American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Kantar: Fake News Threatens Audience Trust in Digital Pubs
"Fake news” is threatening audiences' trust in digital-only news outlets and news shared on social media, according to a study from Kantar.
Meredith Sues IRS, Crowds Cheer
"According to the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Meredith’s hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, the IRS disallowed a deduction on income taxes claimed by Meredith from 2006-2012, due to the legal status of Meredith’s publications when they were under a printing contract." Reports Erik Sass.
Q&A with Condé Nast’s New Culture Collection Tsar, Chris Mitchell
Professor Samir Husni interviews Condé Nast’s chief business officer. “I’m one of those people who believe that despite all of the changes we’ve seen, magazines have a very important place, their print components as well, and I don’t think they’re going away anytime soon. I think they may shift and change in frequency and circulation size and advertising, but they are a very important part of this culture and I think people continue to recognize that.” Says Chris Mitchell.
Rachael Ray Every Day Changes Its Recipe
Min's Caysey Welton reviews the latest magazine to change its look in 2017: "The inside of the book is immediately engaging. The TOC has a timeless design, and it’s not another rip off of the Pinterest interface, something (editor in chief Lauren) Ioannotti was mindful of. “There is a trend of mimicking a Pinterest board in a TOC, but you can’t click on it. So what’s the point?”"
Derek Jeter Eyes Joe Girardi — for The Players' Tribune
"Derek Jeter ’s publishing venture, the Players’ Tribune, always on the hunt for contributors who will drive traffic, would love to have ex-Yankee manager Joe Girardi write of his Pinstripe experience down the road." Reports Keith Kelly.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Forbes Is Shutting Down Its Opinion section
In an internal email to staff obtained by Business Insider, Forbes Media vice president Mark Coatney said the publication would eliminate its opinion section entirely, focusing instead on its "core units," and network of non-staff writers who contribute opinion pieces. "We have decided to end this section entirely on Forbes," Coatney said. "As we strive to tell stories that have a point of view, the need for a conventional opinion-style writing has lessened."
Good Housekeeping's Lori Bergamotto on GMA for Halloween Costumes
Good Housekeeping Style Director Lori Bergamotto appeared on GMA Halloween morning showing off some last minute superhero costumes made from items you can find in your home.
Meaghan Murphy of Good Housekeeping Magazine Appears on Inside Edition
Good Housekeeping Executive Editor Meaghan Murphy appeared on Inside Edition to share helpful tips to keep coffee machines clean and prevent bacteria growth. View the full segment in the link below (skip to 1:59 for Meaghan’s tips).
30 Years of Memories and Gratitude
"my 30th anniversary at min was celebrated during our “30 Event” breakfast. Although the magazine media universe has changed in ways I never would have imagined back in 1986, what has not changed is the passion by the people in the business, which rubs off on me every day." writes Steve Cohn.
Turns Out the Flyby Reader Is More Valuable than Often Thought
New research from digital analytics firm Parsely says that people who bounce, or leave a site, after one article are more valuable than they’re given credit for, though. The findings could call into question the way a lot of publishers approach one-and-done readers, which can account for 60 to 70 percent for the typical news publisher, according to the firm.
Why Old Ad Fraud Tactics Won’t Die
"Last week a lot of my industry connections passed around the Buzzfeed story, “Attack of the Zombie Websites,” about a programmatic, bot-driven web of lies that may have shorted advertisers tens of millions of dollars. Although it was meticulously reported, I had a hard time reading the full article not because I found the scam so ghastly and heinous… but for the exact opposite reason." writes Gavin Dunaway in Admonsters.
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