The Association of Magazine Media

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Issuu Brings Its “YouTube for Magazines” to the iPhone and iPad
Several years ago, digital reading platform issuu gave up on the iTunes App Store after several rejections stemming from its then too-competitive nature with Apple’s planned Newsstand service. Now, it’s back. The company has released its first iOS app that brings a variety of free publications to iPhone and iPad users worldwide, with over 10,000 new ones being added daily in 30 languages.
The 2014 Tech Impact Awards Winner: Allrecipes
What if the world’s greatest chili wasn’t found in a restaurant but on a website? What if talented home cooks could actively critique and encourage each other? These are the ideas behind, the leading recipe network in the world, serving 23 countries with apps and websites in 12 languages.’s Guest Editor of the Day: Olivia Munn
Munn writes exclusive content for all day, including fashion and skin care tips, while also taking to InStyle’s Twitter account to answer fan-submitted questions.
Newsweek Announces It’s Profitable
The publisher, which closed on a sale of the title last October for an undisclosed sum, told staff this week that it plans to reveal Newsweek is now profitable, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Capital.
Cosmopolitan, and Bachelorette's Leslye Headland Team for NBC Magazine Comedy
The single-camera comedy centers on a failed political blogger who starts over in New York as the editor for a women's magazine.
How Forbes Recruits and Maintains Its Massive Contributor Network
Before Mark Rogowsky joined the Forbes contributor network, he had tried his hand at blogging a few times but was unsatisfied with the results. “Every time I’d start blogging, for each new post I would have to rebuild the whole audience from scratch...”
More on Forbes Launches BrandVoice Home Pages
Brands will be able prioritize the placement of certain posts, and organize other sponsored content under topical tabs. The new native protocols are slated to surface on Oct. 14.
Should Publishers Take Down Controversial Posts?
To unpublish — or not to unpublish. That’s the question for publishers that really step in it with regrettable content that sets off the "Social Media Outrage Industrial Complex."
Adobe MAX Thoughts, Apple Event Expectations, Media App Updates for iOS 8 Continue
More on Apple Planning "Smart Paper" -to Replace Tablets? Patent Reveals Double-Sided Flexible Screen
Weight Watchers Hires Marketing VP As It Repositions Brand
Commenting Comment: A Magazine Dedicated to Internet Comments
Pioneering Digital-Only Publication, "The Magazine," Will Shutdown
Vice Media CEO Says Online Outlet to Remain Independent
Vice and Other News Sites Favored by Millenials
NOOK Media Partners with OverDrive to Provide Libraries with Digital Magazines
"Parasyte" Collaborates with Female Fashion Magazine "itLOVE"
"First Position" Digital Ads Dominate Click Throughs
Consumers Bullish on a Mobile Payments Future
WPP on Track with Rentrak: Cuts Deals to Sell Kantar, License Ratings to GroupM
Online Display Spending to Grow $18 Billion in Next Five Years
Learn how to capitalize on audiences across screens at MPA’s Audience 2.0 in NYC – featuring an all-star lineup of magazine media innovators and experts including Chris Wilkes, VP, App Lab, Hearst Magazines. Register today.
Find out how magazine media's top executives are preparing for What's Next at the 2015 American Magazine Media 360°Conference, our industry's most important meeting. February 2-3, 2015, NYC.
The law is changing as fast as your job description. ASME's annual Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors will bring you up to speed on the latest legal developments. In a fast-paced and interactive day-long program, learn what you need to know to keep your magazine out of court.
The law is changing as fast as your job description. ASME's annual Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors will bring you up to speed on the latest legal developments. In a fast-paced and interactive day-long program, learn what you need to know to keep your magazine out of court.
The ASME Best Cover Contest 2015 Call for Entries is now available for download. The Best Cover Contest honors magazines published between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014.
Citygram Austin to Speak at Advertising Production Club of NYC’s Mobile Mayhem
The Advertising Production Club of New York is hosting Mobile Mayhem, an inspiring and educational event on October 16 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Parsons School of Design in NYC. Whether you’re a student, early in your career or a veteran in the advertising industry, this is a great opportunity to get a look at the future of mobile through the eyes and minds of industry professionals from Google, Drawbridge, Viacom, AKQA, and of course, Adobe.
October 23 - 24, 2014
Two-day workshop for junior-level editors on print and digital fundamentals. Includes how to pitch and assign • line edit • write display type • work with art and photo • write and edit for the web • develop content for tablet magazines • maximize the value of social media • manage your career.
October 23, 2014
Condé Nast
Join your fellow junior editors for an evening of networking and a Q&A with Wired's Editor in Chief Scott Dadich, at the next ASME NEXT Talks. Registration includes open bar.
In the October issue, WIRED’s Clive Thompson explores how video games like Minecraft can ultimately boost literacy by encouraging kids to read about something they care about. "The secret lies not inside the game itself but in the players’ activities outside of it,” Thompson claims. "Minecraft is surrounded by a culture of literacy. The game comes with minimal instructions or tutorials, so new players immediately set about hunting for info on how it works. That means watching YouTube videos of experts at play, of course, but it also means poring over how-to texts at Minecraft wikis and “walk-through” sites, written by gamers for gamers. Or digging into printed manuals like The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft or the official Minecraft Redstone Handbook, some of which are now best sellers. This is complex, challenging material."