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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, so that you can stay on top of all the latest industry news.


June 22, 2020

INDUSTRY NEWS…What we are up to


Lean, Zine-Printing Machines: How Magazines are Pressing on Through Lockdown

Insights from publishers including Hearst and Conde Nast. Some print titles have seen subscriptions surge under lockdown. The Drum 6/16


 More Americans are Paying for Online News. Those Who Do Say They’re Unlikely to Stop

In the United States, more than one-third of those who pay for online news have signed up for two or more subscriptions. Nieman Lab 6/16


 Report: Digital Faring Better Than Other Media

GroupM predicts US ad spending, excluding political ads, will decline 13% this year, but digital media will see the least decline. AdAge 6/16


Reuters Institute Issues Digital News Report 2020 The coronavirus outbreak has prompted a significant increase in news consumption but the economic turmoil is forcing news businesses to accelerate their move to digital. Reuters 6/15

 Opinion: One of the Quick Things You Can Do: Reconsider Terms Like ‘Blacklist’ and ‘Whitelist’

Some of the changes required may take years to start yielding significant results. But with other small changes, the industry can start making a positive impact today. Digiday 6/16
'People' Publishes Pride Issue, 'them.' Plans Virtual Pride Celebration Meredith Corporation’s ‘People’ will publish its first Pride issue this year featuring Anderson Cooper and his son on the cover. MediaPost 6/11
What Samira Nasr's Appointment Means for ‘Harper's Bazaar’ and Fashion Magazines ”Great style is about more than the way we wear our clothes. It is also how we see and occupy space in the world around us” said Nasr in the announcement video. Business of Fashion 6/17
'The Economist' Launches First Presidential Forecast ‘The Economist’ launched its first presidential election prediction model called “The Economist U.S. presidential forecast. MediaPost 6/12