American Society of Magazine Editors

ASME Board of Directors

Christopher Keyes
President
Vice President and Editor, Outside

Christopher Keyes has been the editor of Santa Fe-based Outside magazine since 2006, when he became the fourth editor in the publication's 35-year history. Keyes oversees content for the Outside brand, which includes the monthly publication (circulation 675,000), two annual editions of the Outside Buyer's Guide, the monthly Outside+ tablet edition, and the magazine's website, outsideonline.com. He is also involved with content on Outside's new cable television partnership Outside Television, which launched on Comcast in 2012 and now reaches six million homes.

During his tenure, Outside has remained dedicated to long-form, literary journalism, earning four National Magazine Award nominations, 17 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, including both Gold and SIlver in the 2010 Adventure Travel Article category, and more than a dozen selections in the Best American Magazine Writing book series.

In 2011, he became an ambassador for 1% for the Planet, a global movement of 1,500 companies that donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. Outside is also a media partner for 1% for the Planet.

Keyes graduated from Duke University with a BA in environmental science and policy. He began his journalism career as an intern at Outside. Prior to becoming the magazine's editor, Keyes was the editorial director at Texas Monthly and an articles editor at Skiing  magazine. He now lives with his wife and two kids in Santa Fe, NM.

Janice Min
Vice President
Strategist, Eldridge Industries

Janice Min is a media strategist at Eldridge Industries LLC, the holding company for The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Dick Clark Productions and A24. She previously served as co-president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group and remains a part-owner of THR.

An Emmy winner, Min led THR as it garnered two National Magazine Awards for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016, and two nominations for Magazine of the Year; THR also was awarded 34 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism honors, including Best Entertainment Publication and Best Entertainment Website; a Webby for Best Online Film and Video in the entertainment category; and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination for its studio chief roundtable. In addition to Min, acting as executive producer, and members of her team taking home a 2014 Emmy for “Hollywood in Focus: Wolf of Wall Street”, Min and her staff were nominated for a 2017 Daytime Emmy in the outstanding special-class series category for their “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter” series on SundanceTV.

Min rose to prominence as editor in chief of Us Weekly, which she remade into a consumer and advertising juggernaut. She took the helm of THR in 2010 to lead one of the most celebrated media turnarounds in recent history. In 2014, she then also assumed command of Billboard with similar results. Today, the THR-Billboard Media Group reaches more than 31 million online readers worldwide each month, according to comScore, with a social footprint of 20 million-plus.

At THR’s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast, Min honored such pioneers as Tina Fey, Barbra Streisand, Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey and Diane Keaton. The star-studded breakfast coincides with the release of THR’s annual Women in Entertainment: Power 100 list, which Min made headlines by un-ranking it beginning in 2015. As part of the same initiative, Min also spearheaded the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program, run in conjunction with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. The non-profit partnership annually pairs 15 to 20 high school juniors with top-level women in the entertainment business. THR raised $3 million in scholarship money with the ongoing support of Lifetime and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Graduates have gone on to Harvard, UCLA, UC Berkeley and Northwestern.

A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, Min has been named Adweek’s Editor of the Year, a member of the exclusive 40 Under 40 class by Crain’s New York Business and one of the LA Power 25 by The Observer. She has been profiled in numerous outlets, including The New York Times, ABC’s Nightline, L.A. Weekly and Elle. Min also has received Columbia Journalism School’s Alumni Award; the 2016 New York Women in Communication Matrix Award; the Missouri School of Journalism’s Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism; and the NEJ Luminary Award for Career Achievement. Additionally, Min in March was honored with the 2017 Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award. She currently serves on The Paley Center for Media’s Los Angeles Board of Governors.
 

Christene Barberich
Global Editor in Chief and Founding Partner, Refinery29

Christene Barberich is the global editor in chief and founding partner of Refinery29, as well as the New York TImes best-selling author of the fashion how-to book, Style Stalking. Prior to launching Refinery29 in 2005, she held roles at Gourmet magazine, The Daily and The New Yorker. She was also founding editor of the ASME-nominated fashion and design magazine, CITY. In addition to her editorial and digital media work, Christene is a frequent speaker on digital media and style, and has written for the New York TimesNew York magazine, ELLE Decor, Dwell and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn.

 

Vanessa K. De Luca
Editor in Chief, ESSENCE

Vanessa K. De Luca is editor in chief of ESSENCE magazine, the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women. As the brand's editorial leader, she oversees the content and vision of the core magazine as well as ESSENCE.com, the daily online destination for African-American women. Her influence extends across ESSENCE's various brand extensions–including top-tier events such as the internationally renowned ESSENCE Festival (held annually during Fourth of July weekend), the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon and ESSENCE Black Women in Music. De Luca was named to the post in July 2013.

