Friday, January 27, 2017
Welcome! This week our roundup of interesting and noteworthy publishing industry stories covers how Martha Stewart keeps her brand “constantly new,” the passing of another older magazine title, Facebook’s Trending topics update, sites banned from Google’s ad network, and more. Please read the full version here...
Martha Stewart knows what it takes to be successful: For 26 years, Martha Stewart Living has stayed connected with its readership by being “constantly new” and sticking to its “core values.” 

53-year-old Surfing Magazine is shutting down, with some of its assets being folded into TEN: The Enthusiast Network’s Surfer title. The consolidation comes as the publisher looks to gain efficiencies.
Facebook’s Trending section will now exclude topics based on a single news report to prevent the spread of misinformation. Also, topics will no longer be personalized for each user, meaning everyone will see the same articles regardless of their interests.
Google banned nearly 200 websites from its ad platform in efforts to rid the Internet of fake news and other prohibited activities. The company says it also blocked 1.7 billion fraudulent ads last year.
Infographic of the Week
Our infographic pick shows people across all generations trust content created by other consumers more than any other types of content.

TFP’s January Women in Media: Don’t miss our post highlighting NPR radio veteran Diane Rehm, women documentary filmmakers, a mentorship program focused on diversity, Marie Claire EIC Anne Fulenwider, Campbell Brown’s Facebook gig, and more.

ICYMI: Check out Monica Murphy’s InDesign CC 2017 Tip on time-saving OpenType enhancements.
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