American Society of Magazine Editors

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Mr. Magazine Interview with The New Yorker's David Remnick
Remnick:"...we have, at any one time, 17 or 18 fact-checkers working full-time, making sure the veracity of what we publish is as best as it can possibly be. We have all kinds of editors of enormous skill working with writers to make sure these pieces are clear, fair and rigorous. And at the same time, we don’t back away from a point of view, if that point of view can be substantiated and made clear."
Hearst Entertainment's Kobalt Music Signs Global Deal With Eric Church's Little Louder Publishing Company
"We are a boutique publisher at heart that is always trying to superserve our writers. Kobalt will allow us to keep that identity while providing talented creative reinforcement with a global reach," said Arturo Buenahora Jr., Little Louder's president.
More on Rolling Stone Publisher Sells Majority Stake to Penske, Owner of Variety
“I am so proud of our accomplishments over the past 50 years and know Penske Media is the ideal match for us to thrive in today’s media landscape,” Jann Wenner said in a statement.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Holidays
Good Housekeeping style director Lori Bergamotto appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning to share hot gifts for the season.
The Stories You Read Most on in 2017
Stories about business and revenue models, about transformation and innovation, about data and audience engagement, and – as one would expect – about magazine media companies and brands (including Meredith Corp. and Hearst UK), made up the bulk of most read stories on in 2017.
How The New York Times Gets People to Spend 5 Minutes Per Visit on its Site
In 2017, people spent about five minutes per visit on the Times’ site, which is up 35 percent from 2016, according to comScore reports pulled by an ad buyer. For the Times, getting users to spend more time on the site is part of a broader effort to drive subscriptions, which have become central to its business model.
The California Sunday Magazine Channels its Inner Teen with New Issue
California Sunday threw the standard conventions of magazine structure, like a table of contents, out the window. Instead, the issue begins at 5am and proceeds hour by hour through a day in the life of the American teenager.
Snapchat’s Context Cards Are Here: What You Need to Know
Snap isn’t charging for ads on Context Cards yet, but the company might do so in the future. For marketers, the Cards are a sign that there are new opportunities for mobile-based discovery.
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.
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