De Luca first joined ESSENCE more than a decade ago as beauty and fashion features editor, where she directed all style and beauty sections. In 2003, she was named lifestyle director, responsible for coverage including food, home, parenting and technology. Additionally, De Luca was a member of the editorial features team, writing and editing numerous impactful stories on subjects ranging from teen dating violence to childhood obesity. In 2005, she was named executive editor, managing the editorial team to implement the brand's creative vision, as well as overseeing staffing, systems, operations and the magazine's operating budget.

Prior to joining ESSENCE, she served in a variety of editorial capacities at publications such as Life and Glamour. An award-winning journalist and coauthor of the bestselling beauty and empowerment book, Tyra Banks Beauty Inside & Out, De Luca has been a featured guest on several national television networks, including NBC's Today Show; MSNBC's Morning Joe and Melissa Harris Perry; CNN; HLN; HuffPost Live and more.

De Luca received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in English and American Literature from Harvard University, and her Master of Science in Magazine Concentration from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She sits on the board of ColorComm, a networking organization for women of color in communications. Her recent honors include recognition among The Grio 100 honorees for 2014, a distinguished Alumni Award from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and an American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Award nomination for General Excellence in the Service and Lifestyle category. She also made Fortune magazine's 2014 list of the 55 Most Powerful Women on Twitter.

De Luca has also successfully fostered strong ties with key civic and political leaders. She was personally invited to the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama to moderate a panel of intergenerational women who have played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement–both past and present–during their honoring Black History Month event entitled, Celebrating Women of the Movement.

De Luca resides with her family in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.

Jonathan Dorn
Chief Innovation Officer, Active Interest Media

As the head of digital and multimedia across AIM’s 50 brands and 85+ websites, Jon has led successful launches of the company’s TV production agency, lead-generation platform, expanded programmatic operations, and more. Previously, he served as AIM’s editorial director, head of product development, and general manager of its Outdoor Group. As the longtime editor-in-chief of Backpacker, he led the brand to five National Magazine Awards, including General Excellence for both print and digital. Jon lives and plays in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, two daughters, and Bronx, a 100-pound Bernese mountain dog.

 

Edward Felsenthal
Editor, TIME Digital; Group Digital Director, News and Lifestyle, Time Inc.

Edward Felsenthal is the group digital director of News and Lifestyle at Time Inc., and the editor of Time Digital. In this role, he leads digital content and growth across a dozen brands, including Time, Money, Health, Real Simple, Southern Living, Travel & Leisure and Food & Wine.

Edward joined Time in April 2013, and led a major expansion of Time’s digital footprint, including the establishment of a 24/7 newsroom and video operation. During that time, Time’s audience has tripled, with monthly video streams of 100 million across platforms and social media followers exceeding 50 million.

Edward began his career at the Wall Street Journal, overseeing its lifestyle sections, and serving as the founding editor of Personal Journal, where he guided the paper to two Pulitzer Prizes and later on at the Journal’s Washington bureau, he covered the U.S. Supreme Court and the politics of scandal.

In 2008, he co-founded the Daily Beast as its executive editor, a role in which he built and managed a digital newsroom that grew from a startup to a nationally known brand with millions of monthly unique users. A native of Memphis, Edward graduated from Princeton University. He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a master’s in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Tennessee.

He is on Twitter @efelsenthal.

Lucy Kaylin
Editor in Chief, O, The Oprah Magazine

Lucy Kaylin became the editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine in May 2013, during which O won two ASME National Magazine Awards, as well as the ASME cover contest in Women's Service in 2014. She had been deputy editor since September of 2009, helping steer the magazine through a major redesign and capturing many awards and accolades, including the ASME National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2012, for which the magazine was nominated again in 2013, the Clarion Award for Best Overall External Magazine, as well as MIN and GLAAD awards for articles Kaylin conceived and edited.

Before O, Kaylin was the executive editor of Marie Claire under Joanna Coles, where she helped reconceive the magazine, as well as develop (and appear in) the Marie Claire reality show, Running in Heels. Kaylin started her magazine career at Vogue before joining the staff of GQ, where she spent nearly two decades, rising through the ranks to features editor and contributing more than 100 articles to the magazine.

Kaylin is the author of two books, For the Love of God: The Faith and Future of the American Nun (William Morrow, 2000) and The Perfect Stranger: The Truth About Mothers and Nannies (Bloomsbury USA, 2007), and a contributor to the 2009 anthology, The Secret Currency of Love. She lives in New York City with her husband and son, and has a daughter in college on the West Coast.

