American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Buyers and Sellers Weigh In on the Value of NewFronts
Among magazine-media companies participating were Time Inc., Bloomberg Media, Condé Nast Entertainment, Hearst Digital Media, Trusted Media Brands Inc., Vice Media and Entrepreneur Network. A partial list of other participants includes The New York Times, Disney, PopSugar, Refinery29, Business Insider, Mashable and Little Things.
Hearst Magazines' Cosmopolitan Updates Digital Edition App Using the MAZ Digital Platform
The digital edition app for Hearst’s Cosmopolitan was updated inside the Apple App Store yesterday to version 6.0. With the update, the app moves over to the MAZ Digital platform from Adobe: Hearst also maintains mobile apps for their magazine titles under the “Now” name (Women’s Day Now, Marie Claire Now, etc.), designed to be daily content apps rather than digital edition apps. These are exclusive to the iPhone, whereas the digital edition apps are universal.
How The Economist Is Using the UK Election to Drive Subscriptions
Lucinda Southern writes "In the last week, The Economist has grown its pool of prospective subscribers by 5,000 in the U.K. by offering free content. As part of a wider campaign around the U.K.’s general election on June 8, the publisher is giving away a free copy of The Economist’s endorsement issue coming out on June 3. It’s running election-led messages on TV, radio, display and social about the offer. People can also request the issue online, via SMS and over the phone."
Pitchfork President Chris Kaskie Is Stepping Down
Kaskie posted his handwritten memo to Pitchfork staff on Twitter, saying the decision to leave was "wholly my own, but I do so with a supreme amount of confidence and comfort in all that will come next for both of us."
More on Garden & Gun Hiring Donovan As CFO; Players' Tribune Names Carney SVP, Sales
These new roles were added to Southern lifestyle magazine brand Garden & Gun and athlete-focused sports site The Players’ Tribune.
Rising Stars: Natalie Jarvey Is Shaping How THR Covers Digital Media
“My first job out of college, covering the technology beat for a Los Angeles business paper, is what helped solidify my interest in covering the online video space,” Jarvey says. “And when The Hollywood Reporter began looking for a dedicated digital media reporter a few years later, it was the perfect opportunity to blend my knowledge of the tech and digital industries with my personal interest in all things entertainment.”
InStyle's New July Issue: Nicole Kidman Goes Incognito on the Cover
People's Emily Kirkpatrick writes "Kidman appears on the very minimalist cover photographed by Will Davidson wearing only an oversized black turtleneck sweater by Maison Martin Margiela, lampshading like a pro in no pants with the neck pulled up to partially obscure her face. Inside the interview, the actress confesses that while everything about living her A-list life may seem super fancy and luxe, it’s really not all that..."
Louise Blouin Turning Full-Timers into Contract Freelancers
Keith Kelly reports: "Roughly 20 to 30 full-time employees in New York, including editors, ad sales and office workers, were told last week that they were all being terminated in two weeks — but could “reapply” for their jobs as contract freelancers."
Longtime Sports Illustrated Writer Frank Deford Dies at 78
Deford started writing at Sports Illustrated in 1962 and had two lengthy stints with the magazine. The first came from 1962 to '89, when he became known as the master of the bonus story—the longest piece in each issue—and the second lasted from 1998 until his passing, during which time he continued to write his signature longform stories.
John Severson, 83, Founder of Surfer Magazine
John Severson, the Los Angeles-born founder of Surfer magazine, died on his sleep on Friday, the magazine announced. Severson was a maker of surfing films before he established Surfer magazine in 1960. He died at his home near Lahaina on Maui, in Hawaii, where he moved from Southern California in the 1970s. He had leukemia. Severson grew up in Pasadena, moved to San Clemente as a teenager and was first sent to Hawaii by the Army after he was drafted in 1956.
Months After Mega-Deal, Informa and Penton Claim Successful Integration
Following an overhaul of Informa's business intelligence division, the company predicts $18 million in net operating synergies.
ASME NEXT Magazine Workshop 2017
Register now for this two-day seminar for junior editors on magazine fundamentals. Sessions include: What Makes Magazine Media Work | The Role of the Editor | From Pitch to Print | Line Editing 101 | The Do's and Don'ts of Display Type | The Elements of the Service Package | How to Manage Your Career | The Art of Editing.
MPA Next Public Speaking Workshop
Junior employees: Ignite the presenter in you! Learn how to improve thought organization, reduce use of filler words, effectively use body language and more at this interactive workshop on June 21.
Winners of the Imagination Awards Announced by MPA–The Association of Magazine Media
Active Interest Media, The Atlantic, Domino, The Economist, Fine Cooking, Forbes, Science News, TEN: The Enthusiast Network Take Home Top Awards. Awards Ceremony held at the 2017 IMAG Annual Conference in Marina del Rey.
Ending Popular Wisconsin Outdoors Magazine up for Vote
Hilary Swank, Mariska Hargitay and Heaps of Hamptons Love
NatGeo Is Launching a Festival of Short Films About Einstein’s Imagination for the Show Genius
AdvantageCS, Alliance for Audited Media (AAM), CDS Global, CMG, GfK, LSC Communications, Media Services Group, MediaWorks 360, PIB, PressReader, Procirc/PubWorx, Publishers Press, Quad/Graphics, Relevnt, West Linn, ZergNet, and Zinio.
June 21 - 22, 2017
Register now for this two-day seminar for junior editors on magazine fundamentals. Sessions include: What Makes Magazine Media Work | The Role of the Editor | From Pitch to Print | Line Editing 101 | The Do's and Don'ts of Display Type | The Elements of the Service Package | How to Manage Your Career | The Art of Editing