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Q&A with the 2021 Doug Damerst Scholarship Recipient, Sabrina Salovitz

The Florida Magazine Association honors the life and career of Doug Damerst by awarding a $1,000 cash prize to an exceptional student majoring in the field of journalism/communications. During his 10 years as the editor-in-chief of Florida Realtor magazine for the Florida Association of Realtors, Damerst set an award-winning standard for the Orlando-based publication—a standard…
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Q&A with Havas House

A Q&A with Marisa Beazel, President/Publisher of Havas House. Quick Facts: Publications: Discover Charleston, annual visitors guide; Visit Los Cabos, official visitors guide of the Los Cabos Hotel Association; Jamaica Travel Guide, official tourism guide of the Jamaica Tourist Board; South Beach Wine & Food Festival Guide, official event guide of the South Beach Wine…
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Q&A with Moni Basu

Quick Facts: Moni Basu Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction Department of Journalism University of Florida Moni Basu is an award winning journalist who began her career in Florida with the Tallahassee Democrat and The Florida Flambeau. Basu worked for CNN for nine years, covering the Iraqi War from its inception. She wrote…
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Q&A with ¡Viva Polk! Magazine

A Q&A with Teresa Martinez, Editor of Viva Polk Magazine. Quick Facts: Magazine:   ¡Viva Polk! Magazine Editor:  Teresa Martinez/also Publisher Published Since: 2019 Circulation: 20K Target Audience: Hispanic Community Frequency: Quarterly Website: vivapolk.com   Q&A What do you want readers to take away from your magazine?  Our magazine is the only Spanish print and digital media in our county.  Our purpose is…
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Q&A with Destination Florida

A Q&A with Pamela Childs, Creative Director of Destination Florida. Quick Facts: Magazine: DESTINATION FLORIDA Creative Director: Pamela Childs Editor: Karen Davis Art Director: Marsha Michaels Published Since: 2016 Circulation: 285,000 annually Target Audience: Florida Visitors Frequency: Quarterly Website: DestinationFlorida.com   Q&A What do you want readers to take away from your magazine? That it’s…
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Webinar Recording Available

Moving Forward (Part 2): How Florida Magazines Are Dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic We’re about to enter a second year of the coronavirus pandemic, which has outlasted most expectations and plans. In this follow up to FMA’s April 2020 webinar on the same topic, a roundtable of publishers addressed how they continue to deal with losses…
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Hilton Grand Vacations Immerses Club Members in a New Digital Experience The Redesigned Club Traveler Magazine Complements HGV’s Enhanced Cared Guidelines

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 6, 2020) – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is taking its Club Members on a digital journey this summer with the launch of its newly-redesigned Club Traveler publications. The magazine, shared several times a year with HGV Club Members, and its companion monthly newsletter, have been transformed to provide readers with a…
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Q&A with 2020 FMA Magazine of the Year

Quick Facts: Flamingo, Florida’s only statewide lifestyle media brand Publisher: JSR Media Published Since: March 2016 Circulation: 20K (print) but print is suspended. Target Audience: Adults ages 35-65, who love Florida Frequency: quarterly Website: flamingomag.com   Q&A: How did it feel to be named magazine of the year by the Florida Magazine Association? Well, we were of course hoping to win…
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Webinar Recording Available

How Florida magazines are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic On April 2, 2020, a roundtable of magazine publishers addressed how they are dealing with losses in advertising and changes in distribution and how they are adjusting coverage to the crisis and rolling out new digital initiatives. The panel was moderated by FMA President Anne Millage…
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2021 Florida Media Conference

With so much uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects on the economy and our industry, the difficult decision has been made to postpone the 2020 Florida Media Conference until July 2021. We will send more details over the coming weeks about holding an annual membership meeting to elect our officers for 2020-2021. We…
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