In today’s Member Spotlight, we feature the University of Houston Digital Media Program (UH DIGM) within the Department of Information and Logistics Technology at the College of Technology. At UH DIGM, students receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media with specializations in areas like Packaging and Print Media. By integrating Two Sides materials into their curriculum, the faculty educates Digital Media students on the importance of the paper and print industry and the unique sustainable features of paper products. “I meet with every print and packaging course and address the two ‘elephants’ in the room…‘Print is Dead’ and ‘Go Green, Go Paperless,’” says Dr. Jerry Waite, a Professor of Technology and UH DIGM Program Coordinator. To address the “Go Green, Go Paperless” claim, Dr. Waite says he discusses with students the positive benefits of growing trees to absorb CO2 in addition to the carbon sequestering attributes of paper and wood products. Click read more below for additional detail.
Local magazines can carve out distinct regional niches, while broadening their digital appeal. That’s the case with the glossy bimonthly ‘Table’ magazine.
Based in Pittsburgh, it includes two special editions — “Celebrations,” about weddings, and “Recipe Book,” that showcases regional recipes — as well as a sleek, user-friendly site.
The latest twist on the nearly 14-year-old magazine: It has new owners: Keith Recker, Table’s editor in chief, and Justin Matase, associate publisher for the Pittsburgh City Paper. Financial details were not disclosed, but the two bought the magazine from former owner Christina French, who will remain as a consultant through 2020.
Recker is looking to expand Table and generate more revenue with added digital content and food events, such as its Western Pennsylvania Lamb Cook-Off/Lamb Fest.
more at: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/345647/table-magazine-gets-new-owners-plans-brand-exte.html