Amy Keller Laird
Editor in Chief, Women's Health

Amy Keller Laird is the editor in chief of Women's Health magazine. She is responsible for overseeing the editorial direction across all brand platforms, including the magazine's print, digital, tablet and mobile presence as well as books, DVDs, and 28 international editions. She has been instrumental in establishing Women's Health's unique voice and action-based platform, which garnered ASME attention for the title three times during her tenure as executive editor. In 2016, Amy was named a Folio Eddie Award finalist for “Editor of the Year,” and she has appeared on TODAY, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz and HSN among others. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and resides in Pelham, New York, with her husband and two sons.

 

Kate Lewis
Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, Hearst Magazines Digital Media

Kate Lewis is the senior vice president and editorial director at Hearst Digital Media, responsible for managing the digital editorial teams for brands such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping around the world. In the US, these sites attract more than 200 million unique visitors monthly. Prior to Hearst, Lewis worked at Say Media in a similar role, overseeing content strategy and operations for a number of Say’s own sites including xoJane, Remodelista, and ReadWrite, as well as a number of network sites. Originally a print editor, she spent 18 years at Condé Nast working on brands like Vanity Fair, Glamour and SELF. Her last role there was editorial lead in the Human Resources department.

Anthony Licata
Editorial Director, Bonnier Lifestyle Media

Anthony Licata is the editorial director for the Bonnier Lifestyle Group in New York. He oversees the editorial staff and direction for Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, SAVEUR and Popular Science magazines, and the outdoor trade publication SHOT Business.

Licata has been with Bonnier for nearly two decades, earning Field & Stream nearly a dozen National Magazine Award nominations and two wins in the prestigious General Excellence Category in 2009 and 2014.

 

 

 

Jim Nelson
Editor in Chief, GQ

Jim Nelson has been editor in chief of GQ since March 2003. Nelson joined the magazine as a senior editor in 1997, editing the work of such writers as Andrew Corsello, Elizabeth Gilbert, Charles Bowden and Michael Paterniti. Working under then editor in chief Art Cooper, he became executive editor in 2002 and was named editor in chief when Cooper retired. Under his direction, the magazine has been nominated for sixty-two National Magazine Awards and has won for feature writing, reporting, design, photography, and general excellence, the highest honor in the industry.

Also during Nelson’s time at GQ, the magazine has been nominated for forty-two James Beard Awards and has won for restaurant reviews and critiques, distinguished food writing, writing on wine spirits or beer and humor. In addition, GQ’s Taffy Brodesser-Akner won a Mirror Award in 2016 for her profile of anchorman Don Lemon. In 2016 the Daily Front Row’s fourth annual Fashion and Media Awards honored Jim Nelson with the Magazine of the Year award for GQ.

Under Nelson, GQ.com has undergone a significant redesign and shown some of its highest traffic growth in the history of the site, making it one of the leading destinations for men’s style content, long-form journalism and premium video. Most recently Nelson launched ‘The Closer with Keith Olbermann,’ a twice-weekly web series offering political commentary on the 2016 election and other timely news topics. After garnering a staggering +90 MM views for ‘The Closer,’ Olbermann returns to GQ.com post-election in his new series ‘The Resistance,’ where he continues the conversation with viewers about the President elect.

GQ’s growing web presence has also helped it become a leading men’s brand across a variety of social media platforms. Additionally, during Nelson’s time at the magazine, a number of GQ stories have become both small and large-scale film productions and TV series, including: Concussion starring Will Smith, the Netflix series Last Chance U and the forthcoming film Granite Mountain. Mr. Nelson has worked as both a writer and an editor, and his own writing for GQ was cited in the Best American Sports Writing 2001.

From 1994 to 1997 Nelson was an editor at Harper’s, where he was responsible for the magazine’s Readings section. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Gourmet and Food & Wine. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Nelson worked as a writer/producer for CNN in Washington, D.C., and as a writer’s assistant on various sitcoms in Hollywood.

Mr. Nelson graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in American Studies.

Stephen Orr
Editor in Chief, Better Homes and Gardens

Stephen Orr is the editor in chief of Better Homes and Gardens where he shares his love of home design, cooking and gardening with nearly 40 million readers in both print and digital media. Previously he was the executive editor at Condé Nast Traveler and VP editorial director at Martha Stewart Living. Before those posts he was features editor at House & Garden and Domino magazines and wrote extensively for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other publications.

