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Digital Natives: Alumni Magazines for the Web Set

It's week three of the Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series. This week Digital Natives summer interns Nikki Leon and John Randall give us "Is Harvard Magazine Coping in a Digital Age?" -- a glimpse into the ever-adapting world of print media.  With Harvard Magazine publisher Cathy Chute as our guide, we take a look at one magazine's journey into the digital world.

Here's Harvard Magazine's story, as presented on the Digital Natives blog:

We’re taking a break from “The Ballad of Zack McCune” this week to give you a glimpse into the world of print media — specifically, Harvard Magazine and the ways in which it is handling society’s shift towards the digital. As a small but growing pool of alumni trades reading class notes for skimming Facebook news feeds, how will alumni publications like Harvard Magazine continue to capture their interest? Cathy Chute, the magazine’s publisher, grappled with these questions and gave us some insight into Harvard Magazine’s current approach.

(This podcast was created by Nikki Leon, with support and audio engineering by John Randall.)


Come back every Wednesday for more videos on piracy, young entrepreneurs online, and other Digital Natives related topics!


Stay tuned for more Reporters in the Field episodes that, by doing and creating, explore the themes of the project and of John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's forthcoming Born Digital. And join in the exploration by commenting in text or video on the Digital Natives blog or YouTube channel.

Also on the horizon, the Cambridge book release party for Born Digital: September 23; save the date!

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