New York Renames Letters Department
New York magazine this week replaced its "Letters" page with a "Comments" page. The editors made the change due to the fact that comments written to the magazine no longer come in the form of hand-written letters, but as e-mails, blog posts and Web links.
2 Magazine Launches Web TV Series
Toronto, Canada-based 2: The Magazine For Couples has launched a new eight-episode Web TV installment of its couple makeovers. The reality-based episodes are produced by Viral Media Group and show a behind-the-scenes look at each issue’s couple makeover.
ASBPE Announces Azbee Awards Finalists
The American Society of Business Publications has named 20 magazines as the nation’s best b-to-b publications and 10 online outlets for the 32nd annual Azbee Awards for Excellence competition.
On August 2, ASBPPE will name two Magazine of the Year Award winners at its annual National Editorial Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards feature 57 categories of magazine, online, newsletter, and multi-platform excellence. More than 2,600 entries were received from 500 publications representing 185 companies.
Finalists in the 80,000-and-over division:
- Federal Computer Week
- IEEE Spectrum
- Network World
- PC World
These finalists were named in the under-80,000 division:
- Big Builder
- Government Technology’s Public CIO
- Meetings & Conventions
- residential architect
- The Scientist
The finalists for Web Site Publication of the Year:
Interweave Press Launches Knittingdaily.com
Loveland, Colorado-based Interweave Press has launched a new Web site, KnittingDaily.com. The site will include a library of free knitting, felting and crochet patterns, a daily blog and an e-newsletter. Interweave plans on adding an online store, shopping directory and personalization and social networking features like community forms later this year.
The Hollywood Reporter Goes Digital
The Hollywood Reporter has launched digital editions available internationally in 12 languages in addition to English. The Hollywood Reporter, Digital Edition will include an interactive table of contents, cross-title searching, clickable URLs, offline reading capabilities and archived back issues. Subscribers will also be able to listen to an interactive radio which will provide text-to-voice conversation of articles translated from English into any one of six other languages.