The Association of Magazine Media

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Flipboard CEO Seeks More Video, Individual Magazines
Long a fan of magazines, the CEO of Flipboard and his co-founder, Evan Doll, started designing the app for the iPad even before the popular device was released in 2010. It was a prescient bet that the rumored tablet's larger screen would draw otherwise reluctant magazine lovers into the digital realm.
People.com Launches Country Channel
“For us, Country is part of the larger landscape that is Hollywood,” People Digital editor Janice Morris told min exclusively. “We recognized that it’s not just a type of music, it’s a lifestyle that we’ve seen over the years permeate into other areas.”
Vanity Fair to Launch First-Ever TV Series On Investigation Discovery
To produce the one-hour episodes, ID producers will comb through Vanity Fair’s archives for some of the storied Conde Nast magazine’s most in-depth investigations, and then bring them to television – all with the writer of the story on hand as a primary source.
Q&A with Forbes COO Mike Federle on High-Profile Conferences
Face-to-face conferences have been a bread-and-butter business for business media companies for decades, and consumer magazine brands are increasingly entering the space or expanding their live-event efforts. In a two-part interview, Mike Federle outlines Forbes Media’s current conference strategy.
Q&A with IBT’s New Editor
Peter Goodman, international editor in chief of International Business Times explains his company's mission and significance: "It stands for unraveling the global economy, in the broadest sense. It’s a non-American, non-Eurocentric view of the globe that seeks to make connections between sometimes hard-to-understand institutions and ordinary people."
2014 FAME Awards Winners Announced
David Remnick Is Syracuse University’s 160th Commencement Speaker
Kevin Feige: The Man Who Saved Marvel
LIFE's Surprise Marlon Brando Birthday Gift
Tavi and the Taviettes
Ebony Magazine Releases State of the Black Family Survey
Consumer Reports Looks at Infant Seats
Delta Redesigns Its In-Flight Magazine for Digitally Affluent Flyers
CMD Is Merging with The Progressive Magazine
Iconic Travel Magazine Holiday Is Resurrected from the Dead
Quentin Tarantino’s Gawker Lawsuit Over Leaked “Hateful Eight’ Script Gets Trial Date
North Korean Smear Campaign Cites Japanese Magazine
AMC Won't Sell Mad Men Finale in Upfronts
Mobile Is Hitting the Nuclear Reset Button
Study: Programmatic Buying Remains a Puzzle
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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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