Friday, April 3, 2015
Welcome! This week our roundup of interesting and noteworthy publishing industry stories covers news organizations getting into the movie-making business, the pros and cons of responsive design, Adobe's new Comp app, a recent Pew study about mobile use and its impact on news organizations, and more.
News companies are getting into the movie-making business, seeing it as an opportunity for growth, The New York Times reported. While many of these ventures are in start-up stages and differ when it comes to production, promotion, and distribution, the overall goal is to start "cultural conversations" that will hold consumers' attention for longer periods.

Responsive design is increasingly being used to optimize publishers' sites for mobile, but there are drawbacks, according to Digiday. The idea is to avoid the more costly and time-consuming process of creating mobile sites from scratch and create a consistent experience across devices, but success depends on factors such as user expectations, page performance, and business model.

Adobe Comp is part of Adobe's plan to "kill your desktop" with powerful multitasking tools that could enable users to work more efficiently on mobile devices. The new iPad app for mocking up typefaces, graphics, and user interfaces provides workflows that are "on par or even faster than what you can do on your desktop," Fast Company said.

A Pew survey on mobile use found a majority of respondents use their smartphones to follow breaking news and learn and share news about community events and activities. Poynter said the findings reflect trends news organizations are seeing and trying to adapt to by emphasizing continuous, mobile-focused reporting and presentation over static, front-page-style news delivery.
Infographic of the Week
TFP's Margot Knorr Mancini attended the Exceptional Women in Publishing conference, where speakers shared insights not only on the roles of women in media but also exciting developments like data-driven content and data visualization in storytelling. Check out our blog for all the highlights!

This week’s infographic pick looks at where social media stands today and details 10 trends likely to contribute to its increasing impact over the next year.

Our latest InDesign CC Tip from TFP's Monica Murphy explains how to create a table without an existing text frame.
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