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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sports Illustrated Sets Web Traffic Record with LeBron James Essay
James’ piece attracted 6.1 million unique visitors to, good for its most unique views ever. James’ essay beat out the old record holder — Richard Sherman’s column on MMQB — by almost two million UVs.
Q&A with SI Managing Editor Chris Stone
Sports Illustrated Managing Editor Chris Stone gives all the credit for the recent Lebron James exclusive to Lee Jenkins, a Sports Illustrated senior writer who for months pursued a story on LeBron’s future.
The Atlantic Announces Record Growth for Newsstand Sales and Website Traffic
Atlantic president and editor-in-chief James Bennet and president and COO Bob Cohn yesterday announced record growth for newsstand sales and website traffic for The Atlantic. Over last year, two of this year’s issues have more than doubled 2013 sales while five issues are up 25 percent.
Hearst Launching Cosmopolitan-Branded Online Video Service
Hearst is launching CosmoBody, its first online subscription video service, which will stream workout videos and lifestyle programs on-demand through apps and browsers to anyone willing to pay $9.95 a month for access.
U.S. Woolmark Prize Winners Named
Ariel Foxman of InStyle, David Granger of Esquire, and Stefano Tonchi of W were among the fashion industry notables acting as judges on the panel for the Woolmark Prize.
Issuu Raises $10M to Become YouTube for Magazines
Palo Alto-based Issuu Inc. has raised $10 million in Series B funding to help publishers of catalogs and magazines make their content available to digital audiences via mobile apps, websites and social media.
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.
Novartis Teams Up with Google to Make Smart Contact Lens a Reality
Liesman: So Why Did Fed Chair Yellen Give that Interview to The New Yorker?
CQ Roll Call Launches Fifth Policy Pulse Blog, Energy Xtra
The Hill Introduces Social Media Component for Final "50 Most Beautiful" Nominees
Review of Walker Evans: The Magazine Work
More on Niche Media Holdings Sold
David Plotz Resigns As Editor of Slate
Julia Turner Is Named Editor in Chief of Slate
Nude Magazine Covers: Not Just for Celebrities
Newspaper Reporter Listed As "Endangered Job"
Why Fonts Still Matter in Digital Media
Why Publishers Need to Know About HTTP/2
Facebook to Track Users' TV Habits
Are We Coming to the End of SEO?
Tobacco Giants Reynolds and Lorillard to Merge in $27.4 Billion Deal
FCC Receives More Than 677,000 Comments on Net Neutrality Proposal
Big Brands to Pose As Unsuspecting Advertisers to Nab Bot Fraud, Study Will Serve As Industry Benchmark
For Millennials, Information Comes from Everywhere
2014: The Year of Transition for Marketers
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.
The data from the 2014 FIFA World Cup shows how we are amazingly connected, in ways that previous generations of humanity would consider the work of science fiction.
Join your fellow junior mag editors for an evening of networking and a q&a with Lucky's Editor in Chief Eva Chen, at the next ASME NEXT Talks. Registration includes open bar. Cost is $10 for ASME NEXT members; $20 for non members. About Eva: Eva Chen was named editor in chief of Lucky in June 2013. With 198,000 Instagram followers and more than 70,000 Twitter followers, Chen is a social superstar of the media world. In total, her social communities reach over 1.4 million devoted and engaged followers. August 6, 2014 at Condé Nast, 4 Times Square New York, NY
August 06, 2014
Condé Nast
Join your fellow junior editors for an evening of networking and a q&a with Lucky's Editor in Chief Eva Chen, at the next ASME NEXT Talks. Registration includes open bar.

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