American Society of Magazine Editors

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

David Carey, Hearst Magazines' President Is Stepping Down
The longtime magazine executive will go back to school for his second act: In an interview, Carey said he will remain chairman only through next year—while also attending school as a fellow in Harvard's Advanced Leadership Initiative. The six-month program prepares "experienced leaders to take on new challenges in the social sector," according to its website.
Nathan Coyle Tapped As CEO Pride Media, Plans to Expand Digital Reach
CEO of Domino Media Group Nathan Coyle has been tapped to lead Pride Media, the publisher of LGBTQ-focused titles Out, The Advocate, Out Traveler, Plus, Chill and Pride. “We believe Nathan will guide Pride Media’s expansion of its existing business, while also establishing new revenue models for us through a variety of initiatives that allow us to reach further into the communities we serve,” stated Adam Levin, chairman of Pride Media’s board of directors. Levin is also CEO of High Times.
How Vogue Diversified Away from Facebook
In May, search traffic — which accounts for 54 percent of Vogue’s desktop traffic, according to SimilarWeb — was up 73 percent year over year, per Vogue. Newsletter traffic grew 32 percent, and Instagram traffic increased 139 percent.
Mr. Magazine™: "Credibility, Trust and the Art of Curation with an Added Bonus of Sifting Through the Misinformation"
"Curation is an art form. When a magazine’s team gets together to have a meeting-of-the-minds when it comes time for that all-important next issue, finding and organizing that quality content that is meant just for the readers of that magazine is vital."
A Peek at ESPN The Magazine Body Issue 2018
Matt Young spotlights the new iteration of the annual iconic issue for the Houston Chronicle in a slideshow starting with baseball's Dallas Keuchel photographed by Kurt Iswarienko at the Yearwood Quarry in Georgetown, Texas on Monday, May 21, 2018.
Karl Wickstrom, Founder of Florida Sportsman Magazine, Dies at 82
Karl Wickstrom, 82, of Stuart, founder of Florida Sportsman magazine, devoted his life to marine conservation efforts and advocating for recreational anglers' rights. He passed away Monday, June 25.
Instagram Is Now Worth a Whopping $100 Billion
Instagram last week revealed that it had surpassed the 1 billion user mark for the first time and will likely see its revenue top $10 billion in 2019, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.
IMAG 2018 Recap — Relive the Revolution
Independent and enthusiast magazine media executives from across the country came together for robust conversation and candid idea sharing at the 14th Annual IMAG Conference in Boston. The event was hosted 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. The theme was Revolution: both a nod to Boston’s role in the formation of America and a representation of the extreme transformation we are seeing in the magazine media industry.
MPA Thanks the Sponsors of IMAG 2018
AdvantageCS, The Alliance for Audited Media, CDS Global, CMG – Comag Marketing Group, Freeport Press, GfK MRI, LSC Communications, MediaRadar, MediaWorks 360, Port Hawkesbury Paper, PressReader, PubWorX/ProCirc, Quad/Graphics, ZINIO.