The Association of Magazine Media

Monday, November 3, 2014

CNet Launches a Magazine
Stuart Elliot writes: "A leading technology website, CNET, is expanding into a platform that its users praise as portable, accessible and affordable. And unlike tablets, smartphones or laptops, it is also good for squishing bugs. The platform is print periodicals, as CNET brings out on Monday a magazine, also named CNET, that carries a cover price of $5.99 and is being sold on newsstands and at stores like Costco, Target and Walmart."
Audience 2.0: Speaker Spotlight
Learn how to attract, convert, engage and monetize your audiences across screens at MPA’s Audience 2.0 Symposium – featuring can’t-miss magazine media innovators and digital experts including Hayley Romer, VP and Publisher, The Atlantic. November 13, NYC. Learn more and register today.
Condé Nast Moves to One World Trade Center
The first wave of Condé Nast staffers are settling into their new digs at 1 World Trade Center this morning. The publishing house will occupy floors 20 through 44. It purchased the space — 1.2 million square feet.
Lupita Nyong'o Covers Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year Issue
The Oscar-winning actress was named one of Glamour magazine's 2014 Women of the Year and the stunning starlet covered the December issue of the mag.
Shondaland’s Betsy Beers Inspires During Marie Claire’s New Guard Lunch
Last Thursday, Marie Claire held its second annual New Guard luncheon at the Hearst Tower, honoring 50 “badass innovators, mogulistas and shot callers.” This year’s theme was “Flipping the Script,” a nod to female writers and producers breaking through Hollywood’s glass ceiling.
News from the Advertising Industry
Stephen M. Lacy, chairman and chief executive of the Meredith Corporation, was named chairman of the MPA.
Husni: Falling in Love With Your Audience! Reflections on Magazine Relationships and Addictions
Elliot: Does P&G Need Retailers Anymore?
Forbes Sells Directory that Catalogs Old Money Families
More on InStyle’s November Cover Girl, Taylor Swift
Former Nylon Magazine Exec Sues New York Post
Harper's Bazaar Opening Cafe in United Arab Emirates
Paul Smalera Joins Quartz As Ideas Editor
Grant Dudley and Erin Merhar Join Southern Living
Forbes Adds Three
Fitness, Daily Beast, AP Make Changes
Joyce Chang Welcomes Liz Baker Plosser and Tatiana Boncompagni to Self
Lindsay Funston Hired As Fitness Nutrition Editor
Three Digital Specialists Join Hearst Magazines International
Vice Holds Talks with Pay-TV Services on Plans for New Networks
How One Publisher Is Taming the World of Messaging Apps
Immigrant Magazine Gives Voice to a Range Of Communities
Brooklyn Literary Magazine Transitions to a New Era
The Magazine That Made —and Unmade— Politicians
Publishers and the Smiling Curve
The Three Pillars of Programmatic
Media Companies Strike Gold with Sponsored Content
Analysis Finds Correlation Between Home Sales and Online Big Ticket Sales
Discover how new technologies, data and insights can be used to grow and increase the true value of your readers at MPA’s Audience 2.0 Symposium. Register today! November 13, Hearst Tower, NYC.
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 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.
From OUT magazine: " It would be tough to find a more poignant image of LGBT achievement this year than Larry Kramer ascending the Emmy stage to the tune of a standing ovation. The protracted journey from stage to screen of Kramer’s groundbreaking play, The Normal Heart, is a vindication for his uncompromising posture as a founding member of both the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP. That The Normal Heart is now considered a standard text for understanding the epidemic’s impact is a testament to Kramer’s ceaseless fight for people with HIV/AIDS. At 79, he is not yet finished: His lifework, The American People, a novel that he began writing in 1978, is scheduled for release next year, coinciding with a two-hour documentary on his life and work to air on HBO. “It’s going to be called Larry Kramer, Get Out of Town,” he jokes, before adding, “It’s quite good, even if it is all about me.” "