American Society of Magazine Editors

Friday, October 12, 2018

Made and Distributed in the U.S.A.: Online Disinformation
On Thursday, Facebook said it had identified 559 pages and 251 accounts run by Americans, many of which amplified false and misleading content in a coordinated fashion. The company said it would remove the pages and accounts. Among them were Right Wing News, which had more than 3.1 million followers, and left-wing pages that included the Resistance and Reverb Press, which had 240,000 and 816,000 followers.
Facebook Purged Over 800 U.S. Accounts and Pages for Pushing Political Spam
Facebook said on Thursday it purged more than 800 U.S. publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically-oriented spam, reigniting accusations of political censorship and arbitrary decision-making.
Trump Forever and Ever? TIME Magazine on Those Who Want to Keep His Movement Alive
"In the past President Trump has spoken enviously of the idea of autocratic leaders who never go away (see "Trump praises Chinese president extending tenure 'for life,'" per Reuters). But Time magazine's latest cover story, on newsstands Friday, doesn't imagine the United States will eliminate the presidential term limit anytime soon. Instead, it examines the prospect of life after Trump—but still revolving around Trump."
Annie Leibovitz on Her Multifaceted Career: “I Learned So Much About Photography From Fashion Photography”
At Vogue’s Forces of Fashion conference, Leibovitz sat down with contributor Jonathan Van Meter to discuss some of her most memorable shoots, moving from reportage to fashion and celebrity photography and—in line with this year’s theme, Forces of Change—how she works in our current social media moment, in which everyone is their own photographer.
Indie Magazines Enjoy Print
Indie magazines. They’re hip, they’re cool, and they are absolutely revitalizing the magazine industry. We spotted the swing from mass market to niche several years ago, when too many people were still wringing their hands about the changes to our industry. Some called us crazy. But it’s becoming increasingly obvious that independent titles are breathing new life – and robust new business models – into the publishing scene.
German Magazine Stands by Its Reporting on Futbol Star Ronaldo
The German weekly magazine that first published the r@pe allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo says it has ''hundreds of documents'' that substantiate its report and there is no reason to believe they are not authentic.
How The Washington Post’s User Lab Balances Advertiser and Subscriber Demands
For years publishers crammed bad ads onto their sites to maximize ad revenue, until readers started rebelling by installing ad blockers. Other publishers have been making similar moves to the Post’s in the name of improving user experience as they look to users to pay more of the bills.
The Magazine Media 360° August 2018 Data and Reports Are Here!
The August 2018 Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report shows that Total Audience has reached 1.8 billion, up +1.5% versus August 2017 year ago for the 112 magazine brands in the analysis. To review the August 2018 Brand Audience Report, please [click here ]. We continue to see double digit growth in Mobile Web and Video Audiences. Mobile Web was reported to have a +11.8% increase versus year ago, its fifth consecutive month of +10% or greater. Mobile shows no signs of slowing down its robust growth in CY 2018. Top Ten Lists are accessible here See the Audience Mix Infographics here
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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