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2016 Was a Good Year for Condé Nast
February 20, 2017 at 12:13 pm

In the midst of a huge downturn in print advertising, the Big Media bet by Condé Nast, the 115-year-old magazine publisher, is starting to bear fruit. Condé Nast Entertainment, run by Dawn Ostroff, finished 2016 with at least a $1 million profit, an Oscar nomination and more traffic to its digital content than ESPN or…

Fast Company Rolls Out Mobile Video, OTT Apps
February 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Business magazine Fast Company is debuting a suite of applications focusing on providing experiential and video content to interested users’ mobile and over-the-top devices. The apps will be produced in partnership with media technology company Maz, through its TVX platform, which powers over 1,000 apps across mobile, OTT, and the web. Fast Company already touts…

Press Release: Ellie Awards 2017 Winners Announced
February 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

New York, NY (February 7, 2017)—The winners of the 2017 National Magazines Awards for Print and Digital Media were announced today at the Ellie Awards Annual Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Mother Jones was named Magazine of the Year for having “found new ways to engage audiences and continue its practice…

Press Release: Vox Media Names Trei Brundrett Company’s First COO
February 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Today, Vox Media named Trei Brundrett our first Chief Operating Officer. As an essential part of Vox Media since 2006, Trei grew Vox Product from a just few employees huddled in a DC basement into a division of 120 designers, engineers, and product managers who have successfully launched or relaunched each of our eight editorial…

When it Comes to Video, More Publishers Are Betting on Mobile Web Versus Apps
February 2, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Outside of social platforms, people are more likely to watch mobile video on the web versus apps — and publishers are adapting. Video viewership inside mobile apps has been going down for several years now, according to video tech firm JW Player. In the last 10 months of 2016, the share of mobile video viewing occurring…

‘Platforms Are Not Forever': Hearst’s Troy Young on Platform-Publisher Relations
February 1, 2017 at 2:40 pm

As president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Troy Young oversees the online brands of storied titles including Cosmopolitan, Elle and Esquire and digital-only properties like Delish and BestProducts. He talked with us about making video profitable, an area he sees becoming fully half of Hearst’s content feed; and how the time is right for publishers to…

The Next Killer App Isn’t What You Think
January 24, 2017 at 10:44 am

Many of you have relied on my prescience about the future of media for decades. Today I want to discuss a couple technologies that will and will not be "Game Changing." Don’t Buy Into the Mobile Video Hype First up is mobile video. Mobile video is a thing but not THE big thing. Although it…

Press Release: Ellies 2017 Finalists Announced
January 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

NEW YORK, NY (January 19, 2017)—The American Society of Magazine Editors today released the list of finalists for the 2017 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media. For the fourth year in a row, the nominations were first announced in a 90-minute Twittercast.  ASME will celebrate the 52nd presentation of the Ellies when each…

NYT 2020 Report Tells Us Industry's Transformation Is Far From Over
January 19, 2017 at 3:58 pm

On Tuesday The New York Times published a report that outlines its newsroom strategy and ambitions from now until 2020. The report, “Journalism That Stands Apart: The Report of the 2020 Group,” builds on the work initiated in The Times’ 2014 Innovation Report. It reveals the publisher’s continued efforts to divorce itself from print-centric practices and adapt…