Book Industry Links:

The Radical Story Behind The First All-Women Feminist Comic Book Series: How “Wimmen’s Comix” turned the boy’s club of underground comix inside out.

Audible Unveils Short Form Audio Streaming Service: The Amazon subsidiary has unveiled an on-demand, unlimited listening service called Channels.

Magazine Industry Links:

From Intern to Editor-in-Chief: Meet Experience Life’s Jamie Martin: The newly minted second editor-in-chief in the 15-year history of Experience Life magazine sits down with Folio

VFILES launches its first crowdsourced magazine, ‘WOMB’: VFILES, the New York-based Web portal, app and retail store just announced it was launching its first-ever magazine.

NYC Media Lab Event: THE FUTURE OF LISTENING HACKATHON

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Founded in 2010, NYC Media Lab is dedicated to driving innovation and ultimately job growth in media and technology by facilitating collaboration between the City’s universities and its companies.

NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with bright minds in New York City’s universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and New York University, the Lab hosts events and seeds projects to foster collaboration across a range of disciplines core to the future of media.

THE FUTURE OF LISTENING HACKATHON

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This event will explore the world of audio storytelling using the all-new Audible API. Developers and designers are invited to re-imagine the future of listening and innovation in audio media experiences.

WHERE: Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave (at 20th Street), New York, NY 10010

WHEN:

Friday April 15, 6pm – 9pm

On Friday April 15, the hackathon will officially kick off with student developer + designer attendees from across NYC’s campuses. The students will form teams and commit to project ideas on Friday evening with the goal of working on their ideas all day on Saturday April 16.

Saturday April 16, 9:00 am – 9:00pm

On April 16, the hackathon will begin with breakfast, a pep talk and a technical “Getting Started with the Audible API” workshop. The teams will hack through the afternoon. The afternoon will also feature an optional “Working at Audible” session for hackathon participants. All hacking will end at 5:30pm which will lead to the project demos, the judging and then ultimately, the prize ceremony and closing reception.

PRIZES:
Prizes will be distributed to winning teams.
Grand prize = $5,000
First prize = $2,500
Second prize = $1,000
Third prize = $500

Sponsored by Audible and presented by NYC Media Lab

APPLY HERE 

Link of the Week: Audible

Audible is a community of active listeners who enjoy stories well told. The website provides spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming as well as the sale of digital audiobooks, radio and TV programs, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers. In this age of revolutionary technology, audio media are becoming more and more popular. However, Audible is more or less a monopoly, as there are no other leading vendors of audiobooks and other such entertainment. Even futher, Amazon bought Audible in 2008, so it is now its subsidiary. As the world continues to morph and change, Amazon will see to it that its audio versions of conventional media occupy our ears and minds.

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