I felt as if I was popping out of a chapter (or two) of the new Roger Black memoir this week. First, I had a great dinner with my long time friend and much respected colleague. Then, as members of the Poynter Foundation Board, we had a meeting at Poynter, which is, by the way, the official "headquarters" of a mini Roger Black office devoted entirely to the work he is currently doing on what promises to be an exciting, fun filled and maybe tell all memoir of one of the editorial design's world best known designers.
The German daily, one of our Garcia Media projects, prepares for a big party June 26 to celebrate 70 years of uninterrupted publication, serving the south of Germany (next door to Switzerland).
This week The Wall Street Journal has published a piece about the efforts that I have undertaken with two extremely talented friends, also Cuban Americans, to conceptualize ---and dream a little---about the way newspapers could look if true changes come to Cuba.
So USA Today's editor predicts that there may not be a print edition of his newspaper in five to six years. The Washington Post's owner, Jeff Bezos, has tip toed around the topic as well. Yet, nobody that I know foresees an immediate end to print as we know it today.
Mention millennials and workshop attendees perk up and pay special attention: everyone in the media business wants to cultivate millennials, find out more about what they like and offer it pronto. Learning about millennials offers some surprises, but not many.
It was an impressive, traditional graduation ceremony at Columbia University Wednesday. Thousands of smiling students, attired in their sky blue caps and gowns, in a processional under nice blue New York City skies, the future ahead of them. For our School of Journalism graduates, bluer than blue skies in a profession that many consider to be experiencing cloudy weather.
Eyes on the wrist don't lie: when it comes to reading text on the Apple Watch, we begin to see patterns of what works and what may not.
No doubt about it: when it comes to the one platform of the media quintet that one can keep forever tucked away in a drawer or in a photo album (does anyone have one of those anymore?), it is print. Now you can take the best of your social media obsessions to print. Bravo. Good idea.
I continue to be an avid and curious student of how news moves on my wrist via the Apple Watch. Here is what the Saturday 9:15 a.m. edition pulsated with.