American Society of Magazine Editors

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Time Inc. Shifts Toward Video As Eyeballs Move Online
"Time is planning to launch a new streaming cooking-competition show called "Homemade vs. The Internet" later this year on Facebook's new video service, David Flumenbaum, Time's executive director of digital video, told Reuters. Time has also inked deals for its longer TV programming to streaming services Netflix, DirecTV Now and others, as well as traditional broadcasters PBS and the Oprah Winfrey Network, said Ian Orefice, Time's head of programming." reports Reuters and The New York Times.
Sports Illustrated Hits Record Traffic from Mayweather-McGregor Fight
Traffic to the Sports Illustrated site reached nearly 7 million unique visitors over the weekend, with’s live blog — which covered the fight in real-time — drawing in over 2.8 million unique visitors. had 1.3 million unique visitors to the site from midnight to 1 a.m. EST on Sunday alone (the time of the fight), reaching close to the traffic from all of Super Bowl Sunday this year (1.7 million unique visitors.)
Taylor Swift Makes Magazines Along with Music
Erik Sass writes "Pop juggernaut Taylor Swift is following in the footsteps of hip-hop recording artist and producer Frank Ocean by publishing her own magazine, or actually two magazines, in conjunction with her forthcoming album "Reputation," set to debut on November 10. The album will be packaged in CD form with two limited-edition collectible magazines for retail distribution through an exclusive partnership with Target."
Elaine Welteroth, Teen Vogue’s Refashionista
The editor in chief has taken on a seemingly impossible task: reinventing the glossy magazine for a hyperempathetic generation.
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Magazine Media 360° July 2017 Brand Audience Report Data Is Here!
Today, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media released the Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report for July 2017, covering 127 magazine brands across 30 companies. As reflected in the increase in Total Audience, consumer demand for magazine media’s quality content remains strong. When MPA looks at results by platform, we continue to see growth in Print+Digital as well as significant investments paying off in substantially increased audiences for Video.
Print Condition: A Look at How Magazines Can Boost a Brand
Jade Burke writes "It’s not uncommon to see today’s hot toys make their way into a printed publication, with Peppa Pig and Frozen all getting the magazine treatment. Jade Burke explores why children’s magazines are lighting up the newsstand.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Here Are Ways You Can Help People Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Coastal Living's Mary Tomlinson "As news and images of the destruction from Hurricane Harvey continue to come in, it's clear that Americans are looking for ways to help. In an effort to find organizations most directly connected to local needs, we turned to our friends at Texas Monthly, who have identified organizations that are working swiftly and efficiently to meet the ever-growing needs from the flooding. Read on to learn more about the work of these organizations, and to find out how you can donate."
minOnline's ReCap of Recent Moves 8/30: Time Inc. Promotes Paul Martinez to Executive Creative Director...
There were big moves at Newsweek,, Men’s Journal, Bustle, and Rachael Ray Every Day—Read all about the details.
Hearst Magazines UK Names Michelle Ogundehin Editor at Large of ELLE Decoration
Michelle was appointed editor in chief of Elle Decoration UK in May 2004. Michelle led the Elle Decoration brand to award-winning creative, consumer and commercial success during her 13-year tenure as editor in chief.
Vogue Italia’s September Issue Dedicated to Italy for First Time
Condé Nast Italia revealed an uptick in advertising pages and circulation at Vogue Italia, whose September issue is fronted by Mariacarla Boscono on three different covers.
Social Media Strategies to Maximize Revenue: Dinner + Conversation
Join MPA and SocialFlow on September 12 for a lively discussion with your peers. Over cocktails and dinner, you’ll discuss how social media channels can drive user engagement for advertisers, offset costs and strengthen your relationships with marketers and agencies. Learn more and RSVP today, seating limited. NYC.
Atlantic Media, The Hollywood Reporter Among Brands Partnering with Captivate's OOH Displays
Captivate’s new media partners include Bloomberg, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Quartz and Vox Media brands, including Vox, The Verge, SB Nation, ReCode, Racked, Polygon, Eater and Curbed, as well as Influenster, CBC, theSkimm, sports video-focused Stadium (previously 120 Sports) and Mogul.
Vice Debuts a Snapchat Dating Show Sponsored by Match, Featuring Fun Commentary from Action Bronson
Vice, with launch partner, has created a weekly, 8-episode show featuring couples going on dates that were designed by Action Bronson himself.
The Bleak, Chilling Magazine for Nuclear Doomsday Preppers
In the 1980s, you could buy a publication offering detailed advice about how to prepare for nuclear war – it makes for timely, fascinating and occasionally morbid reading.
ASME NEXT Happy Hour + Headshots
Have your professional headshots taken during happy hour at the ASME NEXT office on Tuesday, September 19, between 6:30 and 8:30pm. Limited appointments available, so reserve your spot now.
ASME Seminar: Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors 2017
Join us for ASME's 2017 Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors to learn about the latest legal developments affecting your brand. In a fast-paced and interactive day-long program, we'll discuss what you need to know to keep your magazine—and writers, photographers, bloggers and promotion and marketing staffs—out of court and on top of the competition.
ASME NEXT Talks with Pamela Colloff
Join ASME NEXT for a conversation with National Magazine Award-winning journalist Pamela Colloff, followed by an evening of networking.
ASME NEXT Seminar: Speed Interviewing and Résumé Critique
Join us on September 14 for an ASME NEXT Seminar for early-career editors. You'll meet one-on-one with top hiring managers and editors for a mock interview and on-the-spot résumé feedback.
The 2017 Media Future Summit Is Coming to New York November 16
The Media Future Summit convenes owners and top executives representing the breadth of the media/marketing economy to review the latest news from the revenue front lines and explore all avenues toward ethical, sustainable media-­‐revenue streams and business models.
ASME NEXT New Member Benefits and Calendar
ASME NEXT introduces new member benefits, including monthly networking events, a new series of educational seminars and invitation-only quarterly visits at the editorial offices of national magazines, all at discounted rates. Every member of ASME NEXT will also be eligible to participate in ASME mentoring programs. For more information, visit
Q&A with Salty at Heart's Kirstin Thompson
Darling, a Women’s Mag with a Mission, Partners with Aerie on Documentary
Charlie Hebdo Cover Casts Harvey Victims As Neo-Nazis
A Fashion Maven’s Retreat from the Chiffon Trenches
Why It’s Not All Bad News for Snap
Hearst Digital Veteran Corey Moss Launches Production Shingle with Writer Brad Gottfred
Wall Street Journal Kills Print Edition in Hong Kong
Why Microinvesting App, Acorns, Is Trying to Become a Publisher
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“The MPA’s IMAG community prides itself on sharing and learning from one another,” said Andy Clurman, President and CEO of Active Interest Media and Chair of the IMAG Financial Benchmarking Study. “As a board, we thought a benchmarking study would be the ideal way to provide member companies with key metrics to better understand how their performance compares to similar companies.” The survey was conducted in the last quarter of 2016 by Mazars USA, a global accounting firm. Only open to members of the IMAG community, participants received two sets of detailed results: one for all respondents and one broken down by revenue tier.
September 14, 2017
Join us on September 14 for an ASME NEXT Seminar for early-career editors. You'll meet one-on-one with top hiring managers and editors for a mock interview and on-the-spot résumé feedback.
September 28, 2017
Carroll Place
Join ASME NEXT for a conversation with National Magazine Award-winning journalist Pamela Colloff, followed by an evening of networking. ASME Next is affiliated with the American Society of Magazine Editors and is the leading organization for early-career print and digital journalists.
November 14, 2017
Hearst Tower
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