When Even Magazine Lovers Get Bored

So why does someone with a long-term background in outdoor magazine publishing suddenly become bored with them? Probably for the same reason I haven’t bought a newspaper in a couple of years. I now get all the information, news and inspiration I need, things that I used to get from papers and magazines, from the …

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Keeping My AcWriMomentum

I participated in Academic Writing Month — aka AcWriMo — for the first time this month, and it’s been a terrific experience. I heard about it on Twitter, learned more from this blog post, and decided to give it a shot. I was skeptical because November is such a hectic month on campus. I decided to …

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I Want My Imagined Community Back

A few thoughts after reading Joe Zeff Design’s recent “How to Save Tablet Magazines”: Turn magazines into something to do, rather than something to read. The post is referring to social and participatory app features here, but there’s another way to think about “something to do.” Magazine researchers talk a lot about how magazines create …

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Do Online Petitions Matter?

Yet another serious political crisis, yet another flock of online petition signers entreating me to sign and re-share their petitions. I applaud my friends’ interest and effort in participating in these online petitions. But I have to wonder every time I see one: Is that actually worth my click? Though I can’t find scholarly research …

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