The Association of Magazine Media

Monday, September 22, 2014

People Scores with Jolie-Pitt Wedding Issue
People magazine scored a win at the newsstand with its Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt wedding issue. The issue, which ran during the week of Sept. 15, is a top 20 percent issue for 2014, according to MagNet Data.
Better Homes and Gardens' Jill Waage Mines Pinterest for Trends
Autumn is not yet upon us, but Jill Waage, a top editor at Better Homes and Gardens, has already predicted some of the biggest trends of the coming holidays.
In October, Better Homes and Gardens Will Open Its Test Kitchen to Subscribers
Nearly 37 million readers pull an issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine out of their mailbox every month, counting on ideas for beautiful bathrooms or storage solutions or tips for growing tomatoes. On Oct. 10 and 11, 150 of those readers will gather at Meredith headquarters for the inaugural Better Homes and Gardens Cooking Experience.
GQ's Age Issue Hits Newsstands
The October print edition of GQ features three different covers: Blake Griffin, Norman Reedus or Clive Owen. It also includes a Q&A with the three cover subjects plus Chadwick Boseman and Tom Selleck.
People Releases Joan Rivers Bookazine
The late comedienne Joan Rivers has been in the pages of People throughout its 40½-year history, so there was plenty of archival material for the editors to choose from to produce the bookazine tribute to her 81-year life. The Sept. 19 release came just two weeks after Rivers' Sept. 4 death from cardiac arrest.
Hearst Starts Silicon Valley Development Unit, Acquires BranchOut Assets
Hearst Corp. on Friday announced the launch of a new digital development unit in Silicon Valley to build new apps and services across the publisher’s diversified media properties.
Q&A with Michelle Lee, Nylon's New Editor in Chief
In her first interview since taking the helm, Laura INdvik spoke to Lee about how she got the job, how's she's handled a challenging transition period, and what she's planning to change (and keep the same) about the Nylon we know today.
Eva Longoria to Produce Texas Political Drama for ABC with Condé Nast
The drama explores the American dream and the lies, blackmail and manipulation it takes to rise to the top of power in Texas — and perhaps someday D.C. Universal TV, where UnbeliEVAable Entertainment has a first-look deal, is producing, with UnveliEVAble’s Longoria and Ben Spector executive producing alongside Condé Nast’s Dawn Ostroff and Gina Marcheschi.
Startups: Apply to Pitch at Forbes' "$400K Pressure Cooker"
The Forbes Under 30 Summit includes "The $400,000 Pressure Cooker," a Shark-Tank style competition for entrepreneurs as judged by some of the best investors in America, including Revolution’s Steve Case and Forbes Media President & CEO Mike Perlis, a former venture capitalist at Softbank.
Naomi Watts in More Magazine
The movie star opened up about her life off and onscreen in a cover story for the October issue of More magazine.
Biz Mag Giants Size up Power Players for Fall
Fortune, Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, New Yorker, New York, and Time among the magazine titles reviewed.
New Yorker Cover Skewers NFL
Why Businessweek's Ugly Tim Cook Cover Is Subversive Genius
A Condé Nast Widget Funded by Mark Cuban
Marie Claire and Bonnier Corp. Add to Teams
Register, Bloomberg Team up on Politics Coverage
Keith Jenkins Promoted to National Geographic Digital General Manager
Lindy West Named GQ Digital Culture Writer
Q&A with Bruce Sherbow, Senior Vice President, Penny Publications
More on Amy Keller Laird Promoted to Women's Health Editor-in-Chief
"The Biggest Loser" Host Alison Sweeney in Fitness Magazine
InStyle’s Fashion Color Cocktails that Will Be Big this Fall
More on October's InStyle Cover Girl Jennifer Garner
OITNB's Danielle Brooks' Look from the InStyle 20th Anniversary Party
Stay positive: Why Publishers Are Chasing Good News
OPA Calls "Online" Irrelevant, Becomes DCN: Focus Now on Digital Content
Apple Ended Up Selling 10 Million iPhones in First Three Days
Digital Fueling Global Ad Expansion, Traditional Media Continue to Erode
Local Media Revenue Poised to Reach $140 Billion, Granular Targeting Cited
DoubleClick, Zedo Found Serving Malware: Last.fm, Other Publishers Infected
Mendez: RTB’s Fatal Flaw Is It’s Too Slow
Move Over Millennials, Generation Z Is on the Scene
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September 23, 2014
MPA - 757 Third Avenue, 11th Floor
Tech and Publishing: A Symbiotic Relationship for the Digital Age
October 23 - 24, 2014
ASME
Two-day workshop for junior-level editors on print and digital fundamentals. Includes how to pitch and assign • line edit • write display type • work with art and photo • write and edit for the web • develop content for tablet magazines • maximize the value of social media • manage your career.
October 23, 2014
Condé Nast
Join your fellow junior editors for an evening of networking and a Q&A with Wired's Editor in Chief Scott Dadich, at the next ASME NEXT Talks. Registration includes open bar.
In The New Yorker, Ben McGrath writes: "For several years now, sports fans of a certain cast of mind have been declaring their intention to quit watching professional football, on moral grounds. What cast of mind is this? A rare or, perhaps, hypocritical one, to judge by the numbers, which show ever-higher TV ratings for the N.F.L., in spite of the drumbeat of grim news from neurological labs, trainers’ tables, and police blotters. Evidently, unease has emboldened only those whose allegiance to the gridiron was notional in the first place. Either that or all the discussion of modern-day gladiators has produced a rubbernecking effect, in which we keep tuning in to see if the decline of the nation’s most popular form of entertainment is finally upon us. (It is not—yet.)"