The business of journalism is changing in incredible ways - and the Summer 2012 issue of SAY Magazine chronicles the people and innovations that are making it happen.
The cover story "The Rise of the Tech Bandits" tracks the journey of the pioneers that are making it happen - from Josh Topolsky and Nilay Patel of The Verge; Sarah Lacy of PandoDaily; SAY Media's own Richard McManus of ReadWriteWeb; to the incredible one-man show, John Gruber of Daring Fireball, whose posts are often the smartest, best articulated reaction to breaking news stories. Written by journalist Dan Frommer, also a pioneer in this space as one of the founders of Silicon Alley Insider (now Business Insider) and current editor at large for RWW and founder of SplatF, the cover story also highlights the nearly 100+ new technology publishers in this brave new world in our Amazing Map of the Tech Publishing Universe. And for some fun, there's also a timeline of the key events in that got us here, as well as richly illustrated archetypes of the shapeshifters, warriors, telepaths and steampunks that are leading the way.
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Also in this issue we spend time with other digital pioneers including Jane Pratt who has survived the transformation from print to digital to create one of the fastest-growing women's lifestyle sites on the Web in less than a year. You'll also find an interview with one of the leading mobile experts, Zach Epstein of BGR on his bold predictions for Windows 8 and more. The issue also includes Notes from the Media Lab,which highlights some of the things we're planning for our relaunch of ReadWriteWeb, thoughts on great UX design from Jon Lax of Teehan+Lax, some thoughts on life after Web 2.0 from from Hugh McLeod of gapingvoid - and much, much more.
We hope you enjoy it. And if you'd like a print version of the magazine, contact us and we'd be happy to get you one.
[Character illustrations by Riyahd Cassiem; cover design by SAY Media]