The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday October 7, 2015

Conde Nast’s Dawn Ostroff on Making Digital "Frenemies," Chasing Ad Dollars
As her portfolio of titles — with heavy hitters like Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ and Architectural Digest — goes beyond print and populates a universe of premium digital video and cable partnerships, she advocates a more communal approach among similar programmers chasing ad dollars.
Annie Leibovitz Opens Up About Caitlyn Jenner’s Magazine Cover
Veteran celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz offered some dramatic insights into the two-day shoot that resulted in one of the most buzzed-about covers in Vanity Fair history — the coming out of Caitlyn Jenner.
Esquire’s David Granger Interviews Patti Smith
The musician and writer spoke with Esquire editor in chief David Granger about her second memoir, titled “M Train,” which has been described by critics as filled with “allusions” and told in a “stream of conscience” way.
Q&A with Cooking Light's Hunter Lewis
“I don’t believe in the death of either of those (the homepage and the tablet) because, you know yourself, the “death of print” has been covered extensively over the last few years; we’ve read hundreds of articles about the death of print and we know that prediction was BS. It’s not about the death of the tablet or the death of the homepage; it’s about where the audience is and how they’re getting their information.” Hunter Lewis, editor, Cooking Light.
Vice News Managing Editor Departs for Newsweek
Kevin Dolak, who served as the initial editorial hire who helped launch Vice’s News vertical in 2014, has been named Newsweek’s executive editor of digital.
Big Publishers to Online Advertisers: Trust Us (and No One Else)
Major online publishers are arguing that fraud in online advertising shows why they should get more of advertisers' business.
Flipboard Says It’s Still Growing, Despite Launch of Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles
Digital reading app, popularized on the iPad, says its audience is now mostly mobile: Flipboard has seen the number of new users downloading the app on iOS jump 50% versus the previous month.
Calvin Trillin Leaves Them Hungry for More
Twitter Launches Moments, Its Dead-Simple Tab for Browsing the Best Tweets
Penton Buys World Tea Media from F+W
More on Fortune's Lex Luthor Profile
Google Launches "AMP" Project with Media Partners
Growth of Time Spent on Mobile Devices Slows
Study: 92% of Millennials Say Smartphone Is Primary Device
Newer Social Ad Venues Intrigue Marketers
Why the Muppets May Hold the Key to the Great Ad Blocking Debate
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Join MPA for a two-part webinar series featuring Janice Morris, Entertainment and Lifestyle News, Twitter (Oct. 15), and Robert Macdonald, Media Partnerships, Pinterest (Oct. 22). Sessions will include best practices, case studies and more. Complimentary for MPA/ASME members. See details and register today.
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The Ellie Awards 2016 Call for Entries is now posted at Founded in 1966, the Ellies are one of the most sought-after awards in print and digital journalism—every year nearly 1,800 entries are submitted. More than 100 finalists and winners will be honored at the Annual Ellie Awards Dinner, hosted by ASME, at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, February 1, 2016.
October 21 - 22, 2015
Two-day seminar for junior-level editors on print and digital fundamentals. Learn how to pitch and assign • line edit • write display type • work with art and photo • write and edit for the web • maximize the value of social media • manage your career
November 05, 2015
Hearst Tower
The fastest growing magazine media audience platform today – mobile – is still largely untapped from engagement to monetization by magazine brands. Mobile Matters will bring together leaders in magazine media and the varied technology partners working to harness the promise of the mobile platform.
November 05, 2015
The law is changing as fast as your job description. Are you keeping up?
February 01 - 02, 2016
Grand Hyatt New York
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In Playboy: Why would a dying man lie about what will happen to his dead body? He gave his fiancée very precise instructions about how to handle his corpse whenever he finally lost his fight to live. On July 3, 2015 he collapsed in the parking lot of an upscale Los Angeles grocery store. After she and others tried and failed to resuscitate his body, his fiancé did as she was told. She wrapped his body in dry ice and blankets. Then she left it in an SUV parked on a long, hilly, residential street in Pacific Palisades. She trusted that his super-secret black ops agency would find and dispose of his body. The next day, the Fourth of July, she and her personal assistant blended into the holiday traffic and got the hell out of town. They drove to Oregon and hid out while they mourned.