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Monday, December 19, 2016

Ad Age's Magazines of the Year 2016: See All the Winners
In Advertising Age "It's a challenging time for magazine publishers, right? Of course, because it's a challenging time for anyone in the business of creating content and attracting audiences -- even (or especially) pure-play digital companies. The truth is, there are countless Silicon Valley startups, propped up by venture capital, that would kill to have the revenue of any of the magazine brands on our 2016 Magazines of the Year list."
The New Yorker Is Ad Age's Magazine of the Year 2016
Ann Marie Kerwin writes "David Remnick (Appearing at AMMC 2017) is our Editor of the Year and Lisa Hughes is Publisher of the Year."
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: TIME Publishes Annual "Year Ahead" Issue
Chris O' Shea reports “Our goal is to understand the intense and intimate challenges faced by these families,” wrote Time editor Nancy Gibbs, in her editor’s letter. “Our reporting team will follow four of these babies for the next year, being present with the mothers from the delivery room to returning to their tents and managing a newborn in a setting with no hot water or flush toilets, no toys, no place to play. We will follow them through the labyrinthine asylum process and the next journey, wherever it takes them, telling their stories in the magazine, on Time.com and on Facebook, Instagram (@FindingHome) and more.”
Scholastic Teacher Celebrates 125 Years in Print
A Q&A with editor-in-chief Tara Welty on lessons from the past and visions for the future.
More on Meredith Publishes Forks Over Knives Magazine
Forks Over Knives will hit newsstands December 27 and retail for $9.99. It will be available through March, with a distribution of 200,000.
Fact Check: Vanity Fair’s Numbers Are Not “Way Down, Big Trouble, Dead!”
Vanity Fair’s new subscriptions increased 100 fold after the president-elect tweeted without evidence that the magazine is failing.
Rising Stars: Cosmo’s Danielle Tullo Doesn’t Want You to Be Hangry
Millennial women know that they can go to Cosmopolitan.com if they want to learn how to create a flawless cat eye or read about politics. Danielle Tullo, associate lifestyle editor at the brand, also wants readers to turn to Cosmo when they’re looking for entertaining ideas or just want to be entertained by food.
Time Inc.’s InStyle Beefs Up Social and Multimedia Teams Ahead of 2017
Since New Editor in Chief Laura Brown took the reins just four months ago, she's been busy putting together a team that will help carry the InStyle brand into the new year and beyond. She's brought in talent like Ruthie Friedlander as site director and Vogue's former deputy culture editor Jessie Heyman to run digital features. Now there are some new additions to InStyle's all important social and multimedia teams...
Good Housekeeping's Jackie London Appears on Rachael Ray
Nutrition Director & R.D. Jackie London teamed up with her sister Stacy for a fun Holiday Party Do’s and Don’t on The Rachel Ray Show, where she shared smart nutrition tips for before, during and after a holiday party, while Stacy shared style tips.
Good Housekeeping Institute and Meaghan Murphy Take on Toy Testing
WCBS came to the Good Housekeeping Institute where GH Executive Editor Meaghan Murphy and a few kid toy testers gave a behind the scenes look at some of the Good Housekeeping Toy Award winners.
U.S. Publishers Must Cooperate to Compete
For every new dollar of digital advertising budget spent in Q1 of 2016, Google and Facebook earned 85 cents, according to Brian Nowak, a Morgan Stanley analyst cited in the New York Times. This stat should serve as a wake-up call for the hundreds of high-quality content publishers competing with these giants.
In Memoriam: The (Mostly Digital) Brands That We Lost in 2016
Animation Magazine Turns 30!
What Would It Take to Make Apps Viable for Publishers?
WPP Confirms Three Subsidiaries Subpoenaed in DOJ Probe
Newspapers Are Still Widely Read, but Business Outlook Remains Gloomy
Sumner Redstone to Step Down from Viacom Board
The Kelly Awards are given to agency creative teams, advertising clients and magazine media publishers whose campaigns demonstrate both creative excellence and effectiveness in meeting campaign objectives. Award categories include: Best Print Magazine Creative, Best Magazine Media Creative/Campaign and Best Custom Magazine Media Program. Winners will be announced at the American Magazine Media Conference in New York City on February 8, 2017. Deadline is January 6, 2017. Apply now!
MPA–The Association of Magazine Media has released its 2016/17 Magazine Media Factbook today, the definitive source of magazine media research. Since 1985, MPA has been compiling and packaging the most compelling and comprehensive facts and figures around magazine media. Derived from third-party sources and MPA’s own research and data collection, the new Factbook has nearly 100 pages of current and useful information. “Nothing informs a discussion better than solid data,” said MPA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Linda Thomas Brooks, “and the 2016/17 Magazine Media Factbook has plenty of conversation starters. The research continues to show that magazine media is the most trusted, inspiring and influential of all media, and several new studies provide even more proof of magazine media’s unique ability to drive sales.”
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Chris O' Shea reports “Our goal is to understand the intense and intimate challenges faced by these families,” wrote Time editor Nancy Gibbs, in her editor’s letter. “Our reporting team will follow four of these babies for the next year, being present with the mothers from the delivery room to returning to their tents and managing a newborn in a setting with no hot water or flush toilets, no toys, no place to play. We will follow them through the labyrinthine asylum process and the next journey, wherever it takes them, telling their stories in the magazine, on Time.com and on Facebook, Instagram (@FindingHome) and more.”