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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

NBC's Lester Holt to Host 2017 ELLIE Awards Gala!
Dana Points, president of the American Society of Magazine Editors, announced today that this year’s Ellie Awards Annual Gala will be hosted by Lester Holt, anchor of "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" and “Dateline NBC.”
Time Inc. Will Begin Discussions with Interested Buyers
The board isn’t under any pressure to sell the company and wouldn’t unless the initial expressions of interest value Time significantly higher than previous overtures, the people said. Time may start talks with buyers and their advisers as soon as next week, one of the people said.
Conde Nast International Names Two Global Executives
Condé Nast International’s president Nicholas Coleridge is stepping down and will be replaced by Wolfgang Blau, Albert Read will take on Coleridge’s responsibilities as managing director of Condé Nast Britain.
More on Hearst Posts Record Profit in 2016 on Sales Uptick
“For the sixth consecutive year, Hearst achieved record profits, this time on relatively modest revenue growth to $10.8 billion,” said CEO Steve Swartz in his annual state of the corporation memo to employees on Jan. 13.
British Music Stars Adele, James Bay and Stormzy Named in Forbes 30 Under 30 List
Bay and Stormzy entered the magazine’s elite collection in the “social stars” category, joining the likes of Christine And The Queens, Michael Kiwanuka, Tove Lo, Kygo and Emeli Sande. A number of big names in the film and television industry also joined them on the European branch of the international list, including Lion star Dev Patel, Chewing Gum creator Michaela Coel and Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner.
PBS and Time Inc. Team for Documentary: Beyond a Year in Space
TIME, owned by Time Inc., created A YEAR IN SPACE in 2015 as a yearlong, 12-part digital video series, produced by TIME's Supervising Producer Jonathan Woods and directed by Shaul Schwarz. The episodes can be found on Time.com/space
Lee Zellweger Named Reader’s Digest Publisher
Trusted Media Brands, Inc. (TMBI) has named Lee Zellweger publisher of Reader’s Digest. Zellweger was most recently RD’s West Coast integrated sales director.
Rising Stars: MSW’s Colleen Banks on the Jump from Events to Editorial
Colleen Banks, associate style editor at Martha Stewart Weddings, didn’t necessarily choose the magazine media industry. If anything, she chose Martha Stewart. But her path changed course after assisting on events with Darcy Miller, MSW’s editor-at-large.
At the Newsstand: Where to Find Good Advice on S*x and Relationships
New York Post staff review the latest issues of Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, TIME, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic this week.
February Issue of Cosmopolitan Features Janelle Monáe
Emily Saul writes: "Janelle Monáe, who stars in the new NASA flick “Hidden Figures," shows off her heavenly body at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the February issue of Cosmopolitan."
U.K. Leader Theresa May to Appear in Vogue
British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to appear in the American edition of Vogue magazine. May's Downing Street office says the pictures for the April edition were shot by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.
MPA Magazine Media 360° November 2016 Data Available Now!
The latest MPA Magazine Media 360° Brand Audience Report shows the largest Print audience increase since the report was introduced two and a half years ago. Print+Digital audience grew 5.5% versus last year according to the November 2016 report. Because the other measured platforms continue to grow, Total Audience has reached 1.9 billion, up 9.2% compared to the same month a year ago. This is the second-highest percentage gain we have seen in 2016. According to the Brand Audience report, 71% of the reported brands (92 out of 130) were up in Print+Digital audience compared to a year ago, with nearly half of them (42 out of 92) up by double digits. For the most part, the remaining brands were relatively flat to slightly down.
Think You Know Vanity Fair? Well, Think Again!
Politico Names National Editor
Self-Described Colorism Activist to Launch Magazine for Dark-Skinned Women and Girls
Introducing American Chess Magazine
Alliance for Audited Media, Boston Consulting Group, CDS Global, FTI Consulting, Chartbeat, CMG, GfK MRI, Google, MediaRadar, min, PIB, Publishers Press, Quad, Social Flow, Texture, Vindicia, West Linn, and Zinio.
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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February 08, 2017
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