Folio:’s Promise to Our Community During the Covid-19 Pandemic

I have been with Folio: for eight years now. In that time I have seen a lot of ups and downs in magazines and publishing. Mass layoffs, bankruptcies, brand closures and misplaced bets have often dominated our headlines and the narratives around our industry. While all of those unfortunate situations are part of the realities of our constantly changing businesses, they aren’t the only stories we have to tell. In my time here I have met some of the smartest, most innovative and likable people—both at my own company and out in the general publishing community. I have witnessed the launches of insanely smart and cutting-edge products. I have read literally hundreds of thousands of expertly written words from thousands of engaging stories in countless magazines and websites. I have been awed by brilliant design and photography that accompany such stories. And I have been truly inspired by the optimism and pride many of us have about the professional paths we have chosen. But today, as I write this column safely in my home, in the midst of a global crisis, I can’t help but think about where things go from here and how we can help you get through this. As an industry, publishing in the U.S. has survived the Civil War, two world wars, pandemics, natural disasters and recessions. And here we are, once again, facing an uncertainty as Covid-19 spreads rapidly across the country and the globe. But as we have in the past, we will get through this. I wish I had a crystal ball to tell... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-03-17 18:18:06 UTC ]
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