SpeakEasy: August 2012 Archives

"Breaking News You Can Use"

We're three weeks from SPD's first Speaker Series event of the fall, "News You Can Use," spotlighting the fast-paced world of newsmagazines and the multitaskers who make print, websites, tablet and mobile apps come to life for TIME, Newsweek and Huffington. It is a world that spins so quickly that we already have some breaking news to report:

Dirk Barnett, Newsweek's CD, will be leaving the magazine to helm a redesign at The New Republic. His replacement at Newsweek will be Lindsay Ballant. In two years at Newsweek Dirk oversaw a redesign, several controversial covers and the launch of an iPad edition. His last day at Newsweek is September 14, four days after the SPD event, and he's agreed to share the stage with D.W. Pine of TIME, Josh Klenert of Huffington and Joe Zeff of Joe Zeff Design to give his perspectives on what it takes to put out a newsmagazine in 2012.

Don't miss it. The event will take place at AOL/Huffington Post, 770 Broadway. Tickets are FREE for members, and going fast.
10 Lessons from Huffington Magazine

10 Lessons from Huffington Magazine

Josh Klenert, former SPD president and head of UX and Design for The Huffington Post, provides 10 takeaway lessons from his first 10 issues of Huffington magazine here

Josh will be on stage with the creative directors of TIME (D.W. Pine) and Newsweek (Dirk Barnett) and moderator Joe Zeff of Joe Zeff Design for the first SPD Speaker Series event of the new season on Sept. 10, called "News You Can Use." The event is FREE for members, $30 for non-members. Seating is limited; order your tickets here before they're gone.
Speaker Series Begins with

Speaker Series Begins with "News You Can Use"

Tickets are now available for the first Speaker Series event of the fall, "News You Can Use," scheduled Sept. 10.

We have three distinguished speakers -- D.W. Pine of TIME magazine, Dirk Barnett of Newsweek Daily Beast and Josh Klenert of Huffington Magazine -- to discuss their ever-changing responsibilities in the newsmagazine business. Their perspectives cover a broad gamut: a venerable newsmagazine that has published since 1923; another that changed hands recently and has been linked to reports about discontinuing its print edition; and a newcomer that exists only digitally and never had a print edition. Between them, these three CDs juggle magazines, apps and websites amid breaking news, Olympics coverage, and a presidential campaign that presents constant challenges. 

The event will be moderated by Joe Zeff of Joe Zeff Design, whose studio has created apps and covers for TIME and Newsweek, including this week's TIME cover. The event will take place at AOL/Huffington Post, 770 Broadway.

Seating is limited, and admission is FREE for SPD members. Details here.

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