The Association of Magazine Media

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Four-time Ellie Winner Gary Smith, Referred to By Many As America’s Best Sportswriter, to Retire from Sports Illustrated
S.L. Price writes of Smith: His great achievement was an inversion of sport's central allure the way it reduces messy existence to clear winners and losers, good guys and bad guys. He made it OK to feel uncertain about the athletes we were sure we knew, to empathize more than judge, to end a story feeling more conflicted than consoled. Because at gut level- we understand: No human is ever as simple as a ball game.
AARP's Tammy Gordon Among Notables Chiming In: How Big Brands Can Act Like Startups
A handful of the nation’s top marketers gathered in Nashville this week to discuss the massive impact digital innovation has had on consumer behavior. Chief among the changes: the emphasis on engagement and the ascendance of social content.
Niche Magazines: “Speaking to the Base” Is the Best Solution
Samir Husni picks up his conversation with MagNet's Luke Magerko highlighting retail analytics and focusing on preventing sales loss by better understanding general consumer shopping habits.
The Met's Costume Institute Becomes the Anna Wintour Costume Center
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's fabled Costume Institute celebrates its revamped and newly named gallery space this month with a state-of-the-art exhibition commemorating the exquisite creations of couturier Charles James.
Zinio Acquires Audience Media
Digital magazines are big business. According to the Magazine Media Factbook 2013/2014, more than 90 percent of adults in the U.S. still read magazines and a growing proportion of them are doing it on tablets and smartphones.
Many MPA Members Among Webby Award Winners and Nominees
For the third year in a row, The New Yorker won best editorial writing, while WIRED grabbed People’s Choice. The technology-inspired title won best magazine for the second time since 2012. The Atlantic won for best political site. GQ received the People’s Choice award for the News category.
WIRED's Recent Story on a Startup’s Struggles in Silicon Valley Repeatedly Lauded As a "Must Read"
In May's GQ Kevin Hart Talks About His Audience, Upbringing, & Ex-Wife
More on Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton at the InStyle-sponsored “The Other Woman” Screening
Town & Country to Unveil British Edition
Jeannine Shao Collins Named More Publisher
More on Anna Jones Named CEO at Hearst U.K.
Perri Dorset Leaves Huffington Post Communications Team
Trustee Quits After Columbia University Paper Votes to Decrease Publication
Reason Magazine Hosts "Thank You for Vaping"
Yellen Talks Down Stocks... in Mad Magazine
Newspaper Business Model Evolves, Takes Advantage of Market Changes
Apple Patents Head-Mounted Display
Amazon Opens Wearable Technology Store
The 2014 NewFronts Are an Inflection Point for Digital Programming: Are We Moving Toward a Post-Television World?
Freakonomics Author: New Media Isn’t So Different from Old
Quality Content Is Critical for SEO
Score One for comScore, Signs Yahoo for Global Ad Measurement
Mobile Spend, Traffic Grows, Advertisers Adopt Rich Media Units
Digital Marketing Budgets Continue to Rise
Ad Execs: Digital Video Predicted to Rival TV in Ad Importance
Note to Brands: Go Cross-Screen or Go Bust
Commentary: No One Cares About Economic Data Anymore; That’s Good News.
You bring your lunch, we'll serve the food for thought. Featuring Will Palley, trends strategist, JWT New York, on " Trends That Will Shape the World in 2014 and Beyond." Complimentary for MPA/ASME members. Register today, NYC/Webinar.
There’s still time to register for the MPA-IMAG Conference in Washington D.C. Learn how to turn macro and micro shifts into mega opportunities for your brands while sharing and networking with your fellow independent magazine media peers. May 19-20.
Be a part of the only magazine media industry event that brings together all retail supply chain partners. June 9-11, The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, VA.
-Adobe, AAM, Brown/Nellymoser, CDS Global, Kobo, MediaRadar, Publishers Press, Quad Graphics, Sherman & Howard, ShopAdvisor, and SocialFlow for their support of the MPA-IMAG Conference. -Blippar and Publishers Press for their support of the 2014 National Magazine Awards.
Join us at the ASME Annual Meeting and ASME Best Cover Contest Awards Presentation on April 30 at the 3 West Club in New York City. Adam Moss, Editor in Chief of New York, Dana Points, Content Director for the Meredith Parents Network and Ben Smith, Editor in Chief of BuzzFeed, will discuss the topic "What's a Magazine Now." Sponsored by Publishers Press.
The awards will be presented at the National Magazine Awards Annual Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis tonight. The awards are supported by Publishers Press and Blippar.
Sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School and ASME Moderated by Victor Navasky, George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism and Chair of the Columbia Journalism Review. To attend, RSVP to Nina at NFortuna@magazine.org
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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April 30, 2014
3 West Club
Join us at the ASME Annual Meeting and ASME Best Cover Contest Awards Presentation on April 30 at the 3 West Club in New York City. Adam Moss, Editor in Chief of New York, Dana Points, Content Director for the Meredith Parents Network and Ben Smith, Editor in Chief of BuzzFeed, will discuss the topic "What's a Magazine Now." Moderated by Josh Tyrangiel, Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. Sponsored by Publishers Press and Blippar.
May 01, 2014
New York Marriott Marquis
The awards will be presented at the National Magazine Awards Annual Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on May 1, 2014. Click to purchase tickets. The awards are supported by Publishers Press and Blippar.
May 02, 2014
The Toni Stabile Student Center
The Art and Science of Digital Storytelling—A National Magazine Awards Panel Discussion Sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School and ASME Moderated by Victor Navasky, George T. Delacorte Professor in Magazine Journalism and Chair of the Columbia Journalism Review. To attend, RSVP to Nina at NFortuna@magazine.org
"It was an unseasonably warm December, and somewhere nearby a rising tide in the San Francisco Bay was lifting all kite-surfers, but Nick Edwards and Chris Monberg were crouched at opposite rented desks in a shared coworking space near the Caltrain station in SoMa wondering if, by the middle of February, they would still have a company," begins WIRED's Gideon Lewis-Kraus in his insightful piece on the struggles of a startup called BoomTrain.
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