American Society of Magazine Editors

Monday, January 22, 2018

Oprah and The Rock Battle for Magazine Cover Supremacy
"The two superstars are sitting side-by-side on newsstands — Winfrey on the cover of her O, The Oprah Magazine and Johnson on the cover of Ebony — looking to have readers pick up what they’re putting down. For our money, go for O." -New York Post Media Ink Staff.
As Facebook Retreats from Publishers, Snapchat Is Rolling out a Publisher Charm Offensive
Sahil Patel at Digiday reports "It’s been three years since Snapchat created the Discover section that features curated sections by a several dozen hand-picked media companies, including CNN, People and BuzzFeed. But CNN and Comedy Central have pulled back in recent months, with CNN saying the revenue wasn’t big enough, and one view is that Snapchat is worried that more publishers will flee the platform."
Facebook to Measure User Trust in Publications
"To fill feeds with higher-quality news, Facebook plans to begin surveying a representative sample of users to measure their familiarity with -- and trust in -- various publishers." Reports Gavin O'Malley.
Conde Nast Expands Spire Ad Capabilites
"To continue to build up its ad revenue with the use of Spire, Conde Nast announced expanded capabilities for Spire, which means the company can now connect advertisers with consumers even more efficiently, utilizing the combined attributes of Nielsen data and CitizenNet." Reports Melynda Fuller.
Q&A with Martha Stewart Weddings’ Amy Conway: "...The Information Chain Begins With the Magazine.”
Editor in chief Amy Conway says, “As you know, across all different kinds of areas our industry is definitely changing and we know that our audience gets her ideas, inspiration and information from so many different sources, so we make sure as a brand that we’re giving her information both digitally and in all the ways that she needs it. But, in terms of the magazine, she still definitely needs that as well.”
What the Kids of WIRED's Nick Thompson Think of His Work
WIRED magazine editor in chief Nicholas Thompson posted many questions from his 7 and 9 -year-olds on LinkedIn: “When you call people for your job, what are you doing?”
SourceMedia CEO Doug Manoni to Step Down
Reps for SourceMedia were unable to provide details—other than confirming Manoni’s plan to step down and that the company is in the process of identifying a successor—but Connectiv’s Matt Kinsman reports that Manoni informed staffers, “I’ve decided that it’s time to move to a new challenge, and in the process move closer to my family in the Boston area.”
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Woman’s Day Magazine's Taryn Mohrman on NY1
Woman’s Day Lifestyle Director Taryn Mohrman appeared on NY1 Mornings on 1 to show clever tips and tricks to properly organize your kitchen and save space.
Spotify Partners With 8 publishers to Produce Podcasts
The publishers include BuzzFeed News, Cheddar, Crooked Media, Lenny Letter, Gimlet Media, Genius, The Minefield Girl, Refinery29 and Uninterrupted.
All the research facts, charts, and data are ready to use in your presentations.
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