American Society of Magazine Editors

Thursday, April 20, 2017

See It: Empire State Building Lights Up with Harper’s Bazaar Covers for Magazine’s 150th Anniversary!
Harper's BAZAAR celebrated its 150th birthday with a fashion show on the Empire State Building: “Empire State building ft. meeee,” Kendall Jenner captioned a photo of her summer cover. Gwyneth Paltrow’s March 2012 cover, Reese Witherspoon’s February 2016 cover and Carolyn Schnurer’s May 1947 cover were among those projected onto the northern side of the building.
How Keeps Its Brand’s Identity Consistent Across Platforms
Q&A with MaryAnn Barone, social media editor at "Growing our audience is always on my mind, and I think the best way to do that has been to stay true to our brand and voice. When I started at Health, we had a very small Instagram following and I made it my goal is grow us into a health and lifestyle page people would want to follow."
Everything You Need to Know About Essence’s Beauty Carnival
Essence is continuing to take its famed summer music festival up a notch, this time with the announcement of its first-ever Beauty Carnival.
A Special Thank You to AdvantageCS
MPA thanks AdvantageCS for their sponsorship of IMAG 2017. "AdvantageCS is the leader in world-class subscription management, membership management, marketing, sales, and customer relationship software. Our systems deliver the tools publishers and content creators need to build active and loyal subscriber communities."
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.
Politico Is Trying to Turn the Business Model for Magazines on Its Head
While many publications struggle to convert their ink and paper to pixels, the four-year-old glossy bimonthly is reversing direction with a foray from digital into print. Scanning the magazine's stylish and highly substantive current issue (Trump vs. World), my business analyst's eye settled on some oddities. The 84-page issue carries just three ads. Also there were no bind-in or blow-in subscription cards, no cover price — no evidence, in short, that readers were being asked to pay.
Special Thanks to the Alliance for Audited Media
Thank you to IMAG 2017 sponsor Alliance for Audited Media: powering transparency and collaboration between North America’s leading media professionals. AAM is the industry’s recognized leader in cross-media verification, with unparalleled expertise across all brand platforms, including web, mobile, email and print. More than 4,000 publishers, advertisers, agencies and technology vendors depend on AAM’s data-driven insights, technology certification audits and information services to transact with trust.
Mastering the Difficult Economics of Branded Content
An inside look at the models the most profitable companies use to maintain healthy margins.
People Moves in Magazine Media Recap As of April 19
MinOnline reports: The editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek has joined The New York Times; Active Interest Media has promoted Jonathan Dorn; and much more…
Magazine Media Spotlight: Inside the Birth of a Trump-Inspired Intellectual Magazine
Gideon Lewis-Kraus writing for The Nation asks "Can a new Trump-inspired intellectual magazine transcend its contradictions?"
Vanity Fair’s Michael Callahan on the "Killer Idea" and Writing 6,000-Word Stories
Callahan’s first book, Searching for Grace Kelly, and his latest novel both take place in the 1950s, evoking deep nostalgia for a period when people actually dressed to go to out and a certain class of young women lived at the Barbizon in New York City.
FRUiTS Magazine Is Back with an Opening Ceremony Collaboration
Few things are as visually captivating as Japanese street style, and few have documented it as thoroughly as Fruits magazine. Started in 1997, the publication was the outlet for photographer Shoichi Aoki’s images of Japanese youth dressed to the nines in innovative, outrageous ensembles.
Facebook Continues to Lead Magazine Brands’ Share of Social Media Efforts at 43%
The Magazine Media 360° Social Media Report covering the 1st Quarter of 2017 was released today by MPA – The Association of Magazine Media. The report shows that magazine media content continues to thrive on social media, connecting content to consumers in meaningful and engaging ways. Total magazine industry Followers/Likes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest combined has reached 1.1 billion, up nearly 5% versus last quarter. The Social Media Report is based on data provided by SocialFlow, exclusively for MPA, and reports on 200 magazine brands across 37 companies.
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.
Globally, 100 (Online) Publishers Will Generate $3 Billion in Branded Content Revenue
Is There an Untapped Market for Print in Local Journalism? —No, Seriously.
Stephanie Newhouse Asks "Is Fake News Done?"
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Gideon Lewis-Kraus writing for The Nation asks "Can a new Trump-inspired intellectual magazine transcend its contradictions?"