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On the Rise of the Reader, or Journalism in a Digital Age

In this digital news age, there is need for the journalist as a "truth-teller, sense-maker, explainer.” That was the message conveyed by Katharine Viner, deputy editor of the Guardian and editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia, during the A.N. Smith lecture in Melbourne on Oct. 9, 2013. This is my review and retort of her presentation and… Continue reading On the Rise of the Reader, or Journalism in a Digital Age

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Mr. Magazine Stays Relevant in a Digital Age

Magazine editors, listen up! If you have never heard of Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni, PhD, (http://www.mrmagazine.com) you are missing out. As the founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at Ole Miss, he’s the No. 1 internationally respected magazine guru—having spent the last 30-plus years of his life tracking thousands of emerging and established… Continue reading Mr. Magazine Stays Relevant in a Digital Age

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Is ‘Free’ Killing the DIY Artist?

Many artists believe offering potential consumers a "taste" of the good stuff for free will lure them in again to either buy or share their product or URL with friends, thus spreading word of their brand. It's a controversy you may only be familiar with if you own a small business or if you work… Continue reading Is ‘Free’ Killing the DIY Artist?