Monday, September 25, 2006

Breaking news

In Paul Conley's latest blog post, he writes about the links to advertisers in article text on Mediaweek's website. This is where the story started this morning, but it continues to unfold. You can read all about it in "Mediaweek blurs the lines between ads, editorial."

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sign up for Boot Camp!

Join the Kansas City chapter of the ASBPE and the Missouri Association of Publications for the second annual Magazine Boot Camp. (Here's a PDF of the registration form.)

11:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19

Wyndham Garden Hotel, 7000 W. 108th St., Overland Park, KS 66211 (Click here for a map. The Wyndham is located just north of I-435 on the east side of Metcalf Ave.)

The sessions
Keynote: Joe Sweeney, editor in chief and publisher of Ingram’s magazine in Kansas City

Brushing Up on AP Style and Advanced Editing Techniques: Ron Johnson, assistant professor of journalism and mass communications for Kansas State University (He will also offer design critiques during the breaks, so bring copies of your magazine!)

Writing Brighter Headlines and Captions: Don Ranly, professor emeritus at the University of Missouri-Columbia

How to Expand Your Web Coverage Without Cannibalizing Your Print Publication: Prescott Shibles, vice president of online development for Prism Business Media

And we'll have a magazine swap, so bring 10 copies of your publication to share.

Coming in from out of town?
Rooms are available for $79 at the Wyndham. Call the Wyndham at (913) 383-2550, and ask for the Magazine Boot Camp discount.

Early bird registration by Oct. 2
$70 for members and $85 for non-members.

Late registration
$80 for members and $95 for non-members.

Registration form
Download the registration form and reserve your spot!

Call Amy Fischbach, ASBPE Kansas City chapter president at (913) 967-1807.

  • Weren't able to make it to last year's Boot Camp? Read the meeting recap for a taste of what you missed (then sign up for this year's workshop).
  • Become an ASBPE member.
  • Become a MAP member.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Editor's Digest (#8)

For this edition of Editor's Digest, we'll focus on the ASBPE National Conference. Here's what's being said on the web.

On the future:
Crain says journalists must learn to deliver across variety of media at ASBPE keynote by Sean Callahan at BtoBOnline (For all the forecasting and advice given by Rance Crain's speech, check out my article in the Sept./Oct. 2006 ASBPE newsletter, Editor's Note.)

On ethics:

On blogging:

The awards:
To read more about the ASBPE National Conference on the ASBPEkc blog, click here.

Launch: TABPI forum for international pubs

From: ASBPE Boston Blog: Discussion Board for International B2B Pubs Launched

Trade, Association and Business Publications International has launched a discussion forum. Although ASBPE has its own forum for B2B editors, TABPI's differs in that it's specifically geared to editors and writers at international and foreign-language business publications, whether published in the U.S. or abroad.

The forum is open to anyone in B2B publishing. Registration is free.