The Association of Magazine Media

Thursday, April 7, 2016

An Invitation from IMAG Conference Chair Michela O’Connor Abrams
Join us for 3 days of insights from indie leaders from around the country, and peer-to-peer networking coupled with crucial intelligence on issues central to enthusiast brands.
In Print Magazines, Is Bigger Really Better?
Robbie Myers, editor in chief of Elle; Stefano Tonchi, editor in chief of W; Ariel Foxman, editorial director of InStyle; offer perspectives on the increase in trim size in effort to appeal to advertisers and newsstand buyers.
4 Tips for Creating Attention-Grabbing Covers for the Newsstand
John Morthanos: "...the newsstand browser (customer) does not know the editorial value until they pick up the magazine. The newsstand is direct marketing too. Covers must be bright, bold, and deliver a strong reason to respond."
Nature Publishing Group Releases New Digital Edition Apps for Scientific American and Scientific American Mind
“I’m delighted to offer our readers a faster reading experience without lengthy downloads, as well as making each monthly edition available on iPhone for the first time, letting them enjoy each edition more easily than ever before,” Mariette DiChristina, editor in chief and Senior VP at Scientific American said.
More on Hearst Design Group's New Metropolitan Home
Newell Turner is the editor in chief of the pilot, available April 12 in Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods, airports, and key independent newsstands in 14 cities across the country; -the new issue, also to be sent to select Hearst subscribers, presents an authentic, authoritative, and entertaining view into the lifestyles of the creative class, including features on contemporary design, shopping, entertaining, and real estate.
Glamour and Lane Bryant Talk Plus-Size Issue and Amy Schumer at Special Dinner
Glamour chief revenue officer and publisher Connie Anne Phillips said, “I see the glass half-full,” and offered that “optimism, confidence and female empowerment” are central to the partneship with Lane Bryant.
Magazine Media Spotlight: An ESSENCE Exclusive - Melissa Harris-Perry Interviews Anita Hill, 25 Years Later
In 1991 America bore witness to arguably the most spectacular modern confirmation hearing for a Supreme Court justice. Law professor Anita Hill was dragged from relative obscurity to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee as it considered President George H. W. Bush’s nominee, Clarence Thomas. Facing probing and often explicit questions, Hill testified that she was repeatedly the subject of unwanted sexual advances by Thomas during years of working with him in government positions.
Time Inc. Covers Tech for the Average Luddite with Live-Smart
Launching in the U.K. for now, Live-Smart’s aim is to explain how smart technology — that is objects that are connected to the Internet — can improve the reader’s life by saving time or money. The site features pieces on smart energy and cars, like this article “Check you’re breathing safe air” and “Oombrella’s a smart umbrella that you can’t leave behind.”
Verizon, Hearst, AwesomenessTV & Dreamworks Form Mobile Video Service
Last month, it was announced that a joint venture with Hearst to develop programming for young adults to watch on their phones had been formed.
Sports Illustrated Unveils New Franchise, "The Fashionable 50"
“This isn’t our first dive into the intersection of lifestyle and sports,” SI managing editor Chris Stone told WWD. “What we do best is storytelling.”
The Economist’s Website Is Censored in China —And All It Took Was One Satirical Cover
The corresponding article condemns Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign, crackdown on internet freedom, and failure to welcome market forces into China’s economy. In 1,000 words, it argues that his self-promotion and concentration of power has only weakened his ability to govern.
Time Inc. Brings in Jalopnik's Tyler Rogoway for TheDrive
TheDrive.com has added some new talent from Gawker Media's Jalopnik. Tyler Rogoway will cover aviation and defense vehicles for TheDrive.com and its video network /Drive.
Finish RB Agrees to Stop Using Reference to Consumer Reports Ratings
How Often Are US Consumers Watching Video on Their Smartphones?
Australia: Pacific Magazines shutters print edition of FAMOUS magazine, will concentrate on digital
Jayson Blair Returns to His Alma Mater
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.
In 1991 America bore witness to arguably the most spectacular modern confirmation hearing for a Supreme Court justice. Law professor Anita Hill was dragged from relative obscurity to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee as it considered President George H. W. Bush’s nominee, Clarence Thomas. Facing probing and often explicit questions, Hill testified that she was repeatedly the subject of unwanted sexual advances by Thomas during years of working with him in government positions.
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