American Society of Magazine Editors

Friday, April 7, 2017

Inside The Economist’s Plan to Conquer America
CMO Michael Brunt details the 175-year-old magazine's strategy to boost circulation revenue by penetrating a still largely untapped market.
Folio's—By the Numbers Infographics
Folio presents some snappy infographics to capture the state of magazine media and its recent trends across many brands and titles.
Hearst Works Out the Logistics for Correspondents’ Dinner, Hands Out In-House Magazine Awards
Joanna Coles spoke with Media Ink shortly after Hearst handed out 15 in-house awards. Her former title, Cosmopolitan, snagged two for Best Design and Best Use of Social Media.
An Exhibit of Vintage Newsweek Magazine Covers: Wendy Wergeles' Loving Tribute to Her Late Father
This weekend in Los Alamos, N.M., Newsweek senior writer Alexander Nazaryan will be part of the opening festivities for “Ed Wergeles on Assignment,” an exhibit honoring the 1959 work of the late photographer.
Anna Wintour Donates Signature Sunglasses for Charity
Anna Wintour has donated a pair of her signature Chanel sunglasses to a charity auction surrounding the one-man show “Ryan Raftery Is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion” — in which Raftery (in drag) plays the Vogue editor.
Glenn O’Brien, Writer and "TV Party" Host Who Defined Downtown New York and Style for the Modern Gentleman, Dies
A dapper, instantly recognizable art world fixture with bright white hair and reliably impeccable jackets, O’Brien trained his dry, deadpan wit on art, music, and fashion as an editor and contributor for Rolling Stone, Oui, High Times, Allure, Esquire, and The New Yorker, among many other publications. He wrote long-running, influential columns on music (“Glenn O’Brien’s BEAT”) for Interview, on advertising (“Like Art”) for Artforum, and men’s fashion (“The Style Guy”) for Details and GQ.
Essence Festival Line Up Revealed
Essence Entertainment Director reveals night by night lineup of Essence Festival acts with Mike Shannon on The Morning Get Up!—Diana Ross to Open, Chance the Rapper to Close the 2017 lineup. Exclusive: Shonda Rhimes to Join the board of Planned Parenthood
When Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards asked Shonda Rhimes to join the health care organization’s national board, Rhimes responded with the word she wrote the book on: a resounding “yes.”
In an Essay for InStyle, Gabourey Sidibe Reveals the Moment Social Media Trolls Got to Her
In an essay for InStyle, Sidibe admits she both loves and hates social media, specifically, Instagram. The 33-year-old actress acknowledges enjoying positive feedback -- which can get addicting -- until it inevitably stops.
More Exclusives from InStyle's May Cover Star
Amy Schumer talks aging, plastic surgery and drinking: “In the past couple years there have been times when I haven’t drunk for months. What I find is I look so much better, feel amazing…and am so bored..."
ASJA 2017 Conference
The American Society of Journalists and Authors will offer 46 panel sessions and workshops (, with 5 editor-centric panels and more than 50 magazine editors, during its 46th annual conference, May 5 to 6 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The conference, chaired by ASME member Estelle Erasmus, provides an opportunity to connect with colleagues, meet editors and learn how to prosper in these challenging times. Register here. (
Social Success Discussion and Dinner: Join Us!
Save your seat for dinner and conversation on leveraging quality editorial, branded content and advertiser relationships in an organized and effective way on social media. Hosted by social expert Jim Anderson, CEO, SocialFlow and MPA’s Beth Tighe, VP Marketing. RSVP today, seating limited. April 25, NYC.
ASME to Sponsor 2017 Scholarship for the Yale Publishing Course—Deadline Today
Applications are now being accepted for the ASME full-tuition scholarship at the 2017 Yale Publishing Course: Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media. The course will be held July 23-28, 2017, at the Yale School of Management in New Haven, CT. The deadline to apply is today—May 1.
February 2017 Magazine Media 360°—Total Cross Platform Audience Up 2.9% Over 2016
Today MPA released the Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report for February 2017. The Total Magazine Media 360° audience is up 2.9% versus the same month a year ago, Print+Digital is up +5.5%, Web (Desktop/Laptop) is down -14.2%, Mobile is up +2.9%, and Video is up +43.9%.
How Dennis Publishing's Willingness to Pivot Underpins Its Profitability
Executives Tackle Women’s Equality in Advertising...
Hugh Hefner's Forgotten Late-Night TV Career
What Is the Right Amount of Money to Throw at the Fake News Problem?
Google Is Now Highlighting Fact Checks in Search
Join us in Marina del Rey for the 13th Annual IMAG Conference. The IMAG community is best defined as brands serving enthusiast audiences across many platforms, brought together by their passion for a particular topic or lifestyle. Each year senior executives from independent media brands attend the Annual Conference to explore new opportunities for their companies and brands and share what’s working and what’s not with their business peers. Book your reservation as follows: Online: Marina del Rey Marriott to secure our special rate of $249.00 per night. By Phone: Call 1-310-301-3000 and ask for the IMAG Conference rate at the Marina del Rey Marriott.
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May 22 - 24, 2017
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April 25, 2017
Pampano Restaurant

Comedy queen Amy Schumer exudes a fearlessness that has led to a tough-as-nails reputation. Yet, as she reveals to her friend JESSICA SEINFELD, her well-being depends on SoulCycle, scones, and her inner circle