American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

AARP is America’s Most-Read Print Magazine, Per MRI Data
An estimated 38.3 million adults read the magazine over the reporting period—which ran from March to November, 2017—narrowly edging out People, which was read by an estimated 37.9 million adults, according to the data.
Editor in Chief of Inc Installed as CEO of Mansueto Ventures
Eric Schurenberg , the editor-in-chief and president of Inc. Media, is being elevated to CEO of the parent company Mansueto Ventures. Robert Safian, who has been editor of Fast Company magazine for the past 12 years, is leaving to pursue a new opportunity.
Behind the Latest Restructuring at Condé Nast
Condé Nast chief communications officer Cameron Blanchard tells Folio: “We are already seeing results within the sales division of a more unified approach to the market, and there is clear momentum heading into Q1 2018, pacing well ahead of last year at this time."
Leaders from The Economist and Harvard Business Review Discuss 2018 Media Tech Trends
In an exclusive video article for FIPP, leading industry professionals give us their views on the shape of the industry going into the new year and what they see as being the leading media tech trends in 2018.
Face Up Year in Review: The Best Covers of 2017
Five expert designers chose covers from Harper's Bazaar, GQ, Esquire and more as their favorites of the year. Folio: notes there were no Donald Trump covers that the made the short list of the year's best, but this was not by design. The six covers made the list because they connected with the individuals who chose them.
The Most Engaging News Stories of 2017, According to Chartbeat
In 2017, Donald Trump was by far the number-one entity referenced in news stories, according to Chartbeat’s global dataset. Topping the list of all the stories is Alex Tizon’s “My Family’s Slave,” published by the Atlantic.
Magazine Media Spotlight: New York's 20 Most-Read Stories in 2017
In a year defined by scandal, corruption and abuses of power at the highest levels of American society, it’s only natural that those topics dominate this list of New York’s most-read stories over the past year.
Maria Menounos Covers the January/February 2018 issue of Women's Health
Four months after undergoing surgery to remove a golf-ball-size brain tumor, Maria Menounos says the health crisis was “the best thing that ever happened to me.” “This whole thing has been such a gift,” Menounos, 39, tells Women’s Health for their Jan./Feb. cover. “This happened for a reason.”
Good Housekeeping's Meaghan Murphy on Inside Edition for Healthy Tree Tips
Good Housekeeping Executive Editor Meaghan Murphy appeared on Inside Edition to offer tips on how to keep your Christmas tree healthy through the holidays.
Facebook is Changing Licensing Terms for Watch Shows, Creating a Dilemma for Publishers
Facebook is increasingly asking for stricter terms for video shows it buys for Watch, including buying shows outright, sources said — a scenario that would limit the amount of money publishers can make from Facebook.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Where are Magazines Going in 2018?
Dave Pilcher of Freeport Press: We see publishers realizing the true power of a self-selected special interest audience, and we see them figuring out how to leverage that in print. This is without a doubt where the print magazine industry is moving.
Prospective Buyers Closing In At 'Rolling Stone'
Current contenders include Penske Media Corporation (PMC), which sent CEO Jay Penske and a few colleagues to the Rolling Stone offices this week for a presentation from Wenner executives. PMC previously reinvigorated trade titles like Variety and WWD. The New York Post suggested the corporation was “looking like the front-runner.”
Giuseppe De Bellis Exits GQ Italia
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