The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The New Bloomberg Media
Bloomberg Businessweek editor-in-chief Josh Tyrangiel described a new show as "much closer to 'Pardon the Interruption' on ESPN than 'Meet the Press,'" according to a partial transcript provided by a source. The next launch in the sequence is expected to be Bloomberg Business, which will align with the content of Businessweek and businessweek.com.
Esquire Network to Air Running of the Bulls Live
In the net’s first-ever live original television event, “Running of the Bulls 2014″ will feature eight straight nights’ coverage of the run, starting at 2-2:30 a.m. ET (tape-delayed on the West Coast) July 7 through Monday July 14 .
Birthing the Essence Festival, Suing R. Kelly: Magazine Co-Founder Edward Lewis
The Essence Festival would not be celebrating its 20th anniversary this weekend if Edward Lewis, a co-founder of Essence magazine, had not sat down for drinks with festival impresario George Wein in 1994. As a result of that informal meeting, the Essence Fest emerged as a cornerstone of the New Orleans summer tourism season, pumping many millions of dollars into the local economy.
Q&A with InStyle U.S.’s First Male Editor, Ariel Foxman
High up in the Time Inc. headquarters is InStyle editor Ariel Foxman’s corner office, with its enviable views of bustling New York City and the calming water beyond. Foxman, 40, is the magazine’s first male editor and the proud overseer of a title with a monthly footprint of over 21 million. For the last five years, InStyle has led the entire fashion and beauty category with the most advertising pages per year.
How Good Housekeeping Tests Products for Its "Seal of Approval"
The Willis Report goes behind the scenes of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute (started in 1900) and explores how products are selected and tested including a recipe for an easy no-bake "watermelon cake," and some of the latest TVs and internet technologies.
Michigan Democrats Try to Keep Magazine Outrage in Vogue
Posing for a picture in the Michigan House chambers with two other Republican men looking at women’s magazines, state Rep. Pete Pettalia quipped, “Don’t say we don’t understand women.”
Fortune's Carol Loomis Retires After 60 Years
After a remarkable 60 years at Fortune, writer and reporter Carol Loomis is ready to retire from her day job at the age of 85.
Barron's to Publish Its Penta Quarterly as a Glossy Magazine
Barron's, the Dow Jones financial weekly, will publish its Penta wealth-management quarterly as a glossy magazine insert beginning with the September 29, 2014, issue.Until now, Penta has been published as a newsprint section of Barron's.
More on IBM's Watson Learns to Cook from Bon Appetit Magazine
In a just-announced collaboration with Bon Appetit, Watson is using the 9000 or so recipes in the magazine's database to generate new recipes based on available ingredients and a suggested cuisine style. The AI uses both the magazine's archive and its own database of flavor compounds to determine what ingredients will go well together, and comes up with surprising new combinations.
ASME Intern Blog:
Follow ASME’s Magazine Internship Program 2014 Summer Interns as they navigate the world of magazine media and tell us about it, in their own words.
Kantar Gets "Graphic," Shifts from "Big Data" to "Data Storytelling"
British Vogue Taps Victoria Beckham for August Issue
Carla Lalli Music Promoted to Bon Appétit Food Editor
Harry McCracken Joins Fast Company
Nature Magazine Retracts Stem-Cell Research Studies
Wine Spectator Publisher Donates $3 Million to California College
Maxim’s New Owner Shakes up Magazine
Face Up Online: Mother Jone
Savannah Magazine Launches Redesign, New Size
The Cuban Editors that Were Recently Pressured to Leave Magazine, Announce New Venture
In U.K. Stuff Magazine Drops Cover Girls: "We’re in a Post-Lads Mags era"
Hebbard: Time to Cast Some Doubt on Some of the Recent Sales Research
Book Revenues Are up -But without eBooks, They'd Be Plummeting
U.S. Publishers Earn More through Online Sales than Physical Stores
Is the E-Reader on Its Way Out?
Bring on the Blogging Robots
8 Ways to Succeed at an Editorial Internship
USPS to Reduce Business Rates on Priority Mail
which Generation Has the Most Spending Power? Millennials Are the Future, But Boomers Are Today
How to Make Native Advertising a Powerful Medium
Come hear the key principles for creating viral content from Jonah Berger, author and associate marketing professor, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Berger has spent the last decade studying how social influence works and will discuss the science behind contagious content at MPA’s upcoming Chew on This presentation on Thursday, July 17. Register today – the first 35 attendees will receive a copy of Berger’s book, Contagious: Why Things Catch On.

2015 DUCATI MONSTER 821 – FIRST RIDE: Spare a thought for the long-suffering souls in Ducati’s PR department whose job it is to dream up clever ideas for the many new model launches. Especially when the new model in question isn’t so much new as an addition to an existing family.