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Equestrian bible Horse & Hound appoints editor who 'doesn't hunt' - Telegraph

Equestrian bible Horse & Hound appoints editor who 'doesn't hunt' - Telegraph | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it
Growing disquiet in the equestrian world as the editor of Horse & Hound is replaced with the magazine's brand development editor who is said not to hunt


Click on the image or big headline to read the full article in The Telegraph from Great Britain.

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@FranJurga writes: Congratulations to Sarah Jenkins on her promotion to editor of the Horse and Hound magazine/internet empire in England. She will carry on for departing editor Lucy Higginson.


Does it matter that she doesn't hunt? Do racing publication journalists need to be jockeys or trainers? I think journalism skill, management ability and knowledge of the industry are the most important factors in an editor's ability to do a job.

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3 Places To Get Free Full-Text Scientific Studies - Edudemic

3 Places To Get Free Full-Text Scientific Studies - Edudemic | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it
These days, when you’re asking your students to do research (on just about any topic), it is likely going to be online research, at least at the start. Most materials are easily available online these days, saving students the time and hassle of heading to the library to schlep home with 100 heavy books in …

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Grand National 2014: Eventer Zara's horse tipped by Cambridge mathematician to win | Telegraph

Grand National 2014: Eventer Zara's horse tipped by Cambridge mathematician to win |  Telegraph | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it
“Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's horse Monbeg Dude has been tipped to win the Grand National by a Cambridge mathematician who claims to have devised a formula for predicting the victor.”
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@FranJurga writes: Funny how things work out. Here's Mike holding a horse instead of Zara! Click the headline or image to read the article on The Telegraph's web site.
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A Love Letter To Lexington, Kentucky -- Huffington Post

A Love Letter To Lexington, Kentucky -- Huffington Post | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

"Lexington, I've fallen hard for you. You've won me over and opened my eyes to the true beauty of small town hospitality and big city dreams. Because you give both..."


@franjurga writes: Megan Smith is not one of us; she is not from the horse world. But who among us would argue with her panegyric for the town that most of us think of as our second home?


She even mentions the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games as a turning point in Lexington culture; now that's intriguing!


Click on the headline or image to read this lovely tribute...and feel like you're in Lexington.

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Why LinkedIn Became My Favorite Social Network

Why LinkedIn Became My Favorite Social Network | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it
It's nothing personal—just business.


@franjurga writes: I guess I'm not the only one who likes LinkedIn.


Unlike Matthew, I don't really like it...but I see what it could be. It must just be my network that is devoid of interaction. I have begun to post more on LinkedIn but I find that people are eager to send connection requests, but then never maintain the connection.


The nice part is that I can email them anytime through LinkedIn if I lose track of someone or email addresses change. But that's not reason enough to invest time in a social network.


Here's hoping that more people use LinkedIn to maintain professional connections, since it's a tool that we all inevitably should be using frequently--before we really need it.


Click on the headline or image to read the original article on readwrite.com.

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I see the potential in Linked In and my network is starting to stay more connected. Claudia
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The Results Are In: American Horse Publications Awards for 2013

Full rundown of awards to magazines, web sites, advertiers, photographers and designers in the 2013 American Horse Publications awards.
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Hove over the middle right section of the cover graphic and a navigational arrow appears to turn the pages, or use the download button to read it all on your system.
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New York Times Reviews Equestrian Anton DiSclafani’s New Novel ‘Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls’

New York Times Reviews Equestrian Anton DiSclafani’s New Novel ‘Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls’ | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it
Equestrian boarding school, romance and Southern snobbery in the 1930s.


That's the New York Times' subhead for Alex Kuczynski's review of Anton DiSclafani's new novel, "Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls" (390 pp. Riverhead Books. $27.95). From the first paragraph, it is obvious that the reviewer wasn't impressed.


The review will appear in the Sunday Times, or you can read it online now.


It's too horsey.


In that case, it might be worth it ordering a copy...


For a more positive review, try:


“DiSclafani is an insanely talented writer – her precise period details and lovely descriptions of riding and adolescence have a spellbinding effect…”

- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, MAY 22, 2013


Click on the headline or image to open the full review on the New York Times web site.

