American Society of Magazine Editors

Thursday, September 21, 2017

TIME Unpacks the Social Strategy Behind New FIRSTS Project
TIME recently rolled out FIRSTS, an impressive multimedia project highlighting 46 women who’ve broken barriers across various fields. The project includes an interactive site, short films, candid interviews, portraits, a social media campaign and, later this month, a hardcover book, featuring female athletes, scientists, lawmakers, entertainers and entrepreneurs who have led their fields and broken ceilings.
Marie Claire Takes Transactional Plunge with Pop-up Shop
Publication lets readers in on new products and experiences: The glossy publication hopes its Next Big Thing concept shop at 120 Wooster Street in Manhattan’s SoHo, inspires consumers to purchase the products. “We want to create a conversation with people whose intellectual currency is knowing about the next big thing,” said publisher Nancy Berger.
AMI Names Gwen Flamberg as VP of Beauty and Style of the Style Group
Flamberg also adds the role of Us Weekly's executive editor of beauty and style. “Gwen not only represents the amazing depth of talent that was key to our acquisition of Us Weekly but also the passion and commitment that underscores how this brand will continue to grow and flourish in the coming months,” said Chairman and CEO of AMI, David Pecker.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Lillian Ross, a Pioneer of Literary Journalism, Has Died at Ninety-Nine
In The New Yorker Rebecca Mead writes "Her tone—acutely observant, intimate, and very frequently amused—shaped The New Yorker and became a standard to aspire to."
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Publishers Continue to See Monetization Problems with Apple News
In January, after all but giving up on selling ads itself, the tech giant started having NBCUniversal sell ads in Apple News, Apple’s news aggregation app. Nine months later, the deal has borne little fruit, according to publishers and sources close to them. Some of the largest publishers on Apple News haven’t seen any incremental revenue and monetization from the partnership, according to several publishers and vendors that work closely with them.
Two Seconds Is Not Enough for P&G: Pritchard Calls for "Next Generation of Digital Ads"
Marc Pritchard sees digital media players making progress on transparency and brand-safety, but the chief brand officer of Procter & Gamble Co., the world's biggest advertiser, has an even more fundamental problem: People really don't want to watch ads, particularly in social media.
The 2017 Power of the Sister Vote
Essence Editor in Chief Vanessa DeLuca talks about the annual "Power of the Sister Vote," a survey done in partnership with the magazine media brand.
Xscape's Kandi Burruss Is ESSENCE's New Cover Girl, Fresh from Her Festival Appearance in July
Kandi Burruss Opens Up About Xscape Reunion, Real Housewives Drama; Even with success, the Xscape singer says she doesn't "want to feel like I've made it.”
"F**k with Me, Bring Your A Game:" Gwyneth Paltrow Challenges Goop Detractors in Magazine Interview
Gwyneth Paltrow defended her lifestyle brand Goop against its detractors in a new magazine interview published Wednesday. The 44-year-old actress told The Hollywood Reporter that she's become the target for her lifestyle brand that recently expanded with a quarterly magazine.
Amy Sedaris Makes Everything Worth Watching
Sedaris recently interviewed Jennifer Aniston for Harper’s Bazaar and sat down with InStyle to discuss her beauty tips.
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.
The Village Voice Publishes Its Final Print Edition, Ending a Nearly 62 Year Run in Print
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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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