The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, February 7, 2014

MPA - The Association of Magazine Media Reacts to Rejection of Baldwin Amendment to Postal Reform Bill
Mary G. Berner, President and CEO, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media issued the following statement: “In rejecting this amendment, the Committee has rubber-stamped ongoing postage rate hikes and greatly weakened the independent Postal Regulatory Commission, leaving USPS as an essentially unregulated, government-sanctioned monopoly."
Postal Reform: Senate Committee Says No to Amendment Backed By MPA, but Yes to Guns Amendment
Senate committee advances Postal Reform Act bill that would make two-year emergency rate hike permanent.
Mag Bag: The Week in Magazines
Responding to yesterday's AAM circ data release, Mary Berner, president and CEO of MPA — The Association of Magazine Media, noted that there was some positive news: “Over a third of measured titles saw increases in circulation. Half posted increases in subscriptions, with 37% growth for digital magazine editions over the second half of 2012.”
Digital Editions Saw Continued Growth in Second Half 2013
Digital replica editions continue to be a growth area for the industry. Magazines reported 10.8 million digital replica editions sold in the second-half of 2013, up 36.7 percent versus the second-half of 2012.
Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp to Move Off 34th Floor in Part of Effort to Be More Accessible Ahead of Spinoff
At a quarterly management meeting, Ripp affirmed to appreciative nods that he planned to move at the end of the month, along with fellow occupants including chief content officer Norm Pearlstine, CFO Jeff Bairstow and PR chief Teri Everett, according to people who were at the meeting.
Q&A with Pilar Guzmán About Condé Nast Traveler Revamp
Pilar Guzmán has been in the top job at Condé Nast Traveler for just over six months and in that time, the former editor of Martha Stewart Living and the defunct Cookie magazine has been in the process of revamping the travel title.
InStyle Editor Ariel Foxman Named to the New York Fashion Week Power List
The people included are uniquely successful in their individual professions. Also included are influencers in a broad range of categories -from models to retailers to social media gurus.
Forbes Publishes eBook on Warren Buffett
The eBook includes 15 previously published articles on Buffet written by Forbes reporters from 1969 to 2013, highlighting his evolution in business. Forbes’ Associate Producer Jennifer Eum edited the book.
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Quartz tops 5 Million Visitors in January
More on Scientific American Offering Full Archival Access
Rodale Makes Key Digital Hire Beth Buehler
Hearst Magazines Names VPs, Atlantic Adds to Event Team
Q&A with Singer Alice Smith During InStyle's New York Fashion Week Party
WWD Beauty Team Taking on NYFW with Google Glass
First Look Media to Launch with Snowden-themed Online Magazine
Meet the Man Behind Mobile Mask Magazine
Finding the Value in Digital Publishing
B2B Ad page Declines Continue As Segments Fail to Recover from Fiscal Crisis
AOL's Best Year in a Decade Fueled By Programmatic
New York Times’ Fourth-Quarter Net Income, Revenue Recede
Square Merchants Are Increasingly Using Androids, Not iPhones, for Payments
Join Adobe to learn how and why you should use a content management system with Adobe DPS. Complimentary for members – lunch included. March 11, NYC.
There’s still time to register for the MPA-IMAG Conference in Washington D.C. Learn how to turn macro and micro shifts into mega opportunities for your brands while sharing and networking with your fellow independent magazine media peers. May 19-20.
Be a part of the only magazine media industry event that brings together all retail supply chain partners. June 9-11, The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, VA.
Tell your readers to visit Facebook from March 31 to April 13 to vote for their favorite covers. The most "liked" cover of the 10 finalists will win the ASME Best Cover Contest Readers' Choice Award.
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.

Smithsonian looks at how reporters ignored the music and instead obsessed over hair and other details. The Beatles would go on to change American music forever, but the press focused on the moptops instead.