He is the author of three books: The New American Herbal (Clarkson Potter/Random House, 2014), Tomorrow’s Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening (Rodale, 2011) and Nelson Byrd Woltz: Garden, Park, Community, Farm (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013). In addition he was a segment producer for the PBS television series “Cultivating Life” and has edited two cookbooks by British author Sarah Raven for Rizzoli. Orr has been a regularly featured gardening expert on “The CBS Early Show,” “The Martha Stewart Show,” and “The Today Show.”

Orr lives in Des Moines, Iowa and New York City.

James Oseland

James Oseland has been the editor in chief of Saveur, America’s most critically acclaimed food magazine, since 2006. Under his leadership, the magazine has won more than 35 national awards, including two American Society of Magazine Editors awards and nine from the James Beard Foundation.

During his tenure at Saveur, the magazine has witnessed unprecedented growth: five of the magazine’s best-selling issues were edited by James; its newsstand sales have been on a steady uptick; and subscription renewal rates are among the highest in the magazine industry. Saveur.com, which James also oversees, has witnessed similarly positive growth, and currently has over a million and a quarter unique monthly visitors. Additionally, James was the editor of the books Saveur: The New Comfort Food (Chronicle Books, 2011) and Saveur: The Way We Cook (Weldon-Owen, 2012), a book of food photography. He also edited six Saveur ebooks, including Easy Italian (Weldon-Owen, 2012), one of the best-selling cookbooks in the history of the Apple Bookstore.

W. W Norton published James’s first book in 2006, Cradle of Flavor, a memoir with recipes about living in Southeast Asia; it won awards from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals and was named one of the best books of that year by Time Asia, the New York Times, Good Morning America, and many other media outlets. He is writing a memoir, Jimmy Neurosis, to be published by Ecco Press in 2015, and is the editor of a forthcoming food-writing anthology published by Lonely Planet.

Since 2009, James has been a regular judge on Bravo’s hit series Top Chef Masters. He has also appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and Iron Chef America. He has done more than 250 radio interviews and is a frequent guest on The Splendid Table, NPR’s Morning Edition, and WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show. In 2011, James starred, as himself, in a national Wendy’s television ad campaign. James has lectured at the New York City and Washington, D.C., branches of the Asia Society.

Prior to his time at Saveur, James was managing editor of Organic Style and American Theatre magazines. He has been a freelance editor at Mademoiselle, Vogue, The Village Voice, TV Guide, and the LA Weekly. In 2010 and 2011 James was the editorial director of Garden Design, a magazine about interior and exterior design.

James was born in Mountain View, California, in 1963. He holds a BFA and MFA in photography and film studies from the San Francisco Art Institute. Before working in publishing, he was a Hollywood script doctor and screenwriter. He has lived in India and Indonesia; for the last 20 years he has called New York City home.

Joshua Topolsky
Founder and Editor in Chief, The Outline

Joshua Topolsky is an editor of things. Professionally, he is the founder, CEO, and editor in chief of The Outline, a new digital media company launching in Q4 2016. Before The Outline, Josh was most recently head of Bloomberg Digital as well as Bloomberg Media’s chief digital content officer. In 2015 he was named to AdAge’s 40 under 40 and Crain’s very similar 40 under 40 list. It’s possible this now makes him 80 years old. Or slightly under 80.

Josh is the co-founder and former editor in chief of The Verge, a revolutionary online publication which covers the intersection of technology, science, art, business, policy, and culture. He is also a co-creator of Vox Media, a leading new media venture. Joshua was named Adweek’s 2012 Digital Editor of the Year, and led The Verge to widespread acclaim. The Verge took home five Webby Awards in 2013, was a finalist for the 2013 Online Journalism Award for general excellence, was nominated for a 2014 ASME National Magazine Award in Video, and won an 2014 AFI Docs audience award for its short-form documentary Beyond Recognition.

Josh has appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, a former Washington Post columnist, and has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Fast Company, and Fortune magazine. He makes regular appearances on Bloomberg TV, NPR, NBC, ABC, and CNN.

Joshua was also the editor in chief of Engadget from 2008 to 2011. He’s spent his life exploring a creative curiosity, from a childhood spent tinkering with computers and electronics, through his formative years touring the world as a music producer and DJ.

You can contact Josh by emailing him at joshuatopolsky@gmail, or find him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/joshuatopolsky or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joshuatopolsky

Dana Points
Ex-Officio

Dana Points was most recently the editor in chief of Parents and Fit Pregnancy and Baby and is deeply immersed in the life of today's millennial parents—their hopes, dreams, finances, work/family balance issues, child-rearing habits and more. Before joining Parents, Points worked as an editor specializing in women’s health. She is also a member of the national board of trustees of the March of Dimes and former chair of the board of Safe Kids Worldwide. A graduate of Barnard College, she is the mother of two boys.