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Monday, December 7, 2015

2016 Year in Preview: The Year Publishers Get Smarter About Platforms
This essay is one in a series of 10 produced by Digiday’s staff of reporters and editors in which we look to the major trends of 2016.
'Tis the Season for Engagements: Bride Bibles at the Newsstand
The Knot, Brides, Bridal Guide, New Yorker, and TIME are reviewed this week by the New York Post staff.
Condé Nast Said to Be in Talks with Hearst for Shared Services
Hearst and Condé Nast may be linking up in the U.S. through Hearst’s Magazines Publishing Services, -the shared services program, HMPS allows publishers to tap into Hearst’s relationship with CDS Global, a publishing operations firm it owns that offers print and digital services to clients.
Sequential Completes Martha Stewart Living Buy
Stewart will continue at Sequential Brands under a recently signed, five-year contract that pays her $1.8 million in base compensation plus a $100,000 expense account, first-class travel, hotel accommodations and hair and makeup services.
Danny Meyer Discusses Hospitality, Media and Shake Shack with Hearst’s David Carey
The event, which was open to Hearst employees and the media, began with Carey asking Meyer about creating a corporate culture, and moved on to other topics such as the value of social media and what he would do if they swapped jobs for a day.
Viola Davis Explains Why She's Not Afraid of Aging
"What's released me most from the fear of aging is self-awareness," she said in the January issue of InStyle magazine, on newsstands Dec. 11. "I've never determined my value based on my looks or anything physical."
Celebrating GQ’s Men of the Year: Amy Schumer and Her Fantasy Bradley Cooper, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton
Wiz Khalifa, Chris Hardwick, Future, Joel McHale, Drake and a mason jar full of weed are also spotted at the star-filled party.
Publishers Can Now Link to Their Snapchat Channels and Content on Facebook and Twitter
Columbia Disputes Exxon Mobil on Climate Risk Articles
These Marketing Success Stories Show Reddit's Big Potential
Again at the New Yorker
American Childhood, As Seen Through Early Kids' Magazines
"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
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.
February 01 - 02, 2016
Grand Hyatt New York
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Alison Heisler at or 212.872.3740.
In the December 14, 2015, issue of The New Yorker, in “A House Divided” (p.30), Ryan Lizza, through extensive interviews with more than a dozen House Republicans, reveals the behind-the-scenes maneuverings of the Freedom Caucus—an invitation-only group of about forty right-wing conservatives—who orchestrated House Speaker John Boehner’s ouster. Mark Meadows, a Republican representative from North Carolina and one of the more active members of the House Freedom Caucus, tells Lizza that filing a motion to vacate the chair in July—which ultimately led to Boehner’s retirement—“was probably one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done,” adding, “It was a lonely period of time here on Capitol Hill. Even my closest friends didn’t necessarily think it was the right move.” Meadows says he viewed his motion as an “act of desperation” because he “saw the power of the House of Representatives disappearing.”