American Society of Magazine Editors

Friday, May 18, 2018

Facebook's Trust Crisis: The Real Impact on Advertisers
"Facebook has trust issues—trust from consumers, trust from publishers. And now, in light of Facebook’s most recent policy changes, the social giant is on the brink of alienating its core advertiser constituency as well." reports Chao Liao.
Alexander Hitchen exits Bauer Publishing Amid Shake-up
The news editor of the three celebrity magazines at Bauer Publishing — In Touch, Life & Style and Closer — is out in a company shake-up.
People Magazine Launches "Cover-Up" Podcast About Ted Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick Scandal
“A presidential hopeful crashes his car in the middle of the night and leaves a young woman to die,” reads an iTunes preview.People Magazine will launch a new podcast series called “Cover-Up” to examine the late Ted Kennedy’s role in the 1969 death of former Kennedy campaign aide Mary Jo Kopechne when he drove his car off a bridge on Massachusetts’ Chappaquiddick island.
Kalmbach Media Rebrands, Introduces Print Magazine from Paid Video Product
Kalmbach is rebranding to Kalmbach Media and launching a print special-issue magazine as an extension of its digital video channel, The 84-year-old enthusiast publisher added “media” to its name last month to “reflect what we are doing,” Dan Hickey, CEO of Kalmbach Media, who joined at the end of last year, told Publishers Daily.
More on National Geographic and WSJ's Launch of Luxe Business Travel Magazine, Far & Away
Slated to publish twice this year — issue two appears in the fourth quarter — the magazine will reach 750,000 Wall Street Journal print subscribers. Much of the content will also be available digitally at
The Mr. Magazine™ Interview with Jeremy Leslie, Owner and Curator, Mag Culture
“I’ve always had a fundamental belief in it (print), but what encourages me to continue that deep belief is the wave after wave of new magazines with fantastic ideas and fantastic values; just the good stuff that’s being made is what continues to inspire and excite me.” Jeremy Leslie
Magazines Lean into the Royal Wedding Across Platforms
How brands are harnessing social, live streaming and special editions to make the most out of the last House of Windsor wedding for the next few decades.
Kelly "Men's Magazines May Boost Focus on Fashion"
Keith Kelly writes "Men’s Health editor-in-chief Richard Dorment made his first appointment since taking over the title a month ago, making an aggressive push into fashion with the hiring of Ted Stafford..." Editor Talks Prom on Fox 5 NY's digital director Kristin Koch appeared on TV's Fox 5 NY yesterday, sharing her thoughts on how the high school prom has evolved and changed over time.
Engadget and Silica Magazine Are Partnering for a Week-Long Takeover
Aaron Souppouris of Engadget writes "The world is full of great publications, writers and artists. Silica Magazine is one such publication; an independent periodical that quickly made a name for itself with its mixture of superb storytelling, reporting, art and design. I've personally been a fan for some time, and I'm happy to announce that we're teaming up with Silica for the launch of its third installment, "The Critter Issue.""
Whitney Houston and Carrie Bradshaw Wore Same Dress Two Decades Apart
Carrie Bradshaw is the definition of a fashion original — except when it comes to a particularly memorable dress she wore in the franchise's first film.
Q1 2018 Magazine Media 360° Social Media Report
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media has released the Magazine Media 360° Social Media Report for 1st Quarter 2018 which includes a metric designed to measure audience engagement. To review this quarter's Social Media Report, click here [] and to review the Social Media Report including a summary of results for the Social Media Engagement Factor analysis. You can click here [] for an alphabetical list of Likes/Followers with percent change versus prior quarter for magazine media brand by social network.

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.

All the research facts, charts, and data are ready to use in your presentations.
June 13 - 14, 2018
Taj Hotel