American Society of Magazine Editors

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The February 2018 Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report Is Here!
The latest Brand Audience Report data shows that Total Audience remains strong, up +1.5% versus February a year ago for the 119 magazine media brands in the analysis. Video continues consistently to trend upward (+20.4%) with double-digit percentage gains, while the February 2018 Print+Digital audience remains basically flat (-1.6%) versus February 2017.
A Third of Tech Workers Plan to #DeleteFacebook
In the aftermath of news that Cambridge Analytica illicitly collected data of 50 million Facebook users, anonymous, collaborative technology worker app Blind surveyed its users to see how many actually plan to delete their Facebook accounts because of it.
Users Worry About Facebook Data: Plan to Use Less, Stop Altogether
While only 8% said they would stop using Facebook because of it, 19% said they would use Facebook “significantly less” and 26% said they would use it “somewhat less” because of the incident.
comScore Releases 3 Years of Financials, —Stock Down
As part of the announcement, the company said its board chair Susan Riley is stepping down effective immediately. Riley will serve as a consultant through the end of 2018.
The Atlantic Taps Columnists for New "Ideas" Section
Annie Lowrey, who covers economic policy for The Atlantic, will now be a weekly columnist focusing economics and the impact of government policy on people for "Ideas." Alex Wagner will write for "Ideas" as well, while continuing to cover political reporting and analysis for the new section.
Q&A with W Magazine's Stefano Tonchi: Putting The Magic Back in Magazines...
“I think for the generation before our parents, receiving magazines was a joy. People could not wait to get it, to have it, to read it; to own it… There was joy because it was their way of knowing what was going on. And it was this fantastic, magic object. So, let’s put back the magic in magazines… Digital is not everything. Digital is not going to kill or be a substitute for magazines. But magazines have to find a different way to be perceived and distributed.” Stefano Tonchi, editor in chief of W Magazine.
Meredith Corp Ups Klarn DePalma to EVP, MNI Targeted Media
In his new role, DePalma will lead the targeted digital and print advertising business, called MNI. The company became a part of Meredith’s Local Media Group after its owner, Time Inc., was acquired by Meredith Corp earlier this year.
Hearst Names Editor in Chief of Men’s Health
"This is a return to Hearst, which acquired Men’s Health from Rodale in January, for Dorment. Prior to his two-year stint at Wired, Dorment was a senior editor at Esquire under longtime editor in chief David Granger." according to Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke at WWD.
Dow Jones President Vanneck-Smith Resigns
Dow Jones and Co-chief executive officer William Lewis sent out the following announcement on Monday evening...
As Mobile Use Increases, Digital Editorial Workforce Is Reshaped
The study suggests many readers are using mobile phones and tablets for leisure reading during off hours — and that publications should consider different approaches to content during various times of the week.
Kickstarting a Print Revival of Amazing Stories, the World's Oldest Sci Fi Magazine
"After a hiatus of over a decade, I am the head of a new creative team that plans on relaunching Amazing Stories as a print fiction magazine. To develop seed funding for our first year, we are currently running a Kickstarter campaign..."
Sarah Dubbeldam: How I Became a Magazine Editor in Chief and CEO
"Darling comes out quarterly, so we’re in production right now on our summer issue. Really, as the CEO and the editor in chief, I have multiple catch points – we have online, social media, print, events and video, and they all tie together under a current theme."- Sarah Dubbeldam.
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