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Ann Moore and Martha Stewart to Receive Magazine Industry Lifetime Achievement Awards

martha_stewart_ann_moore.jpgIt’s the year of the woman! At least as far as the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA)is concerned. The MPA and the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) have just announced that they will be honoring Time Inc.’s Ann Moore and Martha Stewart with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Per the release:

Ann Moore has been named recipient of MPA’s Henry Johnson Fisher Award, in honor of Henry Johnson Fisher, founding publisher of Popular Science, which is now published by Bonnier Corp. Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, will be inducted into the ASME Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame.

Ann Moore is the innovative leader of the largest magazine company in the United States…Throughout her career, Ann has shown extraordinary management skills and entrepreneurial drive in developing new magazines and expanding the footprint of many of the industry’s flagship brands.

Martha Stewart created an entirely new magazine category…The influence of Stewart’s editorial vision can be seen at newsstands — and in homes — throughout the United States. Her

Full release after the jump.


New York, NY (November 25, 2008) — Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) and American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) will honor two magazine industry luminaries with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Ann S. Moore, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Time Inc., has been named recipient of MPA’s Henry Johnson Fisher Award, in honor of Henry Johnson Fisher, founding publisher of Popular Science, which is now published by Bonnier Corp. Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, will be inducted into the ASME Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame. The announcement was made today by Nina Link, President and Chief Executive Officer, MPA, and Sid Holt, Chief Executive, ASME. The awards will be presented at a special lunchtime event Thursday, January 29, 2009, at the Plaza in New York City.

“Ann Moore is the innovative leader of the largest magazine company in the United States,” said Ms. Link. “Throughout her career, Ann has shown extraordinary management skills and entrepreneurial drive in developing new magazines and expanding the footprint of many of the industry’s flagship brands. Ann has transformed Time Inc. not just by successfully launching more titles than company founder Henry Luce, but also by overseeing her company’s transition to digital platforms. And as a key member of MPA’s board, her contributions, wisdom and counsel are invaluable to the entire magazine community.”

“With the launch of Martha Stewart Living in 1991, Stewart created an entirely new magazine category,” said Mr. Holt. “The influence of Stewart’s editorial vision can be seen at newsstands—and in homes—throughout the United States. Her creativity and passion burst from the pages of each of her magazines, from Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings to Everyday Food and Body+Soul. Her high standards and impeccable attention to detail make her an inspiration for magazine editors and designers of every generation. The American Society of Magazine Editors is proud to add Martha Stewart to the list of editorial pioneers who have already entered the Hall of Fame.”

ABOUT ANN S. MOORE

Ann Moore was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Time Inc. in July 2002. In this position, Moore oversees the world’s leading magazine company. Time Inc. publishes more than 120 magazines, which are read nearly 250 million times worldwide on a monthly basis, and account for approximately 20 percent of total advertising revenues of U.S. consumer magazines.

The company also operates 40 websites.

Before assuming her current position, Moore served as executive vice president of Time Inc. since June 2001, responsible for the business and development operations for several of the most popular consumer magazines in publishing—Time, People, In Style, People en Español, and Real Simple. In addition, she managed the consumer marketing division of Time Inc.

Moore joined Time Inc. in 1978 as a corporate financial analyst and subsequently served in key executive positions at Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Money and Discover magazines. She was the founding publisher of Sports Illustrated for Kids in 1989, until going to People as its publisher in July 1991.

She was named president of People in 1993. During her tenure, Moore took what was already the most profitable weekly magazine in the U.S. to new heights of success, both domestically and internationally. Under her guidance, People grew from a single title to the centerpiece of a thriving magazine family—spinning off the Australian Who Weekly, followed by In Style, People en Español, and Real Simple, as well as In Style’s growing international franchise.

A native of McLean, Va., Moore graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1971 and received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1978. She joined Time Inc. later that year.

Moore serves on the board of directors of Avon Products, Inc. and the Wallace Foundation. Her numerous awards and honors include her appearance on Fortune magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business” for all ten years of its existence.

In 2003, Moore received the first annual Time Warner Civic Leadership Award, which recognizes the senior executive at the company who does the most to foster a spirit of employee volunteerism and corporate responsibility.

ABOUT MARTHA STEWART

Martha Stewart has always drawn inspiration from her surroundings. Raised in Nutley, NJ, in a family with six children, she developed a passion for cooking, gardening, and homekeeping in her childhood home on Elm Place. Her mother, a schoolteacher and homemaker, taught her the basics of cooking, baking, canning, and sewing; her father, a pharmaceutical salesman and avid gardener, introduced her to gardening in the family’s small but orderly backyard garden when she was 3.

While earning a bachelor’s degree in history and architectural history at Barnard College, Martha worked as a model to pay tuition. She married in her sophomore year, and upon graduating, she became a stockbroker on Wall Street, where she gained business training. After moving to Westport, Connecticut, in 1972 with her husband and daughter, Alexis, she developed a catering business that was unlike any other. The business’s unique visual presentation of food and the elegant recipes created for various catered events were the basis for her first book, “Entertaining,” published in 1982.

Martha’s creative vision is the blueprint for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and the expansive multimedia and merchandising portfolio that includes award-winning magazines such as Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings; the nationally syndicated, Emmy Award-winning television series “The Martha Stewart Show;” Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius XM; the marthastewart.com website; best-selling books like “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School” and ” Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook;” the Martha Stewart Collection of products for the home at Macy’s; Martha Stewart Everyday mass-market merchandise at Kmart; Martha Stewart Crafts with EK Success; Martha Stewart Furniture with Bernhardt; Martha Stewart-designed homes and communities with KB Home; Martha Stewart Rugs with Safavieh; and more.

The Henry Johnson Fisher Award, established in 1964, recognizes individuals who have made significant and longstanding contributions to the magazine publishing industry and society, and who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, skill and understanding in support of the industry. Henry Johnson Fisher was Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Popular Science Publishing Company. Popular Science is now published by Bonnier Corp. Previous winners have included Cathie P. Black, Hearst Magazines; William T. Kerr, Meredith Corporation; Jack Kliger, Hachette Filipacchi Media US; Edward Lewis, Essence Communications, Inc.; S.I. Newhouse, Conde Nast Publications; and Thomas O. Ryder, The Reader’s Digest Association.

The Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame Award, established by ASME in 1995, recognizes career-long achievement, excellence and impact of a select group of highly influential magazine editors. Previous winners have included Helen Gurley Brown, Cosmopolitan; Hugh Hefner, Playboy; Stephen Shepard, BusinessWeek; Gloria Steinem, Ms.; and Richard Stolley, Time Inc.

Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) is the industry association for consumer magazines. Established in 1919, the MPA represents more than 240 domestic publishing companies with approximately 1,400 titles, more than 80 international companies and more than 100 associate service providers. Staffed by magazine industry specialists, the MPA is headquartered in New York City, with an office of government affairs in Washington, DC.

American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) is the professional organization for editors of print and online magazines, which are edited, published and distributed in the U.S. Established in 1963, ASME currently has about 900 members nationwide. Among other things, ASME provides an opportunity for magazine editors to meet with their peers and exchange information on matters of mutual interest. ASME works to preserve the highest editorial standards throughout the industry and speaks out on public policy issues, particularly those pertaining to the First Amendment.

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