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Design: Lovely Logo for "Couleurs d'Automne" World Championship of Pony Driving in France

Design: Lovely Logo for "Couleurs d'Automne" World Championship of Pony Driving in France | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

Couleurs d'Automne,  du 31 Oct au 3 nov, les Championnats du Monde d'Attelage Poneys au  Domaine de Sers à Pau (France).Vivez des émotions hors du commun, vibrez au rythme de l’élite des cavaliers internationaux !


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@FranJurga writes: It wasn't just the 2014 WEG that unveiled some super equestrian artwork this week from French designers and illustrators--check this logo!

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From Vermont: Horses as Farm Equipment -- New York Times

From Vermont: Horses as Farm Equipment -- New York Times | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it
Once a mainstay of farming, horses are back, as clean and organic as the crops they plow.


@FranJurga writes: When the New York Times focuses on Norwegian Fjords, that's news in our world. I'm looking forward to reading Stephen Leslie's new book, “The New Horse-Powered Farm: Tools and Systems for the Small-Scale Sustainable Market Grower,” published last month by Chelsea Green.


Just click on the image or headline to read the full article in the Times.

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Good exercise for the horses GREAT exercise for the human :-)

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On the Backside: Social media, sexual revolution transformed #racinggirls turf writers from pariahs to stars

On the Backside: Social media, sexual revolution transformed #racinggirls turf writers from pariahs to stars | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

The backside of a racetrack is the sanctum sanctorum of horse racing, and it was for ages a fraternity through and through – the equine equivalent of The Little Rascals’ infamous fellowship: The He-Man Woman Hater’s Club.



Click on the image or headline to read the full article but read my comments first.


@FranJurga writes: I assumed this article would have been written by a woman. But it wasn't. Now I'm confused.


I was torn over whether to share this article or not. It's painful to think that this article might have been written by a male who thought he was being generous.


The writer makes a mistake when he pens a list of women journalists in racing. Not only are there journos who are women, there are journos breaking new ground, covering specialized aspects of the subject and adding depth and humor and quality to broadcasting. Even attempting to make a list of these talented women is a mistake because you can't help but leave out important contributors.


But I loved seeing Maryjean Wall and Jennie Rees get a bit of recognition, as well as many of the younger writers. But it would be equally good to know if they are getting equal pay and status of their male colleagues and predecessors.


Suggesting that social media or the "sexual revolution" (what's that?) has anything to do with skilled, talented journalists getting jobs is an insult to these women, who still have to compete against men to get those jobs.


Throwing a derogatory cliche like "the estrogen posse" into this article and throwback lines from the 1970s makes me think that this writer needs to do some more homework or he might find himself locked inside the ladies' room at Churchill Downs on Saturday when the Derby colts go to the post.


And he should fear that they just might throw away the key, because articles like this one are an anachromism.


Note: When Maryjean Wall retired, the Blood-Horse hosted an interactive interview with her. Her fans took over and asked her questions--and none of them were about what it was like to be a woman in a man's world.


If you want to know about women racing journalists, read that article; it only mentions that she is a woman once, and she gives this sage career advice:


"I would say that if someone really wants to become a racing journalist, that person will find a way just as I did when the road seemed blocked with a high wall. No other women newspaper journalists were working daily in the race track press boxes.


"I had no idea how I was going to get a job in that arena but I persevered and made a way. Someone who really wants to do this type of work will find a creative way to get in the game, though it probably won't be in the traditional way that saw racing journalists hired as such by print media."


Read that article here:

http://www.bloodhorse.com/talkinhorses/MW070208.asp





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Five types of content curation tools for journalists | News:rewired

Five types of content curation tools for journalists  | News:rewired | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

The opening panel session in the upcoming news:rewired conference on 19 April will cover the growing role of journalists in curating content from social media and the wider web.

The hosts decided to highlight some useful tools for differing sectors of content curation--which of these tools do you use? Which ones would fit the stories you are creating?

Fran Jurga's insight:


These are just a few of the great new tools available to journalists to not just cover a story, but content-collect it. Welcome to the future!

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Horse magazines, reinvented: Charismatic "Chrome" will be Paint Horse Journal's lifestyle-vibe sidekick -- Fran Jurga

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This week the American Paint Horse Association announced the upcoming launch of its new members-only premium "ride along" feature magazine. The first issue of "Chrome" will ship to APHA members in the same polybag as their Paint Horse Journal.


The fact that they are in the same bag is the extent of what the two magazines will share. The over-sized Chrome will evoke lifestyle visuals and values that go along with owning, breeding, riding and showing Paints. 


