American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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.
Magazine Execs Batten Down the Digital Hatches at AMMC
"Alan Murray, now billed as chief content officer, Time Inc. Titles, Meredith Corp., joined WPP founder Martin Sorrell for an opening discussion about the underlying business challenges, in advertising and otherwise, faced by media companies—a conversation that in 2018, like in previous years, centered around Google, Facebook, and to a lesser extent, Amazon." Greg Dool.
Six Magazine CEOs, Four Strategies: How to Survive and Thrive in 2018
"The CEOs and presidents of Condé Nast, Meredith, Hearst, Bonnier, Active Interest Media (AIM) and New York Media spoke Tuesday at the American Magazine Media Conference in New York City about how they are addressing these challenges." -Reports Sarah Sluis.
Magazine Executives Paint Rosy Picture of Industry
During an afternoon panel, ceo’s from leading publishing companies, including Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, Bonnier and New York Media all agreed that for advertisers, it is hard to beat the brand safety and expertise of magazine companies. “I think the reality is that we are in a world where more money is being spent on performance-based advertising,” Condé Nast ceo Bob Sauerberg said.
Legacy Publishers Can Benefit from Start-up Ethos
"Julie Alvin left Bustle, a start-up digital publisher for millennial women, after four years to join Time Inc. There, as of last year, she heads digital for a number of its brands. Today, at the annual American Magazine Media Conference (AMMC) hosted by the MPA–The Association of Magazine Media, Alvin said she is bringing the start-up mind-set to the legacy publisher, which is now owned by Meredith Corp."
Ronan Farrow Tells Gayle King “I Would Be Extraordinarily Fair” to Harvey Weinstein
At the American Magazine Media Conference, Gayle King sat down with Ronan Farrow. Mister Farrow, "who has become a media star himself since the groundbreaking stories first broke in The New York Times and The New Yorker, said that taking on Weinstein has been “a great inconvenience to my career” – even if, he added, “it has been good for my soul.”"
"Ronan Farrow Dishes on Bombshell Weinstein Investigation" -Keith Kelly
For the New York Post Keith Kelly writes: "Ronan Farrow, one of the most famous journalists in the country at the moment, wowed the crowd at the American Magazine Media Conference on Tuesday as he told of the harrowing 10-month investigation behind the explosive sexual harassment story on Harvey Weinstein that appeared in The New Yorker.—The October story helped ignite the national #metoo movement that is still upending the entertainment and media worlds."
Ronan Farrow Opens Up to Gayle King About Harvey Weinstein Scoop
Ronan Farrow praised The New Yorker's fact-checking department at the American Magazine Media Conference..."Throughout the talk, Farrow was careful to deflect praise and credit the women who spoke out. “Rose McGowan was a catalyst, and does deserve immense credit,” he said. Farrow explained that the story ended up in The New Yorker, rather than on NBC, where he had “retained the green light” on a story about sexual harassment in Hollywood, although he noted it was making people increasingly uncomfortable." - Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke of WWD.
New Yorker's "Blowhard" Named Magazine Cover of the Year
The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Tuesday named The New Yorker's Aug. 28, 2017 "Blowhard" cover its magazine "Cover of the Year." The cover, illustrated by David Plunkert, features Trump-like character in a sailboat blowing hard on the ship's sail, which has eye holes cut into like a Ku Klux Klan hood.
"#MeToo," Nonprofit Journalism Loom Large As ASME Finalists
"It has been a big year for political reporting and investigative pieces, which helped take down some of the biggest names across industries. And the nominations reflect those efforts." reports Melynda Fuller.
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: EW's RuPaul cover wins ASME's Reader's Choice Award
The June 23, 2017 cover beat out 277 other finalists for the title, the winner of which was determined by a reader vote on ASME’s Facebook page. EW’s cover received more than 28,000 votes to secure a victory over the likes of Vogue‘s Jennifer Lawrence cover from September 2017 and The Hollywood Reporter‘s Oct. 18, 2017 cover featuring a razor-toothed drawing of Harvey Weinstein.
Newell Turner, Hearst Design Group Editorial Director, to Receive the University of Mississippi’s Meek School Of Journalism And New Media Highest Award: The Silver Em.
Turner is responsible for the collective editorial direction of ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, and Veranda magazines. He served for five years as the 22nd editor-in-chief of House Beautiful, and in 2012 under Turner’s leadership, the magazine won its first National Magazine Award for general excellence—the industry’s equivalent of an Oscar—and was a finalist in the category in 2013.
Skyn Made a Fancy Guide to the World’s Best Hotels for Having S3x in
Angela Natividad writes "The list was compiled by GQ magazine and Condé Nast Traveler. Skyn then sent couples out to try these places, relishing in soft carpets, silky sheets and, we’re sure, suggestively-shaped fruits covered in warm chocolate."
Q&A with DUN Magazine's Jen Ripple
DUN is a Fly Fishing magazine created for women by women. founder & editor in chief, Jen Ripple: I watched my kids, specifically my two younger children, and they just loved to pick up a book. They preferred a book in their hands, and I think that was because they grew up so digitally that they needed the tactile sensation. They love the vinyl records and the Walkman, and they love books. And I thought, people who say print is dead; I love print and I know my children love print, I believe that print is never going to die.”
Ensuring Brand Safety Is a Perennial Problem
Brands don’t want to associate with content that makes them look bad in any way...
Snap Paid Publishers More than $100 Million Last Year
That’s up from $58 million in 2016: Some of Snapchat’s advertising revenue comes from ads that it shows alongside videos and stories created by its publishing partners — media companies like ESPN, Bleacher Report and People magazine. Money made off those ads is usually split — Snap keeps some and pays some back to the media companies who provide the content. (The splits are not the same for all publishers.)
Snap Finally Has Some Good News to Share
For the full year of 2017, Snap earned $824.9 million in revenue. The company continues to lose money, but things are certainly looking brighter for Snap today than yesterday. Here’s what you need to know from Snap’s earnings...
Ellie Awards 2018 Finalists Announced
The American Society of Magazine Editors today published the list of finalists for the 2018 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media. For the fifth year, the finalists were first announced in a 90-minute Twittercast. ASME will celebrate the 53rd presentation of the Ellies when each of the 104 finalists is honored at the annual awards lunch.
Don Lemon to Host 2018 National Magazine Awards Lunch
The American Society of Magazine Editors has announced that the 2018 Ellie Awards Annual Luncheon will be hosted by Don Lemon, anchor of “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon.” The editorial leaders of more than 60 print and digital titles—including magazines published by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines and Meredith Corporation—are expected to be honored on Tuesday, March 13, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
Ellie Awards 2018 Annual Lunch
The Ellie Awards Annual Luncheon will be presented on Tuesday, March 13, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. To purchase tickets, visit or email
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.
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