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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year Short List: Trump, Clinton, Beyonce, More
On Wednesday, TODAY will exclusively reveal TIME magazine’s pick for 2016 Person of the Year. In the Orange Room, Dylan Dreyer reveals the short list, which includes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, singer Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton, gymnast Simone Biles and, oh yes, President-elect Donald Trump. Make your own opinion of who should take the TIME cover heard by voting on TODAY.com.
A Return to Focus: Publishers Are Going High with Subscription Prices
At the beginning of November, the Wired Media Group, which includes Condé Nast-owned Wired, Backchannel and Ars Technica, launched a $4,000 annual membership program; Business Insider’s research division, Business Insider Intelligence, charges $2,495 for all-access memberships, and B.I.’s parent company, Axel Springer, has been treating it as core to the business, growing membership nearly 40 percent in the past two months, to 7,000 total members; 18 months ago, the Wall Street Journal launched the CEO Council, as well a number of pricey, invitation-only groups targeting CMOs, CFOs and CIOs.
Magazine Media 360° October 2016 Data Available
Mobile Web viewing up +12.2%. Audiences on the Video platform continue to grow at a significant rate of +30.8%. Overall, Total Magazine Media 360° audience is up +3.6% vs a year ago.
Time Inc. UK Research Reveals New Insight into Millennials
Millennials are not all the same, and by not recognising different segments of this generation, publishers and advertisers may be missing out. That's the message from Time Inc. UK, whose new research "The New Mainstream" reveals six diverse audience segments within the Millennial population in the UK, as well as their influences and how they interact.
Pop-Up Magazine Brings Journalism Onstage
At Pop-Up Magazine shows, journalists deliver stories in front of an audience, accompanied by audio, photography, and video. Co-founder Douglas McGray calls it an antidote to "only hav[ing] 20 or 30 seconds of attention to read something on your phone."
How Popular Mechanics Publisher/CRO Cameron Connors Spends His Downtime
Connors, who was named publisher of Popular Mechanics in March 2014, recently accepted a Tower Award from Hearst president, marketing and publishing director Michael Clinton for not-so-quietly posting a double-digital increase in ad revenue, thanks to a diverse mix of new and loyal advertisers.
11 of the Coolest Moms to Follow on Instagram Right Now
Essence fashion & beauty director Julee Wilson named as one of the 11 Coolest Moms to follow on Instagram.
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: 3 Martha Stewart-Approved Homemade Gifts That Will Save You This Christmas
If you’re struggling to find the perfect present for everyone on your list (without spending a small fortune), then these homemade goodies from the December issue of Martha Stewart Living are about to make your day. All easy to craft and even easier on the wallet, these quick crafts will resolve all of your gift-giving woes.
My Choice to Be Here, Working for This Publication, Is a Deliberate One.
Howard University alums Charreah Jackson, Essence Lifestyle & Relationships Editor, and Kim Smith, Essence Account Director, are among the many distinguished magazine media professionals profiled.
Exclusives from InStyle's January Issue with Sarah Jessica Parker
Before Parker was Carrie Bradshaw, she derived her fashion inspiration from the world around her. She told InStyle her main fashion influences were “street imagery and girls on the subway.” In order to find her own “version” of that style, Parker ventured to thrift shops, which she said, “played such a huge part in my life before Sex and the City.”
Rolling Stone Asks Judge to Toss Jury's Defamation Verdict
Attorneys for the magazine argue that the evidentiary record does not support the jury's finding that it is liable for defamation, according to a motion for judgment as a matter of law notwithstanding the jury's verdict filed Monday in Virginia federal court.
Back from the Dead, Yes, It’s Paste Magazine
Fake News Triggers Shooting Incident in D.C.
The New York Times Nabs Over 200,000 New Digital-Only Subscriptions Since Election Day, CEO Says
These Two Stats from The New York Times Should Give Newspapers Hope
Social Ad Spending Poised to Pass Newspapers
Martha Stewart Is Here to Help You Make a Better Grilled Cheese Sandwich - With Mayo
The Kelly Awards are given to agency creative teams, advertising clients and magazine media publishers whose campaigns demonstrate both creative excellence and effectiveness in meeting campaign objectives. Award categories include: Best Print Magazine Creative, Best Magazine Media Creative/Campaign and Best Custom Magazine Media Program. Winners will be announced at the American Magazine Media Conference in New York City on February 8, 2017. Deadline is January 6, 2017. Apply now!
MPA–The Association of Magazine Media has released its 2016/17 Magazine Media Factbook today, the definitive source of magazine media research. Since 1985, MPA has been compiling and packaging the most compelling and comprehensive facts and figures around magazine media. Derived from third-party sources and MPA’s own research and data collection, the new Factbook has nearly 100 pages of current and useful information. “Nothing informs a discussion better than solid data,” said MPA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Linda Thomas Brooks, “and the 2016/17 Magazine Media Factbook has plenty of conversation starters. The research continues to show that magazine media is the most trusted, inspiring and influential of all media, and several new studies provide even more proof of magazine media’s unique ability to drive sales.”
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In People: If you’re struggling to find the perfect present for everyone on your list (without spending a small fortune), then these homemade goodies from the December issue of Martha Stewart Living are about to make your day. All easy to craft and even easier on the wallet, these quick crafts will resolve all of your gift-giving woes.