This is a classic marketing extension that seems like a natural for horse owners. Lifestyle extensions--clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, vehicles, real estate, vacations--link themselves easily to horse ownership and the APHA will no doubt corral some important advertising to carry the new project.


Elsewhere in the horse world, we have a mini-wave of horse-related lifestyle magazines like the attractive Equestrian Lifestyle that go the Town & Country route, but the APHA is working backwards, by providing advertisers with a built-in market that the organization will be able to document with decades of market data.


"Chrome" for a title is a little bit of insider's lingo and one that is also associated with Appaloosas, but now that Appaloosas can be solid colored (as can breeding-stock Paints), the concept of chrome (white markings) is a bit blurred. But I am sure that marketing surveys showed it was a name with lots of appeal.


You can bet that "Chrome" will look just as good on your iPad as it does on your coffee table.


At a time when traditional print is shrinking, it is time for reinventing the way we use print. It sounds like the APHA is half a step ahead...and ready to paint the horse world "Chrome".


Read the press release about "Chrome" on the APHA web site.


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Isn't it exciting that APHA is so progressive!
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When People Write for Free, Who Pays? -- Gawker.com

When People Write for Free, Who Pays? -- Gawker.com | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

"The writing game will continue to be one rigged for people who already have money...."


@FranJurga writes: One of the best articles I have read recently, and definitely the best response to the Nate Thayer-Atlantic interchange. 


Read it, if you care about what you read!

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Dressage: Dujardin and Valegro Will Face Langehanenberg and Damon Hill at Aachen

Dressage: Dujardin and Valegro Will Face  Langehanenberg and Damon Hill at Aachen | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

The World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen 2014, announced today that an international dressage competition of worldly proportion is shaping up for July in Germany.


Charlotte Dujardin from Great Britain is the reigning Olympic gold medallist, European Champion, FEI World Cup gold medallist, number one in the world rankings and the world record holder in the three most difficult dressage competitions – and she will be participating at Aachen.


In Aachen's ultra-modern and recently renovated and extended Deutsche Bank Stadium, DuJardin will compete against her ongoing German rival, Olympic silver medalist Helen Langehanenberg with Damon Hill.  


Valegro will be competing in Aachen for the first time.


"It is a good job that we have just increased the capacity of the stadium by erecting a new stand," joked Show Director, Frank Kemperman.


Tickets are available for the Grand Prix (Prize of the Tesch Family) and the Lambertz Nations' Cup on Thursday, at least at the moment. However, the stocks are already running short for the Meggle Prize (Grand Prix Special) on Saturday, and the Deutsche Bank Prize (Grand Prix Freestyle) on Sunday is almost completely sold out.


Tickets can be purchased directly online at www.chioaachen.de or from the ticket hotline on +49(0)241-917-1111.


(News edited from a CHIO Aachen press release; photo by Arnd Bronkhorst)

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Google must respect 'right to be forgotten'

Google must respect 'right to be forgotten' | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it
Internet companies such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo can be made to remove irrelevant or excessive personal information from search engine results, Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday.

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Pippa Cuckson (GBR) Winner of 2013 IAEJ Bureau Award for Outstanding Contribution to (Equestrian) Journalism

Pippa Cuckson (GBR) Winner of 2013 IAEJ Bureau Award for Outstanding Contribution to (Equestrian) Journalism | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

via press release on January 6, 2014: 


The International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ) has announced today that British journalist Pippa Cuckson has been awarded the 2013 Bureau Award, which is decided by members of the IAEJ Bureau. Cuckson has long been a credit to her profession but it is her intrepid reporting of the scandal surrounding the endurance sport in the Middle East for which the Bureau wishes to recognize her with the award for 2013. 

 

Cuckson's concern about the high rate of horse fatalities, injuries and doping cases in Middle East Endurance, goes back to the late 1990s, when she was deputy editor of Horse & Hound. In April 2012 she attended the endurance debate at the FEI open forum and made the salutary discovery that things had become significantly worse in the last decade. She reported the debate in a number of publications but then began to dig deeper.


"Largely though, I was unable to interest anyone in stories about it, firstly because of the distraction of the London 2012 Olympic Games, and also the reluctance, fear even, of critics to go on the record," says Cuckson. "This is still a factor now.  A number of key stories circulating on the internet still have not had the proper scrutiny they deserve in mainstream publications."

 

Finally, a window of opportunity came in April 2013 with the doping scandal at Godolphin. 

