Food and Environment Stories Wanted

Food and Environment Stories Wanted

If you report on food, agriculture, and environmental health issues, you need to know about a new outfit …  Read more.

Social Media: Career Path or Dead-End?

Social Media: Career Path or Dead-End?

A recent post on Mediabistro’s 10,000 Words blog (Should Social Media Be Taught in Journalism or Business School?) …  Read more.

Future of Publishing: Our Panel's Take

Future of Publishing: Our Panel’s Take

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Asheville, North Carolina, talking with lots of smart women in …  Read more.

The CJR Study and the Case for Hiring a Web Editor

The CJR Study and the Case for Hiring a Web Editor

In the conclusion of Columbia Journalism Review’s recent study, “Magazines and Their Web Sites,” the authors ask: “What …  Read more.

Tablets and the Shovelware Problem

When it comes to magazines’ companion websites, most thoughtful publishers have successfully solved the “shovelware” problem–they no longer …  Read more.

Does Farmed Content Threaten “Wild-Caught” Journalism?

My Smithsonian pal Beth Py-Lieberman hipped me to a piece from Time magazine about Demand Media, which is …  Read more.

Tip #6: Entertain yourself (like we did in launching Afar).

10 Tips for Launching Almost Anything

Recently I spoke to a meeting of the Left Coast Writers at the Book Passage in Corte Madera, …  Read more.

Readers Like Digital Mags More Than Web Sites

This is good news for magazine publishers who are contemplating digital editions: According to a study by Smarter …  Read more.

Getting Writers Arrested: That’s Our Department

One of the regular departments we created for Afar magazine is “Spin the Globe.” The idea is literally …  Read more.

Clarify Your Magazine’s Mission Statement

On January 29, 2005, I spoke to the Independent Press Association’s convention on “Sharpening Your Editorial Mission.” I …  Read more.