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WSU produces all-digital issue of magazine

Don't look in your mailbox for the latest issue of Washington State Magazine -- Washington State University's quarterly publication.

The school sent out a news release earlier this month that "the digital age arrived with full force at “Washington State Magazine.”

Tim Steury, the magazine's editor, said the magazine is "going without its usual press run as part of a one-time cost-saving measure, a move that evoked some consternation among its loyal readership of alumni and friends of the university."

However, he notes that "in a lemons-to-lemonade gesture, the magazine’s staff examined how the age of global, high-speed information is affecting magazines in general and university life."

The features include:

-- Science writer Eric Sorensen's look at the changing role of the word online and how it affects the way we read.

-- Steury examines the role of information technology on the WSU library system, which is ranked 10th in the nation among research libraries for spending on electronics.

-- There are links to video of athletic director Bill Moos’ first press conference and interviews with researchers discussing the impact of digital technology on the brain and technology itself.

The magazine, which is available to download as a PDF, can be found at http://wsm.wsu.edu/godigital/.

Editor's note:The Tri-City Herald and Wine Press Northwest, a quarterly magazine devoted to the regional wine industry, are available as electronic editions. The Herald can be access at this link, and it is HERE for Wine Press Northwest.

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