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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
ZIESER JOHN S
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
MEREDITH CORP [MDP]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Development Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
1716 LOCUST STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/13/2012
(Street)

DES MOINES, IA 50309-3023
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock ($1 par value)(1) 08/13/2012   S   129 D $34.3235 12,461.7106 I by Managed Account
Common Stock ($1 par value)(2) 08/13/2012   M   75,000 A $28.6 76,821.88 D  
Common Stock ($1 par value)(2) 08/13/2012   F   67,044 D $34.18 11,633.88 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy)(3) $28.6 08/13/2012   M     75,000 08/11/2012 08/11/2019 Common Stock ($1 par value) 75,000 $ 0 336,000 D  
Stock equivalent units(4) $ 0             08/08/1988 08/08/1988 Common Stock ($1 par value) 31,856.57   40,556.57 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
ZIESER JOHN S
1716 LOCUST STREET
DES MOINES, IA 50309-3023
      Chief Development Officer  

Signatures

 By: Teresa T. Rinker, by Power of Attorney For: John S. Zieser   08/13/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Shares held in reporting person's IRA account; Meredith Corp. Savings & Investment Plan account; and Meredith Corp. Employee Stock Purchase Plan account, upon all of which quarterly dividends are paid in the form of additional Common Stock ($1 par value).
(2) Shares are held in the reporting person's Meredith Corporation Dividend Reinvestment Plan account, upon which quarterly dividends are paid in the form of additional Common Stock (41 par value). 1856 of these shares are held by the reporting person's spouse.
(3) Nonqualified stock options granted pursuant to the Meredith Corporation Stock Incentive Plan. Each becomes exercisable in its entirety on the third anniversary of the grant date, expires on the 10th anniversary of the grant date, and has an exercise price as specified in the award agreement.
(4) Stock equivalents issued pursuant to Meredith Corporation's Deferred Compensation Plan or Stock Incentive Plan which will be converted to Common Stock ($1 par value) on a one-for-one basis in connection with the reporting person's retirement from or termination of Meredith Corporation employment.

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