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Tag: ebony

Multimedia Publishing: New Ebony Ownership Goes in Different Direction(s)

Multimedia publishing demands multiplatform strategy, and Ebony is embracing it; plus, NYT latest to consider ad-free model
Multimedia publishing is remaking the industry, fueled by multiplatform strategy, content like video and podcasts, and an openness to experiment with events, ecommerce, and other components.

While one major brand is pursuing that course in being reborn, another all-time title

Digital Publishing Jobs: Data, Generalists, Additions, Subtractions

If you came here seeking digital publishing jobs to apply for, don’t be disappointed that you don’t see any listings in this post, because we’ve got something better for you: What digital magazine executives are looking for not only in 2016, but in the years to come.

What Is Native Advertising and Its Impact on Consumers?

We’ve covered the question “What is native advertising?” several times, stressing that it’s not a new component of publishing revenue, but rather a fresh take on advertorial for the digital age. Another term for it? Sponsored content. In other words, content that brands craft themselves to resemble surrounding magazine content and then pay for placement, or content that brands pay the magazine’s in-house studio to create plus place. This includes article-like text, video, infographics, and more. One important caveat here is that brands – or the publishers they’re paying, for that matter – cannot, by law, mislead consumers. That line has been bent, stretched, blurred, and seemingly redrawn over the years, with various parties weighing in. But rarely have we had the opportunity to hear what readers actually think about the native ads they’re expected to digest. MinOnline reports on a recent study that provides just such an opportunity. Let’s start there today!

Digital Publisher Launches E-Commerce Initiative

New revenue streams abound! E-commerce is a direction that many digital publishers turn when they want to generate more revenue online.

Jet Mag Will Go Web-Only

Jet Magazine, first published in 1951, will cease printing in June and shift to an exclusively digital model, according to Ad Age.

Latest Moves: Magazine Publishing Teams

Mediabistro’s FishbowlNY reports on a busy week in publishing personnel comings and goings – at Ebony, Cosmo, Time Inc., and more.

5 Popular Changes to Notable Publisher Redesigns

eMedia Vitals pointed out last week that five major magazine and blog publishers redesigned their websites recently. After studying their before-and-after looks using the Wayback Machine, it’s obvious that all of these publishers paid special attention to graphics in their redesigns, usually opting for more. Social media was also an important factor. Across all of the new designs, we were able to identify five common fixes that almost all of the sites made big changes on.