American Society of Magazine Editors

Friday, January 12, 2018

The MPA Daily News Roundup will return on Tuesday, January 16th.—A happy and safe MLK Day to all.
Cutting through the Clutter
Drug Store News spoke with MPA, the Association of Magazine Media president and CEO Linda Thomas Brooks about the impact of magazines in retail. Want to Read More?
What Now for World's Biggest Magazine Brand?
Blogger Colin Morrison of Flashes and Flames comments at length about Cosmopolitan magazine; delving into its iconic history, speculating about the future.
"We’re Losing Hope" Facebook Tells Publishers Big Change Is Coming to News Fee
"The end is nigh. Facebook is planning a major change to its news feed, starting as early as next week, that will decisively favor user content and effectively deprioritize publishers’ content, according to three publishers that have been briefed by the platform ahead of the move." writes Lucia Moses at Digiday.
Trump's Lawyer Sues "BuzzFeed," Blasts Libel Law
"In typical Trumpian fashion, presidential lawyer Michael D. Cohen announced his lawsuit on Twitter. The move brings into focus the administration's repeated attacks on freedom of the press."-Melynda Fuller reporting.
Magazine Media Spotlight: SHAPE’s Brooke Danielson, Sits Down with TODAY
Brooke Danielson of Shape magazine joins Hoda Kotb and Keir Simmons to highlight the season’s hottest fitness fashions, including fleece-lined tights for the gym, high-waisted leggings for the gym, and jean joggers you can wear to work as well as to work out.
More on Meredith Launches Hungry Girl Magazine, Extends Website's Reach
Meredith Corp. is launching a new magazine in collaboration with Lisa Lillen, creator of the Hungry Girl brand. The spring issue of Hungry Girl will be on newsstands January 16 with a $9.99 cover price.
Edel Rodriguez Brings Fire and Fury to His Latest Stunning Trump Cover for TIME Magazine
Edel Rodriguez, the Cuban-born illustrator who’s designed several instantly iconic Donald Trump covers for TIME magazine—and some even more shocking ones for Germany’s Der Spiegel—is out with his latest effort for TIME. And it’s incendiary indeed.
Ronan Farrow Signs HBO Deal Following Weinstein Reporting
Ronan Farrow has signed an exclusive three-year deal with HBO to develop a series of investigative documentary specials, which will begin later this year and focus on personal and systemic abuses of power in the vein of his explosive New Yorker reported pieces on Harvey Weinstein, the first of which was published in October (
Folio: Reports on People Moves: Veteran Creative Director Joins Reader’s Digest and More
Courtney Murphy (pictured) has joined Trusted Media Brands as the new creative director for Reader’s Digest. Murphy joins from Prevention, where had been creative director for the last two years. Before that, Murphy spent eight years as creative director at Good Housekeeping, and also served for a time as design director for AARP The Magazine.
Why Publishers Don't Name and Shame Vendors over Ad Fraud
Publishers are getting noisier about the level of domain spoofing occurring against their inventory, with News UK the latest to talk openly about the results of its first programmatic blackout test.
Report on the 2018 Digiday CES Awards
Sahil Patel writes "Another CES is in the books — and as the organizers would say, it was the biggest one yet. Some companies and executives had a splendid week in Las Vegas, while others could have fared better. Here’s who won and lost at CES 2018."
Amazon to Agencies: Alexa Is the Future, but We’re Going Slow on Voice Ads
Amazon seeks to earn revenue from Alexa users through advertising, but the ecommerce giant hasn’t yet figured out how to inject advertising into a voice environment without compromising user experience.
Net Neutrality Repeal Faces Growing Criticism
Big Cable reveled in its victory last month when the Federal Communications Commission repealed the net neutrality rules, but the carriers' win is sparking a political backlash.
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