American Society of Magazine Editors

ASME Board of Directors

Jonathan Dorn
President
Chief Innovation Officer and President, Active Living Group, Active Interest Media

Jon wears multiple hats at AIM. As chief innovation officer, he leads the company’s central digital, video, marketing services, and online education efforts, guiding the Catapult Creative Labs, AIM Studios, and AIM U teams. As the president of the Active Living Group, Jon oversees AIM’s outdoor, mountain and healthy living brands, including Yoga Journal, SKI, Backpacker, Clean Eating, Climbing, SNEWS, Better Nutrition and National Park Trips. He’s previously served as AIM’s editorial director, head of product development, and digital SVP. Prior to that, as the longtime editor in chief of Backpacker, he led the brand to five National Magazine Awards, including General Excellence for both print and digital. Jon lives and plays in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, two daughters, and five bikes. He serves as president of the American Society of Magazine Editors and as a board member of IMAG, and he volunteers with Big City Mountaineers and Attention Homes, Colorado-based nonprofits providing resources for at-risk teens.

Janice Min
Vice President
Senior Content Executive, Quibi

Janice Min is a member of the leadership team for Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s new venture, where she oversees daily programming for the short-form video streaming platform, set to launch April 2020.

Previously, she served as the Co-President of the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Entertainment Group (2010-2017), where she engineered a publishing rebirth hailed as a “stunning transformation” by the New York Times. As editor-in-chief of Us Weekly (2002-2009), she was cited as having transformed modern celebrity culture. She also has served as a consultant to NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

An Emmy winner who has also been named Adweek’s Editor of the Year and received AdAge’s Magazine of the Year honors, she is frequently featured as an expert in media and news, and has been profiled by the New York Times, NPR, The Guardian, and by Alec Baldwin for WNYC, who labeled her “The Turnaround Artist.”

She has been honored with her alma mater Columbia Journalism School’s Alumni Award, and was recognized with the University of Missouri’s Honor Medal for distinguished service in journalism. A Matrix Award winner, she additionally has won two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence and been nominated five times.

Min currently sits on the boards of the Paley Center and the American Society of Magazine Editors. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, a fellow graduate of Columbia College, and their three children.

Clara Jeffery
Treasurer
Editor in Chief, Mother Jones

Clara Jeffery is the editor in chief of Mother Jones, which was just named “Magazine of the Year” by the American Society of Magazine Editors. During her tenure, Mother Jones has won other National Magazine Awards, including for general excellence, reporting, and video; redesigned its magazine and website; established bureaus in Washington and New York; and become a social-media powerhouse. Clara has edited stories that have been included in pretty much every “Best American” anthology. Along the way, she also won a PEN award for editing, became a mom, and forgot what it’s like to sleep. It probably doesn’t help she’s on Twitter so much: @clarajeffery.

Nicholas Thompson
Secretary
Editor in Chief, WIRED

Nicholas Thompson is the editor in chief of WIRED, a position he has held since January 2017. Under his leadership, WIRED has broken massive, and much-lauded, stories about Facebook, cyber-warfare, the Robert Mueller investigation, and numerous other topics. Since Thompson took over, WIRED’s digital subscriptions have climbed almost 300 percent. The magazine has won a National Magazine Award for design and photography and been named a finalist for General Excellence. WIRED has also been named one of Ad Age’s A-List digital publishers and won numerous honors from The Webby Awards, The Shorty Awards, and The Society of Publication Designers.

Thompson is a contributor for CBS News and regularly appears on CBS This Morning and CBSN. He is a cofounder of The Atavist, a National Magazine Award–winning digital publication. Prior to joining WIRED, Thompson served as editor of NewYorker.com from 2012 to 2017. Before The New Yorker, Thompson was a senior editor at WIRED, where he assigned and edited the feature story “The Great Escape,” which was the basis for the Oscar-winning film Argo. In 2009, his book “The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War” was published to critical acclaim.

Thompson currently serves on the boards of The Stanford Daily, The American Society of Magazine Editors, and the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. He was a United States Truman Scholar and graduated from Stanford University.

