Web Content and Alumni Magazines
Everyone has fantasies… one of mine is to play the role of a firefighter in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and discover and burn out 4-color print publications (alumni magazines, annual reports, admissions viewbooks) put online as a PDF.
That “find and delete” goal has been a constant in each of my 25 Writing Right for the Web presentations over the last few years.
Schools making the change deserve recognition that will perhaps serve as inspiration to others to move in the same direction. In the last two weeks I’ve found two new entries for your viewing and reading pleasure:
- Check the Winter issue of Amherst College Magazine and note the “online only” features added in the left column.
- Visit Flagler Magazine where you can connect from an individual article to 7 social media sites to spread the word about something you enjoyed.
And for those who want to explore, here are three others I’ve been using in various versions of “Writing Right for the Web” over the years:
- University of Chicago, where you’ll find a blog included with the online version.
- Carleton University with strong calls to action in the right hand column.
- Mount Holyoke College where you can click on a map to see locations of visitors.
These five will serve as a good introduction to different ways to change print content to web content. Each style is a significant improvement over the PDF experience.
If you have an online alumni magazine, put the link in a Comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To schedule a presentation of Writing Right for the Web on your campus, contact me by email or call at 248.766.6425
That’s all for now.