American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Rolling Stone Settles with Former U-Va. Dean in Defamation Case
Rolling Stone has reached a confidential settlement with Nicole Eramo, a former University of Virginia associate dean who had sued the magazine alleging that it defamed her in a 2014 story about an alleged gang rape on campus, according to lawyers for both parties.
Hearst Brings Oprah to Amazon’s Alexa
The media giant is experimenting with content geared for voice assistants, including inspirational quotes from Oprah Winfrey.
Can Quality Publishers Finally Sell Quality?
After 20 years advertisers and publishers are finally waking up to the fact that the quality of the ad environment matters.
Must-Attend Conference for Enthusiast Brands: May 22-24, 2017
Join MPA in Marina del Rey, California for the 13th Annual IMAG Conference, the only event that brings together independent and enthusiast brands to learn, share and connect. With more than 45 case studies, 83+ companies represented, and peer-to-peer networking over 3 days – IMAG 2017 is essential for all indie leaders. See the speaker lineup and register now.
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.
Michela Abrams Steps Down at Dwell
Michela O'Connor Abrams — who spent the past 15 years as CEO of home design magazine-turned-technology platform Dwell — has left the company, Folio: has learned.
Alexis Madrigal Returns to The Atlantic
Alexis Madrigal is rejoining the staff of The Atlantic, where he’ll write about technology, science, business, and trade. Madrigal was the technology editor and later deputy editor of from 2010-2014.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Mark Zuckerberg On Fake News, Free Speech, And What Drives Facebook
In a candid, wide-ranging interview, the CEO shares thoughts on where his company is headed.
Exclusives from InStyle’s May Issue Frieda Pinto Shoot
How To Drive Your Life: Tips from Freida Pinto .. In a Pinto
Singer-Songwriter Janelle Monáe Dazzles on the Cover of Marie Claire’s "Fresh Faces" Issue
The other “Fresh Faces” featured with their own covers are actresses Aja Naomi King, Alexandra Daddario, Emily Ratajkowski and Zoey Deutch. This is the fourth year Marie Claire has put out a “Fresh Faces” issue.
Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka Rocks a Power Suit in InStyle‘s May Issue
On how her Mad Men role cultivated her love of fashion: “Janie was the first person who told me that style can tell a story."
Salma Hayek and Eugenio Derbez Grace the Newest Issue of People en Español
Salma Hayek and Eugenio Derbez are sending out a warning to actors Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler as they get ready to take the comedy spotlight in their newest film “How to Be a Latin Lover” (3Pas), coming to theaters on April 28th.
Coloring with Mommy: A New Magazine from Bauer Media Offers Moms & Daughters a Return to That Special Bonding Time
“Right now there isn’t a digital component for Coloring with Mommy, because it’s really print and paper-driven. It’s a book that digitally, even if you printed out a comic book page, it wouldn’t be the same quality and it wouldn’t have the heart that we put into the magazine, because it’s not just coloring book pages. It’s that bonding time and the extra stuff that makes the magazine feel more special.” Bauer Media's Brittany Galla.
Man of the World Steps into the Future with Digital Format
Founder Alan Maleh, who also owns the men’s retail fashion store Gentry NYC, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, said he felt the digital quarterly could expand far beyond the 30,000 subscribers who were getting the print version.
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. (
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.
Benchmarking Is the Waterboarding of the Ad Industry
5 Years Later, "Dumb Ways to Die" Remains Advertising’s Most Delightfully Horrible Creation
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
Marriott Marina del Rey
April 25, 2017
Pampano Restaurant

In a candid, wide-ranging FastCompany interview, the CEO shares thoughts on where his company is headed.