The Association of Magazine Media

Monday, December 23, 2013

The MPA Daily News Round Up will return on Thursday, December 26th 2013. Happy holidays to all!
MediaFinder: Magazine Closures Continue to Fall in 2013, Launches Down -18%, But Still Beating Closures 3 to 1
The BtoB and Consumer magazine market stabilized in 2013 as launches outnumbered closures by more than 3 to 1, according to MediaFinder. With 185 new magazines in 2013, there were 18% fewer launches than there were in 2012, but closures fell almost twice as far.
Hearst & Meredith Digital Initiatives Lead Magazine Industry
Leading general interest and women’s magazine companies have established a strong beachhead in the digital advertising business, according to the new MyersBizNet Advertiser Satisfaction Study. Watch this week’s Jack Myers Video Media Business Report for insights and details.
Popular Science's Redesign
Popular Science's redesign had already been in the works months ahead of the switch, but the magazine's new look, which debuts with the February 2014 issue, marks a shift to broadening the appeal of the 140-year-old title.
This Holiday Season at the Newsstand
The New York Post lists the best of new magazine issues featuring last-minute Christmas ideas from gifts, to appetizers, to color schemes, to recipes, to homemade projects of every kind.
How Native Advertising Will Change in 2014: Predictions from the Front Lines
Native advertising was all the rage this past year, as online publishers and marketers grappled for new (or repackaged) ways to get the attention of ad-weary consumers. Notables in media share insights on 2014.
6 Media Tech Predictions for 2014
Folio talks to publishers on both sides of the aisle to hear what specific technologies or broader trends they think will have an impact on the industry in 2014.
Remembering the Greats: TIME Magazine Profiles Notable Photographers We Lost in 2013
“The photographers we lost this year pursued their craft with rigor and passion,” Time magazine’s Mia Tramz wrote. “Nearly all photographed until the very end, which for some came all too soon. They lived their lives with, and to varying degrees through, their cameras.”
The Magazine Medic Honors
The 2013 Editorial Salary Survey
IDG's Michael Friedenberg Offers a CEO's Guide to Setting Goals for 2014
The Atlantic's Scott Stossel to Debut New Book
Meredith Buys TV Stations in Phoenix and St. Louis for $407.5 Million
Forbes, Buzzfeed, and Gawker Are Three Publishers Leading the Way with UGC
Magazine's Kid Bylines Read Like "Pulitzer Prize Roll Call"
The Harvard Lampoon Magazine Chooses First Black Female President
Barry Diller's IAC Responds to "Outrageous" AIDS Tweet from PR Exec's Account
Tom Cruise Settles $50 Million Lawsuit Against Magazine Publisher Out of Court
Sean Penn's Daughter in GQ
Offline Magazine Launches and Instantly Gets Love from the Apple App Store team
Q&A with Olivier Laurent, Editor of New Digital Magazine FLTR
Terri White Named Editor of Time Out New York
Sourcing Controlled Subs from Your Website
Plan for Tribune Spinoff Raises Concerns for Future of Newspaper Operations
USA Today’s Stealth Tilt Toward Free Content
Building an Integrated Marketing Requal Plan
Report: CPG, Auto Mobile Ads Drive Highest Interaction Rates
Product Listing Ad Images Worth More with Less Clicks
IXI Updates Measurement Platform
IAB Mobile Center's Multi-Screen Manifesto for 2014
Despite Rise of Android Tablets, Google Still Isn't Serving Magazine Publishers
Media Devices Hit 140 Million, Smart TVs Push Increase
Facial Recognition App Comes to Google Glass
Women Up Time Spent on Social Platforms
The Best Journalism Schools in the Country: NewsPro Magazine Ranking
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Speakers include MPA’s Mary G. Berner, Hearst’s Michael Clinton, All You’s Nina Willdorf and Deborah Curtis, The Atlantic’s Corby Kummer and Jay Lauf, Glamour’s Cindi Leive and Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapaport—plus Richard B. Stolley, the founding editor of PEOPLE, and Dorothy Kalins, the founding editor of Metropolitan Home and Saveur.

The writers and editors at the influential business magazine are citing some of the best journalism of 2013, -that they didn't write.