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Book review: How To Launch A Magazine In This Digital Age

How to Launch a Magazine in this Digital Age By Mary Hogarth. Edited by John Jenkins. Bloomsbury, 2014 Disclaimer: I am a contributor to this book. Falling share prices, magazines folding and journalist redundancies – these are the symptoms of an industry attempting to grapple with the decline of print media and the rise of […]

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Review: Producing for Web 2.0 – A Student Guide

Review: Whittaker, J, (2009), Producing for Web 2.0: A Student Guide, Routledge Whittaker, J (2009) Producing for Web 2.0 (Media Skills) I’m on the hunt for a core textbook that I can recommend to students who take my Web Production units. The ideal book would provide an overview of the key skills in the creation, […]

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A review of free Content Managment Tools (CMS)

INTRODUCTION – WHAT IS JOOMLA!? Joomla! is an open source content management system (CMS). It's open source like the Linux OS, so that means it's free to use and people give up their spare time to develop it. OPEN SOURCE IS GOOD NEWS Open Source is generally good news for individuals, non-profit organisations and those […]

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Quark 8: AKA “InDesign killer”?

“Quark Strikes Back” reads the dramatic headline on the cover of  MacUser magazine (6 June 2008) It says: “We didn’t expect to feel like this, XPress 8 seems like a product that will get people excited about DTP once more.” A few years ago the canteen at Quark HQ in Denver had one dish on […]

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InDesign CS3 or Quark 7 – which is biggest and best?

It’s time to update the post: InDesign or Quark – which has largest market share in UK newspaper / magazine publishing?  What’s the most widely used DTP software in UK magazine publishing? As part of an analysis of modern magazine production methods, I asked a group of 20 students to each interview a magazine editor […]

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