MacVoices #14202: Christopher Breen on Macworld Changes, The State of Publishing, and Snark

Macworld Senior Editor Christopher Breen  checks in on some of the changes at Macworld magazine, how they are affecting him, and how they will impact what you read going forward. Those changes are not unique to Macworld; Chris and host Chuck Joiner  cover the challenges of publishing in the  Internet age and why the search is still on for a functional monetary support system. The conversation turns to social media, the proliferation of snark, and how that affects everyone’s perceptions.

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Christopher Breen  has been writing about Apple and its technology since the latter days of the Reagan administration for such publication as MacUser, MacWEEK, and Macworld. Currently a  Macworld  senior editor he pens the  Mac 911  tips and troubleshooting column, hosts the  Macworld Podcast, is author of  The iPhone Pocket Guide, Sixth Edition (6th Edition)  (Peachpit Press), and offers software tutorials  on such subjects as OS X Lion, the iPad, and screencasting. When not engaged in journalistic endeavors he’s a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.  



Macworld Digital Magazine on iTunes

Macworld magazine on Zinio

Macworld magazine on Kindle

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