Tag: magazines

by Susan Currie Sivek

The big news in the magazine industry last week was that Newsweek, founded nearly eight decades ago, is moving to a digital-only product after a final print edition on December 31. The timing is remarkable. Three years ago this week, I wrote my first piece for MediaShift about a similar announcement from much-beloved food and [...] more »

by Devin Harner

The following is a commentary by PBS MediaShift contributor Devin Harner. Newsweek’s cover story last week declared that “Heaven Is Real,” at least according to a previously skeptical neurosurgeon who recovered from a near death experience, and lived to write about it. After the announcement on Thursday that it’s killing its print edition at the [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

Every few odd weeks or months, a story pondering the future of magazines resurfaces, generating an updated round of debate on this form of print media we aren’t ready to let go. While recent pieces like David Carr’s “Wondering How Far Magazine Will Fall“ may dampen the spirits of those still holding out for a [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Twitter co-founders launch a new collaborative project called Medium (AllThingsD) 2. NYT’s new CEO is a media leader but ‘not digital creator’ (PaidContent) 3. Pinterest to launch Android and iPad apps (GigaOm) 4. What I learned from working at Patch [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Turner buys sports website Bleacher Report (AP) 2. What does Financial Times’ digital progress mean in dollars? (Guardian) 3. Most magazines suffered during the first half, report shows (FishbowlNY) 4. Why you can make a strong case for and against [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. U.S. confidence in TV news hits all-time low, Gallup says (Politico) 2. ‘Hulu for magazines’ now available on iPad (Time) 3. Why The New York Times keeps its social media rules informal (Poynter) 4. Could media companies use crowdfunding to [...] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

It seems like publishing a digital magazine on the iPad should be pretty easy. With some basic design skills, time, and a bit of money, publishing an independent iPad magazine is possible. But being successful — rising on the Apple Newsstand charts, continuing to gain readers, and making money? Those are much tougher goals. Three [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Barnes & Noble hit hard by e-books antitrust case (WSJ) 2. Apple denies collusion in e-books case (AllThingsD) 3. Newspaper rescinds job offer after journalist posts about it online (Jim Romenesko) 4. How to avoid getting fired for your personal [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Shareholders renew call for Rupert Murdoch to quit as News Corp chairman (Guardian) 2. The “Netflix for magazines” is here, but it has its limits (AllThingsD) 3. Study: 76% of TV viewers engage in social media mainly to save shows [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. E-book revenues for publishers were up in 2011 (PaidContent) 2. Financial Times’ digital growth explained (Foliomag) 3. More are watching live TV to avoid spoilers on social networks (Lost Remote) 4. NYT launches Tumblr of paper’s photo archives (Poynter) 5. [...] more »