American Society of Magazine Editors

Monday, April 9, 2018

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.
Meredith and Wright's Media Team to License Editorial Awards
"When a Meredith title awards a product in its editorial, Wright’s Media will contact that brand to offer an opportunity to license the award for their promotional use. For example, if Better Homes & Gardens curates a list of the “10 Best Lawn Tools,” and one of those products was a fertilizer by Scotts, Wright’s Media’s sales team would contact Scotts on behalf of Meredith. Wright's would ask Scotts if it would like to license that accolade for use on websites, packaging or advertising, Kristan Prokopec, director of marketing at Wright’s Media, told Publishers Daily." writes Sara Guaglione for Publishers Daily.
Fresh Off a Print Renovation, Architectural Digest Is Booming Online Too
Under newly minted editor-in-chief Amy Astley, Architectural Digest‘s 2017 redesign was widely seen as further proof that even a 97-year-old magazine can reinvent itself for the social media age (a gushing New York Times profile, for example, declared that the book was “livelier than it has ever been”.)
Domino Creates Licensed Dinnerware with Lenox
Sara Guaglione reports "The collection will debut at New York’s April Tabletop Market in the Lenox Showroom. Domino by Lenox will be available for purchase in September. Prices will range from $15 to $90. This is the second consumer product licensed by Domino Media Group, which publishes interior-design magazine Domino. The first was a bedding collection made in partnership with The Company Store. Domino also has published two books, in 2008 and 2016."
How Amy Conway Climbed the Ranks From Freelance Copy Editor to Editor in Chief of Martha Stewart Weddings
"To work in the bridal industry, you have to be a nice person who believes in love, basically. I don't think you could succeed otherwise."
Sports Illustrated Model Nina Agdal on Her Fans' Support After a Magazine Body Shamed Her
"The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model says the support she received was “overwhelming,” and reassured her that she was doing the right thing. “I read all the comments on Instagram, people DM’d [direct messaged] me, people came up to me on the street and parents thanked me."
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: The Birth of New York Magazine, Told by the People Who Made It
The cover date of New York’s first issue was April 8, 1968. To mark our 50th birthday, we present this oral history of the magazine’s early days, excerpted from Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: 50 Years of New York Magazine.
"Before It's Too Late" -Baird Davis on "Saving Our Precious Newsstand"
"In this new environment the channel system is out of step with its major client. It has become an anachronism and is seriously in danger of collapsing."
Is There a Future? John Harrington Writes About the Magazine Retail Distribution Channel
"it can continue to drift along as it has done essentially for the last twenty-plus years, and survive merely as a means for the major publishers to launch new titles and gather new subscribers by getting their publication into a limited number of retail outlets, primarily mass merchandiser checkouts, and larger displays in terminals and large bookstores. Or... major publishers can commit to restoring retail as an important part of their circulation mix..."
Media Stocks Caught In More Wild Stock Market Swings
For the week, Dow Jones U.S. Broadcasting & Entertainment Index was down 0.15% for 1,203.55, while Dow Jones U.S. Media Index sank 0.4% to 810.52. In Friday results, indexes declined 1.4% -- down around 9% from the late January highs.
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: An Obscure Magazine from 1934 Predicted the Nazi Genocide
From Sarah Wildman in Foreign Policy: “There tends to be a misperception in the general public today that Americans didn’t have any sense of the threat of Nazism as it was unfolding, and the opposite is true,” says Daniel Greene, a history professor at Northwestern University and guest curator of the new exhibit Americans and the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The monographs printed in Opinion eloquently reinforce that point.
Commentary: News Media Were Different in 1968, But Strife Remains the Same
Those of us of a certain age are taking in the remembrances this week of Martin Luther King Jr. and having difficulty comprehending that 50 years have gone by since 1968.
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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."