Self Magazine: The Death of Print


When examining the future of magazines, it is easy to see the power of digital media. While some publications will remain powerful and influential on newsstands, the digital publishing era seems to be just beginning. Modern aged readers are online now more than ever. Undoubtedly, print publishing offers a sensory experience through physical interaction. However,it is clear to see that our reality is digital.

Last week, we got word of another classic publication to be shut down. SELF, a woman’s workout and health magazine owned by Conde’Nast is said to shut down it’s publication following the release of their February issue. As a result of the transition, 20 jobs are said to be cut, including the magazine’s editor, Joyce Chang.

Artistic director Anna Wintour underscored the importance of digital and wellness as a category to the company, offering: “Audiences are more discerning than ever about how they live, and in Self, we have a popular and established brand that speaks directly to the burgeoning health and wellness movement. Carolyn has played a pivotal role in refining and focusing Self and understands how to create content that excites and inspires our audiences.”

A future that is solely digital has its perks when it comes to monitoring interaction and flexibility but a completely paperless world free of books, magazines and newspapers is simply hard to imagine.




GPB Atlanta: A Source for Mainstream Media

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Home to PBS, NPR and Football Fridays, Georgia Public Broadcasting studio is Atlanta’s leading public media content provider. The long-running GPB provides local coverage of news, sporting and entertainment events across the state as well as issues relating to education, taxes and Georgia’s political issues. According to the GPB organization, their nine public television stations deliver quality and locally produced programming to every county in Georgia as well as significant portions to surrounding states.

Located in Atlanta’s urbanized hub, Midtown, the high-definition facility features five studios completed with their own control rooms, lighting kits and boardrooms. Studio J, the facility’s smallest studio contains a news set that is frequently utilized by Chemistry Matters, a digital news series for high school students and educators. The show outlines various concepts of chemistry on all levels. The series helps students grasp important chemistry concepts while also demonstrating how to apply the concepts to real-life situations.

Recently, the public broadcasting’s radio station partnered with Georgia State University’s station, WRAS 88.5. In an attempt to raise Georgia State’s profile around the state and where GPB hosts broadcasts, the takeover is said to offer public radio programming on WRAS daily from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Public service announcements promoting the university will air during that time. Benefiting more than 150 students, the partnership enables Georgia State to deliver high-quality experiential learning for media students at any given time.