Yummy New Post at PBS MediaShift

Over the hectic Thanksgiving break, I neglected to post here that I have a new story up at PBS MediaShift. This one takes a close look at Recipe.com, a recently developed magazine/website/app from Meredith that has been designed from the ground up to maximize the best features of each medium. I enjoyed learning more about …


Technology for Teaching: This Semester’s Report

Because of a couple of my past posts, people often find my blog when they’re looking for information on teaching with the iPad. So I thought I might give an update on the technology tools I’m using in my teaching and personal productivity this semester on various platforms. I’ve mentioned some of these before, but it’s interesting to track which ones have infiltrated my workflow permanently and which have failed to prove their utility (for my purposes, at least).

Heterarchy and Higher Education

Someone on Twitter – forgive me, I can’t remember who! – recently mentioned the book The Sense of Dissonance by David Stark at Columbia University. I hadn’t heard of the book and requested it from the library. Just in the first chapter (available on Stark’s book website here), I’m already finding some compelling stuff. The concept …


Sign of the Times?

Here’s a magazine rack for sale at a closing Borders location. Will more magazine racks be offered up for sale as the industry undergoes further changes? I could probably use one at my house — but not for long. I’m migrating to iPad subscriptions as my print subscriptions expire. When will the magazine rack be …


Remix This: Magazines as Media for Stable Narratives of Dissent

I recently noticed an interesting magazine-related story on the New York Times site regarding the Church of Scientology’s publication and distribution of a new parody magazine. It attempts to counter The New Yorker‘s reporting on the church: …the church has produced a 51-page glossy magazine and an accompanying three-part DVD that try to discredit The New Yorker, its writers, editors, fact-checkers …


Mapping the Magazine

It may be a holiday in the U.S. today, but I’m busy doing the final edits on the paper I will be presenting at the “Mapping the Magazine 3″ conference this week at Cardiff University in Wales. This conference is going to be incredibly interesting. Check out the paper abstracts, and watch for tweets with …


Connections to the Scholarly Past

I realized today that due to my job transition this summer, I will be without access to scholarly publishing databases until I get a login and password to the library resources at my new college. I also realized that I haven’t used a print version of a scholarly article in over three years. As a …