American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Publisher Title May Return at Time Inc. in Meredith Deal
The publisher title, abolished in a jarring restructuring at Time Inc. in mid-2016, could make a comeback once Meredith’s $2.8 billion takeover is completed early next year.
Stars Turn out for Memorial Honoring Condé Nast Legend
There was a star studded turnout at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Monday to say goodbye to S.I. Newhouse, Jr., the former head of Condé Nast and its parent company, Advance Publications. Newhouse died on Oct. 1 at age 89 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Increases Its Focus on Style
Site director Michael Sebastian tells us why: "In terms of the content mix, we’re leaning into more service, more inspiration, more commerce (you should be able to easily buy everything we recommend), and more journalism, meaning we’re going to report stories on the brands and trends our readers care about."
How Delish Uses Pop Culture Phenomena to Spread Its Recipes Online" Shark Week Jell-O shots
The Hearst-owned recipe site has taken targeting food content at non-foodies to an extreme by regularly publishing recipes that reference pop culture phenomena like Shark Week, “Game of Thrones” or “Stranger Things” to expose its content to new audiences on Facebook. As a result, shares account for a much larger percentage of Delish’s Facebook video views than close competitors.
"Silver Screen Beauty" Zendaya Featured in January's InStyle
Zendaya opens Up about her gender-neutral fashion line and her role model status in the world of media and entertainment.
Good Housekeeping's Lori Bergamotto on The Wendy Williams Show
Lori Bergamotto, Good Housekeeping's style director, appeared on The Wendy Williams Show sharing some hot holiday gifts so inexpensive, they qualify as a "steal."
Essence's Fashion and Beauty Director Among Experts Behind Forbes' Holiday Gift Guide
"Julee Wilson is the Fashion & Beauty Director at ESSENCE magazine and She oversees the brand’s vision for style from daily posts on the website to its stunning monthly covers."
NBCU Gathering of Ad, Media Elite Raises Questions About Industry’s Future
“We have a problem. I know it; you know it; we all know it.” That’s how NBCUniversal’s ad sales chief, Linda Yaccarino, opened an event Tuesday morning that she organized for some of the biggest names in the advertising and media businesses to try to tackle the many issues plaguing the industry.
Is Digital Dying?
According to Betteridge's law, the answer to all headline questions is, of course, no. But the last few weeks have seen some stories about digital media organisations that have shaken the firm belief that digital can stand alone profitably with a bright future as print lies spluttering.
Ken Doctor: "People Will Pay for Quality Content"
This has been yet another turbulent year in the media industry, and publishers have pivoted to wherever they found potential for ad dollars or an alternative revenue model. Some are experiencing success with subscription models, particularly those with a legacy of trust and quality associated with their names, like The New York Times.
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.
Ellies 2018 Call for Entries Posted
The Ellie Awards 2018 Call for Entries is now posted at The deadline for entry for content published before November 1, 2017, is Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The deadline for entry for content published on or after November 1, 2017, is Tuesday, December 12, 2017. More than 100 finalists and winners will be honored at the Ellie Awards Annual Gala, hosted by ASME, at noon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. For more information about the Ellie Awards, visit or email
ASME Best Cover Contest 2018
The ASME Best Cover Contest 2018 Call for Entries is now posted at For more information, email
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