Network Computing

Behind the InformationWeek Layoffs: The Rise of Interop ITX

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."

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The Death of the EIC

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.

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SWMS Editorial Teleconference - Mike Fratto, Byte and Switch, Network Computing

Mike Fratto
site editor Byte and Switch 
editor, Network Computing
August 2009
 
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.

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SWMS Analysis: Why Now for Digital Editions

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

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Network Computing -- the Digital Edition

Network Computing will publish a digital edition next month, focused on WAN optimization. The digital edition represents a new investment in the NWC brand. No new edit jobs will result; TechWeb will put money into freelance budgets.

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Rob Preston, InformationWeek

Rob Preston, EIC
InformationWeek
July 2007

 

"Long-term" changes

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."

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Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.
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