American Media, New York Media, And Wenner Media Join MPA

The Magazine Publishers of America, the chief lobbying group for consumer magazines, has quite a bit to celebrate this week as it gets a crop of new (old) members, as well as a long-time holdout.

American Media, the owner of the National Enquirer, Muscle & Fitness, Star and Shape, has returned to the MPA following a two year absence and New York Media returns after a year away. Additionally, Wenner Media, which owns Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal and Us Weekly, joins the MPA after 20 years being a non-member.

Jenn Wenner, who was said to have needed more than a little convincing before deciding to take the plunge and join, will join other magazine CEOs in a TV PSA about magazines.