American Society of Magazine Editors

Friday, November 3, 2017

DNAinfo and Gothamist Are Shut Down After Vote to Unionize
"A week ago, reporters and editors in the combined newsroom of DNAinfo and Gothamist, two of New York City’s leading digital purveyors of local news, celebrated victory in their vote to join a union. On Thursday, they lost their jobs, as Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade who owned the sites, shut them down." Report Andy Newman and John Leland.
Elle Taps Bloomberg’s Emma Rosenblum for Executive Editor
“Emma is known for her intelligent approach to luxury and lifestyle and her extensive network of writing talent,” said editor in chief Nina Garcia, who took the reigns last month, shortly after Robbie Myers revealed she was leaving the title after 17 years.
On the Cover of Cosmopolitan: Hailee Steinfeld
The “Love Myself” singer, 20, graces the cover of Cosmopolitan‘s December issue, where she recalled locking lips for the first time during the summer before sixth grade.
From the Heart of Texas, a New Digital Magazine Encourages Women to “Age Boldly”
A longtime magazine editor and freelance writer Jeannie Ralston looks to fill a void.
Even Gwyneth Paltrow Thinks Fashion Has Gotten Too Expensive
Goop Label offers instead what Paltrow calls "elevated basics:" chic, cashmere sweaters, easy jumpsuits, classic trousers, etc, with most price points hovering around the $300-600 mark. "These are clothes that you buy and wear them now," she added.
Seth Simmons "Paul Ryan Is a Great Magazine about a Terrible Man"
"Here is one of the dumbest brilliant things you ever might see: Paul Ryan, a 192-page skewering of America’s biggest coward and tribute to just about every magazine in existence, from GQ to n+1. Created and edited by James Folta and Andrew Lipstein, the minds behind last year’s New Yorker parody Neu Jorker, Paul Ryan is a dense, gorgeous and increasingly rare thing—a big old slab of written humor you can completely lose yourself inside of."
MPA Half-Day Conference on Nov. 14: Featuring F+W Media, AIM, Hearst, Condé Nast, Time Inc., Meredith and More
Industry leaders will share actionable insights on driving consumer revenue at MPA’s November 14th Brand Power Conference. Come hear this all-star lineup including F+W Media CEO Tom Beusse, who will discuss what drives innovation and engagement at F+W Media - where 100% of revenue comes from consumers. Register today. NYC.
ASME Best Cover Contest 2018
The ASME Best Cover Contest 2018 Call for Entries is now posted at For more information, email
Call for Entries for the 2018 Kelly Awards Now Open
MPA is now accepting entries for the 2018 Kelly Awards, honoring the creative spirit of excellence and innovation in the art of advertising in magazine media. The Kelly Awards are given to agency creative teams, advertising clients and magazine media publishers whose campaigns demonstrate both creative excellence and effectiveness in meeting campaign objectives.
Ellies 2018 Call for Entries Posted
The Ellie Awards 2018 Call for Entries is now posted at ( For more information, email (
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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.
November 09, 2017
Join ASME NEXT for after-work seminars on journalism fundamentals
November 14, 2017
Hearst Tower
November 16, 2017
Carroll Place
Join ASME NEXT for a conversation with Esquire's editor in chief, Jay Fielden, followed by an evening of networking.