Editors Expect To Be Paid More for Doing More Online Work

first_img1. Compared to 2007, how much do you expect your total compensation to change in 2008? Increase: 64%Expect It to Stay the Same: 31%Decrease: 5%2. Have You Taken on Additional Responsibilities?Yes: 72% No: 16% 3. If yes, how well do you feel you have been compensated for these additional responsibilities? Very well: 8%Well: 15% Fair: 27%Not so well: 23% Not well at all: 27% 4. Are You Currently Looking for Job? Yes, actively looking: 13%No, but strongly considering it: 25%No, not considering it: 61%[NOTE: The full FOLIO: 2008 Editorial Salary Survey,conducted by Readex Research, will be released with the August issue ofFOLIO: Magazine and will include title-by-title breakdowns foreditorial director/editor-in-chief, editor/executive editor and managingeditor/senior editor.] Many publishers have struggled with salespeople blowing off online sales because the commission rates don’t stack up to print (although with print sales slipping, online is looking better and better to those few salespeople who hadn’t considered it worth their time). Editors for the most part haven’t received more compensation for additional online work, but according to the FOLIO: 2008 Editorial Salary Survey, the drumbeat for more pay for more work is growing. “I’m doing more and busting out of traditional comfort zone,” said one respondent. “I expect to get more for that and won’t rest until I do.”Another respondent recognizes that online, editors can now be judged with hard numbers–typically traffic–however that can ultimately lead to some poor editorial decisions. “The movement of ad dollars from print to online has the potential to impact my future compensation increases,” says one respondent. “Online can be measured more directly, so as an editor, I’m evaluated as much on clicks and editorial quality and maybe more so!”Below are some highlights from the survey on editors’ increasing workload and their increasing expectations.last_img read more

BPA Board Amends Rules

first_imgThe BPA Worldwide Board of Directors voted through several amendment proposals at their Dec. 20 meeting in an effort to modernize and accommodate its association members’ digital practices. The not-for-profit auditing and accounting services provider handed down various rule modifications—updating the definition of Direct and Company request sources; eliminating the personal identifying questions from online request forms; reporting of app downloads; updating of digital magazine metrics—in an effort to address efforts to streamline various processes and update alongside its changing industry.Direct Request, Company Request DefinedDuring its May 2013 meeting, the BPA Board changed “Direct Request: Telecommunication” rules to include requests made by an employee’s supervisor to mixed results. At the latest meeting, the ruling was further amended to include a pair of definition clarifications for “Direct Request” and “Company Request.” One person “making a request through a single phone call for themselves and one other co-worker, regardless of title or function” is a direct request. The same request made by one person on behalf of “two or more co-workers” is now a company request. This new ruling includes all “written,” “telecommunication” and “electronic” requests.Personal Identifying Question EliminatedMedia owners’ shift from simple magazine publisher to multi-platform content provider is making it difficult for the BPA to track and monitor their subscription bases. In response, the BPA Board voted to eliminate the personal identifier question from all Web and electronic qualification forms. The move is supported by months of inquiry research. In May 2012, the BPA tested “subscriber recall and response accuracy for Web subscribers” on pre-populated Web forms. The positive results encouraged the BPA to now allow media owners the right to pre-populate Web forms. App Download Metric RevisedThe BPA defines app downloads as “single actions reported as month-by-month totals followed by an aggregated six-month average,” but as it can easily be misinterpreted as the aggregated average was the total number of app downloads for that six-month period the metric has been clarified. The designated “App Table” will now feature a beginning balance of cumulative apps downloaded (previous month’s total), month-by-month activity and an updated cumulative total.Updated Digital Magazine MetricsSince association members began reporting digital editions metrics in 2002, the BPA has regarded them as a unique distribution platform for print magazines and newspapers and have reported them “in alignment with its print counterpart.” To accommodate for association members’ desire for expanded information beyond simple distribution numbers, the BPA Board amended digital reporting rules to include: active views, number of sessions per issue in total and per device, number of pages accessed and time spent per device.In addition to these passed revisions, the BPA Board also formally set a launch date for its new reporting format—the period ending Dec. 2013. As of now, more than 300 brands already utilize the new reporting system.last_img read more

Volkswagen recalls 662000 Atlas Passat vehicles for illegally adjustable headlights

first_img The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is spacious and affordable Share your voice 20 Photos Now playing: Watch this: More From Roadshow Recalls Volkswagen More about 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Review • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Checking all but one box Preview • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas: New 3-row SUV lets VW play with giants Enlarge ImageIf you’re not poking around behind your headlights, you’ll probably never even notice the adjuster’s missing cap. Volkswagen Every vehicle sold in the US must conform to a massive amount of regulations known as the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. If an even seemingly insignificant FMVSS violation makes it to market, it’s all but guaranteed that a recall will follow. That’s the reason behind VW’s latest recall, which is a big one.Volkswagen has issued a recall for 662,185 examples of the 2018-2019 VW Atlas SUV and the 2012-2020 VW Passat sedan. There are a lot of cars in this recall, carrying a wide variety of build dates and non-sequential VIN ranges, so it’s best to give your dealership a ring if you think your vehicle might be part of this.The problem stems from a single cap. When it’s still being assembled, factory workers align the headlights’ horizontal aim, and then that aim adjuster is sealed off with a cap. However, the vehicles included in this recall never had that cap installed, allowing Average Joes and Janes to adjust the headlights horizontally. This puts the vehicle in violation of FMVSS 108, which states that headlights are not allowed to be adjusted horizontally after assembly. Since it’s out of spec according to federal regulations, VW initiated a recall to remedy the issue.VW discovered the problem in early 2019, when the automaker discovered missing instructions about installing the horizontal-aim adjustment cap. VW remedied this by correcting the work instructions, and then it went about figuring out how many vehicles had these missing caps. If a person changes their headlights’ horizontal aim, it may not provide adequate coverage as expected, which could present a safety hazard.Volkswagen is still researching a permanent remedy, but the idea behind it is simple: Dealership technicians will block the horizontal aim adjuster, preventing owners from making changes after the vehicle has been sold. Dealers have already been notified of the recall and affected owners should start to receive notifications in the mail later in July. 2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Just as good as before, only bettercenter_img 5 things you need to know about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas 2018 Ford EcoSport: Better late than never 5 Tags 2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy Car Industry SUVs Sedans 1:26 Comments Volkswagenlast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Monday August 24

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uNational politics with political commentators Catalina Byrd and Sean Breeze, including a not so secret meeting between VP Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren as Biden continues to contemplate a 2016 run for the Democratic nomination. Additionally, we’ll discuss the ACLU protests petty crime arrests in Baltimore and the law enforcement reform work group in Annapolis.  It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img