University of Southern California

Twixl in the Classroom

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Creating Native Content for Mobile Apps Twixl Publisher is in the classroom this semester at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The content creation tool for mobile publishing is allowing students to design native content for mobile-apps. Amara Aguilar is associate professor of professional practice in digital journalism at USC Annenberg. Her expertise includes: digital journalism, emerging media, … continue…


IHS Markit and K4

IHS Markit Benefits from K4 Upgrade and Custom Development

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The Challenge IHS Markit™, a world leader in critical information, based in London, had a problem. Their system had become outdated and needed an upgrade. At the same time, IHS Markit needed to consider its very sophisticated PHP scripting that exported vjoon K4 content to the CMS. The entire server infrastructure needed to be replaced with modern systems. Client workstations needed … continue…


Hudson Projects Rocks a New Sales Enablement App for Sound United

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Sound United is on a mission to bring joy to the world through sound. To help deliver their message, they needed an interactive sales enablement app that their sales team could use to guide visitors through a diverse array of unique audio brands, including the likes of Denon, Polk, Marantz and Definitive Technology. They turned to … continue…


MEI Releases Page Director ALS and AdForce Version 5.9

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Managing Editor® Inc. (MEI) has released the latest version of its award-winning Page Director® Series: ALS, AdForce® and ALS for Magazines. Version 5.9 supports macOS® High Sierra and is compatible with Adobe® Creative Cloud® 2018 version of InDesign® when paired with the newly released Ad Import, Fido, and Split & Folio Plug-ins for CC 2018. … continue…


Euromoney Institutional Investor Triumphs with TruEdit

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Euromoney Institutional Investor (EII) was looking to increase operational efficiency and streamline the production process for their publications: Institutional Investor and Alpha. After an internal assessment, the company decided to move from their legacy system to MEI’s TruEdit. We sat down with Business Applications Analyst, Valerie Crowley, to discuss how the new system is improving … continue…


Should Publishing Platform Impact Quality Expectations?

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I admit it. I’m a slow reader. Maybe it’s because of all my years – many, many years ago – as a typesetter and proofreader. My job was to make sure every letter, every word, was correct and looked right. And indeed, everything I read on my own in print – books, magazines, newspapers – … continue…


Announcing New TruEdit Solutions: Studio, Team, and Pro

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Transform the way you work with the TruEdit solution that’s right for you. We are pleased to announce the release of TruEdit® tiers: Studio, Team, and Pro, the latest version of the content management and workflow solution platform. TruEdit has always been about supporting the workflows of organizations that publish content as a significant part of their operations. Our … continue…


TruEdit Helps Hurricane-Impacted Communities Share Stories of Recovery

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After the media spotlight fades on the residents impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, it is important for individuals, communities and relief organizations to share their stories of these life-changing events. The hurricane aftermath is about reflection, healing, determination and rebuilding lives and property for the future. The stories that emanate from these challenging … continue…


Marcolina Design Discusses Immersive Storytelling Through Interactive Design

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For over 25 years, Marcolina Designs has provided innovative design for print, digital, mobile and web. The agency works with regional and national companies to share their brand and story, by delivering unexpected, memorable design solutions that are cohesive across media. Owner, Dan Marcolina, sat down with Nervous Pixel, a division of MEI, Creative Director … continue…


Network Media Partners

Network Media Partners Shares Insight into Digital and Print Magazine Production

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Above photo by Matthew Rakola Network Media Partners, LLC is a business services firm for associations, specializing in: customized media sales, design, event planning and management, and marketing services. For more than 30 years, Network Media Partners has provided award winning design services. We sat down with Vice President of Creative Strategy, Jen Smith, to discuss … continue…