 

"A number of racing media were looking for connections between Sheikh Mohammed's racing and endurance operations, because his disgraced Godolphin trainer, Al Zarooni, had previously worked in an endurance stable run by trainer Mubarak Bin Shafya who is well known to the FEI Tribunal," explains Cuckson.


"I then spent four solid days reading every single FEI Tribunal report involving the UAE, and tortuously tracking who owned the horses through the FEI database and national federation website.  The sheer weight of doping cases from stables owned by Sheikh Mohammed or other members of his immediate family was astonishing."

 

Timing is everything. Just as Cuckson was coming to grips with the enormity of the problem and the implications for horse welfare, the Belgian and Swiss Federations were intensifying their lobbying of the FEI. "I wrote a piece for the Daily Telegraph pulling the various strands together and it has snowballed from there." 

 

Cuckson does not view her commitment to this issue as a crusade.

 

"I am just doing what any news reporter ought to be doing, because this issue provides a snapshot of the two issues that will ultimately destroy equestrian sport as we know it - our responsibilities to horses when we  use them as a  piece of  sporting machinery;  and how the moral compass of stakeholders seizes up when they get a sniff of  big money."


About Pippa Cuckson

Cuckson has boundless enthusiasm for getting to the heart of the matter while always adhering to the principles of journalism. Having started out in newspapers, she spent 20 years on the editorial team at Horse & Hound, latterly as deputy editor.


Following a seven year break working in the racing industry, Cuckson resumed journalism as a freelance in 2009, contributing regularly to The Daily Telegraph, Horse & Hound, Horse Sport International and Chronicle of the Horse. She is also a frequent contributor to Country Life writing on a range of topics, notably classical music and renewable energy, the latter for which she was recently presented with a journalism award by leading UK political weekly, The Spectator.


About the Award

Established in 2012, the award was created to honor members of the equestrian community for outstanding contributions to the industry. George H Morris was the inaugural recipient.  


Cuckson will be presented with the award at the IAEJ General Meeting during 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. 

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In equine-crazy Middleburg, a horse magazine sale stirs controversy

In equine-crazy Middleburg, a horse magazine sale stirs controversy | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it
Chronicle of the Horse, locally owned for decades, now belongs to the man behind the world’s largest horse show


@FranJurga writes: When the Washington Post covers the sale of a horse magazine, that's news in itself. Maybe you'd better read this article before you make  up your mind about what changes Mark Bellissimo will bring to our weekly equestrian newsmagazine, The Chronicle of the Horse.


Click on Beth's image or the headline to read the full article (two screens plus a slide show showing behind the scenes activity at the Chronicle office) on the Washington Post web site.


Photo: Lovely capture of Chronicle editor Beth Rasin with her neighbor's horse is reason enough to check out the slide show.

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The Long Arm of Social Media: How to Reference a Tweet

The Long Arm of Social Media: How to Reference a Tweet | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

@FranJurga writes: How do you reference a tweet?


The Internet is changing everything, but rules are still rules, and the venerable style guides for writing are in various stages of either catching up or digging in their heels.


The biggest question seems to be how to reference Internet sources in general, since they can be changed at will by the site's owner. "Page Not Found" could drive another editor or author crazy if trying to reference something from a bibliography that has an outdated URL.


MLA (Modern Language Association) is a leading style guide in the academic world. If you were (or are) a liberal arts or humanities major, you probably learned MLA style, or perhaps even unconsciously adopted it from digesting a steady diet of papers and articles.


So when the MLA came up with a style format for citing Twitter, it brought some smiles. Footnotes and references just became a little bit lighter, and maybe even a little bit more fun to read.


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Therapeutic riding: 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award honors PATH International for using horses to help people gain strength, independence

Therapeutic riding: 2013 Equine Industry Vision Award honors PATH International for using horses to help people gain strength, independence | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is the winner of the 12th annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis, in partnership with the American Horse Publications (AHP), presented the award on June 21 during the AHP "Meet at the Peak" Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

PATH Intl. was selected to receive this honor because of the organization’s dedication to horses and the people they serve. PATH Intl. began in 1969 with a focus on horseback riding as a form of physical and mental therapy.


It now has nearly 4,500 certified instructors and equine specialists at 850 locations around the world. Each year, it helps more than 54,000 children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges find strength and independence through the power of the horse.

