Monday, June 27, 2011

Yale Publishing Course Announces Program

Dick Stolley, Dorothy Kalins, Glamour's Cindi Leive, Consumer Reports' Kevin McKean, Town & Country's Pamela Fiori, People's Jane Nicholls, Yale 360's Roger Cohn and The Atlantic's Corby Kummer, James Fallows and Gabriel Snyder are among the well-known magazine journalists on the faculty of this year's Yale Publishing Course. For more information about the program, click here.

Friday, June 17, 2011

ASME Annual Intern Alumni Reception

If you're a former ASME Intern, don't forget to RSVP to the Annual Reception!

Here's the info:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
City University of New York
219 West 40th Street (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York City

E-mail to RSVP

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Larry Hackett Re-Elected ASME President

Larry Hackett, Managing Editor of People, was re-elected president of the American Society of Magazine Editors at the ASME annual meeting today.

Also re-elected were Peggy Northrop, VP and Global Editor-in-Chief of Reader's Digest, as vice-president; Lucy Danziger, Editor-in-Chief of SELF, as secretary; and Rosemary Ellis, Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping, as treasurer. ASME officers serve one-year terms and are eligible for reelection to a second term.

Five new members were chosen for two-year terms on the ASME board: Amy DuBois Barnett, Editor-in-Chief of Ebony; Dana Cowin, Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine; Sally Lee, SVP/NY Editorial Director, Meredith Corporation, and Editor-in-Chief of Ladies’ Home Journal; Gael Towey, Chief Editorial and Creative Director, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.; and Josh Tyrangiel, Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. A complete list of board members can be seen at

Monday, May 23, 2011

Yahoo!, Adweek Challenge Award-Winning Harper's Piece

Yahoo! Cutline and Adweek have recently challenged the accuracy of the article that won the 2011 National Magazine Award for Reporting, "The Guantanamo 'Suicides,'" by Scott Horton, published in Harper's Magazine in March 2010. (To read Harper's editors' replies to earlier criticism of the piece, go here.) To protect the confidentiality of the judging and to shield judges from any attempt to influence them now or in the future, ASME does not identify judges by category, discuss the selection of finalists and winners or debate the merits of any article submitted for a National Magazine Award. (To see a complete list of National Magazine Award judges, go here.) The judges who chose "The Guantanamo 'Suicides'" as the National Magazine Award winner were highly experienced and unquestionably impartial. On behalf of ASME, the administrators of the National Magazine Awards stand behind the decision of the judges.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dick Stolley and Dorothy Kalins Invite ASME Members to Yale Publishing Course

Dear ASME Colleagues,
This summer the Yale Publishing Course will devote the week of July 10 to July 15 exclusively to magazines. The course is geared to mid- to upper-level professionals. For information about the program, please go here or contact the director of the program, Tina C. Weiner, at

Who should attend? Someone moving into a new job. Someone who would benefit from learning new skills. Someone you expect to be a leader.

Please consider carefully and then either enroll yourself or send someone who works for you to New Haven this summer. You will get back staff members with greater knowledge, experience and sophistication. We promise you will not regret your decision. Enrollment is limited to 80 participants, so act soon.

Dorothy Kalins
Dorothy Kalins, Ink.

Dick Stolley
Senior Editorial Adviser
Time Inc.

ASME Members Invited to Attend SPD "O" Event

ASME members are entitled to a $5 discount on tickets for "The Story of O," the racy title of Robert Priest and Grace Lee's sure-to-be-stimulating account of the redesign of O, The Oprah Magazine and the launch of its new iPad app. Part of the SPD Speakeasy series, the event is Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Helen Mills Theatre, 137-139 West 26th Street, in New York City. To register, click here.

Monday, May 9, 2011

National Magazine Awards 2011 Winners Announced

National Geographic was named Magazine of the Year tonight at the National Magazine Awards Dinner. National Geographic also won the National Magazine Award for Single-Topic Issue. Other multi-award winners were Los Angeles, New York and The New York Times Magazine, which each won two awards, including General Excellence awards for Los Angeles and New York. To see a complete list of this year's finalists and winners, click here.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Koch Industries Replies to ASME Letter

Koch Industries has posted a facsimile of ASME's April 21 letter as well as Mark Holden's reply, which "clarified [Koch Industries'] intentions" in writing to ASME regarding the nomination of Jane Mayer's New Yorker story "Covert Operations" for the National Magazine Award for Reporting. For ASME members interested in reading Koch's original letter and the ensuing exchange between Sid Holt, writing on behalf of ASME, and Mr. Holden, please go here.

ASME Members Get Discount on ABSTRACT: The Future of Design in Media

The Maine chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, invites ASME members to attend ABSTRACT: The Future of Design in Media on June 10 in Portland.

ABSTRACT brings Scott Dadich, Florian Bachleda, Gael Towey, Luke Hayman, Arem Duplessis and Dirk Barnett to Maine for a day of interactive presentations on the evolution of publication design in the digital age. For more information about the program, go here.

AIGA Maine is offering a special registration price to ASME members. Enter the code ASME2011 at registration to receive a $75 discount off the regular conference rate of $349.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Women's Clubs Federation Publishes Call for Entries for Croly Journalism Award

UPDATED: Deadline extended. Entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, May 9, 2011.

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is seeking entries for the 16th annual Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women. The award recognizes journalists who best capture the courage, vision and spirit of Jane Cunningham Croly, the pioneering journalist and founder of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash reward and travel expenses to the 120th GFWC Annual International Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the award will be presented on June 20, 2011. All entries are due Monday, May 2, 2011. Go to to view the call for entries.