Wednesday, April 29, 2015

State of the News 2015 & Magazines

Mr. Magazine is happy happy

He points us at Raw Bike

He points us at Old Port

He points us at Reserved Magazine

He point us at Hoop-la

He points us at All Things Sports

He points us at Peppa Pig

He points us at Art on Cuba

He points us at No Tofu

He points us at Lei

He points us at Mantra

If you want more more more, try his launchmonitor blog

The sober Guardian chimes in on "beautiful magazines"

* no ads
* tiny print runs
* "partly as personal passion, partly as calling cards for young designers and would-be          journalists, keeping production costs low"

A dose of reality. Here's the link

But there's oh-so-much online that calls itself a magazine

plus a 360 audience report 

And a final word from Felix Salmon

Similarly, there’s no particular reason to believe that the advice I’d give five or six years ago, which was basically “start a blog and get discovered” still works. With the death of RSS, blogs are quaint artifacts at this point, and I can’t remember the last time I discovered a really good new one.
I have every faith that great journalism will continue to appear online, and reach a large and grateful audience. For news consumers, that’s fantastic news. But I have no faith that the individuals creating that great journalism are going to end up getting paid anything near what they deserve — or even that most of them will be able to build a career out of it.
If all you care about is the great journalism, then, well, go out and find great stories to tell, and tell those stories in a compelling manner. You’ll always be able to find somewhere willing to publish them, even if they pay little or nothing for the privilege of doing so.
On the other hand, if you’re more career-oriented, and want a good chance at a well-paid middle-class lifestyle down the road, I don’t really know what to tell you. Except that the chances of getting there, if you enter the journalism profession today, have probably never been lower.

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