April 23, 2021

The Magazines People Have Actually Been Reading During the Pandemic
Home decor, bookazines and food are among the categories that have performed well in print and online. WWD

How Publishers are Pushing Podcasts to New Audiences
Meredith implemented a specialized show strategy with “That New Mom Life” podcast. “Really niche, targeted content is where you can resonate with certain audiences,” said Meredith’s Rachel Reed. Digiday

Vox Media Acquires Preet Bharara’s Podcast Company
Vox announced its acquisition of Cafe Studios, the podcast company co-founded by former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara. Variety, WSJ

“Reader’s Digest” Names Most Trusted Brands in America for 2021
The winners in 20 health and wellness categories were judged on expanded criteria to factor in how well Americans think the brand has responded to the pandemic and also supported diversity and racial justice.
Reader’s Digest

WebMD Health Heroes Announced
The year’s winners will be featured in a special edition of the magazine, selected for their tireless work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response by board-certified health care professionals and award-winning journalists. WebMD

Condé Nast Leverages Photo Collection in Partnership with Shutterstock
Featuring over 30,000 photographs, The Condé Nast Archive will form part of Shutterstock Editorial’s archive, The Vault, which is one of the largest photo and video archives in the world. What’s New in Publishing

“Smithsonian Magazine” 18th Annual Photo Contest
The contest highlights subjects from India to Antarctica, capturing the passion, solitude and surprise of a year unlike any other. Smithsonian, LAist

The Story Behind “Family Handyman” Getaway Project
How the “Family Handyman” team of editors spent months designing a modern, functional 1000 square foot second home from the ground up in the picturesque woods of Northern Wisconsin. MSN

“Allure” Bans Several Sustainability Buzzwords Around Packaging
The magazine is rethinking the terminology it uses around sustainability and is hoping the beauty industry will follow suit. WWD

“Love, Me” Series Gives LGBTQ+ People with Depression Their Power Back
Pride Media’s new editorial, video, and social media series gives a voice to those who are struggling to overcome depression. Out.com