American Society of Magazine Editors

Friday, January 26, 2018

City Magazines Fill the Newspaper Gap
An appetite for hyper-local journalism hasn’t diminished, despite digital media’s disruptive impact: When talking to these regional magazines, a consistent reminder comes up. “We’ve always focused on very local issues,” says John Fox, editor-in-chief of Cincinnati Magazine. But what differentiates Cincinnati from the other Cincy publications is that the magazine continues to pay the bills, so the print product continues to receive “the vast majority of resources,” he added.
Trusted Media Brands Expands Partnership with Taboola
Under the partnership, Trusted Media Brands will launch Taboola Feed on its digital network, which includes iconic brands such as Taste of Home, the world’s largest circulation food media brand; Reader’s Digest across US and Canada; Construction Pro Tips; The Family Handyman; and Selection.ca.
Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono, and Other Artists Create Covers for New York Magazine
As the magazine enters its 50th year, it is commissioning 50 New York artists to create cover designs, including Marilyn Minter, Mel Bochner, and more.
More on Outside Tackles Sexual Harassment, Enjoys Digital Growth
Melynda Fuller reports, "Digital revenue is growing quickly and the ratio of readers is closing. Over the last five years, digital revenue has grown by 20% annually, and the same is expected for 2018. While the print magazine’s readers are 30% female and 70% male, the website sees an audience made of 35% women." Nieman Journalism Lab highlighted the publication’s efforts in a feature story yesterday (http://www.niemanlab.org/2018/01/punchier-and-stronger-and-with-way-more-women-how-outside-magazine-got-to-be-badass-online/.)
Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige to headline Essence Festival
Among other headliners are perennial fan-favorite Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, with special guest Snoop Dogg and appearances by others including The Roots, Xscape, Fantasia and Miguel.
Harvard Business Review Expands Podcasts: Women at Work and Dear HBR
"Enter Women at Work and "Dear HBR." "Women at Work," a pop-up series covering gender and the workplace, launched this week. "Dear HBR," an advice show covering work dilemmas, will launch February 6. The podcasts are each a way for HBR to have emotional and illuminating conversations about the way people interact at work." - Melynda Fuller in Publishers Daily.
Cosmopolitan Appoints Jessica Pels Digital Director
Jessica Pels moves over from Marie Claire to replace Amy Odell at Cosmopolitan.com.
Folio: Reports People on the Move: Outside Names New Digital GM
Writer's Digest gets a new editor; a series of staff changes at Hearst Magazines, and more people on the move in magazine media this week...
Cindi Leive Talks Post-Glamour Plans Women’s March Book Launch
The former editor in chief was in Los Angeles for meetings and a celebrity-heavy “Together We Rise” party at the Rachel Comey boutique.
"My Advice for Surviving in 2018: Stop Thinking Like a Media Business."
High-touch customer services, niche focus, and agile adaptation to market forces will be keys to any media company moving forward.
Thank You to our strategic associate partners for their AMMC sponsorship support.
CMG-Comag Marketing Group, GfK, LSC Communications, and Quad Graphics. -In addition we would like to thank the following associate members for their AMMC sponsorship support. Acxiom, MediaRadar, Vindicia, Alliance for Audited Media, Google, Zinio Pro, AdMonsters, CDS Global, Chartbeat, SocialFlow, Piano, and PressReader.
The Rock Receives National Dragster Magazine Award
On behalf of his staff and his racers, Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood accepted the Contributor of the Year award from National DRAGSTER magazine during the annual NHRA Southeast Division awards banquet in Jekyll Island, Ga.
The Tragic Life and Death of a National Lampoon Legend
Doug Kenney was a comic genius — but his untimely passing was inarguably tragic. While vacationing in Hawaii in 1980, the National Lampoon magazine co-founder and OG of snark walked past a warning sign and strolled to the edge of a 30-foot-high cliff. From there, he either fell to his death or jumped. He was 33 years old.
MPA Next Event | Behind the Scenes at Domino
Junior associates: Join MPA Next on 2/28 for a tour of the new Domino Media Group headquarters—a space designed with the generous support of brand partners—followed by a conversation with Chief Revenue Officer Beth Brenner on how the company is pushing its omni-channel revenue model to the next level.
Former SouthComm CEO Starts New Company, Acquires Three Magazines
Chris Ferrell's newly formed Endeavor Business Media acquires Grand View's Process Flow Network, says more deals are on the horizon.
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