Last month's layoffs at InformationWeek (UBM) and eWeek (Quinstreet) saddened PR with good reason. Who still writes 500-word articles about tech vendors -- the ones clients expect? Says UBM EVP Kelley Damore: "That's not the model we're in anymore. It has always been the written word, but now there's so much content out there... we need to rethink this."
By David Strom, SWMS contributor ---
We have come to the end of an era. It is time to retire a professional title that played a significant role in my own life, that of the Editor-in-Chief, or EIC. It now has little significance for those in online publishing, perhaps because the entire editorial department has collapsed into a single individual.
TechWeb this week collapsed Byte and Switch into Networkcomputing.com, reinforcing NWC as a resurgent and more storage-aware networking title. When you visit...
site editor Byte and Switch
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A tech publication re-launch? Network Computing returned to the scene in Aug. as a digital edition (no print). TechWeb/CMP veteran Mike Fratto oversees NC’s re-emergence and, below, sheds light on how to get coverage.
SWMS Analysis: Why Now for Digital Editions
Monday, July 27, 2009
Gannett next week will offer a digital edition of USAToday that offers exact replicas of the print pages, with the following enhancements:
* embedded videos playable from the newspaper content
* interactive puzzles and games, including Sudoku
* interactive USA Today Snapshot infographics
* a text-to-speech capability that "reads" articles to you
In spite of the early summer layoffs at CMP, InformationWeek's staff grew, up five or six full-time editors and ditto for technical feature writers. Rob says the changes both in staffing and restructuring position InformationWeek for "long term growth… for online and events, as well as print. Now we can get back to just producing good product."