Fast News for August 2, 2011

Fast News for August 2, 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 mail@spd.org and we'll add them to the Mix.

>> ESPN Picks Fortune's Pockets: ESPN announced that John Korpics, most recently the Creative Director of Fortune magazine, has been named Vice President/Creative Director for Print & Digital Media, beginning in September.

>> 'Fear' is Major Theme at Yale Publishing Conference: "While not as easily palpable in the speakers, both lecturers and audience members rippled with it. The message was clear: get onboard or get out, because there are plenty of others to take your seat at the publishing table. This, along with the residue of the receding economic downturn and ominous phrases like 'Print is dead' and 'The Web is dead,' seem to be the publishing world's equivalent to the Rapture."

>> Atlantic Debuts Mag App 2.0: The Atlantic debuts a new app that puts a twist on the model other companies have been using. In the works for close to a year, the app shows how publishers have changed in their thinking about charging for content on tablets.

>> On the Cover of the Rolling Stone: An unsigned band from Saskatoon is the big winner of Rolling Stone's "Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star" contest. The Sheepdogs beat out 15 other bands in online voting to win the chance to be featured on the magazine's cover.

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