Tag: publishing

24 Mar 2017

Joan Juliet Buck on ‘The Price of Illusion,’ #Instagram, #GIRLS, and Today’s #Counterculture

Author and icon Joan Juliet Buck comes from the world of cultural disruptors — from her childhood days spent in the company of filmmaker John Huston, for whom her father worked as a cameraman, to her tenure as the London correspondent of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, to editorials for Harper’s Bazaar on art photographer Taryn Simon, Patti Smith, and an essay about the contemporary […]

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09 Mar 2017

#ZineScene: Why the Internet Didn’t Kill Zines

In theory, the maturation of the internet should have killed off the desire for zines entirely. Millions, maybe hundreds of millions, of posts are published to social-media sites each day. And yet somehow, it can feel impossible to engage with new ideas, even as our compulsive inability to stop scrolling exposes us to an unending […]

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14 Nov 2016

Amazon Japan Releases Special Manga-focused eReader

Japanese comics, called manga, are hugely popular. Although you probably knew that, you probably don’t know the extent of it. In 2015, Japan’s bestselling manga series, One Piece, sold more than 14 million copies. It helps that the format runs a hugely broad spectrum of topics; they’re not just action-packed comics aimed at children but […]

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05 Aug 2016

Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine

“Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine” explores the seminal music magazine from its 1969 launch in Detroit to the untimely death of its publisher Barry Kramer in 1981. Unfiltered and unapologetic, CREEM remains America’s only true rock’n’roll magazine—long after publishing its final issue. Director  Scott Crawford has a personal connection to CREEM. As a onetime […]

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20 Jun 2016

#DigitalSlang: Why Tribune Publishing’s New Name is ‘tronc’

TRIBUNE Publishing’s recent rebranding of itself prompts the question: What’s in a name? On Monday, Tribune Publishing — the company behind The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and nine other major daily newspapers — will become tronc Inc. (with a lowercase “t”), an abbreviation of “Tribune online content.” The name change represents a strategic shift from […]

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11 May 2016

Exposed: “Trending Topics” News Bias at Facebook

Gizmodo on Monday reported on allegations by one former news curator, who worked for Facebook as a contractor, that the curation team routinely suppressed or blacklisted topics of interest to conservatives. That report also included allegations from several former curators that they used a injection tool to add or bump stories onto the trending module. […]

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