The Association of Magazine Media

Monday, December 1, 2014

Popular "Eat This, Not That!" Brand to Start Quarterly Magazine
The Meredith Corporation is introducing on newsstands a quarterly magazine called Eat This, Not That!, which is based on the column that began a decade ago in Men’s Health and has expanded into a series of books that have sold seven million copies. The new 120-page magazine, which will make its debut on 80,000 newsstands and other locations on Tuesday, costs $13. It features articles on topics like recipes to maximize nutrition and weight-loss impact and a guide for making smart decisions when dining at well-known restaurants.
Q&A with Foreign Affairs' Lynda Hammes on Finding a Passionate New Audience
Hammes explains how a 93-year-old brand retooled for a new era while staying true to good old-fashioned quality content.
TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Awards: The Walking Dead, Outlander, Arrow and More!
And the winners are... TV Guide Magazine's fourth annual Fan Favorites Awards drew nearly 600,000 votes in 11 categories (the full list of winners is at the bottom of this story). The Walking Dead lived up to its Nielsen popularity with a victory in the Favorite Horror Show category.
Ferguson Protesters Lead TIME Magazine's Person of the Year Ballot
The protesters who have continued to keep national attention focused on the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury to not prosecute a white police officer have climbed to the lead in Time magazine's balloting for "Person of the Year.''
Brilliant New Yorker Cover Takes on Ferguson
This stunning New Yorker cover seems destined to take its place among the magazine’s pantheon of illustrations that merge iconographic simplicity with sharp social commentary. As the artist, Bob Staake, explains to the magazine, his overt depiction of a city’s division is accompanied by a wish...
FIPP Launches a New Website
The site, www.fipp.com, is powered by Haymarket Network and will offer a more dynamic, effective, and usable resource to FIPP members and the international magazine media community it serves.
Q&A with David Carr on the State of Media: The Consumer Is Making Out Really Well
In a conversation, lightly edited, he explains why, even though digital publishing strains to find a workable business model, staffs continue to shrink and media outlets are increasingly at the mercy of the platforms, he’s still upbeat about the future of publishing.
Editor’s Choice: The Best of Vanity Fair’s First Incarnation in the Magazine World
Chris Rock Sums Up the State of Race in America in a New York Interview
TIME Magazine Announces Picks for Best Photography Books of the Year
Christian Bale Covers WSJ.
CQ Roll Call Acquires Federal News Service
Lucky Trims Editorial Staff
A New York Times Magazine Exhibit Opens in Tennessee
New LGBTA Magazine Debuts Tuesday in Charleston
Madonna Talks Art, Death, Drugs, and More with Interview Magazine
Rolling Stone Names U2 Album that Pissed Everyone Off Best of 2014
NY Lands Four in Rolling Stone’s "15 Worst Owners in Sports" List
Lawsuit Challenges Censorship of Prison Magazine
High concept: London’s First Drug Magazine Is Illegal
Cross Country Magazine to Go to 10 Issues a Year
Urban Velo Magazine Prints Final Issue
Content Discovery: Quality Vs. Quantity
Google, Intel Chips Looking Toward Business for Glass Wearables
Patent Toll: ANA Advises Marketers Not to Indemnify Agencies, Update Contracts
Rentrak Closes Kantar Buy, Pays WPP $30 Million Over Original Estimate
Reasons for Agencies to Give Thanks, in 5 Charts
Digital Marketing to Baby Boomers
Top Trends Predicted for Digital Advertising in 2015
Find out how magazine media's top executives are preparing for What's Next at the 2015 American Magazine Media 360°Conference, our industry's most important meeting. February 2-3, 2015, NYC.
The ASME Best Cover Contest 2015 Call for Entries is now available for download. The Best Cover Contest honors magazines published between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014.
 
 
December 09, 2014
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The last time Frank Rich had a conversation with Chris Rock was in early 1996, when they and the 1950s teen heartthrob Pat Boone were thrown together in a New York television studio as panelists on Bill Maher’s old show Politically Incorrect. This time they had two conversations in a New York hotel lounge as Rock prepared for the release of Top Five, a bittersweet film comedy in which he does triple duty as director, screenwriter, and star.
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