American Society of Magazine Editors

Friday, February 16, 2018

The MPA Daily News Roundup will return on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in observance of President's Day.
On the Hunt for Subscriber Growth, US Publications Look Abroad
Most of the American publishers courting international readers are spending to bolster their editorial coverage of foreign markets. But they are also finding that robust coverage of American affairs, and American perspective, is what’s most important to subscribers in those foreign markets.
Bauer Launches $12.99 Food Magazine with Zero Ads
Keith Kelly reports "Bauer Publishing may have hit on a unique formula to beat the ad crunch in the print world: Start a new magazine with zero advertising — but a sky-high cover price. Food to Love hit newsstands this week with a $12.99 cover price and initial distribution of 240,000."
Deborah Needleman Lands at Harper’s Bazaar
Deborah Needleman has signed on as editor at large at Harper’s Bazaar. Editor in chief Glenda Bailey revealed the hire to her staff on Thursday afternoon. “I’m a huge fan of Deborah’s work,” Bailey said. “She has a keen eye for content that resonates.”
Tyra Banks to Guide New Sports Illustrated Model's Career
Danielle Herrington, the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model, will have Tyra Banks guiding her career. “We kind of talked about this, but, like, this is a moment and all eyes are on you,” Banks told Entertainment Tonight.
PubTech Connect
On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, NYU’s Center for Publishing and Publishers Weekly will present the second PubTechConnect, expanding the conversation about using technology, inventive tactics, and smart strategies to boost publishing businesses and brands. Combining diverse programming with a strong focus on publishing education, PubTechConnect 2018 will present an even larger roster of thought leaders directing the discussions. The conference will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life in New York City, and it will be a day of listening, learning, and networking with industry leaders. We look forward to having you join us.
Fangoria Horror Magazine Gets Resurrected (in Print, Too)
The horror magazine, which in the 1980s and 1990s was the premier stop for articles and scoops from the horror movie scene, is being resurrected by Cinestate, the multimedia company behind Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99. Sister publications, the sci-fi mag Starlog and another horror title Gorezone, are also part of the deal.
Billboard Magazine with Cover Models BTS Sells out in Hours
On February 15, Billboard announced the release of BTS limited edition box set: The box set came with 8 posters and 8 covers featuring each BTS member and it sold out in hours.
American Magazine Media Conference 2018 Recap
Stephen M. Lacy, executive chairman, Meredith Corp. and chairman, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, welcomed attendees to AMMC and kicked off the conference with an acknowledgement to Meredith Corp.’s recent acquisition of Time Inc. He continued with an overview of the industry’s success in the past year. Linda Thomas Brooks, president and CEO of MPA, took the stage and encouraged attendees to follow the Dalai Lama’s advice: “Keep working on it.” Though there is no single approach that ensures success in the magazine media business, sharing thoughts, perspectives and data helps the industry become as innovative as possible.
MPA would like to thank SocialFlow for their support of AMMC 2018.
SocialFlow is a leading social platform purpose-built for media companies. Our tools, products and services help them easily distribute engaging social content and create monetization opportunities from their social efforts.
MPA would like to thank PressReader for its support of AMMC 2018.
Using their phone or tablet, readers can browse content online or download entire issues using the PressReader app. They can subscribe for unlimited access, or get the full experience sponsored by one of our partners. Visit
MPA would like to thank MediaRadar for Its support of AMMC 2018.
MediaRadar offers comprehensive advertising analysis for over 3.1 million brands across multiple media platforms including TV, digital, mobile, email, events, social media and print. Their 1,600 clients enjoy unmatched quality and award-winning customer service that helps identify sales opportunities, create bulletproof pitches and get the most from every sale. Contact MediaRadar today and ask them about their all new SnapChat advertising Intelligence.
MPA would like to thank LSC Communications for their support of AMMC 2018.
With a rich history of industry experience, innovative solutions and service reliability, LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) is a global leader in print and digital media solutions. The company’s traditional and digital print-related services and office products serve the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers around the world. With advanced technology and a consultative approach, LSC’s supply chain solutions meet the needs of each business by getting their content into the right hands as efficiently as possible. Visit
MPA would like to thank Piano for its support of AMMC 2018.
Piano’s platform makes it easy for great media companies to market, sell and fulfill their content across any channel their audience wants. Our tools give business users control over the complete experience—targeting the right segments, creating incentives for users to register and pay, and retaining those customers with minimal churn—without ever having to go to the IT team again. Visit
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.
ASME NEXT Award 2018 Winners Announced
The American Society of Magazine Editors has announced the winners of the third-annual ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30. Five young magazine makers will be honored at the Ellie Awards Annual Luncheon on March 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
ASME Cover Contest 2018 Winners Announced
The American Society of Magazine Editors has announced the finalists and winners of the 12th ASME Best Cover Contest. The New Yorker's "Blowhard" cover, depicting a Trump-like figure powering a sailboat by blowing into a Klansman's hood, was named Cover of the Year. Entertainment Weekly's election-themed RuPaul cover, “Let’s Hear It for the Red, White and Ru," won the Readers' Choice Award.
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.