley Agather Means , fashion editor; and Heather Young, digital producer

FD Luxe 's group publisher is Richard S. Alfano and its associate publisher is Paul Wooldridge. FD Luxe is the most widely distributed luxury magazine in North Texas and includes a growing number of national and local luxury advertisers who are targeting an affluent, style conscious audience.

The SFJ began in 1947 and p romotes the craft of writing and innovation in lifestyle, arts and entertainment journalism . Among its many missions, it celebrates excellence in features journalism and u pholds the highest ethical standards in all its crafts. This year marks the 25th year of the Annual Excellence in Feature Writing Contest.

For more information regarding FD Luxe, visit www.FDluxe.com .

About FD Luxe
FD Luxe is the award-winning fashion, design and lifestyle magazine powered by The Dallas Morning News . It has served as the style concierge of Dallas since 1978. The monthly publication dishes exclusive content on upscale fashion, dining, beauty, travel and more for those with a passion for fine living. FD Luxe is now the most widely-distributed magazine brand in North Texas, with each issue reaching 95,000 readers. The FD Luxe Digital Collection engages its on-the-go audience through FDluxe.com, FD Luxe e-newsletter and iPhone and iPad apps. For more information about FDLuxe, visit www.FDluxe.com .

About The Dallas Morning News

Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News is Texas' leading newspaper and the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation. It has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. Its portfolio of print and digital products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million people and includes online news and information sites; iPhone, Android and iPad apps; Al D a ( www.aldiatx.com ), the leading Spanish-language publication in North Texas; neighborsgo ( www.neighborsgo.com ), a consumer-generated community news outlet; and Briefing, the free, home-delivered quick-read. In addition to the editorial drivers within the Morning News, CrowdSource was created as an independent business division to assist event organizers and producers with its operational, marketing and promotional needs. To advertisers, the portfolio of products is represented by DMNmedia ( www.DMNmedia.com ), the marketing solutions group of The Dallas Morning News, Inc. For more information about the publication and its entities, visit www.dallasnews.com .