Christene Barberich
Global Editor in Chief and Co Founder, Refinery29

Christene Barberich is the global editor in chief & co-founder of the award-winning women’s media company, Refinery29, which reaches 450 million visitors across platforms globally. She is also the New York Times best-selling author of Style Stalking and the creator/host of the acclaimed podcast UnStyled. Her writing has appeared in T Magazine, Dwell, Domino, Travel + Leisure, and Amuse, among other titles. In 2017, Christene became the first ever Mentor-in-Residence at SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) and was also selected as a fellow for the Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence program. She was named a top female in media on the AdWeek Disrupters List, one of the 30 Most Intriguing People in Media by MIN, and has also been honored as a pioneer in media by Folio 100. Christene holds an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, SUNY Oswego. She lives in Brooklyn.

Joe Brown
Editor in Chief, Popular Science

Joe Brown has been the editor in chief of Popular Science since September 2016. He successfully transitioned the magazine to a quarterly print cadence, transforming the paper PopSci into keepsake that dives deep into a single subject rather than a traditional periodical. Online, he focused on expanding PopSci.com’s reach by courting readers previously underserved by science and tech publications; his team has shifted the website audience from 74-percent male to an even 50/50 split, while increasing unique visitors by more than 50 percent and pageviews by more than 130 percent. He also launched two new podcasts, a successful events series, and several exciting international partnerships.

Prior to joining PopSci, Brown was executive editor of WIRED. His second time at the brand, he returned oversee WIRED.com and all associated digital platforms, including social and video. He also built out a New York bureau and ran tech and automotive coverage in print and digital. During his tenure, WIRED.com became the first Conde Nast publication to earn more than a billion page views; within two years of taking over, Brown's strategy of skipping news blips in favor of deeply reported stories increased unique visitors by more than 40 percent.

Before WIRED, Brown was editor in chief of Gizmodo. He came in with the aim of transitioning Gizmodo from a blog into a first-rate online technology publication. He recruited several dedicated features writers including Mat Honan, Cord Jefferson, and Sam Biddle, and earned the site a reputation for quality journalism. His team broke several big stories: they were the first to investigate illegal weapons sales by Silk Road, and their embedded reporting in John McAffee's Belize compound gave the world its first look at one of the most bizarre scenes in tech.

Brown is a graduate of Cornell University. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Edward Felsenthal
Editor in Chief and Chief Executive Officer, TIME

Edward Felsenthal is the editor in chief and CEO of TIME, the 18th top editor since TIME’s founding in 1923. Under Felsenthal’s leadership, TIME has reached the largest audience in its history—100 million people around the world, built a world-class video operation that won an Emmy in 2017 and a National Magazine Award in 2018, and significantly expanded its franchises and events. TIME’s agenda-setting magazine, with 2 million subscribers, remains the largest U.S. print title in news.

Edward joined TIME in April 2013 as editor of TIME digital, and led a major expansion of TIME’s digital footprint, including the establishment of a 24/7 newsroom and video operation. During that time, TIME’s audience tripled, with monthly video streams exceeding 100 million across platforms and social media followers exceeding 50 million.

In 2016, Edward was named group digital director of News and Lifestyle at Time Inc., a role in which he led digital content and growth across a dozen titles, including TIME, Health, MONEY, Real Simple, Southern Living, Travel & Leisure and Food & Wine.

Edward began his career at The Wall Street Journal, rising to deputy managing editor in 2005 and serving as the founding editor of Personal Journal, where he led coverage that won two Pulitzer Prizes. Earlier in his career, he covered the U.S. Supreme Court in the Journal’s Washington bureau.

In 2008, he was the founding executive editor of The Daily Beast, a role in which he built and managed a digital newsroom that quickly grew from a startup to a nationally known brand.

A native of Memphis, Edward graduated from Princeton University. He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a master’s in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Tennessee.

He is on Twitter @efelsenthal.

Anna Holmes
Editorial Director, Topic

Anna Holmes is an award-winning writer, editor and creative exec whose work has appeared numerous publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and The New Yorker online. A one-time columnist for the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Anna has published two books, including 2013’s The Book of Jezebel, based on the website she founded in 2007. She is currently the Editorial Director of Topic.com—part of First Look Media, the parent company of Field of Vision and The Nib—where she oversees the digital magazine’s journalism and video programming. In the two years since it was launched, Topic.com has been the recipient of numerous nominations and awards, including an Emmy nomination for the series “aka Wyatt Cenac”, over 12 Society of Publication Designers (SPD) awards and two National Magazine Awards.

