American Society of Magazine Editors

Monday, November 13, 2017

Radhika Jones to Be Next Vanity Fair Editor
Radhika Jones, the editorial director of the books department at The New York Times and a former top editor at TIME magazine, is the editor of Vanity Fair. Condé Nast, the company that owns Vanity Fair, made the formal announcement on Monday. Ms. Jones, 44, will become the magazine’s sixth editor since its founding in 1913 and the fifth since it was revived in the early 1980s. She will succeed Graydon Carter, 68, who said in September that he would step down after a 25-year run at the helm. Her appointment takes effect on Dec. 11.
Are Readers the Answer to Publishing's Revenue Question?
Peter Houston writes "Print’s a basket case. New online advertising dollars are under pressure from the duopoly...Not too long ago, video was the answer to any question about the future of publishing revenues. But while the pivot to moving pictures stumbles on, video income is looking as fragile as every other area of advertising."
GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick Its Citizen of the Year
Colin Kaepernick appears on the cover of an upcoming issue of GQ after the magazine named him one of its 2017 Men of the Year.
Women-Only Social Club The Wing Launches a Bi-Annual Print Magazine
The Wing, a women’s-only social club and co-working space with locations in Manhattan, is the latest brand beloved by millennials to embrace the printed word.
In Search of a Healthy Future, Alt Weeklies Experiment with Stories and Revenue Strategies
With the closure of alternative weeklies in Baltimore and Philadelphia—and the Village Voice’s decision to end print publication after 62 years—the past few years have been grim for the once-essential element of the urban media landscape. But like other newspaper publications, alt weeklies around the country are finding new ways to be profitable, including nonprofit funding, specialty publications, and new advertising markets.
Gawker Wrote About Sexual Misconduct Allegations Years Earlier
A cascade of scandals involving sexual harassment has followed revelations involving Harvey Weinstein. Many share a common thread: they were reported by the now defunct gossip news site Gawker.
"Way Too Little, Way Too Late:" Facebook’s Fact Checkers Say Effort Is Failing
Several fact checkers who work for independent news organizations and partner with Facebook told the Guardian that they feared their relationships with the technology corporation, some of which are paid, have created a conflict of interest, making it harder for the news outlets to scrutinize and criticize Facebook’s role in spreading misinformation.
Vanity Fair’s David Friend on His Latest Book “The Naughty Nineties”
"What a magazine is today is hard to say. I think it was Kurt Andersen in The New York Times, quite recently, who had a quote: “The 1920s to the 2020s was kind of the century of the magazine,” he said, noting that The New Yorker and Time were founded in the decade before the Great Depression. Today, he added, the industry was in “more of a dusk, a slow dusk, and we’re closer to sunset.” But I’m Pollyannaish and hopeful."
Monocle: You've Seen the Magazine – Now Buy the Apartment
Tyler Brûlé’s luxury lifestyle brand plans to launch properties in 10 to 12 cities across the world.
Rolling Stone Founder Wenner Accused of Harassment
"This time, the spotlight falls on Jann Wenner, the founder and former publisher of iconic music magazine Rolling Stone. According to a report first published by BuzzFeed, a 39-year-old writer, Ben Ryan, claims Wenner offered him a contract for multiple articles and “preferential treatment” if the younger man would have sex with him."
Liz Smith, Legendary Gossip Columnist, Dies at 94
Smith’s column was syndicated to nearly 70 newspapers and is credited with helping to bring forth the era of celebrity journalism.
Gilbert Rogin, 87, Magazine Editor and Writer of Droll Fiction, Dies
Gilbert Rogin, who had an enviable run as a writer of droll short fiction for The New Yorker while building toward an impressive career as a top editor at Sports Illustrated and other magazines, died on Nov. 4 at his home in Westport, Conn. He was 87.
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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.
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