American Society of Magazine Editors

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Atlantic Fires Controversial Columnist Kevin Williamson
In a letter to staff Atlantic editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg stated: “The language he used in this podcast—and in my conversations with him in recent days—made it clear that the original tweet did, in fact, represent his carefully considered views. The tweet was not merely an impulsive, decontextualized, heat-of-the-moment post, as Kevin had explained it. Furthermore, the language used in the podcast was callous and violent. This runs contrary to The Atlantic’s tradition of respectful, well-reasoned debate, and to the values of our workplace.”
Hearst Digital Media, FitFlop Team for International Walk to Work Day
“[FitFlop] came to us with an interest in raising awareness of International Walk to Work day because it perfectly aligns with their mission, which is to provide support to its wearers from the feet up so that they may focus their attention on worthwhile things, not their foot pain,” Todd Haskell, senior vice president and Chief Revenue Officer for HMDM, told Publishers Daily.
National Geographic Takes Digital Team of the Year at the Folio: Digital Awards
Digital media leaders from National Geographic Partners, Adweek and Trusted Media Brands, among many others, gathered in the ballroom of the Yale Club in Manhattan to celebrate Folio:’s 2018 Digital Awards.
MPA Thanks the Sponsors of IMAG 2018
AdvantageCS, The Alliance for Audited Media, CDS Global, CMG – Comag Marketing Group, Freeport Press, GfK MRI, LSC Communications, MediaRadar, MediaWorks 360, Port Hawkesbury Paper, PressReader, PubWorX/ProCirc, Quad/Graphics, ZINIO.
The Facebook Scandal Isn't Just About Privacy, It's About the Value of Data
But Facebook itself will still be collecting and using our data every day. It is one of the chief architects of the new socio-commercial arrangement whereby people routinely offer up personal information in return for the use of online services, and this arrangement is not likely to change.
People’s Exclusive Story on First Family's Tiffany Trump Featured Widely
According to People's exclusive story, Tiffany Trump’s relationship with her father has grown even more distant since he’s taken office. Tiffany, who grew up with her mother, Trump’s second wife, Marla Maples, in Los Angeles while her father lived in New York, has been attending law school at Georgetown since 2017. Despite her close proximity to the White House, she reportedly rarely speaks to her father.
The Paris Review Names a New Editor: Emily Nemens of The Southern Review
Ms. Nemens, who lives in Baton Rouge, La., and has been a co-editor of The Southern Review since 2013, is a surprising choice for a publication so closely tied to the New York literary world. She takes the helm at a challenging moment in the journal’s history, several months after its previous editor, Lorin Stein, resigned under a cloud of sexual harassment allegations.
Marijuana Publications Proving to Be a Pot of Gold
Pot publications are one of the few growth areas in media. High Times Media, which has delayed but not canceled plans to become a publicly listed company, said Thursday it is buying Green Rush Daily for $500,000 cash plus $6.4 million in stock.
More on Tonal: This New Magazine Celebrates Women of Color and All Their GloryMore on Tonal: This New Magazine Celebrates Women of Color and All Their Glory.
Our #MelaninMagic may consistently receive praise on social media, but women of color still don’t receive the accolades they truly deserve. One woman is looking to change that with her soon-to-be-released print magazine, Tonal.
Printers, Publishers Fight Back Against Import Tariffs on Canadian Uncoated Groundwood Paper
"In January, the Department of Commerce assessed preliminary countervailing duties on uncoated groundwood ranging from 4.4% to 9.9%, depending on the Canadian manufacturer. Then, last month it added additional preliminary antidumping duties, on top of the countervailing tariffs, of up to 22.16%" reports Mark Michelson.
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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In the second installment of "The New Yorker Interview" series, editor David Remnick sits down with staff writer Malcolm Gladwell to discuss Gladwell's signature reporting style, podcasting, and how his ideas have evolved over time. Of reporting and the template for the classic Gladwell story—speculative, wide-ranging, and driven by big ideas—he says, “I’m much more comfortable in the library than I am interviewing someone face-to-face."