Our man in Manila

Word on the street is that Design columnist Charles Apple of The Virginian-Pilot will be using his VizEds blog to write about the graphics workshop at Publish Asia. That conference is sponsored by our friends at Ifra, which has begun partnering with the Society on more events around the world.

SND's Asia-Pacific regional director Peter Ong is coordinating the workshop for Ifra: SND members Tonia Cowan of the Toronto Star and Kris Viesselman of National Geographic will join Charles in the Philippines for the two-day event, which starts Thursday.

The focus of the Manila meeting: How do publishers survive and even flourish in an increasingly media-savvy culture, and connect with this new generation of readers by offering the content they want ... anytime, anywhere?

That's the big question facing folks out there every day, and here at The Blog we're anxious to hear reports back from Asia.

Our hope? Charles, who leaves on Sunday, does his usual thorough job of keeping his readers up to date on emerging trends and info we can use in our newsrooms. No doubt, he will find an internet connection as one of his first tasks after clearing customs.

Safe travels, Mr. Apple.

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Blogger Dorsey said...

This may not be totally PC, but I wonder if the good people in Manila have seen Charles' Godzilla impersonation from the SND judging at Syracuse earlier this year. Don't upset the guru, ladies and gentlemen. You won't like him when he's angry... :)

All kidding aside, Charles is a sweetheart and I can't wait to read his always richly detailed observations of that great trip and seminar.

Sunday, March 25, 2007 9:42:00 AM  

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