American Society of Magazine Editors

Thursday, April 19, 2018

PeopleTV Inks First Pay-TV Pact, Sets Twitter Live Daily Talk-Show Launch
Overall, PeopleTV has seen sustained growth since the launch of PeopleTV (originally dubbed the People/Entertainment Weekly Network) as a free, ad-supported service in September 2016. To date, the PeopleTV apps have been downloaded almost 3 million times. PeopleTV saw 70% growth in video starts from all combined channels during the second half of 2017 vs. the first half of the year. In January 2018, it saw a 33% year-over-year increase across all platforms, and last month premiered one of its most-viewed episodes to date: the one-hour “Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions: ‘Dawson’s Creek.'”
Meredith Launches Print Edition of HelloGiggles
On the heels of Allrecipes, The Magnolia Journal, and Hungry Girl, Meredith looks to apply a similar formula to the lifestyle brand it acquired through Time Inc.
Harper’s Editor Insists He Was Fired Over Katie Roiphe Essay
His disagreement with the boss, he said, had to do with the magazine’s March cover story, “The Other Whisper Network: How Twitter feminism is bad for women,” by Katie Roiphe. The article, which Mr. Marcus described as “exceedingly mediocre” in an email on Wednesday, was assigned over his objections, he said. Within the magazine, there were conflicting versions of what led to Mr. Marcus’s departure. In strong terms, Giulia Melucci, the vice president of public relations at Harper’s, disputed the editor’s version of events.
Instagram Stories Have Become Traffic Drivers for publishers and influencers
National Geographic has similarly been using links in Instagram Stories. The magazine has more than 87 million Instagram followers, and for many of them, Instagram may be the only place they come in contact with the publication, said Vaughn Wallace, senior photo editor at National Geographic, who manages its Instagram accounts. So National Geographic uses Instagram as the portal to all its other channel activities.
Marijuana Publications Are on Fire and Spreading like Weeds
A growing legal landscape is sprouting niches within a niche culture, and cultivating inviting spaces for advertisers.
Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon Has 100 Million Prime Members in Letter to Shareholders
Bezos disclosed for the first time that Prime now exceeds 100 million members worldwide. In 2017 alone, Amazon added more Prime members than any prior year, and shipped over five billion items through the paid membership service worldwide, he said. Amazon also sold the most number of devices last year, with customers buying "tens of millions" of Echo devices, Bezos wrote in the letter. With regards to Whole Foods, Bezos said the "technical work" is currently under way to bring Prime member benefits to the grocery chain.
Woman’s Day’s Editor in Chief Susan Spencer Spreads Kindness in New Book
"One of my favorite columns in Woman’s Day is the Kindness Project. The idea behind it is very simple: we showcase our readers’ kind acts toward others. The column is one of the most popular in the magazine, and we always have a steady stream of submissions from people eager to share their good deeds..."
Magazine Media Spotlight: May/June Seventeen Issue—5 covers
May/June issue of Seventeen debuts featuring the stars of TV's Riverdale... on five DIFFERENT covers.
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June 13 - 14, 2018
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