American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Forbes Touts Centennial Magazine Issue
Sara Guaglione reports "Forbes today unveiled its special centennial issue, with essays, lessons and ideas from a round-up of the "100 greatest living business minds," as well as an artificial intelligence cover featuring famous businessman Warren Buffett. “Shepherding a brand like Forbes that’s iconic for entrepreneurial capitalism, we thought it important to both salute the last century and look toward the next one,” stated Forbes magazine editor Randall Lane."
Ask Buffett Anything. He’ll Have 30 Pre-Recorded Answers for You – Bloomberg News
In what it dubbed the “First-Ever A.I. Magazine Cover,” the business publication got the 87-year-old Oracle of Omaha to provide 30 unique answers to common questions, like “What’s your favorite investment?” and “Who do you consider your mentor?” Readers can use their smartphones to get responses.
Memories of a Fantastic Four: Carter, Leive, Myers and Gibbs
minOnline reached out to 30-year min vet and former editor-in-chief, Steve Cohn, to give his take on the exodus of four of the magazine industry’s most well-known editors last week as only somebody who followed these editors for most, if not all, of their careers could offer.
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Elaine Welteroth Dishes on Teen Vogue’s First Summit
The Teen Vogue Summit will take place on Dec. 1 and 2 in Los Angeles.
The Two “Faces” of Family Circle Magazine – Different Covers, One Great Experience…
“On the different cover images, we had shot multiple Halloween covers that we liked, so decided to test a different version in Walmart. Walmart has calendar themes they like to promote, like Halloween and Game Time, so we thought the more playful/brighter image might fit in better with that in-store theme. And we tried a few cover lines that were more aligned with Walmart’s emphasis on everyday value and ease. It will be a couple months before we have results back; it will be interesting to see if the cover experimentation moves the needle on sales in that venue!” Family Circle’s editor in chief, Cheryl E. Brown.
How Popular Science Uses Video to Find New Audiences on Social Media
Mallory Johns is no stranger to image-based social media. At Popular Science, where she serves as the engagement editor, she oversees the editorial calendar across the brand’s social media channels, execution, management and measurement; develops partnerships with brands and influencers, and much more.
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Quartz Is Using Apple’s New AR Tech to “Help People Understand Objects in the News” on iPhones
Apple’s new augmented-reality tools will open up new ways to illustrate stories: “It’s not quite drag-and-drop for producers, but it’s super close to that when it comes to the backend.”
Quartz’s Kevin Delaney: Advertising Is Still a Great Business Model for News
On this week’s Digiday Podcast, Quartz’s co-president and editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney defended the advertising business model and discussed the pivot to video, venturing into lifestyle and more.
Keith Kelly: "Why Jann Wenner Is Fuming over Upcoming Biography"
Wenner revoked an invitation for "Sticky Fingers" author Joe Hagan to participate at a Nov. 1 event at the 92nd Street Y that is to feature the Rolling Stone founder.
Rolling Stone Faces Revived Lawsuit Over Campus R@pe Article
Just days after announcing that it was for sale, Rolling Stone learned that it still faces litigation over its retracted article about a purported gang rape at the University of Virginia, news that may complicate the magazine’s efforts to find a buyer.
"Perception vs. Reality." A Look Back at Rolling Stone’s Greatest Ad Campaign Ever
“It was such a simple idea,” said Joe Alexander. “My favorite thing about the campaign is that they did maybe 50 of them, and every one of them was really incredibly executed and surprising.”
Inside Goop's First Print Issue
Gwyneth Paltrow's content-and-commerce company is growing at a rapid clip, with market sources pinning its revenue to at least $45 million in 2017. Paltrow breaks down what it took to bring Goop to life on the page.
A New Approach at Working Mother Sparks Record Digital Growth
Editor Meredith Bodgas on why her content strategy is resonating, and approaching print and digital differently.
Hearst Bets Big on Connecticut's Media Industry
When pressed about the benefits that will be brought to bear by Hearst's recent purchase of three Connecticut dailies, a magazine and eight weeklies, Hearst Newspapers President Mark Aldam had a simple response: "Scale matters."
At Italian Vogue, a New Beginning
If there is one thing Mr. Farneti understands, it is engineering magazines. According to Mr. Newhouse, “He is a magazine ‘maker,’ which is someone who cannot only edit a publication but can conceive and create a title from scratch, which he has done in the past.”
Publishing Veteran Stephen Quinn to Retire
Stephen Quinn is retiring after working more that 26 years as the publishing director of British Vogue, effective Dec. 22. The announcement was made by Albert Read, managing director of Condé Nast Britain, on Wednesday and Quinn’s successor will be named in due course.
Magazine Media Spotlight:'s 7 Easy Wine Hacks
Danielle Tullo from stops by TODAY to share seven super easy and helpful hacks every wine lover should know. She shows us how to remove pesky cork pieces, quickly get rid of red wine stains, make a wine-infused grilled cheese sandwich and demonstrates the fastest ways to chill wine.
Facebook Gives, but Continues to Take More from Publishers
For all the steps Facebook has taken to support publishers, two new reports offer a stark reminder of who’s really in charge. data shows that across its 2,500-site network, Facebook declined as a source of referral traffic to publishers, with Google surpassing the social network to become the biggest referrer. Social analytics firm BuzzSumo, meanwhile, reported that Facebook engagement across 880 million posts from publishers and brands fell 20 percent since January.
Why Print Can Be Child’s Play
While the rise of digital has led many publishers to reduce their print offering, Dennis Publishing has continued to invest. Kerin O’Connor, chief executive of The Week at Dennis, explains how it’s found success with a print version of The Week for children – and what it can teach the industry about the future of print…
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 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.
Apple and You: A Publisher’s Cheat Sheet
What iOS 11 Means for News Publishers and Readers
YouTube Kills Paid Channels, Expands $4.99 per Month Sponsorship Model
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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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