The Association of Magazine Media

Thursday, June 6, 2013

More Brands Place Ads in Digital Magazine Editions
MPA’s new analysis of Kantar Media data shows that significantly more unique brands in the U.S. are placing ads across digital formats.
min Honors Magazine "Social Media Stars"
MPA member titles Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, The Economist, Spectrum, Men's Health, National Geographic, The New Yorker, People, Scientific American, and TIME among honorees.
On the Newsstands, the Allure of the Film Actress Fades As TV Stars Draw Readers
Even a few years ago, the prize for a magazine editor was in luring an A-list Hollywood star onto the cover. But just as much critical attention has shifted to television from theatrical releases, readers are now more likely to pick up a magazine featuring a television actor, reality star or musician.
Jet Magazine Covers Adorn the Walls at New Restaurant Harlem Shake
For decades Jet has been a media staple in the black community, each compact issue a cultural chapter found at just about every barbershop, doctor’s office and grandmother’s coffee table.
Time’s Fantastic Cover Designed by Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei
“The image represents Ai’s acknowledgment of the country’s centrality in the world, while at the same time challenging China’s leaders to make the future a freer and more democratic one,” wrote Rick Stengel, Time’s managing editor.
More on: Runner's World July Newsstand Edition's Enhanced Coverage and Features
SourceMedia Adds Video Commercial to Subscription Page
The New Yorker's Ken Auletta Among the 2013 Mirror Award Winners
SF Weekly Cover Story Wins Newhouse Mirror Prize
This Old House Names Nathan Stamos Publisher
The Awl Searches for an Editor-in-Chief
Martha Stewart Meets Her Match(es)
Lydia DePillis to Leave The New Republic for Washington Post's Wonkblog
EIC Kerry Lauerman to Exit Salon.com
People Moves at AARP, Active Interest Media...
Spin Names New Editor-in-Chief
Martin Arnold, Former NY Times Magazine Journalist, Dies at 84
Face Up: Behind the Scenes of The Washingtonian's Cover Design Process
Beagley: If You Do Not Invest in Circulation, Your Magazine Will Simply Die
Lapham Turns Back Time at Capitale
CFDA and Details Partner on Weekender Duffel Bags
Helping Readers Make Sense of Digital Brand Offers
How to Prevent a Twitter Hack: Security Surrounding Social Is Up to the Publishers, -Do You Have a Plan?
Washington Post Prepares Digital Subscription Plan
Commentary: Jarvis on Sponsored Content and Native Ads
Digital Platforms Are Changing the way Science Reporters Find & Tell Stories
A Cure for the Common Comment: Publishers Need to Leverage Comments As Content
M&A on Rise As Big Players Seek Content
Speculation Mounts as the CEO Search at P&G Begins
Amazon Forecast to Hit $1.1B in Ad Revs By 2015
Google Allows Advertisers to Run Images Alongside Search Ads
Twitter Signs Its Second Big Ad Deal, This Time with WPP
Schmidt-Backed Slice Moves Beyond Receipt Tracking with Debut of "Bookshelf," a Social Network for Readers
Samsung, Android May Have Passed Apple in U.S., -for Now
PwC Global Spending for Media and Entertainment to Rise Steadily
Digital-First Millennials Put a Premium on Value, Engagement
More Access, More Devices Mean More Spending
Tablets Displacing Portable PCs
Majority of Americans Own Smartphones
Upscale Hispanics Increase Size, Spending Power
Digital Resistance: Will U.S. Warm to Online Groceries?
Online Video Trumps TV in Engagement, Ad Shifts
Day 3 of the Apple E-Book Trial: Simon & Schuster, Amazon Execs Take the Stand
The executive leaders of Conde Nast, Meredith, Hearst and Active Interest Media will take the Retail Marketplace stage next week to discuss how they're leveraging the power of print while navigating the explosion of digital distribution. Register today! (June 10-12, Philadelphia)
MPA has created a three-part seminar series for mid- to senior-level magazine, media and advertising professionals--even non-digital folks--focusing on organizing companies around digital production, designing and distributing digital editions, and exploring avenues of monetization.
The 2013 Yale Publishing Course—Leadership Strategies in Magazine & Digital Publishing (July 14-19)—tackles the most important issues facing publishers in this time of ever-accelerating change.
Join fellow junior editors as they welcome the new class of ASME interns and celebrate the beginning of summer at the ASME Next summer bash. (June 6 | NYC)
June 10 - 12, 2013
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Retail Marketplace 2013 tackles the most important challenges in retail across the supply chain for print magazines -- driving sales, leveraging change, creating new opportunities and connecting with consumers.

The New Yorker's Amy Davidson looks closer at the latest scandal erupting from the current administration: The government seems to have a list of all the people that Verizon customers called and who called them; how long they spoke; and, perhaps—depending on how precise the cell-phone-tower information in the metadata is, where they were on a given day. But the customers of other providers shouldn’t be reassured: it is likely that this order is simply one of a type—the one that fell off the truck. Whatever complaints their customers may have, there is no reason to think that choosing Verizon is a tell-tale sign of one’s foreign-intelligence value.