A great part of my role as PBS MediaShift’s magazine correspondent is that I have an excuse to download and play around with lots of new magazine and media apps. My latest post was challenging, though, because I had to
I have a new post up at PBS MediaShift, covering a new development at digital magazine company Zinio. Zinio is now creating Content Collections: Zinio staff highlight a selection of articles from Zinio’s digital magazine offerings, mixing and matching stories
Just a quick note: I saw today that Zinio will soon allow publishers to dynamically determine their digital magazine pricing based on the reader’s location. I’m hoping this will mean I can soon get more reasonable prices for and/or better
What moments stand out most in my first few weeks of magazine reading on the iPad? Positioning the iPad carefully against a pillow on my stomach while lying down, then carefully moving a fold of shirt out of the way so
It hasn’t transformed my life. But some things are changing. I got my iPad last week, a few days before the start of classes. I immediately procrastinated on finishing my syllabi by spending the better part of an evening setting
Forgot to mention here that I have a new post up over at MediaShift. This one covers the innovations that Interweave Press and Gourmet are trying out for their new digital products. I think these are both pretty exciting projects
The Project for Excellence in Journalism has posted a summary of its recent study “New Media, Old Media: How Blogs and Social Media Agendas Relate and Differ from the Traditional Press.” The study compares the variety of topics included in
If magazines want to attract and retain readers, the lowest possible price may not be the best marketing tool. Magazine subscription prices communicate to readers about the value of the magazine experience just as the magazine itself does.
On-demand magazine publishing is making it possible for new publishers to expand into the medium. Low-cost, efficient and environmentally sound options are now available.
What will magazines look like on the iPad? Print designers can move beyond the paper page simulacrum and develop new ways for readers to interact with text, graphics and more.