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Magazine makeover

They say that the scariest thing, aside from failure, is success.

After spending nearly a year pouring my heart into the first issue of Popjournalism, the response was simply incredible. I saw people actually reading the issue. Not just passing glances either, but deep, absorbed reading. However, once that initial satisfaction passed, only one lingering thought was left in my mind: how would I ever be able to top that?

By making it smaller, of course! One of the most significant changes in this issue is our new magazine size — now there’s no need to learn origami to read that 2,000-word feature while lying on the couch. We also redesigned Popjournalism from cover to cover. The new look retains the newsy format of the first version, while taking advantage of the new opportunity to work with more colour pages. You’ll notice the layouts are tighter and the design is a lot more dramatic. Personally, I think we’ve never looked better.

Still, we always want to hear from you on how we can improve both our magazine and our accompanying website. Please send your notes to us and we’ll print the best responses in our next issue.

Content Creator
Robert J. Ballantyne is a senior editor at Popjournalism and Creative Director at Artsculture.ca. Previously, he was a journalist at the CBC on a number of news programs including the fifth estate, Marketplace and The National. He also worked as a staff writer at the Toronto Star

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