Granted, there’s not many things more certain than death and taxes but I found one more: any time I started off a declaration with the phrases “Back in my day…” or “When I was YOUR age…” with one of my classes of Introduction to Writing &
Articles by Mark Newman
In October, I came back from Santa Fe, New Mexico refreshed, rejuvenated, recharged, and ready to hit the ground running when I returned to the office.
I got the bad news three weeks ago that my beloved assistant editor was taking a job in Birmingham and would be leaving Southern Breeze.
When my June/July issue of Men’s Fitness landed in my mailbox, tennis star Rafael Nadal’s shirtless torso looked familiar—and it wasn’t because I was looking at my own torso in the mirror,
As an editor I still believe—and will always believe—that content is king. However, I recently ran into a problem when the content I really wanted did not exist … or so I thought.
You know how you have that friend who you love to rile up about sports or politics because they get a little crazy?
To say that the news about our industry is depressing is an understatement. Massive cuts. Layoffs. Shutterings. I can’t help but think back to the many years I worked in the b-to-b world.
The recession has found its way into every aspect of publishing—and regional and city publishers are no exception. Thankfully, I have not had to lay off anyone in the editorial or art departments and—most importantly—we are still publishing Southern Breeze on its regular schedule,
Death and taxes aren’t the only things those of us in the magazine world can be sure of anymore. We might as well add magazine layoffs.
As a human, I try to adhere to that old golden rule, “do unto others.” It’s served me pretty well so far but apparently there are some of our journalistic brethren who don’t hold to that tenet.