Notable figures in magazine publishing share their thoughts exclusively with Zinio. Explore their favorite articles, magazines, and find out what inspires them.
• What recent article(s) on Zinio had the most impact on you and why?
1. Walmart wants you to believe its green makeover is changing the world. Just one hitch: China- in Mother Jones.
My synagogue just finished a two year certification to become the first Reform synagogue to finish the GreenFaith Certification Program. One of the things I have come to dislike is those companies that use the "greening" buzzword but don't walk the walk.
2. While it isn't a specific article, each month of MacWorld really helps me determine what products I most want to review. On the new iPad the images in both their reviews and adds are stunning and really give me an idea of what the products look like. It is so sharp that you almost feel like you are holding the item itself. That, in turn, makes me want to get my hands on them. The result is three or four product review sample requests from each month's magazine.
3. The Common Hand in the May Nat Geo really caught my eye. "Thanks" to RA, I had a wrist fusion a few years ago. This article made me appreciate even more just how complex the hand is, be it on a human or another animal. And the animation of the hands moving- WOW!
• Which magazines do you have in your Zinio library?
MacWorld, Home Theater, Connected World, Juxtapose, Paper, Mother Jones, T3, Rolling Stone, U.S. News
There are many more I would like to subscribe to but the subscriptions add up... fast.
• What is your favorite Zinio feature?
UNITY. Thanks to Gear Diary (and my gadget addiction in general) I switch up my devices quite often. Between upgrading to the latest generation iOS device or getting review units to use for a time, UNITY let's me quickly and easily access all of the magazines already in my library. It matters not what device I use thanks to it.
• What are the hottest topics that you think will be featured in magazines in 2012?
In the tech arena iPhones and iPads will just continue to pick up steam. In my own family both my wife and in-laws all got iPhones and iPads in the last two months. When devices go THAT mainstream you know the interest is only continuing to grow.
In the political arena it will, of course, be the Presidential election.
And, hopefully, the environment, climate change and the collapse of the bee population since, if we don't make some major changes soon we are going to have huge issues.