By: Dave Astor
Martha Stewart’s two newspaper columns will continue, but no longer have her name in the titles.
Meanwhile, the New York Times Syndicate remains uncertain how many of the columns’ 200 or so clients might cancel in the wake of Stewart’s March 5 conviction for allegedly lying about a suspicious stock sale. The conviction could bring a possible jail term, though Stewart is preparing an appeal. An article posted on Newsday.com reported that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer dropped Stewart this past weekend.
The weekly “AskMartha” is being renamed “Living,” and will be written by a rotation of editors from “Martha Stewart Living” magazine. Each person will focus on a specific area — including decor, cooking, entertaining, gardening, crafts, holiday planning, and more.
And the weekly “AskMartha Weddings” is being renamed “Weddings,” and will be written by Darcy Miller, editorial director of “Martha Stewart Weddings” magazine and author of its reader advice column.
There will be no interruption in distribution of the columns, according to the syndicate.