American Society of Magazine Editors

Monday, April 2, 2018

Magazine Editors Come to Cosmo’s Defense
"“Whether the source is Bentonville or Washington, the target Cosmopolitan or American Rifleman [magazine], ASME opposes any attempt to muffle free speech,” said Sid Holt, chief executive of the industry group, which counts most of the nation’s glitzy consumer magazine publishers as members." Reports Keith Kelly.
Cosmopolitan Supporters Fight Back with Petition Against Walmart Decision
"Someone needs to remind Walmart and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) that #MeToo is NOT about policing women's sexuality," petition author Rebecca Gerber says. "It's about the systematic power structures in our workplaces and communities that allow sexual harassment and assault to happen."
Q&A with Seventeen's Joey Bartolomeo and Kristin Koch
"...they come to print to really get a more curated experience and to find out things that they may not be getting on social media or from their friends. We’re this big sister that’s there for them. The things that we cover in the magazine and online are sometimes similar and sometimes different. There are still things in the magazine that are there for them. And who doesn’t want to see themselves in print, let’s be honest. It’s very special.” Joey Bartolomeo, Exceutive editor, Seventeen.
New York Magazine Cover Depicts Trump As a Pig
The April 2 issue of the magazine features a close-up photo of Trump with a pig's snout replacing his nose. "Not Collusion... Not Incompetence... Not Cruelty... It's the Corruption, Stupid," the headline reads. "Why His Self-Dealing is His Biggest Political Liability."
Chris Guarino Joins The Hill As Executive Producer, TV Division
Guarino will work with Krystal Ball and Jamal Simmons on the launch of a slate of new streaming programming, including an upcoming morning show and opinion show.
Christian Baesler Named President, Complex Networks
In the newly created role, Baesler will report directly to CEO Rich Antoniello and will work to grow Complex Network’s portfolio of brands, which includes Complex, First We Feast, Rated Red, Sole Collector and Pigeons & Planes.
How Refinery29 Uses Its Editorial Staff to Stand out for Advertisers
Max Willens writes "The line between church and state in journalism has grown progressively thinner, and sometimes looks downright translucent at some publishers; publishers including Conde Nast and Mental Floss have used their editorial teams to create branded content."
In Afghanistan, a New Magazine Wants to See If There’s a Market for Business News in English
Business DNA, a new English-language financial magazine launched by a Kabul-based consulting firm Pearl Horizon, is setting its sights on potential readers with a business interest in stories about growing industries in Afghanistan, hoping a fresh lens will encourage entrepreneurship within the country and investment in new businesses.
Who Wore It Best? Take Your Pick of Anti-Facebook Magazine Covers
Two of the world's leading business-focused magazines, The Economist and Bloomberg Businessweek, have both published anti-Facebook cover stories at approximately the same time (the former with its issue dated March 24-30 and the latter with its issue dated March 26.)
Commentary: It's Time for Ad Buyers to Boycott Facebook
"Just because the technology exists doesn’t mean you have to, or should use it. Facebook has become the AR-15 of social media. It’s toxic. So like the smart, wonderful kids from Parkland, send a message to Facebook where it hurts. In the wallet, in the stock price, and do it now."
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.
MPA Next Event | Experience The Economist
How can worm ice cream, grasshopper crepes and waste food smoothies boost magazine subscriptions? Join MPA Next for an interactive presentation about The Economist’s unconventional experiential strategy to reach new readers and change brand perception.
ASME NEXT Talks With Stella Bugbee
Join ASME NEXT on April 19 for an open bar and a Q&A with The Cut's editor in chief, Stella Bugbee
Join ASME NEXT for a tour of VICE and a conversation with top editors. This is a members-only event.
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June 13 - 14, 2018
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