Michelle Manafy is the senior editor of Min, which publishes the Media Industry Newsletter - the go-to resources for advertising data, news, deals, trends and personnel moves shaping the consumer magazine publishing industry - and hosts the industry's premier events and awards programs. Previously, Michelle held the position of Editor-in-chief at Free Pint Limited, a global publisher of sites, research and resources that support the value of information in the enterprise. Prior to joining FreePint, Michelle served as the Editorial Director of the Enterprise Group for Information Today, Inc. where she was editor of EContent Magazine and chair of the Buying & Selling eContent Conference and Enterprise Search Summits. She is the co-editor of and a contributor to the book Dancing With Digital Natives: Staying in Step With the Generation That's Transforming the Way Business is Done(May 2011, CyberAge Books). An award-winning columnist, Michelle's focus is on emerging trends in digital content and how they shape successful business practices. She speaks at a variety of industry events and serves as a judge for content and technology competitions. She has worked in book and magazine publishing for more than 20 years in areas ranging from pop culture to academic nonfiction and holds a BA in journalism from San Francisco State University.
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Articles by Michelle Manafy:
The more things change ... Wednesday, 20th June 2012
Some tensions may persist in perpetuity. Consider that between sagacious seasoned veterans and, say, kids today. There's no end of research that demonstrates, for example, how different the work ethic (or at least generational perception of it) is between older and younger workers. It might be easy to write off youth as having short attention spans, but the message must mind the medium as we address evolving technological and information needs.
Get a clear picture of information investmentsWednesday, 6th June 2012
There are so many intangibles in information work that it can be incredibly challenging to evaluate the efficacy of our efforts. How rare and lovely are those moments when you can point to an information resource that resulted in clear business advantage? What's needed is a good basis for comparison on information investment and resources, but it's very difficult to come by.
Information overload: fact, fantasy or filter failure? Wednesday, 23rd May 2012
Information overload is a figment of your imagination. Or a failure of your filter. Or a symptom of your technological submissiveness. Depends on who you ask.
Content evolution and the need to stay flexible to surviveWednesday, 9th May 2012
Surprise! People young and old still read print newspapers. Twenty percent of US Adults have read a newspaper in the past month and those 18 to 24 read them as often as other age groups.
Semantics questionsWednesday, 18th April 2012
Ever ask someone to clarify something they've just said and, instead of rephrasing, they repeat the same thing, only louder? It's like bellowing blather at the blind and blaming them for not getting the picture.
Intranet management strategies and resourcesTuesday, 10th April 2012
With the promise of providing a central place for internal communication and collaboration, intranets are viewed as an essential tool for many enterprises. However from the end user perspective, intranets are often seen as little more than, at best, a glorified employee directory or, at worst, a necessary (if evil) interface to access corporate information and tools. There are, of course, stellar intranets that live up to their potential. Achieving the fundamental promise of intranets, much less the successful integration of social features, requires strategic planning and governance
Categorically delivering information valueWednesday, 4th April 2012
When it comes to return on information investments, there nothing more satisfying than seeing resources used. Oh sure, we'd all like some sort of tacit-value-ticker that made a cheerful chime every time a member of staff has an ah-ha moment or a bit of data generates a lot of revenue.
Libraries, learning and the bottom lineTuesday, 20th March 2012
This month I had the privilege of speaking at two library events. The first was a remarkable response to a lack of budget for employee travel. The New York Public Library system employs hundreds of librarians. Thus, it isn't a great surprise that it can't afford to send many of them to conferences and educational events.
The VIP LiveWire has movedMonday, 20th February 2012
Awards night at 2012 Information Industry SummitWednesday, 25th January 2012
Social media: ongoing challenges and conversationsThursday, 10th November 2011
New hires signal EDGAR Online plansTuesday, 13th September 2011
FirstRain goes with the workflowMonday, 11th July 2011
Consuming news on your own termsWednesday, 18th May 2011
Community-centric reading and library eBooksTuesday, 17th May 2011
Informed Knowledge Management - A VIP EditorialWednesday, 19th January 2011
"Remote Information Teams"
If you're newly remote, you may feel like you've been thrown into a mysterious culture where you sort of speak the language but sort of not. Use Jinfo's "Focus on Remote Information Teams" to become fluent: