Monday, May 5, 2014
Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be… Paper
Paper books were supposed to be dead by now. For years, information theorists, marketers, and early adopters have told us their demise was imminent. Ikea even redesigned a bookshelf to hold something other than books. Yet in a world of screen ubiquity, many people still prefer to do their serious reading on paper.
The Newsonomics of Quartz, 19 Months in
Fast innovator Atlantic Media wrote the playbook for Quartz. In short, its influence on today’s digital news world derives from three things: Its impressive audience and advertising strategy; its own “obsessive” model of mobile-friendly, explanatory journalism; and the wider sending of Atlantic/Quartz talent off into positions of influence.
Q&A with Entertainment Weekly's Matt Bean
Entertainment Weekly's new editor is hiring multidiscipline talent: "We’re looking for contributors who can span platforms, whether that’s a data editor whose job is to create infographics for the website but who can also do a really beautiful infographic spread in the magazine once a week..."
Q&A with W's Stefano Tonchi
The famously candid Editor in Chief of W, Stefano Tonchi talks about the changing nature of luxury and also offers his views on digital media.
Wall Street Journal Creating Digital Magazine for Its Video
Short clips to open the "Magazine," longer videos later as features: The Wall Street Journal joined other print-based publishers Time Inc. and Conde Nast this week in introducing a new digital video hub at its NewFront presentation.
A 1-Year-Old Magazine About Farming Is the Talk of the Media World
6 Big Revelations from New York Magazine's Expose on Lara Logan
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Pen Opinion Column for TIME
Elizabeth Banks Named InStyle's First “Guest Editor of the Day” on Links of The Daily
Dennis Rodman Talks Kim Jong-un in DuJour
Bloomberg Announces the First of Its New Digital Destinations: Bloomberg Politics
Bloomberg Hires Halperin and Heilemann
At the Newsstand: Spring Is in the Air for Home-Improvement Magazines
F+W Sells Majority Stake to Private Investment Firm Tinicum
Nylon Magazine Merges with FashionIndie to Form New Multi-Platform Media Company
Slate Raising Its Investment in Podcasts
Name Brands? Consumers Like 'Em Less Than Ever
Edward Snowden’s Latest Target Is a Danish Gossip Magazine
Girl Talk Magazine Proves It's Never Too Young to Go Feminist
The Periodic Table of Content Marketing
With TV Poised to Join Video Universe, Viewer Attention Maxes Out: YouTube Share Now About 2%
The Great Unwatched: "By Many estimates, More than Half of Online Video Ads Are Not Seen"
Industry's Need for Digital Viewability
Instabland: It’s Time for the Photo-Sharing Platform to Evolve
Mixed Verdict in Apple-Samsung Patent Fight
iPad Loses Its Grip on the U.K. Tablet Market
Yahoo Won't Honor Do-Not-Track Settings
White House Warns "Big Data" Can Lead to Discrimination
You bring your lunch, we'll serve the food for thought. Featuring Will Palley, trends strategist, JWT New York, on " Trends That Will Shape the World in 2014 and Beyond." Complimentary for MPA/ASME members. Register today, NYC/Webinar.
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Speakers include MPA’s Mary G. Berner, Hearst’s Michael Clinton, All You’s Nina Willdorf and Deborah Curtis, The Atlantic’s Corby Kummer and Jay Lauf, Glamour’s Cindi Leive and Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapaport—plus Richard B. Stolley, the founding editor of PEOPLE, and Dorothy Kalins, the founding editor of Metropolitan Home and Saveur.
New York's Joe Hagan asks: Is Lara Logan too toxic to return to 60 Minutes? Logan has been on a leave of absence since November, a month after the CBS News program aired her report about the 2012 attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that turned out to be, in her words, "wrong."