August 2, 2019

Apple Suspends Listening to Siri Queries Amid Privacy Outcry

"Oxford University’s Bodleian Library is one of the most celebrated in Europe with the Magna Carta and Shakespeare’s First Folio amongst the institution’s 13 million printed items."

- Sarah DiMarco in Veranda

On the August New Yorker Fiction Podcast, Margaret Atwood reads and discusses "Corrie" by Alice Munro, from a 2010 issue of the magazine.

- The New Yorker's @NYerFiction

 

Apple Suspends Listening to Siri Queries Amid Privacy Outcry

The move follows The Guardian’s report that Apple contractors often hear sex, drug deals and confidential medical information...

 

Readers Line Up for Copy of British Vogue Edited by UK's Duchess Meghan

Royal-loving readers queued up on Friday to buy the new edition of the British Vogue magazine which was guest edited by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Britain's Prince Harry.

 

More on Hearst Magazines Builds Self-Serve Ad Platform

Hearst Magazines is working on a self-serve ad platform that will let advertisers combine their audience data with Hearst’s to target online audiences for Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle and Car and Driver.

 

Everyone Loses When Business Infiltrates Editorial

Bending on integrity may keep the lights on, but at what cost?

 

How to Build Data Literacy in Your Media Organization

Mia Comic writes "Media organizations are increasingly using analytics to drive editorial strategy, and most acknowledge the need for cross-departmental access to content performance and audience data.—But having access to data is not enough."

 

Folio:'s People on the Move ReCap - Nylon Editor in Chief Gabrielle Korn Steps Down

Kayleigh Barber reports Outdoor Life promotes Alex Robinson to EIC, Sports Business Journal names new CRO and more media moves.

 

Will the Millennials Save Playboy?

The Hefners are gone, and so is the magazine’s short-lived ban on nudity — as well as virtually anyone on the staff over 35.

 

Newly Formed Peak Media Names Former Newsweek Head As First CEO

The final sale from the bankrupt F+W Media wrapped up Monday with Terry O’Toole’s Macanta Partners buying the last two magazine groups on the block for $3.5 million and renaming the new entity Peak Media Properties.

 

Longtime Agency Media Director Robert Reuschle, Dead at 78

Reuschle, who began his career at Young & Rubicam, was best known as media director of Henderson Advertising in Greenville, SC, and subsequently held top media roles at J. Walter Thompson Detroit, working for Ford and NW Ayer working on General Motors.

 

Q&A with Safar Magazine's Maya Moumne

“We’re not even sure that it’s the best format (print), but it’s where our heart is taking us. And I’m always a firm believer in following your gut instinct and following your heart. To be very transparent, the magazine has not taken off financially at all, but I feel like if we’re stubborn and we study our audience a little better, the magazine will definitely take us there. There’s this aspect of archives that doesn’t exist online and in digital magazines that we’d like to retain with this print magazine.” - Cofounder, Editor in Chief, Creative Director Maya Moumne.

 

Owner of High Times Magazine Loses CFO During Rocky IPO Process

Neil Watanabe, who was also the company’s chief operating officer, resigned on July 19 “to pursue other business opportunities,” the company said in a regulatory filing

 

Graphic Novel: Mad Magazine Can't Satirize a World that Already Is Ridiculous

Dan Brown writes "Anything the contributors (dubbed “the usual gang of idiots”) could come up with pales when compared to reality. Life is already so unintentionally funny, Mad’s take on politics and pop culture just doesn’t measure up anymore. It’s a challenge that has been decades in the making."

 

Time Out London Ends Subscription Service

Sara Guaglione reports "The business is mostly built on advertising, ecommerce and its own events. Print made up about 35% of Time Out Group's revenue, as of last year."

 

The Complex Case of Rui Pinto; The EU's "Football Leaks" Scandal

“We need the international community to create a multilateral, international convention for whistleblowers… But for the moment, we’re not there,” Bourdon says. “When you look at the ravages of populist forces, xenophobic forces, anti-democratic forces around the world, we’re not in a very good period” for imposing whistleblower protections.- Attorney William Bourdon.

 

More on Gawker Relaunch on Indefinite Hold, Staff Laid Off

...the entire web site staff was laid off (July 30.) That includes EIC Dan Peres, editorial director Carson Griffith, writer Nathan Hopper and sales executive Amanda Hale.

 

Michael Clinton-Tales from the Trails

Running: it’s as simple as striding forward just one foot after another, but as author Michael Clinton has learned over more than 40 years as a runner, it’s so much more than just exercise. From the streets of Paris, Buenos Aires, all the way to Sydney, Clinton has run 7 marathons on 7 continents, never forgetting his running shoes in all of his globetrotting adventures to over 120 countries.

 

From Front Row to Front Cover: A New Magazine Book By Didier Guérin

This book showcases the extensive experience of its author in the media industry, starting as a young journalist working in Paris, moving to New York as junior executive to launch the US edition of ELLE magazine, then moving to Sydney with a regional assignment to launch ELLE in 10 countries in Asia.

 

US Travel Industry Surpasses CPG in Digital Ad Spending; Auto Falls Below Financial Services

CPGs will rank fifth this year in US digital ad spending, at $11.12 billion. But the travel industry will overtake CPG by 2020. Travel-related companies will spend $12.97 billion on digital ads next year, while CPG firms will spend $12.80 billion.

 

Inside EasyList, the Community-Run Ad-Blocking List Disrupting the Internet

The crowdsourced list helps control the browsing experience of a substantial number of internet users. Though EasyList does not publish current figures about its use, Adblock Plus alone has been downloaded more than 100 million times. UBlock, another Adblock-owned blocking extension, has more than 15 million active users across Chrome and Firefox.

 

July Jobs Report: U.S. Added 164,000 Jobs; Unemployment Unchanged

The figures suggest the economy is cooling but employers are still creating jobs at a solid pace.

 

Call for Submissions: Adweek’s Hot List 2019

They're looking for the year's best in publishing, TV and digital content.

 

Access the New Social Media Report for Q2 2019!

The Magazine Media 360° Q2 2019 Social Media Report reveals that magazine brand Likes/Followers show a mild uptick (+2.4%) versus the prior quarter. In the last three months, Likes/Followers on the three tracked social networks increased over 26 million to a total of 1.1 billion.

 

 

 

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HEARST NEWSPAPERS ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP PROMOTIONS AT THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

 

BONNIER CORP. NAMES ALEX ROBINSON EDITOR IN CHIEF OF OUTDOOR LIFE

 

GQ ANNOUNCES CONTRIBUTOR JOE HOLDER

 

 

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