Looking forward to the whole thing; meanwhile, here’s an excerpt from Jill Abramson’s book ‘Merchants of Truth,’ alongside which this 2015 confrontation between NYTimes’ David Carr and Vice executives is worth another look.
While Vice and co continue staff cuts, back at the NYTimes, they’ve just reported digital revenue for 2018 of $709m.
Here’s some detail about Amazon’s print catalogue.
Monocle moves print contract to Germany, blaming Brexit.
Kickstarter: Irin is a new mag about African art and travel.
Ex-Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter re-emerges with a newsletter called Air Mail.
An archive of TV Guide front covers, from the fifties to now. Some great illustration (thanks Bob).
Mississippi, 23-26 April: Jeremy Leslie will be joining the line-up at this year’s ACT9 conference.
The secon issue of Ephemeral, a mag that grew out of our Flatplan masterclas last year, is now crowdfunding.
A brief guide to UK indie mag shops/sites.
‘Magazines are still the best way to consume quality journalism,’ Steven Gregor teels Mr Magazine.
The best editor of our time, Adam Moss, is to step down as editor-in-chief of New York magazine. Not only was he a great magazine person, he’s a lovely guy too. Read his interview with Mr Magazine.
This week sees the first SPD Awards deadline (Friday 18). Enter!
And in the UK, this year’s PPA Awards launch with the promise of change.
Mario Garcia highlights the different impact of a story in print and online.
The NYTimes is experimenting with audio for Alexa.
The latest edition of The Stack is an indie special: Dog, Lodestars and Above Sea Level all feature.
Missed this, but intrigued: The Big Issue’s AR special.
AdAge highlights their A-list of US magazines.
This guide to London’s best magazine shops lead with… magCulture (blushes).
Mr Magazine highlights his 2018 ‘Quotes of wisdom’.
Niemanlab wraps up the year in news.
Must-read: Alan Rusbridger’s book account of his 20 years at The Guardian.
Must-read: Craig Mod on the unexpected reality of the ‘Future Book’.
The Big Issue trials card readers as cash becomes increasingly redundant.
Glamour closes in the US, and should have gone with a bang not a whimper according to NYTimes fashion director Vanessa Friedman.
I’m looking forward to reading Alan Rusbriger’s new book about his editorship of The Guardian; James Meek’s LRB review is the perfect starter.
Have you bought your raffle ticket for our Christmas Cracker charity event?
Half price mags! Stack are selling off duplicates and leftover Awards entries in aid of Crisis at The Ace Hotel this Sat, 1 December.
FT editor Lionel Barber: ‘In the age of information overload, there has to be a place in the market for print, especially at the weekend.’
Next BSME event is ‘How to make events work for your brand’ and includes Stylist editor Lisa Smosarski.
Our friends at Park Communications offer some print advice to would-be publishers.
Kickstarting: help Elsie magazine establish itself as an annual creative catalyst.
Digital turns to print: Amazon has distributed a printed catalogue to help its Christmas toy sales in the US.
The True Story Award promises to be the first global journalism prize.
Read the three introductory texts to Eye’s latest magazine special issue, from Samir Husni, Jeremy Leslie and Angharad Lewis.
Fortune magazine is sold to Thai businessman for $150m.
Earlier this week a journalism student asked for evidence that mainstream mags were being influenced by the indies. Here it is: from February, UK Esquire will introduce ‘a cleaner, more modern aesthetic, a bigger size format, better quality paper stock, increased paginations…’ and drop to six times a year.
A great piece about the attention economy concludes ‘Ultimately, we end up fracking for attention,’ before prosposing some solutions, ‘we must prioritise, value and choose sustainable, quality, free-range attention.’
Nice podcast interview on Lecture in Progress with ModMag speaker Rod Stanley.
The UK minister responsible for media admits he doesn’t subscribe to a single UK magazine or newspaper.
James Harding, ex-BBC News chief, launches new slow journalism project Tortoise.
Jeremy Leslie previews next week’s ModMag London on The Stack.
Aperture gallery and California Sunday align exhibition and issue, At Home in the American West.
As she puts her Gather Journal ‘on hold’, Michele Outland talks about the redesigned Bob Appetit, ‘There is something about holding a magazine; it’s very captive in a way. Digitally, I just feel like we are exposed to so much content. I appreciate the escape that’s involved with print.’
London, 18 October: An A-Z of Eye magazine.
London, 25 October: Matt Willey talks at Typo Circle.
A newspaper turns to magazines for a future: The Guardian Weekly to relaunch as magazine.
100 Best indie mags, by category.
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London, 4 October: MagCulture Meets Eye (sold out).
Time magazine bought by new owners again – this time digital entrepeneurs.
Mr Magazine interviewed by Tank online: ‘If it’s not ink on paper, it’s not a magazine.’
Support it: new baseball mag Road Grays is Kickstarting now.
FIPP gathers pro-mag voices, ‘The truth is magazine media is evolving into something bigger…’
Edinburgh, this Friday: visit the magCulture popup at MagFest 2018.
London, 25 September: Stack Magazines has a panel discussion about making music magazines.
‘Truly global publishing with a personal touch has to extend beyond just the Anglosphere,’ Wolfgang Blau discusses his digital strategy for Condé Nast.
London: tomorrow, 4 Sept, Eye magazine launch ‘8000 One-Offs’, a film about their recent issue with 8000 unique front covers.
London: join us this weekend at the London Art Book Fair: the magCulture Quarter sees our pop-up shop open open alongside 18 guest magazines.
US leftwing mag Jacobin revives UK mag Tribune.
It’s Stack Awards time again. Enter your indie and be judged by Gail Bichler, Steve Gregor, Will Hudson, Steven Heller, our own Jeremy Leslie and more.
US kids mag Highlights has figured a few times in At Work With interviews; a new film, ‘44 Pages’ reviews the magazine’s long history.
The Indiecon team have collected indie mag maker’s thoughts on ‘What is Indie?’
Chief content officer (that title!) Joanna Coles loses power battle at Hearst.
‘Smart, cool… and in print…’ The Guardian talks to Claire Catterall, co-curator of Print!, about indies.
New research suggests students learn better from print than screen.
Bob Newman looks back at his first magazine love, Ramparts.
Mushpit’s ‘Fucboi Glass Ceiling’ diagram jumps from print to digital.
The latest issue of McSweeney’s is a bag of balloons.
Ignore the knee-jerk Guardian anti-rich rhetoric and enjoy the inside story of FT supplement How To Spend It. ‘A 30-year-old’s idea of luxury is very different to a 50-year-old’s…’
London, 29 July: The Riposte all-dayer takes over the rooftop at the Ace hotel. Talks, workshops (incl Collage Club) and a market place featuring the magCulture popup shop. Join us!
The final pieces of the jigsaw that is ModMag London are falling into place. Meanwhile save the date: Thursday 1 November.
Lemonland Media Lab is an exciting new venture currently looking for magazine-obsessive researchers to help them launch.
London, Thursday 5 July: MagCulture Meets The Modernist: tickets available now.
Congratulations to all the PPA Award winners, expecially designers Tom Meredith at Elle and Sonny Dhamu at Inside Housing.
Inside The New Yorker: Nicholas Blechman discusses the subtle changes he makes to the magazine.