The Association of Magazine Media

Monday, January 25, 2016

Southern Living Celebrates 50th Anniversary
The February issue is Southern Living’s largest since May 2008. There are four separate covers and inside, each feature is in some way connected to the magazine’s past.
Battle of the Brands: Donald Trump or Forbes?
Forbes (which values Trump at $4.1bn) does not simply celebrate money-making in print and digital, it practises what it preaches by running a successful, if unorthodox, media business with an enviable global cachet.
James Oseland of Rodale’s Organic Life Talks About the Ineffable Magic of Print
James Oseland, Editor in Chief of Rodale’s Organic Life, shares with us how it’s possible to maintain a passion for print while embracing new digital revenue streams.
The New Yorker Cover Gets Historical
The latest New Yorker cover, by Barry Blitt, features past presidents reacting to the oddity that is Donald Trump.
Ex-Condé Nast and Hearst Editors Launch "Clover," a Newsletter for Teens
Casey Lewis, a former senior online editor at Teen Vogue, and Liza Darwin, who held senior editor jobs at Nylon and Sweet, Hearst’s Snapchat channel, have developed a newsletter for teen girls called “Clover.”
People Gets the Exclusive!: Stepmom of Missing Boy Breaks Silence, Denies Involvement
The eight-minute video clip released by People on Wednesday marked the first time Horman has been heard speaking about the case.
Ad Age's 2016 Agency A-List
For anyone debating whether it's creativity or business strategy that lands an agency on our Agency A-List, the answer is becoming increasingly clear: It's both.
More on National Review Devotes Issue to Taking Down Trump: "Crickets Are Heard"
More on Women’s Health to Launch Podcast
Incoming Alt-Weekly Editor Is Fully Committed to Print
More on Penthouse Plans to Retain Magazine, Launch Overhauled Site
IAB Opens Data Center, Names MediaMath's Zawadzki Chair
Ad Industry Could Face Talent Shortage, Says New IAB Chair Wiener
IAC Realigns Reporting Segments After Creation of Publishing Unit
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: or 212-872-3740.
The ASME Best Cover Contest gallery is now posted on Readers’ Choice voting begins January 5. Tell your readers to vote.
February 01 - 02, 2016
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In The New Yorker (p.42), Jill Lepore examines the death of two-year-old Bella Bond, whom authorities dubbed “Baby Doe” during the headline-riddled three months leading up to the identification of her body, and details the fraught history of America’s efforts to keep children safe from abuse. Pretrial hearings in the case against Rachel Bond—whose daughter was discovered in a trash bag, in Boston Harbor, in June, 2015—and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, who she has said killed the child, will begin this month. “But Bond might not face trial; it’s likely that she’ll testify against McCarthy, possibly in exchange for a reduced sentence,” Lepore writes. “For child welfare, there will be no mercy.” The death of “Baby Doe” is part of a long history of failures of child protection in America. The system is trapped in a cycle of scandal and reform. “Whatever has gone wrong in Massachusetts has gone far worse in other parts of the United States,” Lepore writes, adding, “Nineteen states (including Massachusetts) are being sued for their systems’ failure to protect children.”