The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Nation Launches Tool To Give Readers Activism Opportunities
“Take Action Now” is a weekly online email initiative that will be released every Tuesday. It will be published later online so readers can share it on social media and other platforms.
More on American Media Acquires Men’s Journal
American Media said it will acquire Men’s Journal from Wenner Media, marking the second magazine deal that the two companies have done in recent months.
Gayle King Interviews LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner at Hearst Master Class
The two discussed Uber, the magazine media industry and compassionate leadership on Wednesday afternoon at the Hearst Tower.
What the Managing Director of Runner’s World Does In His Downtime
Zack Grice details his week-long work road trip in California and what he’s looking forward to doing most this summer.
Out Magazine's Michael Musto hospitalized after being hit by cyclist
Musto tells Page Six that on Monday, “a crazed bicyclist ran into me and I went flying.” He will be OK, but had to have “leg/foot surgery” at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Why publishers’ e-commerce ambitions are extending to subscriptions
Publishers can use what they know about readers’ interests to pitch subscription startups that need to acquire new customers.
Half of Americans Now Use Social Media As A News Source
The most rapidly growing news source for Americans is social media, according to the latest annual Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report. In fact, this year for the first time a majority (51%) of Americans surveyed reported using social media as a source of news during the prior week.
Cuisine Noir: From A Website To A Printed Magazine, And A Brand Where African American Culinary Talents Shine
Cuisine Noir debuted in the world of cyberspace in 2007, setting a precedent by featuring the talents of African American culinary and wine professionals. The online entity tapped into the world of African American foodies and became a vehicle for showcasing these great chefs from the industry.
Journalist Erik Hayden and Folk Singer Sara Noelle Hatch a Print Magazine Devoted to Song Lyrics
The idea here is to offer a far-distant oasis from the cluttered layout of song-lyric pages on the web, as well as afford lyrics the equivalent of a proper gallery-viewing space for paintings.
Cannes Briefing: 5 things we learned on the Riviera
Digiday spent the week at Cannes talking, and talking, to a broad cross-section of media, marketing and tech execs.
Opinion: What Has the Internet Done to Media?
"The change to the society that the Internet will cause will be as large or larger than Gutenberg’s press, internal combustion engine, airplanes or electricity—and we’re yet to see the full extent of its impact."
The New 2017/2018 MPA Magazine Media Factbook Is Here!
The 2017/2018 MPA Magazine Media Factbook features noteworthy research, useful statistics and compelling facts that articulate how magazine media is unique and its effectiveness compared to other media. Members are encouraged to use this information in conversations, brand presentations, and sales and marketing materials. Download your copy today.
ASME NEXT New Member Benefits and Calendar
ASME NEXT introduces new member benefits, including monthly networking events, a new series of educational seminars and invitation-only quarterly visits at the editorial offices of national magazines, all at discounted rates. Every member of ASME NEXT will also be eligible to participate in ASME mentoring programs. For more information, visit asmenext.org.
The 2017 Media Future Summit Is Coming to New York November 16
The Media Future Summit convenes owners and top executives representing the breadth of the media/marketing economy to review the latest news from the revenue front lines and explore all avenues toward ethical, sustainable media-­‐revenue streams and business models.
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: The THR 100: Hollywood Reporter's Most Powerful People in Entertainment
The second annual ranking brings new blood (Sony's Tony Vinciquerra), stars who also produce (welcome, Reese!) and two Jenkinses (Barry and Patty), along with the movers and multihyphenates who make the town run and the stock prices soar.
YouTube Introduces New Immersive Virtual Reality Format, VR180, At VidCon
Apple News Gives Publishers (A Bit) More Demographic Data
BuzzFeed is dealing with a bedbug infestation
From case studies to inspiring keynotes from industry innovators, the 2017 IMAG Conference offered invaluable insights and practical ideas for enthusiast brands. For a recap from the 2017 annual conference held May 22-24 in Marina del Rey - click here.
The 2017/2018 MPA Magazine Media Factbook features noteworthy research, useful statistics and compelling facts that articulate how magazine media is unique and its effectiveness compared to other media. Members are encouraged to use this information in conversations, brand presentations, and sales and marketing materials. Download your copy today.
“The MPA’s IMAG community prides itself on sharing and learning from one another,” said Andy Clurman, President and CEO of Active Interest Media and Chair of the IMAG Financial Benchmarking Study. “As a board, we thought a benchmarking study would be the ideal way to provide member companies with key metrics to better understand how their performance compares to similar companies.” The survey was conducted in the last quarter of 2016 by Mazars USA, a global accounting firm. Only open to members of the IMAG community, participants received two sets of detailed results: one for all respondents and one broken down by revenue tier.
AdvantageCS, Alliance for Audited Media (AAM), CDS Global, CMG, GfK, LSC Communications, Media Services Group, MediaWorks 360, PIB, PressReader, Procirc/PubWorx, Publishers Press, Quad/Graphics, Relevnt, West Linn, ZergNet, and Zinio.
The Media Future Summit convenes owners and top executives representing the breadth of the media/marketing economy to review the latest news from the revenue front lines and explore all avenues toward ethical, sustainable media-­‐revenue streams and business models.
ASME NEXT introduces new member benefits, including monthly networking events, a new series of educational seminars and invitation-only quarterly visits at the editorial offices of national magazines, all at discounted rates. Every member of ASME NEXT will also be eligible to participate in ASME mentoring programs. For more information, visit asmenext.org.
July 13, 2017
7 World Trade Center
Join ASME NEXT at the annual summer party! ASME Next is affiliated with the American Society of Magazine Editors and is the leading organization for early-career print and digital journalists.

The second annual ranking brings new blood (Sony's Tony Vinciquerra), stars who also produce (welcome, Reese!) and two Jenkinses (Barry and Patty), along with the movers and multihyphenates who make the town run and the stock prices soar.