The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter on Covers, Caitlyn and Trump: Adweek's Editor of the Year Perfects the Union of Digital and Print
Tony Case writes"To say it's a magazine cover that made history doesn't quite cut it. We're talking about a project so massive, so secretive that only eight people inside publisher Condé Nast knew about it and a security firm was enlisted to keep it under wraps."
Bernie Sanders Leads TIME’s "Person of the Year" Poll
Voting on the TIME Reader’s Person of the Year ends December 4th at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced December 7th.
The Wall Street Journal Develops New Magazine About the Future
Like its name suggests, the magazine takes a look at the future of a range of industries from food and travel to sports and technology.
Maxim Owner Was "Really Creepy" Toward Alessandra Ambrosio During Shoot
This controversy is just the latest chapter in the recent turbulent history of the magazine. Maxim was sold to Biglari Holdings in February 2014 for $12 million after an earlier deal to sell it to Darden Media for $31 million collapsed in late 2013.
Scientific American Relaunches Website
Framing the relaunch of, the magazine’s editor in chief Mariette DiChristina hits some familiar notes. The new site, crafted with the help of New York agency AREA 17, is designed to be more responsive and look especially good on a smartphone.
Porter Forges Ahead, with First Official Audit Planned for February
Porter, the fashion title launched by Net-a-porter nearly two years ago, will announce the results of its first official audit in February, while principals have reconfirmed their commitment to the title.
Fashionista: "Diversity on Magazine Covers Did Not Improve in 2015"
Gemma Kim writes "...much has been made about the lack of diversity in fashion, thanks largely to industry figures like Bethann Hardison. But when it comes to actual representation — both on the runways and on magazine covers — it's still hard to tell whether the industry is genuinely interested in bringing change or whether that interest is merely perfunctory."
This Costs Media, Advertisers $8.2 Billion a Year: Fake Traffic
A new report alleges that infringed content, malware and fake traffic is costing the U.S. advertising and media industry about $8.2 billion each year.
November Brought Us a Bounty of New Titles to Be Thankful for
InStyle’s Fashion News Director Eric Wilson Among in’s Roundup of “Where Fashion People Went to College.”
Vance Publishing to Sell Off Businesses
Yahoo to Consider Selling Itself Off Before It Collapses
What Can (U.K.) Regional Publishers Do to Stimulate Growth and Sustainability?
Adobe Finally Kills off the Flash Brand
"What Can Neuroscience Tell Us About Why Print Magazine Advertising Works" explains how consumers' brains respond differently to print and digital environments. Hosted by Scott McDonald, Ph.D., President NOMOS Research. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 12:00PM-1:00PM ET
Register today for the MPA Biennial Research Symposium on Dec. 3, featuring groundbreaking research from the recent Print and Digital Research Forum (PDRF) in London. Complimentary for MPA/ASME members. Hearst Tower, NYC. Dec. 3.
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.
December 03, 2015
Hearst Tower
February 01 - 02, 2016
Grand Hyatt New York
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Alison Heisler at or 212.872.3740.

Peter Guralnick writes about how the Blues transformed his life in Oxford American's Georgia Music issue.