Lucy Kaylin
Editor in Chief, O, The Oprah Magazine

Lucy Kaylin has been the editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine since 2013. During that time, O has won two National Magazine Awards, as well as the ASME cover contest in Women's Service. She had been deputy editor since September of 2009, helping steer the magazine through a major redesign and capturing many accolades, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2012 (for which the magazine was nominated again in 2013), and several Clarion and Folio awards, as well as MIN and GLAAD awards for articles Kaylin conceived and edited.

Before O, Kaylin was the executive editor of Marie Claire under Joanna Coles, where she helped reconceive the magazine, as well as develop (and appear in) the Marie Claire reality show, Running in Heels, which was televised in 16 countries. Kaylin started her magazine career at Vogue before joining the staff of GQ, where she spent nearly two decades rising through the ranks to features editor, and contributing more than 100 articles.

Named one of Folio’s Top Women in Media in 2017, Kaylin is the author of two books, For the Love of God: The Faith and Future of the American Nun (William Morrow, 2000) and The Perfect Stranger: The Truth About Mothers and Nannies (Bloomsbury USA, 2007), and a contributor to the 2009 anthology, The Secret Currency of Love. She lives in New York City with her husband, and has a son in college and daughter in finance on the West Coast.

Amanda Kludt
Editor in Chief, Eater

Amanda Kludt is the editor in chief of Eater, a publication covering the ins and outs of dining and food in America and around the world. Through original reporting, longform journalism, maps and guides, television shows, and podcasts, Eater informs its audience on the latest news, tells them where to eat and drink, and highlights important issues in dining and food culture. Before Eater, Kludt worked at Gridskipper and Metro. She has contributed to Lucky Peach, Cherry Bombe, The Guardian, and others.

Stephen Orr
Vice President, Group Editorial Director, Meredith Corporation
Editor in Chief, Better Homes and Gardens

Stephen Orr is the editor in chief of Better Homes and Gardens where he shares his love of home design, cooking and gardening with nearly 40 million readers in both print and digital media. Previously he was the executive editor at Condé Nast Traveler and VP editorial director at Martha Stewart Living. Before those posts he was features editor at House & Garden and Domino magazines and wrote extensively for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other publications.

He is the author of three books: The New American Herbal (Clarkson Potter/Random House, 2014), Tomorrow’s Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening (Rodale, 2011) and Nelson Byrd Woltz: Garden, Park, Community, Farm (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013). In addition he was a segment producer for the PBS television series “Cultivating Life” and has edited two cookbooks by British author Sarah Raven for Rizzoli. Orr has been a regularly featured gardening expert on “The CBS Early Show,” “The Martha Stewart Show,” and “The Today Show.”

Orr lives in Des Moines, Iowa and New York City.

Brooke Siegel
Vice President, Content, Hearst Magazines Digital Media

As the Vice President, Content at Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM), Brooke Siegel oversees digital strategy for Hearst’s extensive portfolio of brands, including Esquire, Elle, Men’s Health, and Harper’s Bazaar. She also oversees the Talent Group and features department, which produces long-form content and original celebrity shoots across Hearst brands.

Previously, Siegel served as DailyWorth’s editor-in-chief and senior content strategist at Zagat/Google. She has also worked on the digital side of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., Punch! Media, Lifebooker LLC and DailyCandy in gigs that include commerce, editorial, and social media. In 2018, she was named one of Folio’s Top Women in Media. Siegel graduated from U.C.L.A. and currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 6-year-old son. She plans to never return to Los Angeles.

