American Society of Magazine Editors

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"We Had to Pull All of Our Ads off YouTube" Marketers Sound off on Brand Safety
Hilary Milnes writes "It’s a scary time for marketers: Somewhere in the depths of YouTube, your brand’s campaign ad could be the pre-roll video playing before an ISIS video."
Time Inc. Executive Says Meredith Merger Boosts the Company's Chances Against "Tech Monsters"
"Giant tech monsters" like Facebook and Google are taking the lion's share of digital advertising without having to spend on creating content, said Allan Murray.
World's Top Architects and Designers Revealed in 2018's AD100 List
CNN covers Architectural Digest's AD100, the "annual list of the most important and influential men and women working in interior design and architecture, who are changing the world, one room, one building, and one garden at a time."’s Beauty Director’s Closet Is Full of Forever 21 Heels and Vintage Prada SKirts Beauty Director Carly Cardellino is profiled by Coveteur's Hannah Baxter: "Carly Cardellino reminds us that splurging on CHANEL is sometimes better than buying dinner."
Forbes Promotes Its top Magazine Editor, Randall Lane to Content Chief
The promotion is the first change engineered by CEO by Mike Federele, who earlier this week was promoted from his chief operating officer and president role. Federle replaced former CEO Mike Perlis, who is exiting after seven years.
Art in America Shores Up Digital Future with New Editor in Chief William S. Smith
Mr. Smith, formerly a senior editor for the publication and the interim editor in chief since the departure of Lindsay Pollack, joined the publication in 2013 as associate editor. Smith is the publication’s seventh editor.
Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry into His Conduct with Women
Lorin Stein, the editor of The Paris Review, the prestigious magazine that for more than 60 years has acted as an international literary tastemaker, resigned on Wednesday, amid an internal investigation into his behavior toward female employees and writers.
Ziff Davis Buys Mashable, Plans to Lay Off 50 People
Reports suggests the number amounts to an estimated 50 employees being dismissed. A source told Recode that Mashable will attempt to give employees jobs at other Ziff Davis publications.
The FCC Is Swiftly Changing National Media Policy. What Does that Mean on the Local Level?
The Federal Communications Commission’s anticipated decision on net neutrality has (rightfully) garnered a lot of publicity and scrutiny. The FCC’s repeal of different regulations earlier this fall, however, could reshape a news source often left out of predictions of the industry’s future: local TV newsrooms.
Publisher Pivot to Reality Casts Doubts on Global Expansion Plans
Rob Norman, the just-retired longtime global chief digital officer of GroupM, said if publishers are resource-constrained, they will focus on the greatest source of audience and efficient use of resources. “It’s not like Facebook or Google is a lesser competitor in other markets,” he said.
Good Housekeeping's January Issue Features Jessica Alba on Its Cover
A childhood marked by illness pushed Alba to create The Honest Company, a trailblazing business to help families stay safer—and now, with four "GH Seals" under their belt, Jessica and her team are working harder than ever to deliver on that mission. Jessica, who happens to be waiting for baby number three, a boy, due this winter (she and her husband Cash Warren have two girls, ages 9 and 6), opens up to Good Housekeeping on her inspiration to create The Honest Company, overcoming obstacles she’s hit along the way, receiving the Good Housekeeping Seal, how acting prepared her for the business world, motherhood, and more.
Good Housekeeping's Lori Bergamotto Shares Gift Ideas
Good Housekeeping style director Lori Bergamotto appeared on TODAY with the hosts to share their picks for gifts that give back.
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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