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The 2019 Stack Awards are open for entries; deadline 27 September.
Toronto, 25 October: Jeremy Leslie will be speaking at Design Thinkers.
Robert Newman’s Newmanology tumblr goes from strength to strength; great US (mainly) archive finds.
London, this week! magCulture Meets Migrant Journal, tickets still available.
New York 26 June: Vince Aletti talks about his fabulous book ‘Issues’ at Cooper Union. Free!
We’re still working through our report from ModMagNYC, watch this space. Meanwhile, 99U reports ‘At the end of the day, “magazine” seems more like a way of thinking than a medium;’ and Folio notes ‘Creatives Explain the New Definition of Magazines.’
Vogue previews the new RayGun book… I wonder if they even noticed the mag at the time? Watch out for our review soon.
London, 21 May: Jeremy Leslie joins Jeff Taylor, Jeremy Kunze, Emily Gosling for a conversation about the Evolution of Design in Print, chaired by Liv Siddall.
Must-read: Liz Stinson at Eye on Design asks, ‘What does it really take to make an indie mag in 2019?’
The Guardian breaks even; how?
Listen to Hannah Taylor of She is Fierce discuss her mag.
We’re intrigued by the smart covers to this NY area magazine W24ST.
How to pitch an idea to Pop-Up Magazine is a useful read whether you to plan to or not.
‘A magazine should be a rallying point,’ The Face founder Nick Logan is interviewed by the magazine’s new website.
25 April: Stack is running a free Kickstarter webinar with Anxy’s Indhira Rojas.
London, 15–19 July: The RCA are running an intensive Editorial Design Summer School.
We love these covers of local NYC magazine W42ST (thanks Bob).
We love these free short stories being machine printed at Canary Wharf for commuters.
Rob Alderson encourages bravery,‘If we want to get involved in telling stories that matter, then we need to be honest about what this means.’ Yup!
Andrew Ferguson subscribes to the WSJ: ‘The fetching is only the first of the little rituals that attend the reading of a real newspaper.’
Jeremy talks magCulture to Dan at Subsail about, turning a book into a blog into a shop.
The return of The Face:
Business of Fashion talks of a ‘double-edged sword.’
NYTimes features a shot of the 20-strong team and Charlie Porter pondering, ‘It sounds like Vice, without the bad karma of that brand’s origins.’
The Guardian rounds up key figures from the original mag: ‘The Face was, by definition, all about the new, so a revival seems intrinsically at odds with everything it stood for.’
Its publisher shares the story of the glorious failure of Scottish soccer mag Fitba.
SPD Medal shortlists revealed – winners announced early May. Congratulations to all listed.
Meanwhile here are the winners of the other big US mag awards, the ASME Ellies.
Hear Nikki Simpson explain her ambitions for the International Magazine Centre.
Mississippi, 23—25 April: Mr Magazine’s ACT9 conference includes Jeremy Leslie, John L Walters and a host of others.
Our favourite new podcast: Tricky, ‘A Podcast About the Thorniest Problems in Journalism‘
Amsterdam, 27 February: Join Yuca for the launch of their third issue with our friends The Athenaeum.
London, 4 March: BSME event ‘How to launch your own magazine’ features our own Jeremy Leslie alongside Rob Orchard from Delayed Gratification, Alex Mead from Rugby Journal and Vivien Jones from Kookie.
US Esquire criticised for leading with the troubles of a young white guy during Black History Month.
We love New York’s Casa Magazines shop, so enjoyed Courier’s interview with the man behind it, Mohammed Ahmed.
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.’