Approaching Brand New Markets

In the established magazine category, it’s a buyer’s market. That is, the publishers control it. In the new magazine category, it’s still a buyer’s market, but it’s as close to a seller’s market as magazines will ever get. And you’re the seller. Whether you’re new or well-published, you’ve got more power when dealing with new mags than you do with the venerable establishment. Remember that. But know what you’re getting…

Top mistakes made by new online publishers

In reporting a story for the Web, the interview process does not end with publication. When writing a piece, always include an invitation for knowledgeable readers to add more to the story. Writers who fail to do this invite suspicion that they are more interested in promoting (and protecting) their own point of view, instead of allowing their work to compete in the marketplace of ideas. –Robert Niles –Top mistakes…

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Hammer, 3D Design, and the Virtues of Minimalism

Hammer, 3D Design, and the Virtues of Minimalism (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) For the past month, as preparation for teaching a brief Hammer unit in my “New Media Projects” course, I got pretty good at Hammer basics — in part because I recorded a series of Flash tutorials, and doing so really solidified some basic design skills. I hadn’t really realized just how comfortable I’m becoming with Hammer until yesterday, when I…

Former Capitol Hill Aides to Air Dirty Sex Details in Blog Trial

If the case goes to trial, its outcome will be important both to bloggers and to people who chronicle their lives on social-networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. Marc Rotenberg, director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said he may teach the Washingtonienne case this spring during his class at Georgetown Law School. “Anybody who wants to reveal their own private life has a right to do that. It’s…

DEFCON Chirstmas Mod

Your mission is one of the most important mission that has taken place every year for hundreds of years. This mission requires you to do the impossible: DELIVER PRESENTS TO ALL THE BOYS AND GIRLS ALL OVER THE WORLD. You must position your distribution system before Christmas Eve. It’s Christmas, and everybody wins. But maybe – just maybe – you can show your generosity the most. –DEFCON Chirstmas Mod (Kotaku) I…