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ESPN's Dilemma in Mobile Age Where Fans See Clips All Day
December 18, 2015 at 1:01 pm

When Holly Holm delivered her vicious knockout against UFC champion Ronda Rousey last month, the highlight seemed perfect for ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” Yet by the time the sports network’s flagship news program showed images of the fight, many had already seen the clip on Reddit and commented on Twitter.

Press Release: Magzter Adds 500 New Titles to Magzter GOLD,
April 7, 2015

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2015) -  Magzter, the largest and fastest-growing digital magazine store and newsstand in the world, with more than 25 million users globally, today announced the addition of over 500 new titles to Magzter GOLD, the 'all-you-can-read' digital magazine subscription service that gives users unlimited access to the largest library of digital magazines across mobile, tablet and web for $9.99 a month.

Time Inc. Sidelines Talks to Buy Sports Firm for SI
March 30, 2015

Time Inc. was in talks to buy sports-video producer CineSport to bolster Sports Illustrated's digital presence before talks broke down.

"I thought Time Inc. was buying it and it was a done deal - and then they were not buying it," said one industry source, adding that the talks fell apart several weeks ago.

A Time Inc. spokesman said, "We don't comment on mergers and acquisitions."

Lots of Insurgencies at the Ellies, But Two Stalwarts Hold On
January 19, 2015

Historically, New York magazine and The New Yorker tend to be among the biggest heavyweights at the annual glossy back-patting bonanza that is the National Magazine Awards.

So it should surprise no one that they are leading the pack of this year's finalists, announced Thursday afternoon, with 10 and six nominations respectively, including in the categories for general excellence (the latter) and magazine of the year (the former).

More notable and more interesting, perhaps, are the newcomers and first-time nominees who've managed to crash the gates of the magazine world's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.

Press Release: Readly adds over 50 top titles to all-you-can-read app
November 21, 2014

Readly, a company that's changing how people discover and read magazines, has added over 50 new titles from 9 publishers to its service. These include U.S.-based Wenner Media's Rolling Stone and Men's Journal; American Media's Shape, Star, and OK! Magazine; Rodale's Men's Health, Women's Health, and Prevention; Prometheus Global's Adweek, Hollywood Reporter, and Billboard; Hoffman's Cooking with Paula Deen and Victoria; ESPN's ESPN The Magazine; Annie's Country Sampler and Creative Knitting; and InterMedia Outdoor's Guns & Ammo, Handguns, and Fly Fisherman.

Magazine Readership growing, Survey Shows
May 30, 2013

Some needed good news from the magazine publishing industry: As newsstand sales fell and circulation remained flat through the end of 2012, the latest data from GfK MRI's Survey of the American Consumer, which tracks print and digital magazine audiences, shows that overall readership among adults in the U.S. continued to grow between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013 while digital readership nearly doubled.

To Pay or Not to Pay ... That is the Changing Question
April 30, 2013

In an era, where citizen "journalists," aggregators and content farms threaten to turn the information media companies produce into a commodity, the importance of protecting premium content is greater than ever.

National Magazine Awards 2013 Finalists Announced
April 1, 2013

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) today announced the finalists for the 2013 National Magazine Awards. Known as the Ellies--for the Alexander Calder stabile "Elephant" given to each award winner--the National Magazine Awards will be presented on Thursday, May 2, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

As Sporting News Shutters Print, Will Other Sports Titles Survive?
December 14, 2012

Sporting News, the 126-year-old sports news publication, is officially going digital. Beginning in 2013, the title’s presence will be limited to its website, app, and six newsstand-only season preview issues.

Sporting News has struggled in recent years, slashing its frequency from weekly to biweekly in 2008, and then to monthly in 2011. Between January and September 2012, ad pages fell a staggering 78.4 percent year over year, according to Publishers Information Bureau.

“Having spoken with many of our longtime subscribers, we recognize this is not a popular decision among our most loyal fans,”