The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bill Cosby Cannot Get New York Magazine Reporters’ Notes: Judge
The comedian Bill Cosby lost his bid on Tuesday to force the publisher of New York magazine to comply with a subpoena seeking reporters' notes and other material for a cover story last year chronicling 35 women's sexual assault claims against him.
World's Most Interesting A-Listers Flock to TIME 100 Gala
Keith Kelly writes: "TIME magazine rolled out the red carpet Tuesday night for its annual black-tie gala honoring those it deems to be the 100 most interesting people in the world — and politics, naturally, held center stage."
The 2016 Media Future Summit Will Be Held in Association with The 4A’s, The ANA, CTAM, Digital Content Next, The Digital Entertainment Group, The MPA and the NAA
Bob Garfield, co-host of public radio’s “On the Media”, MediaPost columnist and chief organizer of the summit, welcomes the participation of these organizations and their anticipated contributions: “The delicate way of saying this is that the Summit will be a uniquely ecumenical gathering consisting of the best minds and biggest leaders from the entirety of the media-marketing ecosystem. The more descriptive way is to say we're all in this boat together, and the vessel is taking on water very fast."
Redbook's Meredith Rollins Talks to Good Morning America about Nicole Lapin's Video Diary of the Egg Freezing Process
Editor in chief Meredith Rollins visited GMA to take part in an informative roundtable discussion about the latest fertility options, and the realities and challenges reported in a first person story by financial contributor Nicole Lapin, in which Lapin chronicled her process and journey in freezing her eggs for the future.
Q&A with Mike Suggett: How TEN Breaks the Video Mold
In 2006, Mike Suggett joined the team in charge of Motor Trend's YouTube account. Despite this being in the very early days of online video, Suggett and Jim Gleason, creative director, helped grow the operation from two guys stuffed in a storage closet to 27 staffers. Today, Motor Trend's Youtube channel has over 3.9 million subscribers and has garnered over 1 billion views since its inception.
A New Podcast from Mic and The Economist Aims for a Global Perspective on the 2016 Election
The biweekly show, hosted by Mic reporter Celeste Katz and Economist reporter John Prideaux, will use the publishers’ respective approaches to examine issues core to the election. The first episode will focus on how national security factors into the campaign, with a look at how terrorism has shifted political races across the globe.
ESPN The Magazine Debuts Fame Issue
Chris O'Shea writes: "ESPN The Magazine’s latest Fame issue tackles (no pun intended) what it means to be famous in sports during the social media era. Tiger Woods is the cover star, and the accompanying profile of him—by Wright Thompson—is fantastic."
Mr. Indefatigable: A Reflection on Dr. Samir Husni and His Advocacy of Print Media
Tony Silber writes "Because of his advocacy, plus his unrelenting determination to make his case and push his cause, plus his 30-year run of cataloging all the print-magazine launches of the year—and selecting the most important 30 of them—Samir is as well-known and respected as anyone in the business. Now, for the last several years, he’s added a worthwhile media conference to his portfolio—one with a decided point of view."
Hearst Magazines Names Executive Creative Director for "Blend Line"
Hearst Magazines has named Maury Postal executive creative director for The Blend Line, the branded content studio for Car and Driver and Road & Track.
More on New York Media Taps Pamela Wasserstein as New CEO
Wasserstein will work directly with editor-in-chief Adam Moss and publisher Larry Burstein as the company seeks to further invest in alternative revenue streams, including its new branded content studio and live events.
Brad Elders Joins Time Inc. as Sports Illustrated Group Publisher
Effective May 9th, Elders will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts across the group's portfolio, which also includes Golf, SI Kids, FanSided, and 120 Sports. He'll report to Rich Battista, president of Time Inc.'s entertainment and sports group.
The Hill Launches Energy & Environment Magazine, Geared to Key Policy Players
The magazine focuses on energy and environment issues, geared to policy makers in these areas. The Hill’s energy, environment, technology, national security and campaign writers will contribute, as will lawmakers and members of various DC committees.
Magazine Media Spotlight: Is This Another Charles Manson Victim? PEOPLE Reveals Identity of Jane Doe #59... 46 Years Later
The timing and the "MO" of the murder, just three months earlier actress Sharon Tate and several others had been viciously stabbed to death by the Manson Family a few miles away, fueled speculation that the victim could be connected to Charles Manson and his followers.
"Absolutely Petrified:" Publishing in Facebook's Era of Empire
Cover story debut from Pulse, Digiday's new quarterly print publication: Lucia Moses writes "Facebook, is increasingly inserting itself into the publishing business. In April at F8, its annual developer conference, it launched a bot platform for its messenger app where publishers and other companies can interact with users; opened its fast-loading mobile Instant Articles to all publishers; and threw money at some publishers to broadcast live video on its platform."
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Apple Posts First Revenue Decline in Over a Decade, iPhone Sales Down 16%, iPad Sales Down 19%
Total sales revenue fell 13 percent from the prior year, with sales revenue from the Americas, China and Europe all falling, only in Japan was there any good news...
Inside Business Insider’s Aggressive European Expansion
Daily Beast Creates Red Label, Lifestyle Content Targets Affluent Millennials
CDS Global, MediaRadar, Publishers Press, SocialFlow, MediaWorks 360, PressReader , West Linn/Port Hawkesbury, WoodWing , DjG Marketing, Advantage CS, Zinio, Comag, Signet Research.
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.
The timing and the "MO" of the murder, just three months earlier actress Sharon Tate and several others had been viciously stabbed to death by the Manson Family a few miles away, fueled speculation that the victim could be connected to Charles Manson and his followers.