More than content providers, the Mr. Magazine™ Manifesto and test 2 information

As we learned in class today, you are more than just content providers. You are experience makers. Start becoming one by learning all about the news media and what is going on in the world of mass media around you.
First, start by reading the Mr. Magazine™ 2011 Manifesto here. That will be our main discussion in class tomorrow.

Then read the Overview chapter in The State of the News Media (see link in the previous blog posting), also read Chapter 1 in the Media Shift textbook and finally review the class notes from the lecture and you will all set for test 2 tomorrow. There will be 3 questions from the Overview Chapter, 2 from the Media Shift book and 5 from the lectures.

In addition, feel free to comment below on any of the items you read, hear or watch during this semester.

If you ever have any questions feel free to e mail me at
Welcome experience makers and see you in class tomorrow.


About Samir "Mr. Magazine™" Husni, Ph.D.

Samir Husni, aka Mr. Magazine™, is the founder and director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi. He is also Professor and Hederman Lecturer of Journalism at the School of Journalism and New Media. Dr. Husni is the author of the annual Samir Husni's Guide to New Magazines, which is now in its 28th year. He is also the author of Launch Your Own Magazine: A Guide for Succeeding in Today's Marketplace published by Hamblett House, Inc. and Selling Content: The Step-by-Step Art of Packaging Your Own Magazine, published by Kendall Hunt, Magazine Publishing in the 21st Century, published by Kendall Hunt, and co-author of Design Your Own Magazine. He has presented seminars on trends in American magazines to the editorial, advertising and sales staff of the magazine groups of the Morris Communications Company, Hearst Corp., Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Meredith Corp., Reader's Digest Magazine, ESPN the magazine, Sail Magazine, American Airlines Publishing, the National Geographic Society, the Swedish magazine group Bonnier, the Finnish magazine group Sanoma Magazines, Southern Progress magazines, New South Publishing, Inc., the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Society of Magazine Editors, Vance Publishing Corporation, the Florida Magazine Association, The Magazine Association of Georgia, the National Society of Black Journalists, the Japanese Magazine Publishers Association, and the American Press Institute. He is "the country's leading magazine expert," according to Forbes ASAP magazine, "the nation's leading authority on new magazines," according to min:media industry newsletter; and The Chicago Tribune dubbed him "the planet's leading expert on new magazines." Dr. Husni has been interviewed by major U.S. media on subjects related to the magazine industry. He has been profiled and is regularly quoted in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many other newspapers nationwide, as well as the major newsweeklies and a host of trade publications. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNBC, CNN, CNNFN, PBS, and on numerous radio talk shows including National Public Radio's Morning and Weekend Editions. Dr. Husni has also served as an expert witness in several lawsuits involving major media corporations including Time Inc. and American Express Publishing among others. He has been a judge of The National Magazines Awards, The Evangelical Magazines Association, The City and Regional Magazines Association, and The Florida and Georgia Magazine Association Awards. Dr. Husni is the President and CEO of Magazine Consulting & Research, a firm specializing in new magazine launches, repositioning of established magazines, and packaging publications for better sales and presentations. Dr. Husni holds a doctorate in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Texas. When he is not in his office reading magazines, Dr. Husni is at the newsstands buying magazines.
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One Response to More than content providers, the Mr. Magazine™ Manifesto and test 2 information

  1. The first time I saw an iPad I was at Time Magazine in New York. They were showing us the new way they were starting to sell the magazine. I remember thinking it was a really good idea for the technologically savvy; however, I am not like that at all. I do have iPods and a laptop but I think that unless you are really intrigued by new technology that the iPad is almost useless. The cons seem to outweigh the pros. Also, one point that stuck out to me was downloading something vs buying it in paper right in front of you. I personally get tired of looking at screens for a long period of time. It also reminds me of watching TV online vs watching it on the TV.

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