American Society of Magazine Editors

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends
In The New York Times: "The company formed data-sharing partnerships with Apple, Samsung and dozens of other device makers, raising new concerns about its privacy protections."
Q&A: The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta on the Frenemies of Digital Advertising
Three years after first going down the rabbit hole that is digital advertising, longtime New Yorker contributor Ken Auletta has emerged with another book, Frenemies, which publisher Penguin Random House describes as “Auletta’s reckoning with an industry under existential assault.”
Fast Company Introduces Two podcasts, YouTube Series
Fast Company is introducing two podcast series and a YouTube video series a month after premiering three new YouTube weekly series: "You Have To See This," "Fast Comedy" and "Changing The Game." The two podcast series will be called "Secrets of the Most Productive People" and "Creative Conversation.” They will alternate with new episodes every Wednesday.
Tomorrow! - IMAG 2018 begins, featuring Barnes & Noble, Harvard Business Review, L.L.Bean, XO Group, New York Magazine, Boston Red Sox, The Atlantic and More!
Don’t miss the chance to learn from and network with MPA’s enthusiast brand leaders at the annual IMAG conference. From keynotes to case studies, you’ll take away ideas and innovations to grow your business. See the full agenda, speakers – and register today! Boston, June 13-14.
New Round of Publishers Join Concert to Challenge Duopoly
Last week, New York Media, PopSugar and Rolling Stone all announced they were become members of Concert. Other partners include SBNation, recode, Brit + Co., and The Verge. According to The Wall Street Journal, the new additions will allow the marketplace to reach 122 million unique site visitors over 40 websites. However, members of Concert do not pool their first-party data, which Facebook uses to great advantage. The marketplace targets its audience by using generalized categories, including women’s lifestyle, sports and C-Suite.
Robb Report Names Editor in Chief
Paul Croughton is coming over from London, England to take the reins.
Publishers Coping with Higher Costs from Tariffs on Canadian Newsprint
Besides asking newspaper advertisers and readers to pay more, publishers nationwide are laying off workers and shrinking the size of their papers. The duties vary from company to company but range as high as 32 percent, according to the News Media Alliance, an advocacy group in Arlington, Va.
View: The Great Remove: How Journalism Got so Out of Touch with the People It Covers
A 2013 study by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project found that in 52 major newsrooms, poverty accounted for less than 1 percent of coverage every year from 2007 to 2012.
Is Daisy Chain a Real Magazine?
The AMC "Dietland" Publication May Remind You of What You Read As a Teen: Daisy Chain is not a real, full-fledged teen magazine, however. A website and social media links exist for the magazine, but they're promoting Dietland and not giving tips on prom dresses for actual teens. You can, however, take a quiz to determine which Dietland character you are and ask a question of "Dear Kitty," the column Plum ghostwrites.
Denim Lab Series Part 2: How to Pull Off Mom Jeans
Good Housekeeping Style Director Lori Bergamotto appeared on GMA this morning for part two of the Denim Lab series where she shows how to pull off mom jeans.

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