American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday April 18, 2018

2018 Pulitzers Recognize Societal Change, Innovative Reporting
"Following the receipt of an ASME for her story “A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof,’ Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah was again honored for her GQ profile of domestic terrorist Dylann Roof, who murdered nine people inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. She was awarded the Pulitzer for feature writing. Much like the ASMEs, the Pulitzers also focused on the stories that led up to the #MeToo movement and the downfall of Harvey Weinstein, with duel recognition in the category of public service going to Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey for their work in The New York Times and Ronan Farrow, who reported on the Weinstein scandal for The New Yorker.
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Apple Is Planning to Launch a News Subscription Service
The Cupertino, California company agreed last month to buy Texture, which lets users subscribe to more than 200 magazines for $9.99 a month. Apple cut about 20 Texture staff soon after, according to one of the people.
Teen Vogue Is Still Making Magazine Covers for Snapchat
“Even when there was a print magazine, most of our audience experienced our cover on social media and on digital only,” said Phillip Picardi, chief content officer at Teen Vogue and Them, Condé Nast’s LGBTQ-focused publication.
Outside Magazine Executive Editor Axie Navas on Recode Media
The magazine has gotten more political as well as more inclusive: On this episode of Recode Media, host Peter Kafka hands the mic to former Verge editor Lauren Goode for an interview with Axie Navas, the executive editor of Outside Magazine. The two discuss diversifying the editorial staff of the Santa Fe-based magazine and covering issues like sexual harassment, even though its readers are still largely male, in an effort to reach new audiences.
Magazine Media Spotlight: This Is People's Most Beautiful Cover Star for 2018
Pink follows 2017 Most Beautiful star Julia Roberts and 2016’s Jennifer Aniston with the title. She shares the cover this year with her two kids: Willow, six, and Jameson, who’s one. Pink, besides being one of the world’s best-selling recording artists, has long been a vocal celebrity. She shared a powerful speech at last August’s MTV VMA’s with a message to her daughter Willow, who said she didn’t feel beautiful.
Leah Flickinger Leaves Bicycling
"Flickinger joined Rodale in its book publishing division, where she rose to senior editor. From 2007-2010 she served as deputy editor at Women's Health. She became Bicycling's executive editor in 2010 and took over as editor-in-chief when Bill Strickland, who previously held that role, was promoted to editorial director."
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.
Only 3% Of Marketers Deem MRC Video Viewability a Reasonable Standard
Even the MRC has acknowledged the current standards likely are not sufficient, and last month said it is considering moving to a “100% viewable” standard and issued a request for proposals to conduct further research to determine the best method for establishing a new standard. The preliminary ViralGains and CMO Council study findings note that 96% of marketers surveyed plan to increase their video advertising budgets this year.
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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