The Association of Magazine Media

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Magazine Media Brands (Like National Geographic) Lead 2016 Webby Nods
Magazine media brands are continuing to prove their digital worth. This year’s Webby Awards finalists were announced, and the top two nominees aren’t the digital natives you might expect.
The New Yorker Tests Readers’ Willingness to Pay Up
The New Yorker, owned by Condé Nast, has been testing the boundaries of readers’ willingness to pay more as the slump in print ad pages deepens.
The Atlantic & Univision Collaborate to Launch "CityLab Latino"
It’s the first non-English initiative from The Atlantic, and part of Univision’s wider digital strategy: The Atlantic’s CityLab, launched in 2011 to cover the growth and change of urban areas around the world, is getting a Miami bureau: The Spanish-language CityLab Latino, a partnership between The Atlantic and Univision Digital, launched Monday.
Gilbert and Torabi to Write Columns for Winfrey's Magazine
Editor in chief Lucy Kaylin told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Gilbert will contribute an "uplifting column" about self-expression and creative living and will provide a video to go with her monthly writing. Torabi will be a financial columnist, "helping readers learn to take control of their finances."
Variety Covers Set the Stage for Third Annual "Power of Women" Event
The five “Lifetime Impact Honorees” were revealed by Variety in early March and will be celebrated Friday at a luncheon at Cipriani New York hosted by Billy Eichner.
W Magazine’s Rickie De Sole Is Profiled
De Sole reviews her rise and career in publishing across notable fashion magazine media brands and outlines W’s mission to discover new talent.
XoJane's Lesley Kinzel on Whether Raunchy Female Hollywood Leads Help or Hurt Feminism
"The portrayal of some female characters as ‘sexually promiscuous’ is not itself the problem, the problem is that so many of these portrayals happen in the context of shallow stereotypes in which women themselves have no input or control,” explains Lesley Kinzel, editor at xoJane.
Michael Strahan Squares Up the May Issue of Success Magazine
Strahan is on the cover of the May's Success magazine, which will be pushed out on social media starting tomorrow and hit newsstands April 12.
New York Media Looking for Data and Revenue
New York Media, owner of the NYMag.com, Vulture, The Cut and Grub Street sites, is looking for partners that share its focus on using insights and analytics to drive deep engagement with readers. It’s not purely about who can provide more revenue.
Time Inc.’s GOLF Magazine Launches Free Swing Tip Mobile App
The app was released for both iOS and Android and offers instructional videos, a library for saving tips and videos, and a ‘Golf 101’ glossary for golf novices.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Vanity Fair - Marissa Mayer vs. “Kim Kardashian’s Ass,” What Sunk Yahoo’s Media Ambitions?
Yahoo’s offices have become a grim place of late. In February, C.E.O Marissa Mayer announced that the company would shed 15 percent of its staff as it explores a sale of its core business. This human “streamlining” has been particularly brutal for morale at Yahoo’s extensive media holdings.
Politico's Jim VandeHei Leads Early Exodus
Ken Auletta Turns His Eye Toward Ad Industry
What Does the Future of Automated Fact-Checking Look Like?
What Are They Thinking: The Millennial Gold Rush Goes Local, in Charlotte
Rough Trade Shops Launches Monthly Magazine, Announces NYC RSD16 Live Performances
Join us in San Francisco for the 12th Annual IMAG Conference, bringing together independent magazine media executives from around the country. Peer-to-peer networking coupled with peerless intelligence on issues central to enthusiast brands make this meeting essential for all indie leaders across disciplines. Register by March 14 for best rate.
May 11 - 13, 2016
InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
Join us in San Francisco for the 12th Annual IMAG Conference, bringing together independent magazine media executives from around the country. Peer-to-peer networking coupled with peerless intelligence on issues central to enthusiast brands make this meeting essential for all indie leaders, including c-suite, editorial, digital, revenue, development and more.
Yahoo’s offices have become a grim place of late. In February, C.E.O Marissa Mayer announced that the company would shed 15 percent of its staff as it explores a sale of its core business. This human “streamlining” has been particularly brutal for morale at Yahoo’s extensive media holdings.