Date

3-2012

Degree Name

BS in Graphic Communication

Department

Graphic Communication Department

Advisor(s)

Colleen Twomey

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the affects tablet magazines have on the magazine industry. It includes research on past and present circulation trends for print and digital magazine consumption. Interviews of industry professionals were conducted, giving their insight into the development and consumer attitudes toward iPad tablet magazines. An online survey questioning subscription, functionality and general views of both tablet and print magazines was distributed as well as an in person case study that allowed users to physically navigate, observe and compare an iPad magazine and its print counterpart. The results of this study can be used to predict the impact of a recent technological introduction—the iPad magazine and its affects on the current and future magazine industry.

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