Samir “Mr. Magazine™” Husni, Ph.D, Keynote Speaker

“Of course, I’m not oblivious to the fact that we live in a digital age…just check the many devices you and I are using on a daily basis. Yet that did not deter my belief in the role and future of print. Nor, will it ever.”


SAMIR “MR. MAGAZINE™” HUSNI, PH.D is the founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media. He is also Professor and Hederman Lecturer at the School of Journalism. As Mr. Magazine™ he engages in media consulting and research for the magazine media and publishing industry.

Dr. Husni is a prolific author on magazine publishing, has appeared on major network television and radio talk shows, and presented seminars on trends in magazines and magazine media worldwide.

He is “the country’s leading magazine expert,” according to Forbes ASAP magazine, “the nation’s leading authority on new magazines,” according to min:media industry newsletter; “a world-renowned expert on print journalism” according to CBS News Sunday Morning and The Chicago Tribune dubbed him “the planet’s leading expert on new magazines.”

“Dr. Samir Husni is one of the world’s most influential voices in global publishing, advising major publishing houses across the globe on their editorial and advertising strategies. When he talks, the magazine industry listens…” PRINTPOWER MAGAZINE

He is the President and CEO of Magazine Consulting & Research, a firm specializing in new magazine media launches, repositioning of established magazines and magazine media, and packaging content for better sales and presentations. In this capacity Dr. Husni consults with a host of magazine and magazine media companies in the United States of American and abroad.

Dr. Husni holds a doctorate in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas.

When he is not in his office reading magazines, Dr. Husni is at the newsstands buying magazines. The Mr. Magazine™ logo reflects both of Mr. Magazine™’s loves: His first love, magazines and his side-kick love neckties. Dr. Husni is the proud owner of more than 30,000 first editions and more than 1,800 neckties.

Follow Dr. Husni on social media @mrmagazine and on his blog at

Dr. Husni presented the keynote address and a session on print publishing in a digital age at the 2016 AHP “May the Horse Be with You” Seminar in Orlando, Florida.

Keynote Address: Audience First-May the Brand Be with You [SLIDESHARE]


Doing Print Right in a Digital Age [SLIDESHARE]

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