The Association of Magazine Media

Thursday, February 19 2015

Save the Date: IMAG Annual Conference
Join the brightest minds in independent publishing to explore new ideas, new skills and new ways to operate. You’ll find out what you need to grow your business this year and come away with a world-class network of peers. Register by March 31 for the best rate. May 18-20, Boulder, CO.
Adobe Photoshop at 25
This week is the 25th birthday of Adobe Photoshop, an image-editing program that was created when we snapped pictures on film and displayed them on paper. It has not just survived but thrived through every major technological transition in its lifetime: the rise of the web, the rise and fall of home printing and the supernova of digital photography.
Self Magazine Lands First U.S. Apple Watch Cover
The Apple Watch has made its first appearance on the cover of a U.S. magazine, with a shoot for fitness, health, and style publication Self. The March issue of Self features Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel as the cover star, with Swanepoel appearing in exercise gear, the Apple Watch Sport on her wrist.
Reinventing America, The Forbes Summit in Chicago Part II
Bringing live leaders from the new generation of entrepreneurs and CEOs together with the new wave of Funds into the same room is an experience most business leaders and investors find profitable, creating a Forbes experience Off-Page.
BoSacks Speaks Out: Why Print Magazines Are Not Necessarily Facing Armageddon
Mr. Sacks writes: “It doesn't matter what the trends of the overall industry are to individual companies, so long as you can continuously produce unsurpassed editorial excellence in your particular niche, regardless of format.”
LinkedIn Has Launched an Ad Network
Why the Forbes Native Advertising Cover Isn't the End of the World
Interview with Publisher Sam Hine
More on: Forbes Puts an Ad on Its Cover
More on: David Carr
Big Data Collection Good; Access Not So Good
Snapchat Valuation Pegged at $19B, Media Brands Invest In Service
Facebook to Debut Product Ads, Boost to Brands
Publishers Arm for War with Ad Blockers
ASME is again sponsoring a full-tuition scholarship for the 2015 Yale Publishing Course: Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media. The course will be held July 12-17, 2015, at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut. Only ASME members or editors working for them are eligible to receive this scholarship.
Science and technology magazine WIRED will debut its first-ever “sex issue” in March, the company announced Tuesday. The issue’s centerpiece will be “Sex in the Digital Age,” or “40 pages on how we do it, in a time of constantly evolving technology,” according to a company release.