The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Q&A: MPA CEO Mary Berner Identifies the Place of Print in Magazine Media
When Mary Berner was named president and chief executive officer of MPA last September, one of her first edicts was to ensure that the word “media” followed the word “magazine” every time it was used. Samir Husni asked Ms. Berner about the place of print in the magazine media mix; Her answers appear in the Mr. Magazine™ Minute.
Next Issue Media, AKA Netflix For Magazines, Hits Windows 8, Targets 1 Million User Mark
Later this spring Next Issue, a joint venture of Conde Nast, Hearst, Time Inc., Meredith and News Corp. will launch on Apple and Android smartphones bringing unlimited access to dozens of magazine titles directly to subscribers’ pockets.
Redbook Redesign Puts Focus on Fashion, Beauty, Shopping
Readers will see the changes with a redesign starting with the April issue. On the design side, the cover has been drastically revamped, from the new, all-lowercase logo to the layout in which the cover star—this month's is The Hills star and current Kohl's designer Lauren Conrad—now shares real estate with illustrated cover lines.
The Atlantic Launches the China Channel
The channel will provide news and analysis of China from a variety of angles and perspectives, focusing on a core set of issues: the economy, cultural life, international relations, political development, energy future, social change, and demographic shifts.
Sports Illustrated Lands New Armstrong Interview
Condé Nast's Answer to Programmatic Buying
Condé Nast Looking to Add to Real Estate in Lower Manhattan
Esquire Network Orders 2 Reality Shows
Hearst Hires Microsoft's Edwards for Digital Role
Minkin and Morales Join Atlantic Media
Playboy Magazine Launches Hebrew Language Edition
Europe's The Kernel to Shut Down
Press+ Data: Publishers Tighten Meters, Increase Digital Subscription Prices
Why Retail Apps Should Worry Publishers
News Corp. Has a Tablet for Schools
Washington Post Joins Paid Content Parade
Williams: Medium Wants to Build Sustainable Economic Model for Journalism
Facebook to Launch Content-Specific News Feeds, Bigger Photos, and Ads
Adobe Announces a New Social Interface for Its Marketing Cloud
The Upfronts: A Courtship Ritual Performed Early
Real Data Shows Real Slowdown in Online Display, More Expansion in Total Media Buys
Facebook's Acquisition of Atlas Raises Questions About Ad Serving, Ad Partnerships
Yahoo Says New Policy Is Meant to Raise Morale
San Francisco’s Thriving Agency Start-Up Scene
comScore 2013 Mobile Future in Focus Report: Smartphones, Tablets to Usher in New Era of Multi-Platform Media
Marketers Ask 9th Circuit to Revive Class-Action Against Facebook
Scott Dougall, Director, Digital Publishing, for Google, shares how magazines are connecting with readers on every channel; from web, to video, to digital editions and beyond. Scott will focus on company’s approach to working with magazine brands, and leveraging Google’s reach to deliver the content that user’s love, and create revenue opportunities for publishers on virtually every platform. Join us March 28.
Mark your calendars for this year's AMC - Magazine Media Conference, taking place Oct. 22-23 in New York City. Details to come.
Swipe 2.0 will kick off with a VIP networking reception on Mar. 27, featuring specialty drinks from NYC top shelf bartender Lucinda Sterling (right), who was spotlighted in the pages of DETAILS. Begin connecting with speakers, sponsors and attendees to the beats of DJ Vida.
To commemorate ASME's 50th anniversary this year, the editors' group is compiling four lists of the most notable achievements in magazine journalism in the last half century. Nominations are now open.
March 19, 2013
The Professor's LOFT
Join ASME NEXT at our next monthly open-bar event for junior-level print and web journalists, and hear what BuzzFeed EIC Ben Smith has to say about getting in and moving up the masthead.
March 28, 2013
Grand Hyatt New York
Come hear the world's most noted publishers, tech experts, financial pros and media pioneers as they share what's new - and what's next - in magazine media technology at the Swipe 2.0 Conference taking place at the Grand Hyatt New York, March 27-28, 2013.
May 20 - 22, 2013
Loews New Orleans Hotel
The #1 conference for independent Magazine Media publishers to share best practices, explore multi-platform solutions and discuss innovative strategies for growing Magazine Media brands.


In Esquire's The Politics Blog, Stephen Marche looks at the career of Hugo Chávez, examining the late Venezuelan leader's legacy in a 21st century context.