New York (OPENPRESS) November 15, 2011 - The National Football League will launch its official monthly publication, NFL Magazine, on December 13, 2011, in conjunction with Dauphin Media Group (US). The collectors' edition will be the first of 12 monthly issues published by the NFL that will be available by subscription and on newsstands nationwide.
"We are constantly seeking to serve fans by delivering unique and compelling," said Kevin LaForce, NFL Vice President of Media Strategy & Business Development. "The features and stories told in NFL Magazine will chronicle the game like never before - we are excited to offer fans this new way to discover and remember every NFL season."
NFL Magazine will feature on- and off-the-field coverage, providing fans insight into players and teams that can only be delivered by the official magazine of the NFL. Additionally, in each issue, NFL experts and top sports journalists from NFL Network and NFL.com will offer inside-the-huddle perspective and exclusive insights, analysis, and features.
NFL great Boomer Esiason and longtime NFL reporter Andrea Kremer have joined the magazine as regular contributors, and Jim Buckley, a veteran NFL Publishing editor and author, will serve as the magazine's editor.
"Every issue of NFL Magazine will offer advertisers a unique vehicle for accessing avid NFL fans," said LaForce. "We have more than 180 million fans who spend nearly two hours each week reading about the NFL; as the League's magazine, NFL Magazine will provide fans with unparalleled access to the game of football."
The premiere collectors' edition issue will feature NFL Network talent, including Warren Sapp and Jim Mora, plus the following editorial highlights:
• Stories covering the rookie successes of 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Carolina QB Cam Newton
• A feature on Peyton Manning's impact on his team and teammates
• A celebration of the 40th anniversary of the NFL's longest game
• A behind-the-scenes look at "NFL GameDay Morning," the popular NFL Network pregame show
• Hot Pix: Spectacular shots of some of the most amazing catches from the 2011 season
• The Fan Zone, including food, style, fitness, video games, and more
Annual subscriptions to NFL Magazine are now available at nfl.com/magazine. Published in conjunction with Dauphin Media Group (US), with offices in New York City and coming soon to Los Angeles, the magazine will be printed by Quad/Graphics, distributed by Kable Media Services, and fulfilled by Palm Coast Data. For advertising information, contact Associate Publisher Paul Severini at 646.375.2126 or Paul.Severini@thenflmagazine.com.