The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Value of Optimism — Q&A with Mariah Media's Larry Burke; Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc.'s Knight Kiplinger, Shanken Communications' Marvin Shanken, and Monique Reidy of Southern California Life Magazine
10 Media Execs On Staying Steady Through Company Crises: "I didn’t sugar-coat problems but focused on what was still going well and how we were dealing with tough challenges. I’ve always been a “glass half full” guy, and cheerful candor goes a long way." -Knight Kiplinger, CEO, Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc.
Meredith’s Chuck Howell on The Evolution of Time Inc. Retail and the Newsstand
In a recent interview with MBR Daily Publishing & Retail News, Chuck Howell, senior vice president of strategic sourcing, production and newsstand operations for Meredith, discussed Meredith’s plans for TIR and supporting the retail channel.
The Economist Redesigns Print Magazine, First Time in 17 Years
“With these design changes and new additions, our print edition now matches the broader Economist product family — one uniform, clean and modern design, setting up The Economist for the 2020s and beyond,” stated Phil Kenny, the publication's head of graphics.
At Harvard Business Review, Paid Circulation Surges For a Second Straight Year
HBR's publisher and membership marketing manager walk us through the changing approach that's yielded a record-high subscriber base—despite a reduction in frequency.
The Atlantic Relaunches Video Series The Atlantic Argument
The Atlantic is relaunching its op-ed video series “The Atlantic Argument,” which stars its own writers discussing a range of topics. “The Atlantic Argument” originally debuted last spring.
Hearst Acquires 7 Weeklies, Ups Connecticut Newspaper Portfolio to 28
The seven newspapers bought by Hearst in this recent deal — including The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, The Trumbull Times and The Milford Mirror — will become part of Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
More on Is Getting Its First Print Publication
“The franchise also shows strong collaboration among Dow Jones brands, with a package of Best Ideas stories being distributed through The Wall Street Journal,” said Almar Latour, publisher of Dow Jones Media Group, in a statement. “Increased depth and sophistication of our coverage mixed with smarter, targeted distribution to an affluent and aspirational audience are driving forces for our growth.”
Marketers: Automation Is Turning Humans Off
As the marketing world begins accelerating development of a new generation of automation, machine learning and AI designed to make their interactions with consumers more seamless and frictionless, a new study indicates the “pendulum” may already have swung too far.
The Growing Need for More Efficient Editorial Workflow
“Operational inefficiency is viewed as one of the biggest blockers to income generation,” according to a central conclusion of Publishing Executive’s latest research on technology buying intentions. Publishers want “tools that streamline or even automate content distribution,” according to the report.
Saturday Evening Post's Archives Now Available Digitally
The Saturday Evening Post, for the first time in its nearly 200-year existence, has its storied history available digitally.
California Sunday Magazine Making Journalism Art with New Exhibition
The West Coast magazine is taking its December issue to a New York gallery for its first exhibit.
New York By Rail Publisher Fuels Passion for Traveling through Print, Digital Content
Tom Martinelli, a Poughkeepsie resident, collaborates with Amtrak on New York By Rail, a free magazine that publishes each spring and features travel-by-rail destinations, profiles of train enthusiasts and local history stories, along with listings of fairs and festivals throughout the year in partnership with I Love NY, which promotes tourism in the state. The magazine has received 10 consecutive national Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) -Don't forget The 2019 Ellies Call for Entries is open ( ).
2019 Kelly Awards Now Open For Entries
The Kelly Awards honor the creative spirit of excellence and innovation in the art of advertising in magazine media. Agency creative teams, advertising clients and magazine media publishers working on advertising creative, multi-platform campaigns and custom programs should enter the awards. Winners will be announced at the American Magazine Media Conference on February 5, 2019.
ASME Best Cover Contest 2019 Call for Entries Posted
The ASME Best Cover Contest honors magazine covers published between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. Leading editors, art directors and photo editors choose the five best covers in 10 categories. The ASME Board of Directors selects the Cover of the Year from the top ten covers. Readers pick the winners of the ASME Readers’ Choice Awards at ( ). Visit ( ) to download the call for entries.
ASME NEXT Awards 2019 Call for Entries Posted
Sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with MPA–The Association of Magazine Media, the ASME Next Awards were established in 2016 to support the development of print and digital magazine media by recognizing young journalists who have already demonstrated extraordinary promise at the beginning of their careers. Five award recipients will be honored at the Ellie Awards on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Brooklyn Steel in New York. Visit to download the call for entries.
Ellies 2019 Call for Entries Posted
The National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media 2019 Call for Entries is now posted at Notable changes include the introduction of an award for podcasting as well as new categories for service and lifestyle publications. The deadline for entry for content published before November 1, 2018, is Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The deadline for entry for content published on or after November 1, 2018, is Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Visit to see the awards schedule.
The ASME Award for Fiction 2019 Call for Entries Posted
Editors of consumer magazines and literary publications are invited to submit entries for the 2019 ASME Award for Fiction. Intended to celebrate the historic link between literary fiction and magazine journalism, the award honors print magazines and magazine websites for overall excellence in fiction. The deadline to enter is November 29, 2018. For more information, visit
Data Points Symposium: Harnessing Analytics and Measurement | Dec. 3 | NYC
Do you fully leverage your brand and consumer data? Do you understand the new privacy and security measures? Join MPA’s half-day program including expert insights, current trends, success stories and best practices that will help you make smart data decisions and boost revenue. FREE for MPA/ASME members – register today!
This edition features 20% more of the independent research, statistics and compelling facts that articulate the power of magazine media and its effectiveness compared to other media. Please find: New category data and charts from the recently launched Magazine Media 360° Social Media Engagement Factor. New multimedia comparisons proving magazine readers are the strongest everyday influencers. New data proving advertising in magazines raises brand awareness and purchase intent. New Pharma ROAS case studies that show magazines drive conversions to branded prescription drugs. •New charts that show while trust in platforms declines, trust in journalism rebounds. •New charts that show how magazines excel in motivating consumer trial with featured samples and coupons. •New charts that show the role of print and subscriptions in the circulation mix. We encourage you to use this information in your own brand presentations, marketing and conversations. Please let us know if you’d like additional copies—and be sure to share the digital versions (PDF and Powerpoint) at
December 03, 2018
Grant Thornton Conference Center
February 05, 2019
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