Category Archives: Digital Publishing

textbooks

Dear Professors: Choose Open Textbooks, Please

I love getting new books. New textbooks, though? Those are another story. And it’s not just because I don’t find them as interesting as the books I might read for pleasure; it’s because textbooks are, for the most part, outrageously priced.   The College Board suggests that college students budget about $1,200 a year just […]

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Go Behind the Scenes of “Publishing: Digitized and Personalized”

By now you’ve probably heard of Champlain Publishing’s newest publication, Publishing: Digitized and Personalized. Wait, you mean to tell me that you haven’t heard a peep about it? Well, start here! Publishing: Digitized and Personalized is a series of essays focused on the ever-shifting publishing industry and how it merges with the digital world. It […]

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Print Magazines Tackle New Challenges, And Some of Them Win

When was the last time you stopped at a newsstand to pick up a new magazine? What about the last time you received a magazine subscription in the mail? For me personally, it’s been awhile.   It’s not like nobody is buying magazines anymore. Big brands like Better Homes and Gardens, owned by Meredith Corporation, […]

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writing platforms

Turning Social Media Into a Writing Platform

In lieu of Snapchat’s recent developments, which I discussed in a blog post earlier this month, I decided to look at how each of the big social media platforms could be used as platforms for writing. I actually started exploring this in Portfolio class during my second semester at Champlain. The professor had us sign […]

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snapchat publishing

Snapchat’s Growing Into a Better Publishing Platform

Snapchat, the five-year-old social media platform that allows users to send brief photos of themselves to their friends, released an update in early June that broadened its Discover section and advanced the app as a publishing platform. But how can Snapchat possibly become a publishing platform? Good question.   I had been avoiding the update […]

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plugin for instant articles

Facebook Announces WordPress Plugin for Instant Articles

Some people may be familiar with Facebook’s Instant Articles feature by now, which launched in May of 2015 and collaborated with a select group of publishing partners including The New York Times, BBC News, and National Geographic. The feature targets media consumers who primarily use mobile devices, optimizing articles for a mobile format and making them […]

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