The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Gretchen Carlson Will Be Writing a Column for Time Inc.’s Millennial Women Site, Motto
While guest co-hosting the third hour of the Today show on Tuesday morning, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson revealed that she will be writing a column for Time Inc.’s Motto — their site geared toward millennial women — starting on January 16. A Time Inc. spokesperson confirmed to the Cut that the installments will be occurring on at least a monthly basis.
222 New Print Magazine Launches in 2016
The total number of new print magazines with regular frequency was 222, a decrease of 14 titles, compared to 2015. Professor Husni writes of the broader picture that includes specials and bookazines "2016 continued the healthy growth of new magazines reaching the marketplace, both in frequency titles and specials, annuals and bookazines. The year ended strong, with at least 845 new titles, which is 31 titles more than 2015."
Real Simple Taps Sara Austin As Executive Editor
She replaces Sarah Collins, who left the brand last fall when Leslie Yazel was appointed the magazine's third editor in chief. The lifestyle magazine also has a new design director, Danielle Jones, who replaces Abbey Kuster-Prokel. Jones has held roles at Dr. Oz the Good Life magazine and Glamour.
Bonnier Shores Up Wakeboarding, WaterSki Ranks
Richard Horgan writes "The mostly male readership of Bonnier’s Wakeboarding magazine encompasses some stellar demographics. The average household income is $140,000 and the average net worth sits at $601,000. The numbers for sister publication WaterSki are even more impressive."
Hearst Connecticut Media to Open Norwalk Headquarters
Hearst announced it is centralizing its group headquarters at 301 Merritt 7 Corporate Park in Norwalk. Its five daily publications — the Connecticut Post, based in Bridgeport; The Hour, of Norwalk; The Advocate, of Stamford; Greenwich Time; and The News-Times, based in Danbury — will maintain local reporting and advertising staffs in local offices.
Voting for the ASME Best Cover Contest Is Happening Now on Facebook
Tell your readers to like their favorite covers at Voting ends Thursday, January 26. The winners of the ASME Readers' Choice Awards will be announced February 8 at the American Magazine Media Conference.
Lena Dunham Speaks Out About Body Confidence After Appearing on Magazine Cover Un-Photoshopped
Lena Dunham is taking a stance against the body shaming she has experienced throughout her life after appearing on the cover of Glamour free of Photoshop. The Girls star, 30, says she never had issues with her own body, but society always has.
Latest New Yorker Cover Was Drawn with an Apple Pencil
Artist Jorge Colombo channeled that popular and very cheap application ($2.99 for iPhone, $5.99 for iPad) using a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil.
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: Prince Harry Joins a Pioneering Conservation Outfit in the Fight to Save Africa's Wild Animals
In Town & Country: "How can Africa's great beasts be saved? The organization called African Parks stages a show-stopping rescue of 500 elephants—with some royal help."
WIRED Editor Dadich Steps Down to Start Design FGirm
Nicholas Thompson, the editor of Condé’s, will take over the top spot at Wired.
Drew Elliott of Paper Magazine Knows Exactly What He’s Doing
(Paper's) November 2014 issue, with its images of the gleaming, curvaceous, and in some cases, nude Ms. Kardashian West, went viral, particularly a cover in which she appeared to balance a champagne glass on her derrière. It may not have broken the internet, but it certainly shook it up. The story was viewed 16 million times in the first two days.
CPXi Buys Remaining SpinMedia Sites
It sold Vibe and Spin, its two most known brands that started as magazines and were converted to digital- only formats, to Billboard owner Prometheus Global Media on Dec. 22.
Ozy Media CEO Carlos Watson Fronts Silicon Valley Magazine
Just How Dangerous Is Alexa?
How to Save the Media: A French Economist's Controversial Solutions for Western Journalism
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 Town & Country: "How can Africa's great beasts be saved? The organization called African Parks stages a show-stopping rescue of 500 elephants—with some royal help."