The Association of Magazine Media

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Google Works on News Subs, Facebook Bows Publisher Logos
Google is working on an online news subscription service that will allow publishers to charge readers for content, rivaling a similar service already under development by Facebook.
Quartz Created a Bot that Can Break News and Wants to Help Other News Orgs Develop Their Own
The news site plans to unveil a suite of Slack-based tools designed to simplify the process of creating bots to follow certain pages or data.
Magazine Media Spotlight: The Hashtag Turns 10 Today
In New York Magazine's Select/all, Madison Malone Kircher writes "If you see a hashtag today, please wish it a happy birthday. (Also, please film yourself and send me the video of you talking to a hashtag.) It’s been ten years since Chris Messina suggested using the pound symbol as a way to organize groups. A decade later, an average of 125 million hashtags are shared on the platform each day, according to Twitter. That’s a whole lot of #FollowFridays — a hashtag which has been used half a billion times — and #AmIRights."
Social Media Strategies to Maximize Revenue: Dinner + Conversation
Join MPA and SocialFlow on September 12 for a lively discussion with your peers. Over cocktails and dinner, you’ll discuss how social media channels can drive user engagement for advertisers, offset costs and strengthen your relationships with marketers and agencies. Learn more and RSVP today, seating limited. NYC.
VMAs' Despacito Snub Shows Media's Latin Blind Spot
Billboard's Leila Cobo writes "If we go to magazines, according to WWD this September -the biggest and most important month for women's fashion magazines, which account for millions of readers -- there is only one cover that features a Latin artist or actor: Selena Gomez on InStyle.
More on The Cut Redesigns, Staffs Up Sales, Video Staff
The redesign brings “new prominence to coverage of feminism and politics, wellness and fitness, work and career, parenting and culture,” the company stated. President and editor-in-chief Stella Bugbee notes in an editor’s letter introducing the new site: “We felt it was time for the Cut to reflect how much we’ve grown along with all the conversations around us.”
Good Housekeeping's Lori Bergamotto Shows off the Best Back to School Gear
Good Housekeeping style director Lori Bergamotto appeared on The Today Show to share the best Back to School gear from backpacks to locker décor (including GH Seal holder Pilot pens.)
A Sci-Fi Magazine Created Entirely By Writers and Editors with Disabilities Is Coming
“I’m partially deafblind, and I’ve never seen anyone like me in fiction of any type,” writer and activist Elsa Sjunneson-Henry told HuffPost. As an editor of the upcoming magazine “Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction,” that is about to change.
Time Out Magazine Rolls Out 8th U.S. Print Edition in Philadelphia
Per usual, a run of 75,000 copies will circulate: Copies of Time Out Philadelphia will be handed out Aug. 23-24 in Center City and the launch party Aug. 31 at The Field House will; feature music by Pennsylvania band Go Go Gadjet.
Bob Guccione Jr. Launches Upscale Luxury Travel Site
Keith Kelly writes "The son of late Penthouse founder Bob Guccione Sr., the younger Guccione was estranged from him for years because he wanted to shut down Spin."
Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey Are All Out in New Paper Magazine Shoot
The divas star on their own Paper magazine covers, as part of the publications Vegas issue which stars the top performers on the Strip right now (also including Ricky Martin and the Backstreet Boys).
In the UK, Brands Are Switching up their Approach to Magazine Advertising
"Brands are finding new ways of working with magazine brands, with closer editorial partnerships and personalised digital activity at the heart." reports UK's Leonie Roderick.
ASME NEXT Happy Hour + Headshots
Have your professional headshots taken during happy hour at the ASME NEXT office on Tuesday, September 19, between 6:30 and 8:30pm. Limited appointments available, so reserve your spot now.
Don't Give the Postal Service Virtually Unlimited Power to Raise Rates on Its Own
"Groups such as ours, along with the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers and the Association for Postal Commerce, have been fighting to keep the CPI cap in place. If the PRC removes it, there will be no check on the Postal Service’s monopoly power... Without the cap, Americans will see devastating increases in postage rates that will do grave damage to magazines, subscribers and the countless charities that rely on the mail to fulfill their missions."- Linda Thomas Brooks, president and chief executive officer of MPA—The Association of Magazine Media.
ASME NEXT Talks with Pamela Colloff
Join ASME NEXT for a conversation with National Magazine Award-winning journalist Pamela Colloff, followed by an evening of networking.
ASME NEXT Seminar: Speed Interviewing and Résumé Critique
Join us on September 14 for an ASME NEXT Seminar for early-career editors. You'll meet one-on-one with top hiring managers and editors for a mock interview and on-the-spot résumé feedback.
Preet Bharara Will be Keynote Speaker for November 16, 2017 Media Future Summit
Organizers of the annual Media Future Summit, The Wharton Future of Advertising Program, which is part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and MediaPost, announce that Preet Bharara will be the keynote speaker at the November 16, 2017 MFS.
The 2017 Media Future Summit Is Coming to New York November 16
The Media Future Summit convenes owners and top executives representing the breadth of the media/marketing economy to review the latest news from the revenue front lines and explore all avenues toward ethical, sustainable media-­‐revenue streams and business models.
ASME NEXT New Member Benefits and Calendar
ASME NEXT introduces new member benefits, including monthly networking events, a new series of educational seminars and invitation-only quarterly visits at the editorial offices of national magazines, all at discounted rates. Every member of ASME NEXT will also be eligible to participate in ASME mentoring programs. For more information, visit asmenext.org.
The Village Voice Ends Weekly Print Edition
Instagram, Snapchat Adoption Still Surging in U.S. and UK
A Look Back at the Most Iconic Village Voice Covers
All the research facts, charts, and data are ready to use in your presentations.
“The MPA’s IMAG community prides itself on sharing and learning from one another,” said Andy Clurman, President and CEO of Active Interest Media and Chair of the IMAG Financial Benchmarking Study. “As a board, we thought a benchmarking study would be the ideal way to provide member companies with key metrics to better understand how their performance compares to similar companies.” The survey was conducted in the last quarter of 2016 by Mazars USA, a global accounting firm. Only open to members of the IMAG community, participants received two sets of detailed results: one for all respondents and one broken down by revenue tier.
September 14, 2017
ASME NEXT
Join us on September 14 for an ASME NEXT Seminar for early-career editors. You'll meet one-on-one with top hiring managers and editors for a mock interview and on-the-spot résumé feedback.
September 28, 2017
Carroll Place
Join ASME NEXT for a conversation with National Magazine Award-winning journalist Pamela Colloff, followed by an evening of networking. ASME Next is affiliated with the American Society of Magazine Editors and is the leading organization for early-career print and digital journalists.
November 14, 2017
Hearst Tower
In New York Magazine's Select/all, Madison Malone Kircher writes "If you see a hashtag today, please wish it a happy birthday. (Also, please film yourself and send me the video of you talking to a hashtag.) It’s been ten years since Chris Messina suggested using the pound symbol as a way to organize groups. A decade later, an average of 125 million hashtags are shared on the platform each day, according to Twitter. That’s a whole lot of #FollowFridays — a hashtag which has been used half a billion times — and #AmIRights."