American Society of Magazine Editors

Monday, September 18, 2017

Rolling Stone, Once a Counterculture Bible, Will Be Put Up for Sale
Wenner Media which has already sold off Us Weekly and Men’s Journal is now looking to sell the music magazine. Wenner Media holds a 51% stake in Rolling Stone after selling 49% if the title to Singapore’s BandLab Technologies in 2016.
More on Edward Felsenthal Succeeds Nancy Gibbs as TIME’s Editor in Chief
Felsenthal, 51, will be the 18th editor to lead Time since it was founded in 1923. As the brand’s digital editor since 2013, Felsenthal helped establish a 24/7 news and video operation. In the past four years during his tenure, the brand’s overall audience has more than doubled, and nearly 40% of’s audience are Millennials.
TIME’s New Editor Looks to Continue Momentum
"Continuing to grow the video we do every day across our sites and social platforms, but also working with new partners to develop feature-length video and short-form documentary is a huge growth area. So I would like to see us make some progress there."
High-End Digital Publishers Discover a New Platform: Print
Max Willens reports "This month, high-end watch publisher Hodinkee launched the first issue of a new biannual magazine, and women’s publisher Goop’s first print issue also hit newsstands. Standout luxury publisher Monocle, which has expanded past its magazine into radio and e-commerce, debuted a weekly summer newspaper as well."
The Newest Frontier in Branded Content: Print
"Branded magazines have been around as long as modern advertising, and the custom publishing industry is based on the demonstrated value of branded content, predicted to be a $20 billion industry by 2021." writes Content Strategist Sam Slaughter.
Q&A with Hearst’s Digital Architect Troy Young on the Survival of Legacy Media
Troy Young: "Mediums don’t die, they become more specific in their purpose and they persist for a very long time. I think what’s very important about media is that we don’t let one type of media and one orthodoxy define the next. When you are transitioning a media company, you take what’s great at that organization, that media brand and its history and its relationship with consumers, but when you shift the medium, you have to pay attention to what the new medium requires."
"PeopleTV" Is the New Name of Time Inc.’s Celeb and Entertainment Online Network— Returning Shows Include InStyle’s “Dirty Laundry”
The free, ad-supported online-video network carries short- and long-form programming covering celebrities, pop culture, lifestyle and human-interest stories. Since its September 2016 debut, the network has delivered more than 100 million views of its content and its apps have been downloaded more than 2 million times, according to Time Inc.
Shonda Rhimes Is Launching a Digital Publishing Platform with Hearst
Fans of Shonda Rhimes will get new articles, essays, videos and more from her new publishing platform:
Metallics and Feathers Galore on Emmys Red Carpet executive editor Joyann King weighed in on Emmy Red Carpet fashion for the AP and Reuters.
These Hearst Magazines Tell You All About the $195K Mercedes
"Labor Day has driven on by — and that means car dealerships around the country are chock-full of models to test-drive, haggle over, or maybe just dream about. On the newsstand this week, Car and Driver and Road & Track, two Hearst titles, take the $195,000 Mercedes AMG-GT out for a spin." report the New York Post Staff.
How InStyle Editor Kahlana Barfield Brown Gets Dressed From The Bottom Up
"On any given day, I might be in Monaco on a press trip, doing a fashion or beauty segment on the Today Show, in the office writing a story, or out in L.A. shooting video content for with a celebrity. No day is the same, and that’s what I love about about my job.: Says Kahlana Barfield Brown.
What Nathan Lump of Travel + Leisure Can’t Fly Without
New York magazine asked Nathan Lump, editor in chief of Travel + Leisure, which just announced its list of Ultimate Travel Essentials, which items he can’t live without.
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Purple Magazine Honors the Late Glenn O'Brien at Party
Guests mingling included Baz Luhrmann, Aziz Ansari, Paris Hilton, Jason Wu and Hood By Air designer Shayne Oliver.
ASME NEXT Seminar: The Art of Editing
Register now for ASME NEXT's October 12 workshop for early-career editors. Working in small groups led by veteran editors, attendees learn how to turn unedited manuscripts into feature stories.
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.
Q&A with Take Magazine's Publisher and Founder, Michael Kusek and its Editor in Chief, Stacey Kors
Netflix's Sarandos Aims to Build the Next Great Hollywood Studio
Forget the Duopoly, Apple’s Anti-Tracking Moves Rattle Digital Media
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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 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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