Tag: mediashift

New at PBS MediaShift: Exploring the “Netflix for Magazines” Model

New at PBS MediaShift: Exploring the “Netflix for Magazines” Model

I have a new post up at PBS MediaShift that offers a different perspective on the “Netflix for magazines” (a.k.a., “buffet-style”) business model offered by Readly and Magzter, among other companies. I wanted to hear from these companies about why they think they can succeed with this approach. The two things I found most curious in reporting this story: …

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New at PBS MediaShift: Magazine Multimedia and Analytics

New at PBS MediaShift: Magazine Multimedia and Analytics

I have two new posts up at PBS MediaShift: one on the integration of multimedia production into magazine production processes (which finally seems to have become a more natural part of the workflow), and a second sort-of-follow-up piece on how magazines know when their multimedia works…analytics! The use of analytics to refine digital magazine content …

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End of Summer Roundup

End of Summer Roundup

Yep, another summer has ended, and I’m back in fall classes already! It was a busy and great summer, and I feel like I accomplished a lot — though I could have done with another month to wrap up summer projects and do more preparation for the semester. I’m going to keep this post short …

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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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New Models for News: PBS MediaShift Posts

New Models for News: PBS MediaShift Posts

I have two new stories up at PBS MediaShift in the last week: Gingras to AEJMC: Journalism Educators Must Embrace Change, Look Forward How National Geographic Used Cowbird Storytelling Tool to Tell a Reservation’s Whole Story The common thread between these two posts, I think, is that both exemplify the need and potential for new …

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Yummy New Post at PBS MediaShift

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 …

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New Post at MediaShift: Once Magazine

New Post at MediaShift: Once Magazine

I have a new story up today at PBS MediaShift about Once Magazine, an iPad magazine that focuses on visual storytelling, especially photography. It’s great to see experiments like this one that help photographers find new ways to use their work and earn a living from their art. Read more at MediaShift!

New Post at MediaShift: Sensors, Mobile Devices, and Digital Magazines

New Post at MediaShift: Sensors, Mobile Devices, and Digital Magazines

I have a new post up at MediaShift today on the innovations in sensors for mobile devices and what they might mean for the future of digital magazines. I thought “sensor publishing” was a particularly fascinating concept: Users of sensor-equipped mobile devices could serve as passive authors of projects that gather, analyze and present data …

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Recent Stuff Roundup: Teaching, City/Regional Magazines, Research

Recent Stuff Roundup: Teaching, City/Regional Magazines, Research

This has been an exceptionally hectic week, including both my trip to the National Communication Association conference in San Francisco, where I presented, and the usual pre-Thanksgiving shuffle of student assignments and meetings on campus. So, in lieu of an original blog post this week, I’ll give you a roundup of some recent stuff that …

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