American Society of Magazine Editors

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Seven News Organizations Protest Facebook’s Issue Ads Policy
A group of seven media associations June 11 sent Facebook a letter protesting its issue ads policy that would lump news articles in with political and advocacy ads as part of an effort to be more transparent about political advertising on the social network. The new letter is signed by the News Media Alliance as well as the heads of the American Society of News Editors, European Publishers Council, Digital Content Next, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, Society of Professional Journalists and WAN-IFRA. It says Facebook’s policy further blurs the line between credible journalism and propaganda and asks the company to exclude publishers from being subject to the political advertising-labeling policy.
Notable MPA Members Among Folio:'s Top Women in Media.
Honorees come from America's Test Kitchen, The Atlantic, Condé Nast, Consumer Reports, Meredith, Harvard Business Review, Hearst, National Geographic, Vox Media, and many more.
Yep, Uber Now Has Its Own (Print) Magazine
Uber is set to disrupt another industry: the magazine business. The ride-sharing tech company is launching a magazine in several major cities for drivers and riders titled Vehicle.
Reader's Digest Site Doubles Audience
According to MPA’s Magazine Media 360° report, Reader’s Digest was among the top 10 magazine brands that participated in the report in mobile audience growth, with a 121% growth in April compared to the same period last year. TasteofHome.com, another Trusted Media Brands title, received over 13.2 million unique visitors in April 2018 — a 19.1% increase from the same month last year, according to the report.
TMB's Bonnie Kintzer Asks "Is Your Company Built for the Hybrid Economy?"
Among her many insights, the president and CEO of Trusted Media Brands offers, "In my business, the media industry, the days when employees only work in the content area or the advertising area or the tech group are obsolete. For our industry to continue to thrive, it is critical that we hire and retain employees who embrace multiple skill sets and can work across disciplines."
You’ll Be Able to Find Country Living’s Next Issue in the Dark
“When the glow-in-the-dark mockups first arrived in our editorial office in Birmingham, the staff gathered in the prop closet, turned out the lights and collectively squealed when the firefly image appeared,” Rachel Hardage Barrett, editor-in-chief of Country Living, said in an email to Adweek. “I love picturing our subscribers enjoying the same sort of excitement with their kids when the magazine arrives.”
Associate Member Spotlight: 5 Questions with MediaWorks 360's David Algire
David Algire, a partner of MediaWorks 360, has over 30 years of experience in the publishing media business with extensive management experience, leading some of the most renowned media brands across multiple platforms.
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.
Quartz Launches New Business Show with Facebook Watch
Quartz will be one of the 20 publishers launching a new Facebook Watch series this summer, with a new show about the global economy called “Quartz News,” Facebook’s Campbell Brown told Axios Monday.
Instagram Plans June 20th Launch Event for Long-Form Video Hub
"The invitation simply reads “Instagram has some news to share, and we want you to be the first to hear about it.” This is Instagram’s chance to evolve from social media to just ‘media,’ stealing longer mobile viewing sessions away from YouTube and Snapchat Discover." Writes John Constine at Tech Crunch.
PRINT Act Introduced By House of Reps to Protect Publishers from Tariffs
Last week, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Charlie Crist (D-FL) introduced the “Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018,” or “Print” Act, in an attempt to protect publishers and printers from the tariffs.
MPA Next Event | How Iconic Brands Stay Relevant
Popular Science has spent the a century and a half bringing readers the most amazing innovations and discoveries. Join MPA Next for a discussion with Editor-in-Chief Joe Brown on how the iconic magazine continues to innovate and make complex science and tech stories entertaining and accessible to everyone.
Grindr’s Digital Magazine, Into, Opens LA Production Studio for LGBTQ Creators
"Into" the year-old publishing arm of LGBTQ dating app Grindr, is offering itself as a distribution outlet for LGBTQ creators whose videos may be penalized by platforms that have a history of mistaking content featuring LGBTQ slang for hate speech.
You Won’t Find Any Token Asians in Banana Magazine
The pair (of founders) released the first issue of Banana Magazine in 2014, tapping into an impressive roster of contributors, photographers and designers who offer their services at no cost.
Editors Resign After Magazine Retains Author Junot Diaz
Three editors at the Boston Review are resigning over the political and literary magazine's decision to retain author Junot Diaz despite allegations of sexual misconduct. Poetry editors Timothy Donnelly, Barbara Fischer and Stefania Heim said on Twitter last week they're "dismayed" at the logic behind keeping Diaz as fiction editor and felt compelled to step down, effective July 1.
AT&T-Time Warner Verdict Will Have Major Impact on Big Media and Tech No Matter What
A ruling in the favor of AT&T-Time Warner will no doubt embolden companies like Comcast which already owns media/entertainment giant NBC-Universal to move aggressively on pushing Disney out of the way with a premium all cash offer for Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, an idea Mr. Murdoch and some on his board have been warming up to.

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
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