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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The American Society of Magazine Editors Reveal Best Covers Finalists
The best 50 covers were selected by a jury of top editors, art directors and photo editors. Media junkies can vote for their favorite covers at texture.com/vote. The winners of the ASME best cover contest will be revealed at the American Magazine Media Conference on Feb. 2, which will take place the night before the Ellie Awards Annual Dinner.
More on the Power and Future of Print As told by Magazine and Magazine Media Makers
“What we’re seeing from the business community is that obviously, from a brand awareness and storytelling perspective, print is still a really important tool for us and that’s also partially because we’re living in the luxury space. And luxury advertisers have really seen that print still works for them from that perspective.” Nathan Lump, Editor-in-Chief, Travel + Leisure magazine.
Forbes Lists 30 Under 30 in Media
Just a few of those who made the Forbes cut: Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of MuslimGirl; Aaron Samuels and Morgan DeBaun, co-founders of Blavity; Chris Giliberti, Gimlet Media chief of staff.
Good Housekeeping and Innit Partner for "Connected Food"
Good Housekeeping has struck a deal with Innit, a company focused on the emerging confluence of cuisine and technology it calls “connected food.” The alliance is intended to raise consumer awareness of Innit’s services through a content and brand partnership.
More on Hearst Enjoys Record Profits, Eyes More Acquisitions
The magazine group had its second consecutive year of rising profits — up 21 percent in the US while the international operations were a drag, a source said — and is once again the second-biggest revenue-generating group at Hearst.
Megyn Kelly Covers Vanity Fair
In the accompanying profile, Kelly explained that her new projects will feature more in-depth reporting and will not be solely focused on politics.
Runner's World’s Bart Yasso Could Help Facebook's Zuckerberg with His Goals...
“He’ll find running easier if he uses a shorter stride,” suggested Runner’s World chief running officer Bart Yasso. “His legs are out in front of him, which is not a good way to go. Overstriding is an absolute way to get injured.”
Kalmbach Moves into the Board Game Industry
The Waukesha, WI-based enthusiast publisher reached an agreement to acquire Rather Dashing Games, the company announced today, marking its first foray into what Kalmbach president Chuck Croft calls a "rapidly growing market."
Step Inside Saveur: This 21-Year-Old Foodie Magazine's Test Kitchen Is Like a Gourmet Version of Your Own Home
According to editor in chief Adam Sachs: "A test kitchen is a factory for content." With the staff and editors constantly producing content across all channels—digital and print­—the kitchen is an invaluable resource. "Without the ability to—literally—cook up new stories every day," said Sachs, "we'd just be commenting on other trend and food stories."
InStyle Cover Girl Jennifer Lopez Dishes on Wedding Rumors
Eddie Redmayne, David Beckham, Prince Harry Among British GQ’s 50 Best Dressed Men
Twitter to Launch New Conversational Ads
Dow Jones Creates New Publishing Unit
Vice Journalist Released After 131 Days in Turkish Prison
Oracle to Acquire Publisher Audience Platform AddThis
How Next-Generation Publishers Will Win in 2016
How Publishers Changed What & How They Sell in 2015
Top Five Trends of 2015
Experts, authorities, practitioners and strategists will headline conversations and keynotes on innovators and innovation offering up ideas and inspiration to grow your brand and your business. Thank you to our partners for their sponsorship support of AMMC 2016: The Alliance for Audited Media; AmDocs; Chartbeat; GfK MRI; HiFi; Kantar Media; KeyWee; MediaRadar; ONEcount; OneVision; PIB; Port Hawkesbury Paper; Publishers Press; RR Donnelley; ShopAdvisor; SocialFlow; and Vindicia. —For a sponsorship overview contact Alison Heisler for details on all sponsorship levels: aheisler@magazine.org or 212-872-3740.
The ASME Best Cover Contest gallery is now posted on texture.com. Readers’ Choice voting begins January 5. Tell your readers to vote.
February 01 - 02, 2016
Grand Hyatt New York
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Alison Heisler at aheisler@magazine.org or 212.872.3740.
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