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Ezines, mags, zines, and blogs, oh my

Nick Finck

February 14, 2005 at 11:49 AM

Today's topic within the web community seems to be publishing. In specific the relationship of blogs (or even ezines) and printed magazines (or even zines). This is often a misunderstood topic within the community. A quick look at this year's readership survey results still show people confusing the nomenclature; blogs, ezines, zines, and magazines. These are all very different terms which describe very distinct types of publications. In simple terms a blog is an online journal of sorts, an ezine is an online publication (i.e. they have an editorial staff), a magazine is a printed publication (of course with an editorial staff) and a zine is a small printed publication typically done indy style with grassroots distribution. Never the less, there are two great articles out there today about blogs and their relation to print magazines: Blogs vs. Mags and Cut, Paste, Publish: The Path From Zines to Blogs. Go have a read.

Comments

kris

February 14, 2005 at 3:02 PM

Nice one Nick. I much needed and very simple clarification. I put this link in my Del.icio.us linkage. :)

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