April Was the Coolest Month
- By Katherine Grayson
Good things are happening here at Campus Technology and 101communications.
Some of the most exciting things I’m “seeing & hearing” these days are happening
right here at Campus Technology
and our parent company, 101communications—and
many of them can be traced back to April, when, literary allusions aside, the
month was anything but cruel.
In mid-April, 101 welcomed the venerable T.H.E. Journal print
and online franchise into its family of technology- focused magazines,
Web sites, and conferences. T.H.E. Journal has been serving K-12 and
higher education technology decision-makers for over 30 years. Now, with sister
publication Campus Technology, the two franchises will offer the most
comprehensive coverage of technology innovation in education to be found anywhere.
We’re excited to see our editorial staffs come together to create new features,
special focuses, editorial programs, and online exclusives for readers. Keep
watching as our two franchises evolve into a new kind of educational technology
information hub, in coming months.
In the second half of the month, fortune smiled on us as the
Western Publications Association (WPA) awarded Campus Technology a
2005 Maggie Award for “Best New Trade Publication.” With only three issues under
our belt as we entered, we were delighted at the nod from our fellow trade and
consumer publishing judges. Awards were presented at a gala event in Los Angeles
on April 26.
In late April, we launched C2 (pronounced “C squared”)—strategic
C-level discussions on technology—a brand-new eLetter designed for the college
or university CXO (i.e., CEO, CIO, CAO, CFO), VP, and director-level reader
involved with the technology decision-making process on campus. Going out to
over 9,000 ultra-targeted recipients twice a month, C2 was created to foster
a dialog across high-level readers at diverse institutions. The newsletter offers
quick bites of “need to know” and career-move information, and also brings readers
interviews with campus visionaries, plus CXO-penned essays focused on hot-button
issues. In a recent edition, Cornell’s (NY) Tracy Mitrano,
director of IT Policy and Computer Law and Policy, mused about Internet exploration,
in “The Internet, the Pope, and the iPod.” Two issues before that, in “Piracy
on the Seas of Higher Education,” Penn State prez Graham Spanier
took a hard stance on illegal downloading.
To catch up with C2, go to www.campus-technology.com/C2. When you do, I think you’ll agree: Great things are happening
at 101communications and Campus Technology!
Correction: In the June installment of our special excerpt
series, “Technology and the CEO,” we neglected to give credit to SunGard SCT
of the original President to President: Views on Technology in Higher Education,
and series co-editors Marylouise Fennell of the Council of Independent Colleges,
and Scott D. Miller, president of Wesley College (DE). We regret the error.
Katherine Grayson is is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering technology,
education, and business issues.