Tag: magazines

Apps that Question “the Magazine”: PBS MediaShift Post

Apps that Question “the Magazine”: PBS MediaShift Post

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 find apps that went beyond traditional magazine models and come up with apps that made …

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Zinio’s Content Collections Challenge the “Magazine” Concept: PBS MediaShift Post

Zinio’s Content Collections Challenge the “Magazine” Concept: PBS MediaShift Post

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 from a wide variety of magazines within each collection. Even little-known and foreign magazines are …

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New Approaches to International Digital Magazine Editions

New Approaches to International Digital Magazine Editions

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 access to some of the international magazines I’d like to read more often, all in …

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Memorable Moments with iPad Magazines

Memorable Moments with iPad Magazines

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 the pages wouldn’t hit it when I turned them. Yes. Really. Old habits die hard. …

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Starting Out with the iPad: Reading

Starting Out with the iPad: Reading

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 it up with apps and files. I’ll focus in this post on how the iPad …

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New MediaShift Post: Getting Hands-On with Digital Magazines

New MediaShift Post: Getting Hands-On with Digital Magazines

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 that are exploring the “kinesthetic” potential of digital magazines, while also experimenting with social functionality …

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Do Social Media Users Link to Magazines?

Do Social Media Users Link to Magazines?

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 news-related blog posts and tweets with the range included in mainstream media coverage, and found …

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Magazine Subscription Pricing: Communicating Value

Magazine Subscription Pricing: Communicating Value

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.

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