The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jennifer Aniston Is People Magazine’s "World’s Most Beautiful Woman"
Actress Jennifer Aniston is once again People magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman, the magazine announced today. The 47-year-old actress tops the list of fellow celebrities in a special double issue that hits newsstands on Friday.
GQ Publishes 5 Covers for "Most Stylish Men Alive" Issue
GQ’s annual ranking of the Most Stylish Men Alive comes with five cover stars: Ryan Reynolds, Future, Drake, Lucky Blue Smith and Tom Hardy.
Bill Cosby Claims New York Magazine Has Waived Right to Withhold Interviews with Rape Accusers
As Bill Cosby takes to an appeals court to fend off a criminal prosecution for aggravated indecent assault, and as the embattled entertainer dukes it out in court with seven women who accuse him of defamation, he's pushing New York Magazine to turn over full interviews and other unpublished material from its July 2015 cover article titled "I'm No Longer Afraid." In response to a subpoena, the publication is asserting privilege under New York's Shield Law.
How Meredith Leverages Its Brands Beyond Publishing
Under the leadership of Elise Contarsy, VP of brand licensing, Meredith Corporation has launched Better Homes and Gardens home products in partnership with Walmart, Allrecipes cookware in partnership with Clipper Corporation, the SHAPE Active collection of activewear for women in partnership with Apparel Bridge LLC, and EatingWell frozen foods in partnership with Bellisio Foods.
Conde Nast Traveler Debuts Hotel Hot List on Snapchat
It’s the second such deal by a Condé Nast title in recent months. In February, Vanity Fair gave Snapchat a one-hour exclusive for its widely anticipated Hollywood cover. The cover lived on Snapchat for 36 hours in total.
Women’s Health Tackles Mental Health; Editor in Chief Reveals Her Personal Struggle in May Issue
Women’s Health is starting mental health awareness month with a special feature in its May issue that includes a message from its editor in chief Amy Keller Laird.
"Hot Damn!" They Both Won Pulitzers! -More on The New Yorker's Historic Wins
The two winners ( Emily Nussbaum; Kathryn Schulz) had reason to be shocked, overwhelmed, excited and, well, at a loss for words. They were among the first magazine writers to take home Pulitzers, along with William Finnegan, also a staff writer for The New Yorker, who won for Biography for his memoir, “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.”
Metropolitan Home Aims for Millennials As Magazine Returns
Newell Turner, the editorial director of Hearst’s design group, said, “We’re trying to do for the millennial audience what the original Metropolitan Home did for baby boomers as they were just starting to buy their first homes.”
Day in the Life: What Bloomberg Media's Creative Ad Director Does
Allan Wai is in the midst of building an in-house creative agency that produces branded content for companies advertising across Bloomberg Media’s platforms.
Digital Ad Market in for a World of Hurt According to New Accenture Study
"The Pageview Is Antiquated" How Purch Is Trying to Measure True Reader Impact
A Writer Who Spent Years Following People Whose Lives Were Ruined by Twitter Says Online Abuse Is Why the Site Is Shrinking
Come hear indie brand leaders candidly share their insights on the growth drivers for their businesses, followed by a discussion about future growth. Featuring: Andy Clurman, President and CEO, Active Interest Media; Chuck Croft, President, Kalmbach Publishing; Rebecca Wesson Darwin, Founder and CEO, Garden & Gun; and Paul Rossi, President, The Economist Media Business; and moderated by John Battelle, EIC and CEO, NewCo. See agenda and register today.
May 11 - 13, 2016
InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
Join us in San Francisco for the 12th Annual IMAG Conference, bringing together independent magazine media executives from around the country. Peer-to-peer networking coupled with peerless intelligence on issues central to enthusiast brands make this meeting essential for all indie leaders, including c-suite, editorial, digital, revenue, development and more.

In a new video for, model Precious Lee opens up about the support she’s received in the industry, how she hopes to create change through fashion, and what it’s like to inspire other women through the power of social media. Precious also tells the moving story of a young fan who thanked her for representing her body type in magazines and billboards.