American Society of Magazine Editors

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Folio: Show Dives Deep into Data on Opening Day
The first panel of the day, “Power Up Your Future: Where Publishers Are Placing Their Bets to Grow,” Bonnie Kintzer, president and CEO of Trusted Media Brands, detailed the experience with Family Handyman, and how the right content can lead to new learnings, which creates new avenues for growth.
Folio: Honors the 2018 Class of Rising Stars
"Over 40 up-and-coming publishing professionals were honored at Folio:’s Rising Stars Awards Luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown on Tuesday. The Rising Star Honorees are individuals who are making their mark and disrupting the status quo of magazine media."
Lady Gaga, Shonda Rhimes, Mia Farrow Among Elle Magazine Women in Hollywood Honorees
Lady Gaga, Shonda Rhimes and Mia Farrow are among this year's Elle’s annual Women in Hollywood honorees, announced Wednesday. The fashion magazine will also celebrate Sarah Paulson, Keira Knightley, Yara Shahidi, Charlize Theron and the female cast of Black Panther — Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o — at the annual event Monday, Oct. 15, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Q&A with Sefano Tonchi: Reflects on His Proudest Moments in Print
"I grew up in love with magazines. I remember, before I was 18, going at 5 am to the railway station in Florence, where there was a newsstand that would get magazines from England, like New Musical Express. The first real magazine I put together was Westuff, in 1984: I was writing, art-directing, overseeing creative design, and trying to sell ad pages. It was modeled after Interview; this mix that would become very much my obsession— fashion, entertainment, and art."
More on Hearst's Launch of Combines Print Magazine with Digital Extras
Last June, Hearst Magazines Digital Media and O, The Oprah Magazine announced the coming launch of a new website, The new site officially launched to coincide with the November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, now on newsstands. Leading the new venture is digital director Arianna Davis. She will guide the site’s editorial vision.
Good Housekeeping's Jane Francisco Featured on FOX 5 News Talking about the GH Lab in Mall of America
Good Housekeeping editor in chief Jane Francisco was interviewed on FOX 5 NY about the GH Lab concept store in Mall of America and the ideation behind its creation and execution (how products were tested, what shoppers can find, and more!)
Jonah Hill Announces Inner Children Magazine with A24
Featuring interviews with Na-Kel Smith, Mark Gonzales, Michael Cera and more: Amid speculation about a potential adidas collaboration, Jonah Hill has announced a new magazine to coincide with the arrival of Mid90s, his directorial debut. Hill went on to explain that the magazine, titled Inner Children and produced with A24, is themed around the his belief that “everyone has a snapshot of themselves from a time when they were young that they’re ashamed of.”
Mad Magazine’s ABCs of a School Shooting Give It a Boost of Relevance
"It’s not an easy task. To gain traction in a marketplace where satire spews out daily from would-be humorists and social commentary can be delivered in 280 characters, the brand must deliver in unique ways."
Fangoria, the Fabled Horror Magazine, Has Risen from the Dead
"Like horror-movie character Freddy Krueger, Fangoria is back - bloodier than ever. The fabled horror magazine that has thrilled and terrified readers since 1979 looked dead and buried last year. But now, just in time for Halloween, Fangoria has crawled out of its own grave in the form of a new quarterly journal with photos so high-gloss that the blood looks wet." reports Ron Charles.
Snap Is "Quickly Running out of Money," Analyst Says. The Stock Slides to a New Low
Evan Spiegel, Snap Inc.’s chief executive, wants his struggling company to reach profitability next year. Before that, he has to address new concerns that the Santa Monica firm is depleting its cash.
ASME NEXT Awards 2019 Call for Entries Posted
Sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with MPA–The Association of Magazine Media, the ASME Next Awards were established in 2016 to support the development of print and digital magazine media by recognizing young journalists who have already demonstrated extraordinary promise at the beginning of their careers. Five award recipients will be honored at the Ellie Awards on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Brooklyn Steel in New York. Visit to download the call for entries.
Ellies 2019 Call for Entries Posted
The National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media 2019 Call for Entries is now posted at Notable changes include the introduction of an award for podcasting as well as new categories for service and lifestyle publications. The deadline for entry for content published before November 1, 2018, is Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The deadline for entry for content published on or after November 1, 2018, is Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Visit to see the awards schedule.
The ASME Award for Fiction 2019 Call for Entries Posted
Editors of consumer magazines and literary publications are invited to submit entries for the 2019 ASME Award for Fiction. Intended to celebrate the historic link between literary fiction and magazine journalism, the award honors print magazines and magazine websites for overall excellence in fiction. The deadline to enter is November 29, 2018. For more information, visit
Data Points Symposium: Harnessing Analytics and Measurement | Dec. 3 | NYC
Do you fully leverage your brand and consumer data? Do you understand the new privacy and security measures? Join MPA’s half-day program including expert insights, current trends, success stories and best practices that will help you make smart data decisions and boost revenue. FREE for MPA/ASME members – register today!
This edition features 20% more of the independent research, statistics and compelling facts that articulate the power of magazine media and its effectiveness compared to other media. Please find: New category data and charts from the recently launched Magazine Media 360° Social Media Engagement Factor. New multimedia comparisons proving magazine readers are the strongest everyday influencers. New data proving advertising in magazines raises brand awareness and purchase intent. New Pharma ROAS case studies that show magazines drive conversions to branded prescription drugs. •New charts that show while trust in platforms declines, trust in journalism rebounds. •New charts that show how magazines excel in motivating consumer trial with featured samples and coupons. •New charts that show the role of print and subscriptions in the circulation mix. We encourage you to use this information in your own brand presentations, marketing and conversations. Please let us know if you’d like additional copies—and be sure to share the digital versions (PDF and Powerpoint) at
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