American Society of Magazine Editors

Friday, June 15, 2018

Winners of the 2018 Imagination Awards Announced by MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
AFAR Media, America’s Test Kitchen, Backpacker, The Family Handyman, Fine Cooking, Fine Homebuilding, National Geographic, This Old House Ventures take home top awards.
AMI Buys In Touch, Life & Style and Closer
Page Six has learned that AMI has purchased In Touch, Life & Style and Closer from German publisher, Bauer. It also picked up its teen titles.
Self and The Players’ Tribune Will Partner to Spotlight Female Athletes
“We’re all just so excited about the idea of connecting with more female athletes and giving a platform to these really important conversations and telling these stories,” said Carolyn Kylstra, editor in chief of Self.
'Outside' Slims Homepage For Faster Download, Better Ad Experience
Earlier this month, Outside unveiled a redesigned homepage that downloads about 50% faster than the previous design, though Todd Hodgson, director of product management, adds it depends on the ad creative that loads, too.
L’Uomo Vogue Lives Again
A collective cry of dismay went up when L’Uomo Vogue folded last year and Mr. Farneti let go much of its staff. An equivalent expression of surprise greeted the news this week that the magazine was back in business, resurrected as a quarterly with its first issue out Thursday.
How Meredith Plans to Build Revenue from Time Inc. Titles
Meredith assigned dedicated publishers to Time Inc. titles, reversing Time Inc.’s category-specific sales strategy. Doug Olson, president of Meredith magazines, said the move to dedicated sellers, which was finalized in March, will help the company monetize the magazines and their big events like the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado.
'San Francisco Chronicle' Taps Nagel As Publisher
Bill Nagel is the new publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle. He succeeds Jeff Johnson, who was named president of Hearst Newspapers in February. Nagel previously served as vice president, shared audience for Cox Media Group, where he led a shared services business for four markets.
There’s a big difference between the number of people who worry about fake news and who say they’ve actually seen it
Plus: Facebook looks to hire “news credibility specialists,” and Reuters tries to figure out if highly partisan sites are gaining traction in and outside the U.S. (it looks as if they’re not).
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.
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.