Posts Tagged ‘magazines’

Print magazine + web: a great combination?

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Foreign Policy magazine is out with a relaunched website with a selection of new blogs, one of them by Dan Drezner (see Undercurrent interview). According to the Passport blog, the objective is to create “a vibrant, daily online magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas.” What’s interesting here is where Foreign Policy is coming from. A very slow bi-monthly print magazine now has a website that is updated many times a day with instant analysis. The web has made such expansion possible for serious print magazines (The Atlantic is another example). Maybe the print versions of these long-form, analytical magazines aren’t as exposed to web migration as daily newspapers. Their “content” lasts longer. Could this print-web combination be a winning media format?


Monday, August 11th, 2008

The Atlantic July-August 2008 coverDer Spiegel August 11 2008 cover

The Atlantic’s “Is Google making us Stoopid?” cover is not that magazine’s finest hour — the title does not do justice to Nicholas Carr’s article; all headlines must of course be reductionist, but this one goes too far and becomes unintendedly self-defeating (printed magazines make us stoopid). The article has provoked a broad debate over at the Britannica Blog and elsewhere. But apparently the cover “communicates”, because this week Der Spiegel has found the timing right to copy The Atlantic cover, as you can see. The title is an almost exact translation! (Spiegel has substituted Google for “the Internet”). The cover story isn’t available online yet (the great Spiegel archive is free, but there is a two week embargo on new stories), but let’s hope the text is plenty more original than the choice of cover art. (via Netzeitung Altpapier).