American Society of Magazine Editors

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The James Beard Foundation Announces Its 2018 Award Nominees
Titles honored include Bon Appétit, GQ, ESPN The Magazine, Cooking Light, New York, Texas Monthly, Saveur, Southern Living, The New Republic, Food & Wine, The New Yorker and more.
How The Economist Engages Young Audiences on Snapchat Discover
Lucy Rohr, the publication's Snapchat editor, was sceptical at first and she wasn't convinced the publisher would be right for the platform, but The Economist is now getting 7.1m unique visitors through the door every month: Embracing Snapchat has "led to the biggest step change" in its readership since The Economist was founded in 1843.
National Geographic's Marketing Secret to Surviving, Thriving After 129 Years
"National Geographic has been a household name since 1888 because it reinvents itself through storytelling for new audiences and mediums. As CMO Jill Cress said at Adobe’s 2017 summit in Las Vegas: "It’s all about pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling through media properties. You need an unrivaled sense of purpose."" writes Srah Clark.
More on The Atlantic's New Section on Family; Publication Signals Newsroom Growth
“We will be covering parenting as a fundamental part of our work. We will provide advice to those who seek it. We will cover politics and economics through the prism of families’ experiences. We will study families in all their diversity, and in their largest contexts,” Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg wrote in his note to readers on the site’s Family hub.
Cycle World Redesigns, Transitions to Quarterly
Sara Guaglione reports "Cycle World’s first issue of the year is on newsstands now, clocking in at 116 pages with about 23 pages of ads, including a spread ad from Harley-Davidson, a center spread from Suzuki and an ad from Triumph. Feature stories in the issue include the history of the AJS Porcupine and “Get Lost,” in which Cycle World editors test out the 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT in Death Valley."
Parkland Students Featured on New TIME Magazine Cover
Five students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland appear on the cover, with the word "enough" printed boldly across the photo. The accompanying article's headline states, "The school shooting generation has had enough."
Watch the Trailer for 44 Pages: The New Documentary About Kids Magazine Highlights
The new documentary will focus on the history and future of the beloved kids magazine: 44 Pages was screened at the 2018 SXSW festival, and will be opening at New York City’s IFC Center starting on April 18.
Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Magazine Publisher, Is Dead at 57
Reported in The New York Times, "Lisa Garcia Quiroz, the founding publisher of People en Español, one of the most popular Hispanic magazines in the United States, died on Friday at her mother’s home in Denver. She was 57. The cause was pancreatic cancer, her husband, Guy Garcia, said.
Exclusive: Yves Bougon Named President of Condé Nast France
The executive replaces Xavier Romatet, whose departure was announced last week.
This 18-Year-Old Magazine Founder Is Challenging the Fashion Elite
Late last year after becoming “the world’s youngest editor in chief,” Elise By Olsen stepped down from Recens, the youth-oriented fashion magazine she founded at just 13. In what By Olsen describes as a “very conscious choice to make space for a new generation of creative kids,” the now 18-year-old editor told Highsnobiety “If I’m no longer a minor, I didn’t feel that I was suitable for that position anymore.”
Netflix Giving NYT Magazine’s Diagnosis Column the "Docuseries Treatment"
Netflix has sealed a deal for a new original documentary series inspired by the New York Times Magazine‘s long-running “Diagnosis” medical column written by Dr. Lisa Sanders. Scott Rudin Productions, U.S.-UK production company Lightbox and the New York Times are teaming to produce the eight episodes...
How Flipboard Sorts Through Hundreds of Thousands of Articles Each Day
AI drives recommendations, but humans still play a role...
Mark Zuckerberg Breaks His Silence on the Cambridge Analytica Scandal
Zuckerberg, Facing Facebook’s Worst Crisis Yet, Pledges Better Privacy: "Although his statement addressing a chorus of criticism fell short of a full-throated apology, Mr. Zuckerberg said that Facebook would contact users whose data had been harvested through a personality quiz app and passed along to the political data firm Cambridge Analytica." Sheera Frenkel and Kevin Roose.
This Public Relations Firm Has Been Secretly Placing Articles in Conservative Publications
“The author submitted the article to one of my editors, but didn’t say he was working for a PR firm,” Ben Shapiro, a rising star in conservative media who edits the Daily Wire, told BuzzFeed News regarding two pieces it published by Daniel MacLane in the Wire, one about contact lenses and the other about online privacy. “The author pitched himself this way: ‘Daniel MacLane is a conservative activist and columnist for the American Thinker, the Lone Conservative, and the Daily Targum.’”
Why Truth in Reporting Matters
"The clear and aggressive attacks on a free press are alarming and are causing real damage to the public trust. When people believe information posited as fact isn’t true, they avoid those sources of news — and all legitimate news outlets." writes Jason Krebs.
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