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Nonprofit Newsroom Verite to Launch, Serving New Orleans

Verite has raised nearly $3 million in pre-launch funding.

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Bed Bath & Beyond’s Latest Private Label Is ‘Essential’

The home goods retailer unveiled the latest of eight new brands.

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Zombies, Mutants & Resurrection: Magazine Publishing in 2019

For magazine publishing, 2019 has been a year full of births, deaths, mutants, zombies – and even a resurrection. The glass-half-full crowd will point to the findings of Mr. Magazine [...]

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Why ‘Adjacent Possibilities’ Are More Profitable Than Bright Shiny Objects

Identifying “adjacent possibilities” in your organization’s products and services has the potential to create something new, without the risk of chasing far-flung shiny object ideas with questionable ROI. I was [...]

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Stats on Magazine Launches Are Irrelevant & Misleading

My friend Samir Husni has penned a short essay and complaint about "numbers" used in our industry for purposes of industry review and analysis (Click here). He bemoans the way some [...]

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Without Print, There IS No Magazine Industry

I applaud all passions when it comes to this subject, and perhaps it is time once again to revisit and reconsider the question, what is a magazine? But at the [...]

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Magazine Industry Hits Reset on Measuring Its Own Health

An interesting professional sobriety hit the magazine business this week that was a long time in its maturation.

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Thoughts On Moody’s Negative Magazines Outlook Report

The downward trends in the magazine business have been obvious to almost everyone for years, but there are several critical things that must be noted before reading the Moody's report. [...]

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On Ladies Home Journal Folding After 131 Years

Yesterday was an interesting day. In the morning I got the opportunity to speak via Skype to a wonderful college class hosted by John Fennell...

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Magazine Literacy & Kitchen Gallery Team Up to Support Job Training, Homeless, Reading

John Mennell hasn't been letting the grass grow under his feet. Since I last spoke to him, the founder of The Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project has moved ahead on lots of [...]

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Reflections On Life, Publishing, And Bridging Reality in 2013 – 2014

Like most everything else on this planet my newsletter "Heard on the Web" has been an evolutionary process of unscripted events, plan-less right from the very beginning (circa 1992). I [...]

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I Salute You

Everyone on this list is involved in one way or another in the distribution of information. Some of us work for weeklies, some of us for monthlies, and some work [...]

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The Nuts & Bolts of Media: A Review of PRIMEX East

In Esquire's approximately 286 page October issue, I read a quote from Arthur Miller that reminded me of the publishing industry in general, and of my experience at thePrint & Interactive Media [...]

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Big Thinkers Discuss Publishing Industry

In a recent episode of Bill Simmons' The B.S. Report Nate Silver and Malcolm Gladwell discuss the state of the publishing industry. Those two alone discussing patio furniture would probably [...]

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Emerging Technology Today, Legacy Media Tomorrow

Could it be that all media, legacy or emerging, or even media that are not yet on the table or still on the horizon, will, as many predict, become one [...]