Signing off from inVocus

time to say goodbye

I took the reins of inVocus as editor in chief less than a year after we launched it. This was during what would become a tumultuous five years within the media industry. Mass layoffs were the norm and newspapers and magazines began to drop like flies, while the focus on digital became forefront for all [...]

Industry stories in October

Open old book and Artificial autumn maple leafs

As October rolls to an end and the fourth quarter moves along, here’s a look at a number of interesting stories from the month that show progress within the industry, or follow-up on stories that have yet to end. After the New York Times fired Jill Abramson in May, she finally has announced her newest [...]

Pitching deals for the holiday season: Five couponing blogs

Coupon sale collection

It’s almost the biggest shopping time of the year. For people, especially parents, looking to save a dollar during the holiday season, here’s a list of five blogs that are host to a number of deals, giveaways and coupon lists: Barbara’s Beat: This consumer blog specializes in couponing and finding great deals on food and [...]

The social media age and its downfalls, according to PR pros

Like and Dislike

A strong emphasis has been placed on social media over the last several years, especially for those who work within the media industry. But every trend, whether it’s here to stay or not, has downfalls. inVocus asked PR pros to share some of the pitfalls they’ve come across with the advent of the social media [...]

A bad week for alternative weeklies

newspaper

It’s been a decidedly bad week for alternative newsweeklies, with three weeklies making headlines this week as they closed the final chapter. Three cities across the country are now bereft of their edgy newsprint voice, a voice every city needs. As of today, the Providence Phoenix in Providence, Rhode Island, printed its last issue. The [...]