American Society of Magazine Editors

Monday, November 27, 2017

Meredith to Buy Time Inc. in Koch-Backed Deal
The deal is a coup for Meredith; It will give news, business and sports brands to the Des Moines, Iowa-based publisher and broadcaster, which owns lifestyle magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens and Family Circle. Analysts have said that bulking up on publishing assets could give Meredith the scale required to spin off its broadcasting arm into a standalone company.
OK! Magazine Gets Makeover, Investors Circle Rolling Stone
Wenner Media, the once-home of AMI’s US Weekly, continues its bid to sell flagship publication Rolling Stone: Jay Penske, publisher of Women’s Wear Daily and Variety, Bryan Goldbery, publisher of Bustle, and Irving Azoff, a music industry manager, who is backed by James Dolan, cable mogul and owner of the New York Knicks are said to be in the running.
Hearst Has a 5-Person Team to Develop Shows for Platforms
"Built over the past six months, the Hearst Originals team is led by Brian Madden, vp of audience, and Michael Mraz, executive director of partnerships for Hearst Magazines Digital Media. Two weeks ago, Hearst hired former MTV and Vice News executive Eric Leven as its director of Hearst Originals, who will be responsible for the day-to-day development of original shows." Reports Sahil Patel.
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Apple Projected to Spend $4.2 Billion on Original Content by 2022
Apple will ramp its original content spend to $4.2 billion by 2022 as part of an effort to expand a rebranded Apple Music, according to a projection from Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster.
Southern Living Partners with Dillards on Holiday Events
It will be an opportunity for consumers to peruse Southern Living’s branded collection of bedding, bakeware, home décor and tabletop products, with special Christmas and holiday-themed products from the magazine on sale.
Q&A with Amy Odell, Editor of
Amy Odell is the editor of, the largest community of millennial women on the Internet. She was named to the post in September 2013 and oversees all of Cosmopolitan’s digital presence, including editorial content, social media, and original video production.
TIME Magazine Disputes President Trump’s "Person of the Year" Claims
TIME magazine is disputing President Donald Trump’s claim that he rejected the magazine’s request for an interview and "major photo shoot" ahead of its “Person of the Year” issue.
Women's Health Magazine's Jen Ator and Men's Health Magazine's Matt Bean Appear on TODAY
Women's Health Fitness Director Jen Ator and Men's Health Editor-in-Chief Matt Bean appear on TODAY with Kathie Lee & Hoda to share the best fitness gadgets for staying in shape this holiday season.
"People Are Bombarded with Ads:" Confessions of a Publishing Vet on User Experience
Jessica Davies writes "User experience has often taken a backseat to monetization needs at publishers, leading to the rise of ad blocking, and tech giants like Google and Apple cracking down on ads that slow down page speed."
"Everyone Wants to Point a Finger:" Confessions of a Programmatic Executive at a Publisher
"Whenever I’m at an industry event with other publishers, making a fuss over Google functions as a form of social bonding similar to how people whine about cold weather at the barbershop. Having a common enemy can bring people together, and in ad tech, the common enemy is usually Google."
2018 Kelly Awards: Entry Deadline Extended to December 4
Take the stage at the American Magazine Media Conference, where Kelly Award winners will be announced on February 6. 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. For more information and to enter, click here.
MPA Biennial Research Symposium: December 6, NYC
Don’t miss MPA’s half-day event featuring groundbreaking research from the Publishing and Data Research Forum (PDRF) in Madrid. Featuring Steven Millman, Chief Scientist, Simmons Research - and many more. Learn more and register today - complimentary for MPA/ASME members.
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