The organization has developed many equine-related activities for therapeutic purposes, known as equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). Besides horseback riding, EAAT includes carriage driving, interactive vaulting (gymnastics on horseback), equine-facilitated learning and mental health. Each activity uses the horse as a partner in cognitive and behavioral therapy along with a licensed therapist.

What makes PATH Intl. a visionary in the equine field is not only a dedication to serving people but its commitment to providing second careers and second chances to horses. These creatures are perfectly suited to bond with adults and children with special needs, and the organization depends on the quality and reliability of its equines.


A recent case study shows that PATH Intl.’s therapies can help improve balance and stability for older adults. A 76-year-old woman who completed 10 adaptive riding sessions over a six-week period showed better balance, improved motor functions and less back pain. She also was better able to recover after a fall. Research shows falls are the leading cause of injuries and death in adults over age 65. This study shows how equine therapy can improve quality of life for seniors.

About the award

Established by Zoetis, the vision award is in its 12th year. It is the first major award to showcase innovation across the equine industry, and it is intended to recognize ingenuity and service as well as inspire those qualities in others.

Previous recipients of the Equine Industry Vision Award are Alexander Mackay-Smith in 2002, Don Burt in 2003, the American Quarter Horse Association in 2004, John Ryan Gaines in 2005, Stanley Bergstein in 2006, David O'Connor in 2007, Sally Swift in 2008, Charlotte Brailey Kneeland in 2009, John Nicholson in 2010, Robert E. Cacchione in 2011 and Equine Land Conservation Resource in 2012.

Other finalists for this year’s Equine Industry Vision Award included Tootie Bland, owner and producer of Road to the Horse; the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA); and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

Reference: Wehofer L, Goodson N, Shurtleff T. Equine assisted activities and therapies: A case study of an older adult. Phys Occup Ther Geriatr 2013; 31(1):71-87.


This article is edited from a longer press release issued today by Zoetis and AHP. The full release can be read on the AHP website.

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What journalists need to know about Twitter’s expanded lists | Poynter.

What journalists need to know about Twitter’s expanded lists | Poynter. | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

"I’m in Twitter List Heaven. Well, actually, now that Twitter has expanded the capabilities of its list feature, just about the only category I haven’t made a new list for is heaven.


"Before Twitter updated its lists feature last week, users could create only 20 lists with 500 accounts in each; now, they can create 1,000 lists with 5,000 accounts in each. The update impacts the role Twitter plays as an international news source by enabling journalists to be even more organized and save time as they gather, report and share news and information."


@FranJurga writes: Nina Diamond offers great information on using Twitter lists to keep your use of Twitter organized. If you need to keep track of a lot of subjects but don't want to have them all jumbled together, lists for you.


Lists are one of the best things about Twitter; I swear by them and am delighted that Twitter is enlarging the capacity of lists. 


I have a list for each discipline in equesrian sports and racing, plus lists for each type of horse professional, horse products, charities--you name it. When I'm researching that topic, I can easily check the list to get an idea of what's going on in that area, while for everyday twitter, I keep my follow stream lean so I can check it quickly on the run.


Because I use Hootsuite, I can see parallel streams of my lists and monitor them as needed.

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Deborah Spector's curator insight, June 9, 2013 5:29 PM

This is an excellent article about Twitter Lists. I recently created my first list and can't wait to expand my horse horizons with Twitter Lists.

 

Thank you so much for sharing!

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Nag Mags: TIME-esque Graphic Design Adds Visual Power to a Compelling Moment in Horse and Hound

Nag Mags: TIME-esque Graphic Design Adds Visual Power to a Compelling Moment in Horse and Hound | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

@FranJurga writes: There's a wall in my office. It's full of holes punched by push pins but you wouldn't know that because it is covered with ripped out graphic design examples that keep me inspired.


Some are curled, stiff and yellowed with age. Some are fresh and crisp. Others are low-res printouts from the new-age digital mags. On a breezy day they rustle--the wall's alive!


Gone are the days when I'd spend a quiet weekend slowly devouring the issues of Horse and Hound that arrived from London weeks after the news was news anymore. 


Now it comes on the iPad. Slick, on time, no forests cut down--but tough to save a favorite page. I can no longer see photo credits, and miss lots of those quirky little news items buried with an editor's shoehorn at the ends of articles. You know--the ones that make Americans chuckle about British equestrian eccentricities.


