The Association of Magazine Media

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mary Berner: Don't Give the USPS a Blank Check to Exploit Its Monopoly Powers: Return This Bill to Sender
MPA President & CEO Mary Berner asks: "If a company were failing, unable or unwilling to stop overspending and its future was in danger, what board of directors in its right mind would pump more money into its existing leadership and structure and give them a blank check to do what they want?"
After Contentious Debate, Senate Panel Delays Postal Reform Vote
The Senate failed on Tuesday to move forward with its revised plan to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service, delaying a committee vote after a series of potential amendments threatened to derail the bill.
Four Years Ago Today, The iPad Was Introduced and the Tablet Publishing Platform Was Born
On the last Wednesday of January 2010, Steve Jobs strolled out on stage in San Francisco and introduced the iPad, confirming rumors that Apple’s new tablet would not be called the iSlate.
AFAR Launches New Travel Awards
AFAR media has just announced the launch of its annual “Experiential Travel Awards.” Whether readers are interested in finding the best river cruise, a dream remote beach destination, or a domestic getaway, AFAR has curated the best travel experiences for 2014.
More on Condé Nast Honoring Its Own at Annual Conference
The two-day event ended Tuesday night when Condé Nast executives gathered for cocktails and a seated dinner at Sea Salt, where awards for the best-performing magazines and professionals were handed out.
Facebook Turns Ten
Facebook Now Wants to Be Your "Paper." Print and broadcast news outlets have long been the world’s gatekeepers of information. Now, Facebook wants a turn.
Flipboard Mimics Magazines Further with Shift to Structured Content, Revamped “Cover Stories”
Print Actually Trumps Digital in the Attention Economy: Here’s How
eBook Readers Use Devices to Supplement, Not Replace, Printed Media
Forbes to Launch Edition in Finland
More on TV Guide, CBSi Cross-Promote to Build Audience
More on Pacific Standard's Recent Online Success
Veteran Photog Douglas Graham Quits Roll Call
New You Names Fashion Director
Inc. Media Hires Jim Ledbetter from Thomson Reuters
California Newspapers to Carry a New Print Sunday Magazine
It's All About Fertilizing the Android Ecosystem
Paid Search Clicks Climb at the End of 2013, As Do CPCs
Study: Shoppers Want More Mobile Content from Brands, Retailers
The New York Times' Video Dilemma
Journalist Detained, Arrested While Reporting Olympics in Sochi
New York Regulators Hold Bitcoin Hearing
Why Super Bowl Real-Time Marketing Will Fail
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Tell your readers to visit Facebook from March 31 to April 13 to vote for their favorite covers. The most "liked" cover of the 10 finalists will win the ASME Best Cover Contest Readers' Choice Award.
Speakers include MPA’s Mary G. Berner, Hearst’s Michael Clinton, All You’s Nina Willdorf and Deborah Curtis, The Atlantic’s Corby Kummer and Jay Lauf, Glamour’s Cindi Leive and Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapaport—plus Richard B. Stolley, the founding editor of PEOPLE, and Dorothy Kalins, the founding editor of Metropolitan Home and Saveur.
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