Bookmark Us! MPA News Roundup 2020

The MPA News Roundup 2020 has been re-created to provide news and highlights for the magazine media industry. Weekly updates to the newsletter will appear on our website every Thursday afternoon, so that you can stay on top of all the latest industry news.

February 20, 2020

INDUSTRY NEWS…What we are up to

'Sports Illustrated,' Joe Agency Team to Tell Athletes' Stories Sports Illustrated has set out to tell the stories of under-represented athletes and their stories. Media Post Communications (2/18)

Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Mondadori and More on the Skills Media Professionals Need to Survive 2020 What skills are needed to make it in 2020? Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith Corporation, Editorial Perfil, Mondadori, and The River Group let us know what they think it takes to thrive. FIPP (2/17)

The Spectator Becomes the World’s Longest-lived Current Affairs Magazine Now in its 2,300th month, The Spectator becomes the longest-running news magazine in the world, taking that title from the journal that started the genre. The Spectator (2/15)

The Mr. Magazine™ Interview With Scott Mortimer, Meredith Corporation’s Vice President & Group Publisher In a recent interview Meredith Corporation’s Scott Mortimer describes the company’s ability to grow in an ever changing environment. Mr. Magazine (2/18)

5 Digital Subscription Trends for Publishers, in Charts Important questions and issues for publishers in the future and how they will address them. What’s New in Publishing (2/21)

Brands are Publishing Print Magazines. John Deere Knows a Thing or Two About That. The article is a case study of The Furrow, a magazine published by the John Deere Co. since 1895 and how it has run counter to the current digital publishing trend. Marketplace (2/17)

Publishers Share Their Social Distribution Secrets Publishers are trying a variety of new tactics to build and engage their audiences. Ashish Patel, chief insights officer at Group Nine Media, notes that the biggest evolution in distribution in the last year or two has been “product and feature parity on the platform side.”  Folio (2/12)

Condé Nast Entertainment Partners with Sony Pictures Television and Original Film on New Doc Savage Series Condé Nast Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television and Neal H. Moritz's Original Film production company have partnered to develop a scripted television series based on the Doc Savage franchise from the Street & Smith library. Condé Nast (2/19)

Meredith to Present at Investors Conference Meredith Corporation will present at J.P. Morgan's Global High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference at 10:20 a.m. EST on February 24, 2020; and Deutsche Bank's 28th Annual Media, Internet & Telecom Conference at 3:05 p.m. EST on March 9, 2020. Meredith Corp. (2/13)