Archive for May, 2011

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Breaking News: Vito Di Bari, Italian Innovation Designer and Futurologist, is the latest addition to the ACT 2 Experience.

May 16, 2011

The man who has been selected as the innovation designer for the Milan World Expo 2015 and the professor of Innovation Design at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, is the latest addition to the list of headliners who will engage a limited number of participants in the second annual Magazine Innovation Center’s ACT Experience at The University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media this coming October 26 to 28.

The internationally acclaimed innovator and futurologist joins a host of other prominent leaders in the field of magazines, media and communications in the two and half days of think and do experience that promises to be unlike any other media course or conference anyone has ever attended. Themed, “Restart Your Engines: The Future of the Printed Word,” the ACT 2 Experience promises to engage both speakers and attendees in a host of discussions leading to answers and solutions for the many of the problems facing our industry.

Industry leaders who are confirmed headliners and keynote speakers at the event are, in alphabetical order:

Frank Anton, CEO of Hanley-Wood
Scott Coopwood, Publisher, Delta Magazine
Scott Crystal, Former President, TV Guide and former Publisher, National Geographic
Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, CEO of Hoffman Media
James Elliott, President, The James G. Elliott Co., Inc.
Sid Evans, Editor in Chief, Garden & Gun magazine
John Harrington, Partner, Harrington Associates and Publisher/Editor, The New Single Copy newsletter
Nina Gerwin, Founder, Eye Capture
Kent S. Johnson, CEO of Highlights for Children, Inc.
Steven Kotok, President, The Week, Felix Dennis Publications
Jeremy Leslie, Editorial Designer and Founder, magCulture.com, The United Kingdom
David C. McDonald, CEO, True North Custom Media
Mark Pasetsky, Founder, CoverAwards and former editor OK! Weekly and Life & Style weekly
Will Pearson, President, Mental Floss Inc. and Co-Founder mental_floss magazine
Roy Reiman, Founder of Reiman Publications
Sue Roman, President of Taunton Press
Bob Sacks, President of Precision Media Group (bosacks.com)
Franska Stuy, Editor in Chief of Libelle, The Netherlands

In addition to the aforementioned industry leaders, a panel discussion will take place about the future of the printed word lead by leading industry printers and paper companies.

The ACT 2 Experience is limited to 100 attendees in addition to the speakers and sponsors. Watch this space for more information about registration and other important information regarding the ACT 2 Experience. In the meantime, save the date and if you have any questions or want to know more, please email me at samir.husni@gmail.com

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Magazine Innovation Center Presents: ACT 2 Experience. Restart Your Engines: The Future of the Printed Word. Drum Roll Please… Meet the Speakers!

May 8, 2011

Last October, the Magazine Innovation Center introduced its annual ACT Experience. ACT stands for Amplify, Clarify and Testify and the Experience, that lasts for two and a half days on the campus of The University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media, teams some of the top industry leaders with magazine media folks looking for solutions for today’s publishing problems. The think-and-do-experience (neither a course or a conference) is an intimate gathering that is limited in attendee’s number but not limited in ideas and solutions. ACT 2 Experience is themed “Restart Your Engines: The Future of the Printed Word” and takes place October 26 – October 28.

Industry leaders who are confirmed headliners and keynote speakers at the event are, in alphabetical order:

Frank Anton, CEO of Hanley-Wood
Scott Coopwood, Publisher, Delta Magazine
Scott Crystal, Former President, TV Guide and former Publisher, National Geographic
Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, CEO of Hoffman Media
James Elliott, President, The James G. Elliott Co., Inc.
Sid Evans, Editor in Chief, Garden & Gun magazine
John Harrington, Partner, Harrington Associates and Publisher/Editor, The New Single Copy newsletter
Nina Gerwin, Founder, Eye Capture
Kent S. Johnson, CEO of Highlights for Children, Inc.
Steven Kotok, President, The Week, Felix Dennis Publications
Jeremy Leslie, Editorial Designer and Founder, magCulture.com, The United Kingdom
David C. McDonald, CEO, True North Custom Media
Mark Pasetsky, Founder, CoverAwards and former editor OK! Weekly and Life & Style weekly
Will Pearson, President, Mental Floss Inc. and Co-Founder mental_floss magazine
Roy Reiman, Founder of Reiman Publications
Sue Roman, President of Taunton Press
Bob Sacks, President of Precision Media Group (bosacks.com)
Franska Stuy, Editor in Chief of Libelle, The Netherlands

In addition to the aforementioned industry leaders, a panel discussion will take place about the future of the printed word lead by leading industry printers and paper companies.

The ACT 2 Experience is limited to 100 attendees in addition to the speakers and sponsors. Watch this space for more information about registration and other important information regarding the ACT 2 Experience. In the meantime, if you have any questions or want to know more, please email me at samir.husni@gmail.com

The Experience is guaranteed to be fun and exceptionally innovative and educational. You will NOT leave without answers. Stay tuned for more details, but for now save the dates: ACT 2 Experience, Oct. 26 – Oct. 28, 2011.

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Magazine history in the making: Three issues in one week for TIME

May 2, 2011

Time magazine is publishing three issues in one week. Talk about a weekly in a race with the news: One regular issue published last Friday, one special issue about the Royal Wedding and one special issue devoted to bin Laden. Glad to see print is still alive, well and kicking.
In a press release TIME said that “The cover image of the new issue features TIME’s iconic red “X” over bin Laden’s face, making this the fourth cover in TIME’s history to feature the red “X,” following Adolf Hilter (May 7, 1945), Saddam Hussein (April 21, 2003), and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (June 19, 2006). The cover was illustrated for TIME by Tim O’Brien, who also designed the al-Zarqawi cover.”

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