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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.


September 30, 2020 

Hearst Magazines to Invest in Larger Formats, More Editorial Pages in Print
“Our strategy to invest in digital growth while maintaining the strength, differentiation and high quality of our print products, along with this new investment, paves the path to our future," stated Hearst Magazines acting president Debi Chirichella. MediaPost 9/24

‘Texas Monthly’ Unveils New True-Crime Podcast “Tom Brown’s Body”
The first episode of the eight-part series and podcast is now live, with new episodes coming out every Tuesday. Texas Monthly 9/29

‘Time’ Commemorative Edition Honors Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Meredith announced that Meredith Premium Publishing, the company’s special interest magazine operation, has joined forces with ‘Time’ on a special issue dedicated to Ginsburg. Ritz Herald 9/25

October Issue of ‘AARP Bulletin’ Features Donald Trump, Joe Biden in Their Own Words
Both candidates discuss their views on Medicare, Social Security, nursing homes, the coronavirus pandemic, voting, and many more crucial topics to older adults. AARP 9/25

Audiences and Advertisers Seek Health and Wellness Content, Publishers See Green
How publishers like Condé Nast are capitalizing on the stability of health and wellness as an overall advertising category. Digiday 9/23

'The Nation' Redesigns, Reduces Print Publishing, Ups Pages
The print magazine will reduce its publishing schedule from weekly to twice a month, with 20% more pages in each issue, and publish special quarterly double issues for deeper reporting, long-form analysis, and investigations. MediaPost 9/22

‘People en Español’ Festival Returns Virtually
This year's Festival theme, "El Momento Es Ahora: ¡Vota Por Un Futuro Mejor!" ("The Time Is Now: Latino Vote For A Better Future"), will highlight the national Hispanic community's contributions to popular culture and molding the future of America. Meredith 9/25, NYC Go 9/25
‘National Geographic’ Editor in Chief Shares Storytelling Principles
Susan Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief of ‘National Geographic’ says being a household name doesn’t prevent it from being nimble and fleet of foot when it comes to storytelling in new ways, for new audiences. FIPP 9/22

The ‘Fast Company’ Innovation Festival Debuts 10/5, Offers Free Passes to Daily Keynotes
From October 5 - 9, the Fast Company Innovation Festival will bring extraordinary personalities together virtually for sessions designed to inspire creativity and innovation. The Innovation Festival’s keynote addresses at 11 am can be viewed virtually, for free. Fast Company 9/26

The Future Issue of ‘Outdoor Life’ is Available Now
In its newly released Future Issue, ‘Outdoor Life’ makes some bold predictions about where hunting and fishing pastimes are headed. Bonnier 9/25

Report: 67% of Consumers Likely to Engage with Ads on Trusted Publisher Sites
A DoubleVerify study found that 67% of the consumers are likely to engage with an ad on the website of a publisher they know and trust. What’s New in Publishing 9/23