Julia Turner
Editor in Chief, Slate

Julia Turner is the editor in chief of Slate, the award-winning online news site known for its surprising and witty take on news, culture, politics, business and technology. She took the helm in 2014, after having served as deputy editor since 2008. Under Turner’s leadership, Slate has received three National Magazine Award nominations, a George Polk award, a Digiday Publishing Award, and many other high-profile accolades. During her time at Slate, she has written on culture, technology and design. She is also a co-host of Slate’s critically acclaimed Culture Gabfest podcast, alongside culture critic Stephen Metcalf and film critic Dana Stevens. The Culture Gabfest was nominated for a National Magazine Award for podcasting, and Turner’s coverage of Mad Men won an Online Journalism Award for commentary. Before joining Slate in 2003, Turner worked at Time Inc., first in magazine development and later at Sports Illustrated Women. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.

Charles Whitaker
Dean, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

Charles Whitaker is interim dean and professor at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

He previously served as the Helen Gurley Brown Magazine Professor and associate dean of journalism for the school. Since joining the Medill faculty in 1993, he has taught courses in news writing, magazine writing, magazine editing and blogging. In addition to teaching in Medill’s graduate and undergraduate programs, Whitaker teaches high school students in the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute (aka, the Cherub program).

Whitaker was one of the rotating directors of Medill’s graduate Magazine Publishing Project, an enterprise in which teams of students developed a new magazine or worked in collaboration with an existing publishing company to reinvigorate the editorial and business approach of an existing magazine. For nine years, Whitaker directed the Academy for Alternative Journalism, a summer fellowship program that trained young writers for work at the member publications of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in an effort to address the field’s lack of diversity.

Before joining the Medill faculty, Whitaker was a senior editor at Ebony magazine, where he covered a wide range of cultural, social and political issues and events on four continents, including two U.S. presidential campaigns and the installation of the first black members of the British Parliament. Whitaker began his journalism career as a newspaper reporter at the Miami Herald, where he covered education in Dade County and municipal government in Palm Beach County. From the Herald, he went to the Louisville (Ky.) Times, where he worked as a deputy feature editor and enterprise feature and arts writer. He has received commendations for his work from a number of journalism societies, including the National Association of Black Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists and National Education Writers Association.

Whitaker is the co-author of “Magazine Writing,” a textbook that examines the magazine industry and deconstructs the art of feature writing for consumer and business-to-business publications. He also is the author of four statistical analyses of the hiring of women and minorities in the magazine industry and has served as an adviser on diversity issues for the Magazine Publishers of America. He was the co-director of Project Masthead, a program designed to encourage students of color to consider careers in magazines on both the editorial and business side of the industry. He is also one of the co-curators of the Ida B. Wells Award, presented by both Medill and the National Association of Black Journalists to individuals who are working to increase newsroom diversity and improve the coverage of communities of color.

Whitaker has contributed articles to the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine, Jet Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Saturday Evening Post, Chicago Parent magazine, and Folio, the magazine of the magazine industry. In addition, he is an editorial consultant to CATALYST magazine, a publication dedicated to coverage of Chicago Public Schools, and served as president of the editorial board of the Chicago Reporter, an acclaimed investigative publication that covers issues of race and class. Whitaker has also served as a judge for the National Magazine Awards and the International Regional Magazine Awards Association.

Whitaker earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Medill and is a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Social Policy in Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy.

Christopher Keyes
Ex officio
Vice President and Editor, Outside

Christopher Keyes has been the editor of Santa Fe-based Outside magazine since 2006, when he became the fourth editor in the publication's 35-year history. Keyes oversees content for the Outside brand, which includes the monthly publication (circulation 675,000), two annual editions of the Outside Buyer's Guide, the monthly Outside+ tablet edition, and the magazine's website, outsideonline.com. He is also involved with content on Outside's new cable television partnership Outside Television, which launched on Comcast in 2012 and now reaches six million homes.

During his tenure, Outside has remained dedicated to long-form, literary journalism, earning four National Magazine Award nominations, 17 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, including both Gold and SIlver in the 2010 Adventure Travel Article category, and more than a dozen selections in the Best American Magazine Writing book series.

In 2011, he became an ambassador for 1% for the Planet, a global movement of 1,500 companies that donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. Outside is also a media partner for 1% for the Planet.

Keyes graduated from Duke University with a BA in environmental science and policy. He began his journalism career as an intern at Outside. Prior to becoming the magazine's editor, Keyes was the editorial director at Texas Monthly and an articles editor at Skiing magazine. He now lives with his wife and two kids in Santa Fe, NM.