But sometimes it's worth opening the Zinio app on the laptop so I can print something. This week's issue's closing page is an example.


Yes, Horse and Hound is part of Time Inc., and this page is homage to the signature design of the newsweekly itself. H&H uses a variety of headline types through the magazine but it saved the best for last this week.


"The Moment" is a feature of the magazine that captures a horse or rider experience and freezes it in time and design. The design team obviously takes some extra care here each week to create this page and this week their page is a classic graphic design + photo one-pager element that will no doubt curl up and yellow on my inspiration wall.


If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out the way that red is used on the page to catch your eye and move it around. Jon Stroud and Steve Bardenis images are used on the page; the vertical form of Charlotte Dujardin seems intentionally composed to accommodate the designer and the page.


Notice the fonts: the "TIME-like" heavy sans serif Franklin Gothic (I think) headline font used only on this one page tells you "this is important"; it dominates the light sans serif in the text, serif in the subhead and pull-out quote and surprises you by sitting plumply on a thin-ruled box. The text box is coyly tucked behind the rider's shoulder, pulling it all together, where a less holistic design might have set them respectfully apart.


It's the little things that add up to The Moment, whether you're winning a gold medal at the Olympcis or looking for inspiration in the nag mags.


What's on your wall?


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In this series of ScoopIt mini posts, Fran Jurga shares some of her favorite design, journalism and media moments. 


Follow the series here: http://www.scoop.it/t/horses-design-publishing-and-media


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"My Little Pony" Spawns Age-Extended "Equestria Girls" -- NY Times

"My Little Pony" Spawns Age-Extended "Equestria Girls" -- NY Times | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it
Hoping to build on the popularity of My Little Pony, Hasbro plans a theatrical release as part of a campaign for its brand extension, Equestria Girls.
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@FranJurga writes: I'm just not sure what this means...


You can watch the trailer on the NYTimes page or on YouTube.


Just click on the candy-colored image or the headline to read more about Equestria Girls.

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Elsevier and Mendeley: Why the Science-Journal Giant Gobbled Up the Rebel Start-Up -- The New Yorker

Elsevier and Mendeley: Why the Science-Journal Giant Gobbled Up the Rebel Start-Up -- The New Yorker | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it
Elsevier has two reasons to buy Mendeley. One is to squash it: to destroy or coöpt an open-science icon that threatens its business model.


Click on the headline or image to read The New Yorker's take on the acquisition of one of my favorite software apps.

Fran Jurga's insight:

For the past three years, I have built a library in The Cloud, using Mendeley's wonderful app. I designed a matrix indexing system and was humming along. Now, the app has been sold to Elsevier, one of the many publishers who would like to see people like me not be able to have an online library at all. I'm devastated. And I'm not alone.


Google Docs, here I come. The task of building another library is daunting; this is a sad day for researchers and libraries and little people like me who were trying to be efficient on- and offline



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Horse-friendly Munnings film looks at seaside love among a group of Edwardian artists | ITV News

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An exhibition looking at love among a group of artists in Cornwall has opened at the Penlee House Gallery and Museum in Penzance head of a new film starring Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame.


The collection brings together paintings by a bohemian group of artists working in and around Newlyn at the start of the 20th century. Known as the Lamorna Group, they included Alfred Munnings, now regarded as one of Britain's most sought-after artists.


The film focuses on the life of Florence Carter-Wood, who married Munnings after moving to Newlyn, and her subsequent affair with Gilbert Evans, the land agent in charge of the Lamorna Valley estate.



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Congress Acts: Three "SAFE" Lawmakers Will Try to Ban Horse Slaughter for Food -- ABC News

Congress Acts: Three "SAFE" Lawmakers Will Try to Ban Horse Slaughter for Food -- ABC News | Horses: Design, Journalism, Publishing, and Media | Scoop.it

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"The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, as the House version is dubbed, would not only ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the U.S. but would also prohibit shipping horses outside the U.S. for food slaughter.


"Unlike the appropriations rider that had prevented horse slaughter until now, the statutory ban would not expire."


@FranJurga writes: A press conference on Wednesday on Capitol Hill will unite sympathetic lawmakers and humane groups to launch the campaign to pass the SAFE Act through Congress.


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Deborah Spector's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:38 AM

Be sure and let your representatives know you support the (SAFE) Act, which would not only ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the U.S. but would also prohibit shipping horses outside the U.S. for food slaughter.