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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Magazine Media Brands are Social Climbers- Check Out the Magazine Media 360° Social Media Report
The Social Event of the Season: MPA Releases the Magazine Media 360 Social Media Report
Voting Opens for TIME’s Person of The Year
It’s that time of the year again. You can now vote on Time’s Person of The Year poll, which includes people such as Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, John Oliver, Jennifer Lawrence, Ebola doctors and nurses, and Elizabeth Warren.
Interactive Print Magazines: Open Here, Smell There and Other Print Goodies
Professor Husni writes: "It must be the holidays and magazines are celebrating with new creative tricks and lots and lots of red covers. Four magazines, all from Hearst Magazines, grabbed my attention for their creativity and interactivity of their covers."
People’s Sexiest Man Alive, by the Numbers
People announced its Sexiest Man Alive yesterday, and while it’s big news for fans of Chris Hemsworth, it’s even bigger for People and its parent company, Time Inc. The Sexiest Man franchise was born 29 years ago when it applied the phrase to Mel Gibson, has been spun into a mini-empire, along with other People specials like the Oscar and 50 Most Beautiful issues.
Amy Adams Lands First Vogue Cover
Amy Adams is your newest Vogue cover girl. This is her first time gracing the title’s cover. Adams was photographed by Annie Leibovitz and profiled by Jonathan Van Meter.
InStyle's Katherine Schwarzenegger on TODAY
InStyle Contributing Editor Katherine Schwarzenegger shows TODAY viewers how to get the most out of spending time with family at the holidays through a few easy recipes.
Allure Magazine’s Breakthrough Beauty Products of the Year
Every year, Allure Magazine features some of the “breakthrough beauty products of the year” for health and beauty. Now the popular magazine has made their picks for skin care.
Provost: Four Reasons Every Magazine Should Build an Audience on YouTube
Alison Provost of Touchstorm writes: "Chances are, your magazine’s success has already proven that it pulls big numbers on YouTube. Take a look at your YouTube competition. Not your fellow magazines, but other channels addressing the same subject matter. If you’re a kayaking publication, look at the YouTubers who are talking about kayaking. If you’re a parenting publication, look at the others talking about parenting. For almost every magazine category -- even Business and Politics -- the audiences achieved are gigantic in comparison to what the magazines are pulling in."
Adweek's 2014 Hot List Finalists: Magazines
Take a look at their editors' picks for the year's best in print: Hottest Magazine of the Year, Hottest Thought Leader, Hottest Lifestyle Magazine and so on.
Benedict Cumberbatch Wins Genius Status at TIME Magazine
More on InStyle's Ariel Foxman & Jennifer Aniston at the InStyle & The Cinema Society Screening of Cake
More on GroupM Negotiates Audience Guarantee with Conde Nast
Hearst Names Digital Creative Director
Paper Magazine Chief Dishes on the Huge Impact of Kim Kardashian Cover
HondaJet Wins Popular Science Award
Slate Promotes Anthony DeMaio to Publisher
Nitasha Tiku Jumps to The Verge
Remembering Sassy Magazine's Life Advice for Teen Girls
Rolling Stone Magazine Author Critical of UVa Administration on Sexual Assault
Reaction to Uber Tactics Highlights Tech Journalists’ Fine Line Between Critic and Booster
Reuters To Cut Jobs Despite Budget Increase
Betaworks Tries to Solve the Mobile Ad Unit Problem
Internet to Hit 3 Billion Users in 2015
Volkswagen Sits Out Super Bowl for First Time in Five Years as Auto Bowl Fades
More on New York Times, Washington Post Bow New Native Ad Placements
Programmatic’s Biggest Challenges: Talent, Education... Fraud
Four Publisher Viewability Headaches
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.
December 09, 2014
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Emily Passer writes: "At Quartz, we—and our readers—love  charts. We’re always on the hunt for a terrific fever line or bar graph that delivers deep insight at a single glance. We delve into data to churn out plenty of our own charts; heck, we’ve even built a cool tool that allows you to make them too
Now we’re taking our obsession with charts to its logical conclusion: we’re launching a quest to find the best chart of the year. If you’re as chart-crazy as we are, we’re inviting you to help us select… [pause for imaginary drumroll]… the Quartz Chart of the Year™. Send us the charts that made you go, “Whoa.” Tweet them (@matthewphillips) or email them ( to us with the subject line “Chart of the year.” We’re open to any type of chart: Ugly ones. Famous ones. Newsy ones. Idiosyncratic ones. They can be about anything, not just business and economics—so long as they have been published in calendar 2014. Over the next few weeks we’ll parse your submissions and our own favorites, and roll out some posts spotlighting the potential contenders for crown. We’ll announce the winner on Dec. 15. For more details and information on what we think makes a great chart, go to or email to speak with a Quartz journalist."