The Association of Magazine Media

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Magazine Revenue to Climb Slightly as Newspaper Decline Continues: Digital Gains Struggle to Plug Print Losses
Consumer magazine revenue will be essentially flat this year at nearly $24.6 billion compared with 2014, according to the annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook from PricewaterhouseCoopers. It will climb to approximately $24.7 billion by 2019.
Stephen Orr Named EIC of Better Homes and Gardens
Stephen Orr will replace Gayle Butler as editor-in-chief of Meredith Corporation’s flagship media platform Better Homes and Gardens, the company announced Wednesday.
Ride Like the Pros with Bicycling
At this year’s Philadelphia International Bicycling Classic pro race June 7, regular riders will have the chance to ride the same course the pros will ride before the pro races, courtesy of Bicycling. Registered riders will have the opportunity to ride on a traffic free course with two timing points for riders to test their skills.
Quartz Is Trying to Make Its Articles Stickier on Smartphones with a New “Read Full Story” Button
The business site is trying something counter intuitive with mobile traffic — adding an extra hurdle that makes it easier to offer readers alternative options.
Lonely Planet Has Plenty of Company with New Magazine Launch
Travel quarterly to debut in the U.S. in September with 450,000 circ: Lonely Planet is joining a crowded print media market with a new U.S. edition of its magazine. Launched in 2008 in the U.K., Lonely Planet Magazine already has 10 international editions, but is just now strengthening its presence what's becoming its most important market.
Ballantine's Publishes a Magazine About Whisky Entirely on Instagram
Amy Schumer’s Glamour Awards Speech Was Great
Magazine Celebrations and the Billboard Music Awards: Anna Wintour, Jennifer Connelly, John Legend, Alanis Morissette and more
The Atlantic Brings on Former TIME, People Editor Jim Gaines to Help Create Beautiful Native Things
Rochester Is All Over This Week’s Sports Illustrated
Digging "Print Is Dead’s" Grave -Sounds Like Fun.
Gawker to Unionize [Updated]
Politico Begins to Staff Up in Florida and New Jersey
Politico's Jim VandeHei: Scale Is a "Deal with the Devil"
DC Comics Reboots with Half the New York Staff Gone
Should Publishers Consider Launching Their Own TV Channel? Learning the Medium Is Still a Good Idea
Throwback Thursday: The Politically Incorrect Years
Throwback Thursday: Don't Know What to Do With Dad? Drug Him! A 1959 Magazine Ad for Thorazine
Time to Get Moving: Future of Social Content Anything But Static
10 Things You Need to Know Now About Programmatic (Digital) Buying
comScore Adds Mobile Measurement, Including Viewability, to Offering
A Taxonomy of the Modern Millennial Consumer
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The 2015 edition includes graphics with data from the recently launched Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report, as well as figures and trends from third-party sources demonstrating the growth, vibrancy and appeal of print and digital editions, magazine brand apps, and social media.
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Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl discusses reelected FIFA president Sepp Blatter's future and how outside forces are what's necessary to enact change in FIFA.