Tuesday, February 2, 2016
AMMC 2016 Monday Recap
Day one of the American Magazine Media Conference discussions recognize dramatic change in magazine media, but are optimistic about the future.
The American Society of Magazine Editors Crowns The Atlantic Magazine of the Year at Ellies
At the 50th annual National Magazine Awards sixty-seven media organizations duked it out across 21 categories that ranged from Magazine of the Year, Best Feature Photography, Design and General Excellence in a slew of areas including Service and Lifestyle, Design and News, Sports and Entertainment.
Ellie Award Winners Honored in 50th Anniversary Event
First-time winners included BuzzFeed News for public interest, The California Sunday Magazine for photography, Eater for leisure interests, FamilyFun in personal service, The Intercept in columns and commentary, Lucky Peach for general excellence in the service and lifestyle category, Matter for reporting, and Politico for feature photography.
New York, David Granger, and Many Big Winners at the National Magazine Awards
Magazine of the Year went to The Atlantic and Editor James Bennett, while Gayle Butler, the longtime editor of Better Homes and Gardens, was inducted into the Magazine Editors Hall of Fame.
JD Power: New-Vehicle Drivers' Readership Is Up
Good news for the magazine industry: Readership actually increased in the past year among new-vehicle drivers, according to J.D. Power's 2016 U.S. Automotive Media and Marketing Report. New-vehicle drivers read an average of 7.9 magazines, up from 7.6 in the 2015 study.
Condé Nast Entertainment Forms Unscripted TV Unit, "CNE Studios"
“With the explosive demand for television programming, CNE Studios is the natural progression of taking our success in developing and selling unscripted series to the next level,” said CNE president Dawn Ostroff.
Condé Nast Among Publishers Taking Commerce Operations In-House
Condé Nast’s Allure took its Allure Beauty Box operations in-house, giving the publisher more control over what made it into the boxes and giving it a more direct relationship with readers.
Vanity Fair Reveals Hollywood Issue With New Publishing Model
The magazine has revamped its newsstand calendar to include two stand-alone issues not affiliated with a specific month. According to VF chief revenue officer and publisher Chris Mitchell, the magazine now publishes a “holiday” issue, which goes on sale on November 23rd, and a “Hollywood” issue, which hits newsstands on February 3rd.
Prevention Goes Ad-Free in Print, Raises Single-Copy Price
As part of the business strategy adjustment, the magazine's single copy price will rise to $4.99 from $3.99. Annual print subscriptions, which go for $24 per year, will also get more expensive, though the company has not yet announced the new pricing.
ESPN Hires First Female Editor to Head a Major Sports Magazine
ESPN The Magazine made a bit of sports history on Monday by naming the first woman to be the editor of a major sports magazine in the US. Alison Overholt, the editor of espnW, will add the title of editor in chief.
Happy 91st Birthday, The New Yorker
To celebrate its birthday, the New Yorker’s latest is a double issue, featuring the iconic character Eustace Tilley manspreading. Is nothing sacred?
Trusted Media Brands Names CFO
Q&A with MIMI Editorial Director Deanne Kaczerski
Kindle iOS Reading App Update Adds Interactive Magazines for iPad
Another Embarrassing Moment for Rolling Stone
If Politics Is a Blood Sport, Politico Seeks to Put More Skin in the Game
C1X Seeks to Empower Publishers Through Transparency and Tech
Snapchat Discover One Year Later: How 23 Media Companies Are Building Stories for Evan Spiegel
Kendall Jenner Appears in Love Magazine Editorial
How The New York Times Is Using Unpublished Images from the Archives to Tell Stories It Missed the First Time
Alex Morris in Glamour: "Gwyneth Paltrow is in a state of deep focus. The new Goop office is under construction—“it's like a dust bowl,” she says with a laugh—so today she's helming her company from the kitchen island of her Los Angeles home. Fitting, considering it was at her kitchen table (then in London) that Paltrow, 43, started Goop as a newsletter to friends nearly eight years ago. Since then, she has built Goop into a global brand: It has produced sought-after collaborations with Valentino and Stella McCartney; opened pop-up shops; and brought terms like conscious uncoupling and vaginal steaming to the masses (the first a description of her amicable split from husband Chris Martin of Coldplay; the second, a way to cleanse one's uterus—don't try it at home.)"