The Association of Magazine Media

Monday, December 21, 2015

Survey: The Highest-Growth Revenue Streams for Magazine Media in 2015
The biggest revenue upsides are coming from a variety of sources. Guess which one isn’t on the list.
Most Notable Magazine Covers of 2015
Between Caitlyn Jenner's debut, the Cosby accusers taking charge of their collective voices and Khloé Kardashian showing off her year of hard work in the gym, the year was full of notable magazine covers.
Hearst Partners with Reelio to Build Social Influencer Network
Magazines Seventeen and Cosmopolitan will help brands working with YouTube creators: Hearst Corp. is working with the Web video ad technology company Reelio to create pared-down networks of social media influencers who should be relevant to the magazine giant’s typical types of advertisers.
The One Thing Worse Than Internet Ads Is...
"In the consumer’s eye, the one thing worse than annoying Internet ads is the that too much personal information is held online when it comes to online marketing."
Enjoy Your Time on the Winter Slopes More: A Review of Winter Sports Newsstand Titles
Snowboarder, Snowboarding, Skiing, SKI, Powder, and Harper's are the titles reviewed this week by the New York Post staff.
Publishers & Distributors Respond to Kable Distribution’s Demise
Linda Ruth writes: There are reportedly several major publishers that refuse to move their Hudson Retail distribution to KPF. “Hudson Retail isn’t going to have much of a magazine presence if the big ones pull out,” a long-time industry observer commented. “This could have a lot of consequences if other publishers refuse to make the move as well.”
An Old-Media Empire, Axel Springer Reboots for the Digital Age
When Mathias Döpfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, and a handful of his top managers first set their sights on the United States three years ago, it was with notebooks in hand, rather than checkbooks.
As Print Journalism Declines, Fate of Sidewalk Newspaper Boxes Is Unclear
With manufacturers scaling back production, alternative newsweeklies closing and community members complaining, times are tough for the sidewalk newspaper box.
Tablets Still Popular, for Now
According to Mintel, about half of U.S. adults said they planned to purchase a tablet either as a gift (18%) or for themselves (32%) during the final quarter of 2015. With penetration at 57% of all consumers, the sector should remain healthy as consumers replace the tablets they already have.
The First Website Went Online 25 Years Ago Today
Tim Berners-Lee's first World Wide Web page flickered to life at CERN on December 20th, 1990.
On Display: Germaine Greer’s LIFE Magazine Outtakes
Q&A with Steve Casimiro, Founder, Adventure Journal Quarterly
The Knight Foundation Funds PolitiFact to Fact-check Political Posts on Medium
McIntyre Steps In As Acting Publisher of Crain's Cleveland Business, Campanelli Faces Legal Charges
Instagram Sees Strong Ad Recall Rates
Young People Watching Less Traditional TV
Search Engines Struggle to Keep Web Traffic
FTC Charges App Developers with Violating Children's Privacy Rules
The Ellie Awards 2016 Call for Entries is now posted at ellieawards.org. 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
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On November 19, 2015, Dick and Joan Flutie, the parents of former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie, died within an hour of each other, both from heart attacks. Their son tells their story in The Player's Tribune.