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 13, 2020

COMPANY NEWS…What we are up to

With New Venture, America’s Test Kitchen and EF Go Ahead Tours have a lot on their Plate Education First Go Ahead Tours and America’s Test Kitchen are teaming up to lead a one-of-a-kind culinary journey. Boston Globe (2/12)

'The New Republic' Redesigns, Erects Metered Paywall The New Republic launched a politics-focused podcast and a metered paywall coinciding with a redesign of their March issue. MediaPost Communications (2/11)

The American Society of Magazine Editors Announce Finalists for 2020 National Magazine Awards ASME will celebrate the 55th annual presentation of the Ellie Awards and honor the 112 finalists on Thursday, March 12th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Brooklyn Steel, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The American Society of Magazine Editors (2/6) 

Condé Nast Entertainment Launches a Network of Brand Studios Beginning with The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wired and GQ Condé Nast is launching five new magazine-branded studios built around its magazine in order to enhance storytelling to the new platforms. Condé Nast (2/12)

Meredith Claims “Strongest Competitive Position in History” After Time Inc. Merger "We achieved the inflection point of digital advertising gains more than off-setting print advertising declines,” says CEO Tom Harty.     Meredith Corp. (2/6) 

Marketing Execs Expect Data Privacy Investments to Rise in 2020 As consumer concerns grow, marketers are taking privacy concerns seriously and are planning on investing more is data privacy and protection. Marketing Land (2/11)

Digital Magazines Far from Dead: 83 Million Digital Issues Read in 2019 on ‘Spotify for Magazines’ App Readly Digital magazine app Readly released its annual reader trend report citing significant reader engagement. What’s New in Publishing (2/11)

How the Publishing Industry Is Cashing in on Influencer Culture Publishers are using the power of the media influencer to grow and create a new form of engagement. Observer (2/9)

Publishers Have Big Aspirations to Further Diversify Their Revenue In the coming years publishers will rely on technology to improve their operations. Several MPA members members talk about what they see as drivers and opportunities. Folio (2/6)