The Association of Magazine Media

Thursday November 13th, 2014

Barbra Streisand Stops by Hearst Tower
Interviewed by Gayle King, editor at large for Hearst title O, the Oprah Magazine, Streisand wound up talking about that and a whole lot more, namely Kim Kardashian, how talented people act (or don’t), and gender equality.
Feature on InStyle’s Beauty Director, Kahlana Barfield
The best feeling is paying it forward, it’s what makes the world go round – even in a place like New York City. For a girl like Kahlana Barfield, who left Seattle to pursue her fashion writing career in the Big Apple, finding someone that would root for her was something she least expected.
Paper Magazine Editor Talks Kim Kardashian
The idea was to break the Internet, whatever that means. And if it didn’t accomplish that, Paper magazine’s super-viral cover image of Kim Kardashian’s prodigious posterior certainly broke our ability to focus on much else yesterday.
Popular Science Follows the Data in Launching Site Redesign
Bonnier Corp.’s Popular Science has long been a hub of innovation for a company seeking to unlock the secrets of reaching and monetizing a younger-male reader base (the brand made headlines last year for a print redesign and decision to ban all comments from posts). A website relaunch this month seeks to improve user experience and capitalize on data gathered about site-visitor behavior.
Feature on InStyle’s Beauty Director, Angelique Serrano
Testing out new beauty products for a living seems like—please pardon the cliché, but—a dream come true. And don’t even get us started on the thrill of Paris Fashion Week being “just another day in the office.” Yet for Angelique Serrano, 35, these things aren’t just daydreams; they’re her reality.
Ariana Grande Covers 'InStyle' Magazine
First look: Vector Magazine, Digital-only Magazine About Games and Digital Culture
Julianne Hough's Amazingly Toned Bod Serves as Instant Workout Motivation: See Her Shape Magazine Cover
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 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.

In late September, the invitation-only, pro-privacy, anti-marketing social network Ello saw a huge surge in membership after Facebook began disabling the accounts of drag performers and transgender people for violating its long-standing requirement that users go by their “real names” on the site. In what looked like a response to the backlash, Facebook quickly launched Rooms, an app that allows people to create private chat rooms without requiring them to use their Facebook login — any email address will do. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg & Co. were forcing everyone who wanted to check their Facebook messages on their phone to download another app, Facebook Messenger, which hit 500 million users on Monday.