Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Snapchat's Redesigning Discover to Make It More Like a Newsstand
"Instead of static media logos in circles, representing the channels, publishers will have an actual cover image to draw readers into the content, according to one source. One publisher said the cover images would make Snapchat content look more like a magazine — and hopefully attract more eyeballs."
Barry Fleming Named Digital Director of The Association of Magazine Media
MPA president and chief executive officer Linda Thomas Brooks said of Fleming, “He will accelerate our efforts to bring our own internal systems forward, while shaping the education and event programming that will best serve our members and the magazine media industry at large.
Time Inc. Develops Extra Crispy, a Food Site on Breakfast Culture
The site marks the second original brand created by Time Inc.’s Brooklyn-based, The Foundry, which debuted The Drive, a car-centric site last fall.
Vanity Fair Ramps up Business Coverage with The Hive
The Hive, led by editor Jon Kelly, digital director Mike Hogan and VF.com editor Matt Lynch, will publish more than 10 stories a day from high-profile writers including Nick Bilton, William Cohan and Sarah Ellison. BMW and Shinola are the launch sponsors.
New York Media Partners With Sailthru to Tackle Subscription Growth, Engagement
“New York Media has always prioritized the individual value of each reader, and we sought to partner with a company that matched this vision,” Ken Sheldon, executive director of audience development at New York Media told Publishers Daily.
New Magazine Launches in May: "A Very Healthy Month Indeed…"
Dr. Husni writes "May brought a profusion of glorious new titles to our summer garden just in time for the upcoming vacation reading most of us plan on doing. From titles who have been around for a bit, but just started to appear for the first time on newsstands, such as THC: The Hemp Connoisseur, with its first national issue, to Posi+tive – another online publication that’s discovering the power of print, May was a month with a flourishing frequency population of 25 new titles…"
Esquire Undergoes Masthead Changes Under Jay Fielden
Mr. Fielden, who succeeded David Granger after nearly two decades at the helm, also made his first big hire in April when he tapped ex-GQ editor at large Michael Hainey as executive director of editorial, a new role.
Ryan Mannion Named CTO of Hearst Autos
Hearst has named Ryan Mannion chief technology officer of Hearst Autos. Mannion was most recently senior vice president, head of product and technology at Ozy.
Meredith Names Melinda Lee Senior VP, GM of Video
“Melinda brings tremendous experience and skills to this position, particularly in the areas of creating large scale digital video products and distribution strategies across media brands,” said Meredith’s chief strategy officer Kim Martin, in a statement.
Yoga Journal Hits the Road to Document Yoga in America
The six-month tour, reaching more than 20 cities across North America, aims to spotlight yoga's transformative power and rapidly growing popularity.
AOL Co-Founder Steve Case’s Favorite Gadgets
Steve Case: "I subscribe to a bunch of magazines, but I consume most of them online with the Texture app. It’s kind of like a Netflix for magazines. There are literally hundreds of magazines available, and you pick the ones you want and auto-download them."
More "The Hills" Revelations from InStyle's Exclusive: EP Admits Trying to Get Lauren Conrad to Go to Paris
“The show was over at that point, and I think they had all the footage that they needed for the season,” Whitney Port says. “I think maybe they didn't want to invest in it or something.”
Esquire Excerpts Terry McDonell's Forthcoming Memoir - On the Golf Course with Hunter S. Thompson
While former Esquire editor in chief Terry McDonell’s memoir The Accidental Life isn’t due until August, his one-time magazine home teed up the Memorial Day weekend with a tantalizing excerpt. The author recalls a late afternoon excursion to the Aspen Golf Club, following his arrival in Colorado with George Plimpton...
MAD Magazine Gets in on the Donald Trump Action
Gawker Stumbles to Traffic Low as Political Sites See User Freefall
Gawker Media Facing Five Defamation-Related Lawsuits
100 Years of Data: Pulitzer Winners Over Past 100 Years
AdWeek, Clio Awards Put up for Sale
Warren Buffett Stumped By Newspaper Trends
What are the best New England dishes worth traveling for this summer? Yankee’s food editor goes on the road to find 10 classics not to miss...