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Thursday, March 27, 2014

National Magazine Awards 2014 Finalists Announced
The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) today announced the finalists for the 2014 National Magazine Awards to be presented on Thursday, May 1, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Sixty-six publications were nominated this year in 24 categories. Twenty-six magazines received multiple nominations, led by New York with nine, followed by National Geographic, The New Yorker and Wired, each with six. Bon Appétit received five nominations; GQ and Harper’s Magazine both received four.
Condé Nast to Sponsor 9/11 Museum Opening Day
“It is a source of great pride for Condé Nast to contribute to the momentous opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the revitalization of lower Manhattan,” said Charles Townsend, Condé Nast’s CEO. "Condé Nast is privileged to play a role in the renaissance of an area that has held a distinct place in our nation’s history,” he added.
People to Let Celebrities Post Directly to Its Site
People has partnered with WhoSay, a startup that helps famous people push out their photos and musings to social networks, as well as WhoSay’s own app/magazine. Celebrities can WhoSay to publish directly to, where their stuff will show up on a dedicated “celebs unfiltered” page.
Entertainment Weekly Goes the Platform Route
EW has been finding the bloggers through social media and J-schools. The network exists for now in beta at but will eventually become a section on
Your Favorite Magazine Is the Same Price It Was 9 Years Ago
As People and other notable magazines announce price increases, Folio: looks at how much magazines have cost since 2005.
Magazines Still Preferred by Many Readers
Magazine Anniversaries: Put a Plan Behind the Party
Holiday, A Travel Magazine, Is Reborn
Southern Living Licenses Home Goods Collection with Dillard’s
TIME Goes Long on Mad Men
Sears to Launch Seventeen Line
More on Arianna Huffington Talks "Thrive" at Hearst Tower
Vice Projecting $1 Billion in Revenue by 2016
Wine Critic Robert Parker to Launch a Lifestyle Magazine for the Mega-Rich
A Look at the Mission of Apostrophe Magazine
Revitalizing Newsstand Sales Through SIPs
How New Trends in Web Development Impact Magazine Design
Kantar: Retail, Automotive Biggest Spenders in 2013
Instagram Usage Surges 35%, Rivals Twitter for Smartphone Audience
Facebook Reveals 10 Year Plan, Confident on Mobile
The New York Times Bets on Its Own Reputation with Its New Mobile App
Pew: Newspaper Industry Still Pulls in More than Half of All News Revenue
Four Ways Brands Mess up Content Creation
Reality Check: Robots Will Not Be Writing the News
Neuromarketing: Problems and Possibilities
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The awards will be presented at the National Magazine Awards Annual Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis tonight. The awards are supported by Publishers Press and Blippar.
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.
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