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April 16, 2019

Q&A with The New Republic’s Chris Lehmann: “I Think Print Is a Natural and Preferable Medium of Ideas."

“Researchers now believe that our human ancestors may have first acquired the taste for meat by scavenging carcasses left behind by other predators.”

- Jason Urbanus in Archaeology

Photo of First-Time Gorilla Mom Smiling at Her Newborn Is Captivating the World

- The Bump

 

As Notre Dame Burned, an Algorithmic Error at YouTube Put Information about 9/11 Under News Videos

A reminder that even efforts to limit misinformation can end up spreading it instead — and that human editors watching over the algorithms can be a pretty good thing, too.

 

Dave Morgan Resigns from ARF Board, Cites Industry's Need for "Bolder Action"

Joe Mandese writes: "Morgan’s departure comes as others have been critical of the ARF’s tepid steps at a time when advertising and media are undergoing accelerated, radical change, and also the fact that it has become more beholden to the media and research supply chain than its original charter of serving advertisers and agencies called for."

 

"Reporter's Notebook:" ARF Conference, Day One

Tony Jarvis reports "In opening the conference, ARF President-CEO Scott McDonald underlined the fundamental importance of unified, independent, third-party measurement across each media platform -- including cross-media measurement -- to provide the transparency, accountability and unduplicated reach that all players in the industry desire."

 

Court Tosses Email Hyperlink Defamation Suit Against The New Yorker

The New Yorker Magazine Email's Hyperlink to 2010 Article Wasn't Republication, Appeals Court Says in Defamation Case: An Appellate Division, First Department panel wrote that “the email sent by defendant to New Yorker magazine subscribers in April 2017 containing a hyperlink to an article published in the magazine in July 2010 does not constitute republication of the article.”

 

More on the Latest Google Algorithm Update—"Slams Traditional Publishers"

"...venerable publishing brands" suffered declines in U.S. Google search traffic of more than 40% during the week after the company updated its core algorithm on March 12, according to Searchmetrics. Industry mystery blogger D. Eadward Tree offers "some hints as to what might have happened that affected traditional publishers..."

 

IMAG 2019

Thank You to Today’s Featured IMAG Conference Sponsor Freeport Press

Thank you to IMAG 2019 partner Freeport Press: Freeport Press provides commercial heat-set printing, finishing, mailing and distribution services to magazine and catalog publishers.

 

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Vox Media Acquires Epic Magazine (Exclusive)

“Founded six years ago by journalists Josh Davis and Joshuah Bearman, Epic was designed to create a pipeline of sorts for magazine articles to become feature films or TV shows…. Bearman’s 2007 Wired story about a CIA scheme to rescue American diplomats from Tehran became the Ben Affleck film Argo, which won the Oscar for best picture in 2012. And Warner Bros. bought the rights to Davis’ Wired investigation on John McAfee.”

 

Gayming Magazine to Launch in June

Gayming Magazine's goal is to be the "conduit between the [LGBTQ+] community and the industry," and will include news, reviews, features, and other content types. Its contributors and writers will consist of "a diverse roster...from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum."

 

"We're hiring a Managing Editor for Our Magazine in the UK" —Says PC Gamer

PC Gamer staff: "We're hiring a Managing Editor to run PC Gamer magazine in our office in Bath, UK. The right candidate will have a background in print media, and a lot of love for PC gaming. Our magazine has been around since 1993"

 

More on Cooper Hefner to Exit Playboy, Launch Hefner Media Corporation

Hefner announced his move internally last Friday. However, he will remain at Playboy Enterprises as an advisor to the company board and Playboy Enterprises CEO Ben Kohn, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Download the 2019 Global Digital Subscription Snapshot Report

Publishers double down on paywall content and technology as digital subscriptions become key revenue focus for 2019.

 

Why Your Advertiser Campaigns Aren’t Working and How to Fix It: Part 1

Eric Shanfelt writes "If an ad campaign doesn’t meet their expectations, they (or their agency) will most likely blame you, the publisher. They often pull their campaign and their agencies counsel them to divert money to Google, Facebook, or other programmatic ads.—So how do we fix this?"

 

Publicis Groupe Agrees to Acquire Epsilon for $4.4 Billion

With Epsilon at the core, Publicis claims it will now become the first player to offer a "unique end-to-end service" that will result in enhanced growth of its existing businesses while opening up new opportunities.

 

 

May 8-9 | 

 

DEANNA BROWN NAMED PRESIDENT OF BILLBOARD-HOLLYWOOD REPORTER MEDIA GROUP

 

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE GRACES THE MAY COVER OF HEALTH MAGAZINE

 

KALMBACH MEDIA TO HOST ANNUAL BEAD&BUTTON SHOW AND EXPO

 

MEREDITH’S FOOD & WINE ANNOUNCES THE BEST NEW CHEFS IN AMERICA 2019

 

JANE LARKWORTHY JOINS THE CUT AS BEAUTY EDITOR-AT-LARGE

 

 

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