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Creating digital books takes a fair amount of knowhow and patience: ebook developers have CSS and HTML skills, and they put in long hours designing, coding, testing, and running quality assurance checks on each title that they build. It’s a specialized — and potentially lonely — niche in publishing, not unlike copyediting, in its level…

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Newspaper of New Zealand

Many have touted 2013 as the year that changed publishing and media. From listicles taking over our news feeds to the growing dominance of native advertising to Upworthy’s staggering growth numbers (which have outpaced even that of the New York Times), last year we witnessed a seismic shift in the industry. We’re diving deep into…

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Jon Steinberg

We sat down with SMWNYC Supporting Sponsor Buzzfeed’s Jon Steinberg to talk journalism, branding and more. BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and social content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. Here’s what he had to say: What is BuzzFeed’s greatest success with social…

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Stephen Duncombe is an Associate Professor at the Gallatin School and the Department of Media, Culture and Communications of New York University where he teaches the history and politics of media. He is the author of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy and Notes From Underground: Zines and the Politics of Underground…

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Knowing your audience is key, and that’s something Differences Magazine has down. Catering to teens and young adults from ages 14 to 22, Differences Magazine is an engaging online magazine that not only produces content but provides a forum for teens to discuss nearly all areas of their day-to-day lives. It brings the best of…

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Andy Affleck is an alum of Dartmouth College. He is leading the development of an iOS/Android application for a startup called Ozmott and is also the author of Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac. He’s written numerous articles for TidBITS and is the proud father of an 11 year old. Your son attended the Waldorf School where…

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We are now two months out from Social Media Week this February 7-11, and a LOT is going on. Following yesterday’s announcement that Nokia will serve as global headline sponsor of Social Media Week, today we are pleased to announce a new twist to the week for our third weeklong event in New York: five…

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About this Guest Blogger: Johnny Makkar is a digital marketer who blogs at Attention Digital. You can also find Johnny on Twitter @jsmakr. On Thursday night, Deep Focus hosted “Is The Future F#cked?” as part of Social Media Week which was held at the trendy Hudson Terrace. The big debate revolved around the future of…

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Matt Wurst is Manager of Digital Communities at 360i. You can follow him on Twitter @mwurst. If video killed the radio star, is Internet killing the print and video stars? And if so, how should current journalists adapt and current journalism students prepare? These are questions that newspapers and television networks are grappling with on…

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