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Q&A With the 2022 Doug Damerst Scholarship Recipient, Avery Lotz

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 he held…
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Boca Magazine Named FMA 2022 “Magazine of the Year”

Editor in chief Marie Speed shares secrets of her success and what taking home the FMA’s top honor means to her. What does winning the 2022 FMA Magazine of the Year award mean to you? To be recognized by your industry colleagues on a statewide level when there are so many excellent publications in Florida…
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New FMA Member Spotlight: América Magazine

Magazine: América Magazine Editor: Felipe Robayo Chacón Circulation: 10,000 Target Audience: Hispanic and Latin American Community within Orlando and Kissimmee and to a lesser extent Altamonte Springs and Winter Park. Website: www.americamagazineorlando.com   Who is América Magazine? América Magazine is a print magazine serving the Hispanic and Latin American community. We are a journalist and a writer…
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New FMA Board Member Spotlight: Jamie Rich

New FMA Board Member: Jamie Rich Title and Company:  Founder, Flamingo FMA Member Since:  2016 Magazine:  Flamingo Circulation:  20K print, throughout the southeast Target Audience:  Readers who love to live in or travel to Florida Frequency: Online every day! In print with two collector’s editions a year: Spring/Summer Icons Issue & Fall/Winter Explore Issue Website: …
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New FMA Member Spotlight: Gainesville City Lifestyle

Magazine: Gainesville City Lifestyle Editor:  Elizabeth Mueller Circulation: Monthly Readership 59,500; Distribution 9,000 copies monthly; Direct Mailed to households with housing values $425K+; Distributed to upscale high traffic businesses and at Gainesville Airport, the Chamber of Commerce, business associations, and community events Target Audience:  Affluent households, local upscale businesses Website:   citylifestyle.com/gainesvillefl Who is Gainesville City Lifestyle? …
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New Board Member Spotlight: Carri Oosterbaan

New FMA Board Member: Carri Oosterbaan Title: Account Manager, Magazine Group Company: LSC Communications   Tell us a little about your background. I’m so happy to be part of the publishing community in Florida. Most of my career has been spent in editorial operations, quality, and production at Time Inc and Conde Nast. About four years…
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New FMA Board Member Spotlight: John Sotomayor

New FMA Board Member: John Sotomayor Title and Company:   President and CEO, Sotomayor Media Creations LLC FMA Member Since: 2008 Magazine(s):  Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Embrace Magazine, and Elevate and Elevar Magazines Circulation: Under 20,000 Target Audience: LGBTQ+ community and allies for Embrace; faith-based community for Elevate and Elevar Frequency: Currently three times per year (July, November, February) for Embrace Website:  https://www.embracemedia.us/…
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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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