The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Hearst's Second Annual Editorial Excellence Awards
The company held its second annual Editorial Excellence Awards Tuesday, in which the editors honored their own for their work in 2015. The big reveal took place over lunch on the 44th floor at Hearst Tower in New York.
The Hollywood Reporter Names "The 35 Most Powerful People in Media"
The sixth annual list from The Hollywood Reporter is out this morning, crowned in print by a photo of Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner posing at their A Casual Romance office in Los Angeles.
Condé Nast Traveler Reshuffles Masthead as Executive Editor Departs
Condé Nast Traveler deputy editor Candice Rainey will step into Lindberg’s spot as executive editor. Articles editor Lauren DeCarlo will grab the deputy editor title.
How The Economist Used Virtual Reality to Tell Stories Through Digital Reconstruction
The publisher is using virtual reality to bring back to life the historical collection of the Mosul Museum, destroyed by the so-called Islamic State.
The Secrets to National Geographic's Social Success
Named "King of the Social Media Jungle," National Geographic consistently ranks No. 1 for total fans and engagement in magazine media across major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and, most notably, Instagram. On the photo-sharing app, NatGeo is the most followed non-celebrity brand in the world.
Amy Schumer’s Reaction to Glamour’s "Plus-Size" Issue Is Still a Win for the Magazine
Emily Yahr writes "...the back and forth between Schumer and her fans accomplished exactly what Glamour was hoping for with the special edition of its magazine: attention. Regardless of her reaction, it’s still a win for the magazine.... more people are aware of the issue now than before"
Vice Media Diagnoses New Health Vertical for Ailing Website
Katie Van Syckle writes that the company "will launch a new health vertical in the coming months led by Kate Lowenstein, formerly health director at Prevention magazine. The digital powerhouse is wagering that even marijuana-smoking millennials want to feel healthy — not to mention the free page views from hypochondriacs Googling their scary rashes."
"Jackie" Must Testify in Lawsuit Over Rolling Stone Rape Story
The woman identified only as "Jackie" will be deposed on Thursday by attorneys representing Rolling Stone and Nicole Eramo, the University of Virginia administrator who is suing the magazine and the author of the now-retracted article, Sabrina Rubin Erdely.
Consumer Reports’ Unionized Staff Approves Buyout Package
Consumer Reports’ unionized editorial workers overwhelmingly approved a new agreement that will allow for an undetermined number of voluntary buyouts of employees with more than 10 years of service.
The Internet of Things: B2B Publishing’s Gold Rush
The gold rush analogy is literal. The most valuable data may be right in front of everyone; but until you find it, mine it, and polish it, it is just so much landscape.
Guitar World Publisher Drops Models
NewBay music vice president and general manager Bill Amstutz explained the decision to Reverb News, which first reported the story: “The main driver of this decision was economic, but bikini models were outdated, and we didn’t want to associate the brand with what could easily be viewed as sexist, as a misrepresentation of women guitar players, or that women in general may find offensive.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Between Playboy’s Pages, a Peek at How a Future Donald Trump Would Campaign
NYT's Michael Barbaro writes "Twenty-six years ago this month, Donald J. Trump sat down with Glenn Plaskin, a celebrity columnist, and, over a glass of chilled Coke, offered a grievance-filled economic agenda, a searing denunciation of weak-kneed American leadership and a keen understanding of his appeal to blue-collar Americans that uncannily resembled the White House campaign he is waging today — without Twitter, which didn’t yet exist."
New Natural Hair Magazine Sets a New Standard for Black Women’s Beauty
The Literary Magazine of the Dark Web
Hearst Ventures' Investment Roku Releases New Streaming Stick
Pinterest Introduces Ad Suite to Address Brand Concerns
The Demise of Brand-Building
9-Year-Old Reporter Defends Homicide Coverage After Backlash
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
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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.
NYT's Michael Barbaro writes "Twenty-six years ago this month, Donald J. Trump sat down with Glenn Plaskin, a celebrity columnist, and, over a glass of chilled Coke, offered a grievance-filled economic agenda, a searing denunciation of weak-kneed American leadership and a keen understanding of his appeal to blue-collar Americans that uncannily resembled the White House campaign he is waging today — without Twitter, which didn’t yet exist."