American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday April 25, 2018

TIME 100 Pulls in Record Number of Honorees
Keith Kelly writes "Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez delivered an extra jolt of celebrity buzz to the annual Time 100 bash on Tuesday — with J.Lo closing the night with a four-song set. Earlier, three Pulitzer Prize-winners who were honored for their groundbreaking stories on sexual harassment and five young survivors of the Parkland school shootings added a more somber tone than usual to the red-carpet event.
Shape Redesigns to Address a “Cultural Shift” Around Fitness: Editor in chief Elizabeth Goodman Artis Takes Folio: Inside the Magazine's New Look.
In her editor’s letter to open Shape‘s May issue—the first since the magazine underwent a significant redesign—she writes of a cultural shift around the concept of healthy living that’s taken place since the title published its first issue in 1981, from a world of leotards and fat burning to a recognition that fitness means something more holistic. “I wanted the magazine to reflect the modern, active, healthy woman—which is pretty much everybody these days—and I wanted to have a content mix that felt balanced, realistic, and appropriate for a magazine today,” says Goodman Artis.
Lucy Kaylin, Editor in Chief of O, The Oprah Magazine, on the Year of Big Questions
Now that Oprah Winfrey put the question of whether she’s running for president to rest (no), she’s focused on asking questions. Each month in 2018 O, The Oprah Magazine will pose a “big question” to their readers. “The ‘Year of Big Questions’ is our effort to respond to volatile times. We’re looking at how can we drive our readers to a new place,” said O, The Oprah Magazine Editor-In-Chief Lucy Kaylin.
AARP and Politico Partner to Focus on Key Voters 50+
Sara Guaglione writes "Politico and AARP believe this demographic is often overlooked or oversimplified in favor of the buzz around millennials and younger voters. Those over 50 care about more than Medicare and Social Security, Politico argues. The partnership will illuminate the complexity of this age block."
New York Magazine’s The Cut Unveils Slogan T-Shirt Line
The Cut is expanding into branded merchandise. New York magazine’s female-focused site launched a T-shirt line through Amazon on Tuesday which features of-the-moment headlines and viral quotes from stories (think “Millennial Pink”).
Essence Magazine's Woke 100 for 2018
"It is a beautifully inclusive list (and perfect for event organizers looking to round out their binders of potential panelists and keynoters) and recognizes women in the arts, activism, education, technology, health and wellness, entrepreneurialism, politics and in corporate life."
Finally, a Weed Magazine for the Rest of Us
Weed and print media may have more in common than rolling papers: At least that’s what David Weiner and Verena von Pfetten believe.

NEW YORK, NY – April 11, 2018 – Independent publishing executives will convene for the Annual IMAG Conference hosted by MPA – The Association of Magazine Media at the Taj Hotel in Boston on June 13-14. The event is chaired by Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and publisher, MIT Technology Review; David Nussbaum, CEO and chairman of the board, America’s Test Kitchen; and Jamie Trowbridge, president and CEO, Yankee Publishing.

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June 13 - 14, 2018
Taj Hotel