It Happened at AMMC: Blasey Ford TIME Cover Wins ASME's Magazine Cover of the Year
The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) named Time's “Her Lasting Impact" October 15, 2018 cover its magazine "Cover of the Year," capturing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as she raises her hand to swear in at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where she accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
It Happened at AMMC: There’s a Mystery Bidder for Meredith’s Sports Illustrated
“Right now, there is a bit of a horse race underway,” said Meredith Executive Chairman Steve Lacy during his appearance at the American Magazine Conference. He asserts that there are two parties vying to buy it but declined to divulge their identities. The price is estimated at $160 million. “One is a strategic buyer and one is what I would call a non-strategic buyer, who would use it to power other sporting events,” said Lacy.
It Happened at AMMC: Facebook to Publishers—"We Are Not Here to Save You"
Facebook's head of global news partnerships was addressing an audience of print media professionals at the American Magazine Media Conference, many of whom are struggling to thrive in an era when Facebook and Google, and increasingly Amazon, have taken the lion's share of digital advertising dollars.
It Happened at AMMC: Martha Stewart Is Writing an Autobiography
The 77-year-old domestic diva let word of her autobiographical project slip on Tuesday during a panel of the American Magazine Media conference in New York.
It Happened at AMMC: Cigar Aficionado Publisher Inhales Magazine Award
Marvin Shanken, the entrepreneur behind Wine Spectator, Whisky Advocate and Cigar Aficionado, was given the Association of Magazine Media’s lifetime achievement award, presented by Condé Nast chairman Jonathan Newhouse.
It Happened at AMMC: See Candid Photos from Yesterdays Awards Ceremonies
From the MPA Kelly Awards and the Magazine Launch of the Year to our association's Lifetime Achievement Award and special honors for Steve Lacy, and Jim Cregan.
Have You Downloaded the New Magazine Media 360° Social Media Report?
MPA–The Association of Magazine Media released the Magazine Media 360° Social Media Report for 4th Quarter 2018 which includes a metric designed to measure audience engagement.
To review this quarter's Social Media Report, please go to these linked documents:
The MPA Would Like to Thank the Following Sponsors for their Support of AMMC 2019
Alliance for Audited Media, ANC, Chartbeat, Deloitte, eMagazines, Facebook, House of Kaizen, Issuu, LSC Communications, MRI, MediaRadar, Piano, Quad/Graphics, and ZINIO.
Vogue Melds Editorial and eCommerce with Launch of New Sub-Brand VogueWorld
On Feb. 5, Vogue debuted VogueWorld, a distinct digital sub-brand combining the title’s celebrity and street style content with e-commerce. VogueWorld will live on Vogue.com, and Vogue’s online app will rebrand as VogueWorld. The platform is an expansion of Vogue’s existing street style package which began in February 2018 and profiles influencers across the globe, said Sally Singer, Vogue creative digital director.
Teen Vogue Partners with Snap For Hollywood, Fashion Events
This is the second time Snap has partnered with the magazine brand on Body Party, but the first time it is teaming up with Teen Vogue on the Young Hollywood party, dedicated to young Hollywood stars.
The Economist Is Trying to Eschew Its Elitist Perception
The Economist’s recent direct response TV campaigns have been characterised by questions posed to the audience, and offers of a free magazine to go in search of answers.”
More on American Media Buys TEN: Publishing's Adventure Sports Network, Adds 14 Brands
Set to expand its portfolio of sports titles, American Media LLC, publisher of National Enquirer, US Weekly and Men’s Journal, has acquired TEN:Publishing’s 14 brands under its Adventure Sports Network. The new brands, which include Bike, Powder, Surfer, the Transworld titles and Snowboarder, join American Media Active Lifestyle Group. They will be aligned with Men’s Journals, another recent American Media acquisition.
Bianca Valenti Feted by Outside Magazine the Big-Wave Star Named One of Outside 2018'S Most Accomplished Athletes
Alongside superstar climbers Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell, America’s favorite runner Des Linden, and U.S. Open tennis champ Naomi Osaka, among others, the surf world’s very own Bianca Valenti was named one of 2018’s Most Accomplished Athletes by Outside Magazine earlier this winter.
Traditional TV Super Bowl Viewing Takes a Hit
Nielsen says traditional TV viewing on the CBS Television Network came in at 98.2 million viewers—down from the 103.4 million who watched Philadelphia beat New England on NBC in 2018.
Facebook Removes 22 More Alex Jones Pages After Its Latest Policy Update
Despite the most recent bans, Jones’ Facebook profile remains active. Under the site’s community standards, he is still allowed to create new pages so long as they do not resemble the ones that Facebook banned.
Is Ethel Magazine a Real Magazine? "Pure" Paints a Good Picture of What It's Like to Work in Media
Well, in short, no. The magazine in question is not an actual publication. However, the author of the memoir upon which the show is based, Rose Cartwright, has worked as a journalist for several years.
ACLU Magazine Redesigns to Fight “Trump’s Attack on People’s Rights”
North America’s major charity for defending the country’s civil liberties has refreshed its print publication, in a bid to mobilise members, while educating and informing them about current human rights issues and legal battles.
Canadian Activist Magazine Moves to Detroit
Geez Magazine, a progressive Canadian quarterly that focuses on spirituality, social justice and politics, is moving to Detroit.
To Compete with Tech Giants, Publishers Need to Think Like Software Companies
That means generating revenue from paid subscriptions, which isn't as simple as slapping up a paywall and expecting viewers will subscribe. It also requires a strategy of creating higher-value
The MPA Would Like to Thank the Following Member Publishers for their Sponsorship and Support of AMMC 2019
Active Interest Media, Bonnier, Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, National Geographic, M. Shanken Communications, and Trusted Media Brands.