American Society of Magazine Editors

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time Inc. to Launch Sports Illustrated TV
Time Inc. on Thursday will launch Sports Illustrated TV, a subscription streaming service built around its iconic sports publication.
Hearst Tops the List of the Largest Private Companies in New York
"Magazines —including Cosmopolitan, Elle and Good Housekeeping—are its second-largest division. The firm even added to its newspaper holdings last year by snapping up titles in Connecticut and Michigan. But the acquisitive firm’s biggest deal in 2016 was for Camp, a company that produces aircraft-safety software." Reports Aaron Elstein.
News Publishers Unveil "Trust Indicators," Walled Gardens Agree to Incorporate
A group of well-known news publishers, including The Economist, The Washington Post, and The Globe and Mail are launching a new set of transparency standards designed to help people easily determine the quality and reliability of journalism.
Forbes Teams with Accountability Board to Offer Membership" Service
Dubbed the Marketing Accountability Membership Service, the practice is a collaboration of Forbes and the Marketing Accountability Standards Board -- an independent, cross-industry forum proffering measurement and accountability standards developed by a board of marketing and finance executives and consultants -- created to “help CMOs communicate, measure and grow marketing’s contribution to growth, profits and share price.”
Social Media Engagement Webinar
Learn how MPA’s NEW Social Media Engagement Factor can help you improve your social media strategy and performance. This webinar includes a review of the data and how to plot your engagement.
More on People Names Blake Shelton Its Sexiest Man Alive for 2017
People magazine named Blake Shelton its Sexiest Man Alive for 2017 on Tuesday, but it took some convincing by his girlfriend Gwen Stefani to get her guy on board. The country music superstar and coach on NBC’s “The Voice” hates being the center of attention, the magazine said.
Vice Launches Investigation After Former Employee Accuses Ex-Editor of Sexual Harassment
Vice Media says it is conducting an investigation after a former Vice employee went on-the-record in a Daily Beast article detailing a culture of inappropriate conduct at the company’s Los Angeles offices, including sexual harassment by former L.A. bureau chief Kaj Larsen.
Roy Moore Threatens to Sue Alabama Media, Too
Roy Moore has attacked the publisher for reporting allegations of sexual misconduct. He claims the publisher is motivated by political consideration and a desire to profit from the "mob mentality."
Set for IPO, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman Says Biggest Rival Is "People’s Free Time"
Reddit, the 12-year-old online chatroom, has finally set its sights on an initial public offering, CEO and cofounder Steve Huffman announced at an Internet industry event in San Francisco yesterday.
FCC to Vote Today on Ownership Rules, Including the Sinclair-Tribune Merger
The rules come from a pre-cable and pre-internet era when newspapers and broadcast stations could dominate news and advertising in a community. Media companies say they need the scale of large ownership to reduce costs and increase a larger customer base.
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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.