The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, March 3, 2017

Trump Bump Grows into Subscription Surge
Newspapers, magazines, digital-only publishers and public radio companies all have reported big increases in reader support since the election. Between the Nov. 8 election day and the end of January, The New New Yorker sold 250,000 subscriptions and January alone produced 100,000 subscriptions, a 300% increase over January 2016. The magazine now has its largest circulation ever, at more than a million.”
We Avoid News We Don't Like. Some Trump-Era Evidence
A new analysis of the web traffic of 148 news organizations shows something subtler: Publications across the political spectrum broadly cover the news events of the day, but their readers appear to gloss over the stories they don’t want to see. This analysis comes from Chartbeat, the content intelligence platform used by hundreds of online media publishers, including The New York Times. Read more to find out about the results Sonya Song (https://twitter.com/sonya2song) and Jeiran Jahani (https://twitter.com/JRunJ), discovered while conducting a study of supply and demand in news media and journalism.
Teens and Tweens are a Print-Hungry Audience: Q&A with Bauer Media's Brittany Galla
"We’re seeing new avenues to reach our audiences, as well as connect with audiences we haven’t reached before. Specifically for the brands I oversee, I’m excited to continue our growth and reach even more readers this year." -Brittany Galla, editorial director at Bauer Media Group.
From AMMC 2017: David Remnick's Interview with Ron Howard Scheduled to Air This Weekend
Welcome to "The New Yorker Radio Hour," the podcast series in which Editor David Remnick presents a weekly mix of in-depth interviews, profiles, and short bursts of humor. The Q&A with filmmaker Ron Howard from this year's AMMC will debut this weekend.
Propelling Next-Gen Revenue for Publishers: March 21 Dinner + Conversation
Join a lively discussion with your peers on generating revenue through new products that support digital diversification, data strategies and segmentation. Hosted by MPA and Vindicia. RSVP today, seating limited.
Scott McDonald Asks "Who Deserves to Be Called a Publisher?
"The term seems to have lost its meaning. Companies that used to call themselves “publishers” are now more likely to call themselves “cross-platform content creators” – anodyne and generic though that may sound." writes Dr. McDonald.
Smithsonian Magazine's 2016 Photo Contest
The editors of Smithsonian magazine have just announced the finalists in their 14th annual photo contest, selected from more than 48,000 entries sent in from 146 countries.
A Look at the Disney Dreamers Academy
Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World for Dreamers Academy in an event hosted by ESSENCE magazine & Steve Harvey.
Martha Stewart Weddings Goes Beyond the Page to a Party
This weekend, Martha Stewart is hosting a wedding party in Chicago bringing together some of the finest wedding vendors, expert speakers and bridal fashion all under one roof.
How MPA Next Creates Community for Up-and-Coming Magazine Media Professionals
Q&A with Forbes' Christina Vega and MPA's Skye Rubel: MPA Next hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including workshops and lectures with industry’s top management, networking and socialising receptions, and most recently a joint conference with ASME Next, the first of its kind for junior magazine professionals.
Bob Mankoff Retires as Cartoon Editor after 40 Years at The New Yorker
Mr. Mankoff, who took over the cartoon desk in 1997, sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1977, giving him a 40-year career at one of the most distinctive art sections in publishing: Emma Allen writer and editor of Talk of the Town and Shouts & Murmurs steps up to the drawing board.
Time Inc. Appoints VPs of Communications at People, Entertainment Weekly
Journalists who cover matters related to People and Entertainment Weekly know Marnie Perez and Beth Jacobson well. The PR pros have been capably spinning plates in the air for years as, respectively, director of communications and senior director of communications for their brands.
Refinery29 Charts New Course of Growth Amid Restructuring
According to cofounder and chief executive officer Philippe von Borries, the company this time around is evolving into a “media entertainment business.” This entails a reorganization to cover trending news, service journalism and features, as well as video and branded content.
Good Housekeeping'S Director Lori Bergamotto Shares Tips on TV
Good Housekeeping Style Director Lori Bergamotto shares top stain removal tips on Good Morning America's cocktail reception.
Good Housekeeping's Jackie London Demos Food Storage Hacks
Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director, Jackie London RD on Inside Edition for how to properly store food in your fridge.
The Hollywood Reporter Grabs Views with an OMG Moment
Behind the Screens Looks at Social Media Success: THR capitalizes on the great PwC goofups that were the 2017 Oscars.
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: For Quartz, Bots Are a Chance to Build a New Path for Interacting with News (and News Outlets)
John Keefe recently joined Quartz as a developer for its new Bot Studio and as the project manager for its app. He’s been there for three weeks now — though he is quick to point out that he was out of the office for one of them so it’s really only been two weeks — but that’s not stopping Quartz from launching one of the Bot Studio’s first experiments, a Twitter bot to help attendees of the NICAR conference.
Informa Purchases Several Boat Shows from Active Interest Media
Skip Zimbalist retires, but will remain with AIM as non-exec chairman; exhibitions are now Informa’s “largest division by revenue and profit.”
Ellie Winner Mother Jones wins the 2017 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center
ROVA Magazine: A New Magazine for Millennials Who Love Their RVs
Legendary German Magazine Die Dame Returns
Reporter Confronts His Dead Matador Doppelganger: Part of the Pop-Up Magazine 2017 Winter Tour
Join us in Marina del Rey for the 13th Annual IMAG Conference. The IMAG community is best defined as brands serving enthusiast audiences across many platforms, brought together by their passion for a particular topic or lifestyle. Each year senior executives from independent media brands attend the Annual Conference to explore new opportunities for their companies and brands and share what’s working and what’s not with their business peers. Book your reservation as follows: Online: Marina del Rey Marriott to secure our special rate of $249.00 per night. By Phone: Call 1-310-301-3000 and ask for the IMAG Conference rate at the Marina del Rey Marriott.
Alliance for Audited Media, Boston Consulting Group, CDS Global, FTI Consulting, Chartbeat, CMG, GfK MRI, Google, MediaRadar, min, PIB, Publishers Press, Quad, Social Flow, Texture, Vindicia, West Linn, and Zinio.
May 22 - 24, 2017
Marriott Marina del Rey

John Keefe recently joined Quartz as a developer for its new Bot Studio and as the project manager for its app. He’s been there for three weeks now — though he is quick to point out that he was out of the office for one of them so it’s really only been two weeks — but that’s not stopping Quartz from launching one of the Bot Studio’s first experiments, a Twitter bot to help attendees of the NICAR conference.