How The Atlantic, Slate and others obsess about user experience

The rise of multiple platforms and screen sizes, along with the scary adoption of ad blocking, has publishers obsessing over user experience. Publishers including Mic, The Atlantic and Slate are hiring UX specialists while putting testing on steroids. Beyond ad blocking, the hope is that a premium reader experience will give them an edge in a crowded market. “If we want people to come back again and again, we have to have as polished and distinctive a design as we possibly can," Slate's David Stern said. The post How The Atlantic, Slate and others obsess about user experience appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

[ Digiday | 2016-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Translating a Quality User Experience From Print Into Digital

Among the many degradations magazines have endured during the digital revolution, few are as heartbreaking as the erosion of the magazine design experience. Digital platforms are designed by engineers for engineers. The web browser shows little respect for any standardized flow and sequencing,... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-21 13:10:24 UTC ]
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Magazine Media: Talking About a Better User Experience Isn’t Enough

Publishers are still challenged by digital media's limitations, but a few have found solutions. The post Magazine Media: Talking About a Better User Experience Isn’t Enough appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-05-28 14:20:54 UTC ]
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Some publishers give Facebook and Google visitors a worse user experience

Some publishers show more pop-ups, autoplay ads and content recommendation ads to flyby readers. The post Some publishers give Facebook and Google visitors a worse user experience appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-10-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Rundown: Publishers confront a user-experience crisis

This week’s Rundown has reports from the Digiday Publishing Summit and the trenches of Advertising Week. The post The Rundown: Publishers confront a user-experience crisis appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Top publishing execs say interstitial ads are the worst user experience trade-off

Digital media means user experience often is compromised for aggressive monetization tactics. We took a temperature check to find the biggest issues. The post Top publishing execs say interstitial ads are the worst user experience trade-off appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-08-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital media needs to make user experience a priority — or else

User experience is about empathy for the end user, Barbarian Group's Colin Nagy said on the Digiday Podcast. Many publishers miss that as they strive to churn pageviews and banner ad impressions. The result: navigating digital media is like walking on a sticky movie theater floor. The post... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Monetizing mobile apps without harming the user experience [Q&A]

In the past making money from a mobile app has usually involved signing up to an advertisement network and allowing the app to display banner ads. The problem with this is that it doesn't make for a particularly good user experience and may actually turn people off using the app. For some time... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2015-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Twitter boss confirms plans to expand curated 'experiences' to all users

Users should not panic about a Facebook-style filtered timeline just yet, but Dick Costolo says curation will happen for ‘logged in users’ as well as passing visitorsTwitter will expand its efforts to “curate” tweets and media for its users, according to chief executive Dick Costolo, although... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With 90M Users, Flipboard Launches Shopping Magazine Experience

Flipboard, the personalized magazine app, is known for its high–quality news and social content. With its elegant format and simple curation tools, the service has grown to 90 million users. Now, the company aims to open up that massive audience to a new, potentially lucrative vertical:... Continue reading at Fast Company

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The Atlantic Hires Former TNR Literary Editor Leon WieseltierThe Atlantic Hires Former TNR Literary Editor Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier has been hired by The Atlantic as a contributing editor and critic, the media company announced today. In his new position, he will write about “his customary wide range of subjects” for the magazine ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Macmillan Will Experiment with a Hybrid Office Model

Macmillan Publishers will officially reopen its offices on October 18, and its US Trade and Shared Services divisions will operate under a hybrid, remote-friendly model, which will be in effect as a pilot program until June 30 of next year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kate Fagan quit her job to care for her dying father. The experience brought unexpected rewards.

Fagan’s new book ‘All the Colors Came Out’ is an unvarnished, loving account of her father’s decline from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Roxane Gay is starting a new imprint at Grove Atlantic.

Roxane Gay is not just an acclaimed writer, she’s a champion of writers: she’s edited The Best American Short Stories, founded Gay Magazine, and launched the Audacious Book Club to promote reading and discussion of powerful new literary voices. Now, she’s continuing her curatorial work by... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Roxane Gay Starts Publishing Imprint With Grove Atlantic

Roxane Gay Books will focus on underrepresented fiction, nonfiction and memoir writers, with or without agents. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Review: Rachel Cusk trades in a blank-slate narrator for a tall drink of vinegar

"Second Place," Rachel Cusk's first novel after the radical, brilliant "Outline" trilogy, follows a forceful woman who's had enough of difficult men. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Atlantic wins Santhouse's 'wry' exploration of the mind

Atlantic Books is to publish Head First: A Psychiatrist’s Stories of Mind and Body by Alastair Santhouse, after securing the non-fiction title at auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kirsty Capes | 'It’s important to have stories about the care experience that are positive'

Half way through my interview with Kirsty Capes, she mentions the fact that most people can’t name books about children in care. I rack my brains before feebly coming out with: “Tracy Beaker ?”, which makes Capes, whose new adult novel Careless is about a teenage girl in foster care, laugh.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Why Baseball Is Obsessed With the Book 'Thinking, Fast and Slow'

A psychology book by a Nobel Prize-winning author has become a must-read in front offices. It is changing the sport. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Own a Complete Set of the Paperback Experiment That Paved the Way for Penguin

In the early 1930s, a bookshop window would have displayed the pretty, pictorial dust jackets of the latest bestsellers, say Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon and Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth. A compact wooden bookshelf stuffed with colorful paperbacks might also have commanded space and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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