Fast News for March 3, 2011

Fast News for March 3, 2011

SPD MEDIA MIX is our regular list of publication design, digital, and media news and updates. Please send your links and news items to SPD at and we'll add them to the Mix.

>> If you just bought an iPad, you needn't bum out about Apple's release of the newer, shinier iPad2. The changes--front- and rear-facing cameras, lighter weight, increased speed--are not that dramatic.

>> ASME News: The Daily Beast, New York, The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Vogue are the finalists for the "Digital Ellies" for design. The award honors overall excellence in the design of magazine websites and online-only magazines. The winner will be announced on March 16.

>> Boy's Life, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, is celebrating its' 100th birthday this week. They (and their 8.2 million readers!) will be celebrating all year long.

>> Encouraging News: According to Minonline, the magazine business has just had its' first positive Q1 since 2007. The top 5 ad gainers were: Architectural Digest (81%), People StyleWatch (75%), Seventeen (66%), Texas Monthly (43%), Elle Decor (40%). Let's hope this is a trend.

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