Paper makes reading physically pleasurable. Reading an e-book, on the other hand, feels like using an ATM. And after staring at a computer screen at work all day, how relaxing is it to curl up at home and stare at another screen?
Reporters and editors excluded from membership are furious about results of the Lebanese Journalists Union (LJU) election so they're suing the syndicate and its president on charges of corruption, irregularities and violations of its bylaws.
Can print magazines survive, thrive and surprise, what with all the existing online, digital and mobile fare? Absolutely, say media industry experts, adding that those who have declared magazines' demise are off-track.
Poor ole' plaid gets a bad wrap, i.e. slutty schoolgirls, your grandmother's ridiculously overdone curtains, and who could forget, the Burberry-wearing prepsters. But, it's making a serious come back -- more urban cool and less Hot Topic-y.
Hours of my day as a professor and writer are spent reading onscreen. But when I know I'll want to reflect on what I have read, to read it again, and to have it stare back at me when I'm working in my study, I read in print.
ven if that audience isn't willing to pay directly for content, membership packages allow newspapers to offer something different, an emotional connection with their core readers complemented by special deals and opportunities. Expect memberships to become a more common feature.
Friends and acquaintances across the Middle East/North Africa region often ask for advice on matters related to journalism, media in general, ethics, and how to prepare young people for this very exciting and ever-changing field.
Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.
In the summer of 2011, photographer Alejandro Cartagena spent three mornings a week -- any more and his wife would have kicked him out -- hunched over the railing of a pedestrian footbridge crossing one of Monterrey, Mexico's busiest highways.
The year 2012 stirred up the journalists' syndicate world that had been dormant for several years. It saw the birth (and eclipse) of the audio-visual workers' union and the expanded membership of the Journalists Union that had been an exclusive club for decades.