The Association of Magazine Media

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rolling Stone Stake Could Fetch as Much as $80 Million
A variety of bidders likely will be attracted to Rolling Stone magazine following Jann Wenner's decision to sell his 51% controlling stake in the 50-year-old publication.
Keith Kelly: "Jan Wenner Really Blew It with Rolling Stone"
“Jann knows he made his mark on American culture already and he is a realist,” said author Joe Hagan, whose biography on Wenner, titled “Sticky Fingers,” is set to hit next month from Random House.
5 Companies that Should Try to Buy Rolling Stone
Min's Caysey Welton speculates "Bids will start coming in soon, but here are a handful of companies that might be in the mix."
Quartz Is Starting an Afternoon eMail Called Obsession
This new email dives each day into a single topic with which Quartz is obsessed with and thinks you should be, too. It’s a daily digression into the most fascinating corners of the global economy.
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Goop: Not for Everybody, or Even Most People, But a Good Magazine Nevertheless
"The inside of the book is as nicely art directed as anything I’ve seen in a while. It looks and feels like a magazine, but with a cool, almost avant garde vibe. Each page is brilliantly thoughtful from a design perspective and you can tell this was developed with a lot of love. So kudos to the design team. It’s rich with color, creativity, imagery and truly cool typography."
Los Angeles Magazine Names New Publisher
"Los Angeles Magazine has named media veteran Josef Vann as its new publisher. The new hire comes several months after a leadership housecleaning at the magazine, spurred by the February acquisition of the 46-year-old publication by Detroit-based Hour Media from Emmis Communications Corp." writes Diane Haithman.
Rodale’s Runner’s World Magazine Installs New Digital Director
Rodale Inc. which is expecting final bids from potential suitors today has installed a new digital director at Runner’s World Magazine. Matt Gross who joins from video food recipe start up Panna will look after content across all Runner’s World platforms including RunnersWorld.com, newsletters and social media channels.
GfK MRI’s Julian Baim Receives ARF Lifetime Achievement Award
He pioneered in gold-standard measurement of print, digital audiences.
Sandow Taps Former Allure Publisher Agnes Chapski
Agnes Chapski to be president of NewBeauty and Beauty Engine.
More on Shonda Rhimes Partners With Hearst, Launches New Lifestyle Website
Ahead of the new seasons of her ABC #TGIT drama series “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder,” prolific producer Shonda Rhimes and her team at Shondaland have partnered with Hearst and launched a new website, aptly called shondaland.com, to expand their brand in the digital space.
Emmys Red Carpet Includes Issa Rae in Revenge Red
“Viola Davis in color is like my favorite thing,” said Julee Wilson, fashion and beauty director for Essence. ”
Magazine Media Spotlight: The David Carr Generation
In the Atlantic, Mikaela LeFrak talks to over a dozen mentees of the late journalist who offered remembrances and shared some of the lessons he imparted.
Who Will Save Vermont Life?
The Vermont state government is "exploring options" regarding the future of the 71-year-old magazine.
Why The Times Covers the Media
Sydney Ember: "I can write about it all with authority because I am experiencing the very things I cover."
ASME NEXT Seminar: The Art of Editing
Register now for ASME NEXT's October 12 workshop for early-career editors. Working in small groups led by veteran editors, attendees learn how to turn unedited manuscripts into feature stories.
ASME Seminar: Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors 2017
Join us for ASME's 2017 Legal Briefing for Magazine Editors to learn about the latest legal developments affecting your brand. In a fast-paced and interactive day-long program, we'll discuss what you need to know to keep your magazine—and writers, photographers, bloggers and promotion and marketing staffs—out of court and on top of the competition.
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.
Thrillist Owner More Than Doubles Space in SoHo
Toys 'R Us Gets Ready for Holidays By Filing for Chapter 11
Emmys Underscore TV's Growing Emphasis on Viewers Over Advertisers
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“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 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
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