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The American Society of Magazine
Editors (ASME) is an industry trade group for magazine journalists and editors of magazines published in the United States. ASME includes the editorial leaders of most major consumer magazine in print and digital extensions. The group advocates on behalf of member organizations with respect to First Amendment issues and serves as a networking hub for editors and other industry employees.[1]


1 History 2 ASME programs 3 Membership 4 Administration

4.1 Board of Directors 2015-2016

5 Founders

5.1 Executive officers 5.2 Executive Committee members

6 Former Executives

6.1 Presidents

7 References 8 External links

History[edit] The ASME started as an outgrowth of the editorial committee of the Magazine
Publishers of America in 1963. The initial goal of the organization was to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism. ASME programs[edit] ASME has sponsored the National Magazine
Awards (also known as the Ellie Awards) since 1966, along with the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. The Ellie Awards honor print and digital magazines that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise, and imaginative art direction. In 1966, Look received the first award. Money received the first award for digital journalism in 1997.[2] Magazine
Editors’ Hall of Fame and Creative Excellence Awards honor editors, writers, and artists for career-long contributions to magazine journalism. Honorees are chosen by the ASME Board of Directors. The ASME Best Cover Contest honors the most successful magazine covers of the year. The contest is two-fold: the ASME Best Cover Awards and the ASME Readers’ Choice Awards. Each cover entered in the Best Cover Contest is eligible to win both a Best Cover Award and a Readers’ Choice Award. ASME hosts the annual American Magazine
Media Conference, every year in February, a meeting for magazine media leaders. It is sponsored by the Association of Magazine
Media in association with ASME. The conference addresses issues of concern to editors and publishers of print and digital publications. Founded in 1967, the Magazine
Internship Program places college juniors in internships at top consumer magazines for 10 weeks every summer. More than 250 alumni of this program now work in magazine media and include the editors in chief of major titles.[3] Membership[edit] To be eligible for membership into ASME, you must be employed by a print or digital magazine edited and distributed in the United States, this includes: senior editors, art directors and photography editors. There are also four categories of membership: Chief Editor, Editor, Retired Editor and ASME NEXT. Chief Editors, Editors and Retired Editors are entitled to all the privileges of ASME membership. ASME NEXT members are not eligible to vote in ASME elections.

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Administration[edit] ASME is regulated by a 16-member board of directors, which serve 2-year terms. Directors may be selected for a second 2-year term upon election. Board elections are usually held during the first Wednesday in May at the ASME Annual Meeting. Currently, the chief executive of ASME is Sid Holt. The director is Nina Fortuna. Board of Directors 2015-2016[edit]

Mark Jannot, Vice President, Content, National Audubon Society, President James Bennet, Editor in Chief and Co-President, The Atlantic, Vice President Amy DuBois Barnett Dana Cowin, Senior Vice President, Editor in Chief, Food & Wine Scott Dadich, Editor in Chief, Wired Jonathan Dorn, Senior Vice President, Digital and Data, Active Interest Media Jill Herzig, Editor in Chief, Dr. Oz THE GOOD LIFE Christopher Keyes, Vice President and Editor, Outside Janice Min, Co President and Chief Creative Officer, Guggenheim Media's Entertainment Group James Oseland, Editor in Chief, Rodale's Organic Life Norman Pearlstine, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Time Inc. Dana Points, Content Director, Meredith Parents Network; Editor in Chief, Parents and American Baby Michele Promaulayko, Editor in Chief, Yahoo!
Health Joshua Topolsky David Zinczenko, President and Chief Executive Officer, Galvanized Brands Lucy Schulte Danziger, President and Founder, 10 Point Ventures, Ex Officio

Founders[edit] Executive officers[edit]

Ted Patrick, Chairman, Holiday Robert E. Kenyon, Jr., Secretary

Executive Committee members[edit]

Betsy Talbot Blackwell, Mademoiselle Mary Buchanan, Parents Ralph Daigh, Fawcett John H. Johnson, Johnson Publishing Robert M. Jones, Family Circle Daniel Mich, Look Magazine Wade Nichols, Good Housekeeping Philip Salisbury, Bill Brothers Robert Stein, Redbook

Former Executives[edit] Presidents[edit]

Name Term

Ted Patrick September 1963 – May 1964

Daniel. D. Mich May 1964 – December 1965

Robert Stein December 1965 – September 1967

Wade H. Nichols September 1967 – September 1968

Harold T. P. Hayes September 1968 – September 1969

William B. Arthur September 1969 – November 1971

Geraldine E. Rhoads November 1971 – November 1973

Anderson Ashburn November 1973 – October 1975

Ruth Whitney October 1975 – October 1977

Dennis Flanagan October 1977 – April 1980

Sey Chassler April 1980 – April 1982

Richard B. Stolley April 1982 – April 1984

Edward Kosner April 1984 – April 1986

Judith Nolte April 1986 – April 1988

Marshall Loeb April 1988 – April 1990

John Mack Carter April 1990 – April 1992

Stephen B. Shepard April 1992 – April 1994

Ellen Levine April 1994 – April 1996

Frank Lalli April 1996 – April 1998

Jackie Leo April 1998 – May 2000

George Curry May 2000 – January 2001

Cyndi Stivers January 2001 – May 2002

Susan Ungaro May 2002 – May 2004

Mark Whitaker May 2004 – May 2006

Cynthia Leive May 2006 – May 2008

David Willey May 2008 – May 2010

Larry Hackett May 2010 – May 2012

Lucy Danziger May 2012 – May 2013

Mark Jannot May 2013 – present


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External links[edit]

Official website National Mag