Becky Fishman works on marketing and PR for New Internationalist magazine, focusing on digital developments and the institutional sector. Based in the Oxford office, she has worked with a number of British and international organizations in the publishing, arts and tech sectors. Her email address is becky.fishman [at] newint.org

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Becky Fishman works on marketing and PR for New Internationalist magazine, focusing on digital developments and the institutional sector. Based in the Oxford office, she has worked with a number of British and international organizations in the publishing, arts and tech sectors. Her email address is becky.fishman [at] newint.org

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Event Announcement: What does it mean to be an 'internationalist' today?

To celebrate its 40th birthday, New Internationalist magazine is delighted to be hosting an evening of debate and discussion on the subject 'What does it mean to be an internationalist today?'

Tickets are free, but places are limited - online registration for the event is open now, and e-tickets will be issued. Early booking is recommended.

The symposium will be co-chaired by Hannah Pool (journalist/author) and Hazel Healy of New Internationalist; panellists will include Lindsey Hilsum (Channel 4), John Hilary (War on Want), Jonathan Glennie (Overseas Development Institute), Marieme Jamme (Senegalese-born social entrepreneur), Dan Smith (International Alert), Asad Rehman (Climate campaigner, Friends of the Earth) and Jessica Horn (Africa Feminist Forum).

This will be a dynamic, semi-formal event, with short 5-minute presentations from panellists, an inter-panel discussion and questions from the floor. Complimentary cake and drinks will be served in celebration of New Internationalist's 40th birthday, and there will be an opportunity to meet the editors of the magazine and discover more about the people and the story behind this independent, outspoken publication.

'Much has changed since the heady optimism of the 1970s when our first magazine rolled off the press,' explained Hazel Healy, Co-Editor of New Internationalist magazine. 'As this is our 40th year we feel it's a good time to look at how attitudes to development and justice have evolved and changed. And with austerity beginning to bite in the West, it's also time for ideas about 'internationalism' and global solidarity to be restated forcefully and eloquently for a new era. We'd love people to come and join that discussion.'

The event will take place at Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre in central London on the evening of the 31 October 2013. Interested parties are invited to register to attend.

Tickets and a full programme are available online at newinternationalist.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information, contact Amanda Synnott at amandas{at}newint.org

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New Internationalist wins Utne 2013 Media Award


Oxford, UK, 3 June 2013...
New Internationalist Publications is delighted to share the news that its flagship magazine, New Internationalist, has been named as the winner of Utne Reader’s 2013 Media Award for Best International Coverage, beating other nominees Red Pepper, NACLA and Middle East Report.

Each year, Utne Reader’s editors select nominees through an extensive reading process and year-long examination, rather than via a competition with entry forms and fees. In this way, the magazine, whose headquarters are in Topeka, Kansas, honours the efforts of smaller, sometimes overlooked outlets that provide innovative, thought-provoking perspectives. All elements, from graphics to coverage, are taken into consideration when selecting the nominees and eventually the winners.

Utne said that New Internationalist was chosen for its ‘hopeful, passionate style’ and ‘meticulous devotion to facts,’ illuminating the real people behind the fight for global justice and giving space for people to tell their own stories.

‘We are delighted to have won this prestigious Utne award,’ said Chris Brazier, from New Internationalist’s editorial team. ‘New Internationalist is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, and with our eyes on the future - we have just launched an iPad edition of the magazine – we are proud of what we, as an independent workers’ co-operative, have achieved since 1973. We have always sought to cover issues that mainstream media often sidestep, and our international focus remains unique – and ever more vital in a world subject to globalization and climate change. We thank Utne for recognizing the work of New Internationalist in this way.’

For more information, contact Becky Fishman on becky.fishman(at)newint.org.

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About New Internationalist

Reporting on critical global issues since 1973, New Internationalist Publications Ltd (newint.org) is an independent, not-for-profit media organization. Our award-winning magazine, books and website provide fresh, hard-hitting, grass-roots coverage from voices across the globe.

About Utne

Since 1984, Utne Reader (utne.com) has been the vanguard of alternative media, celebrating independent news and views from across the political spectrum. With ideas, trends and solutions you won’t see in the mainstream media for months or even years, Utne Reader is the publication to read first for readers who want to know what's happening next.


Introducing New Internationalist for iPad

Oxford, UK, 3 June 2013...  New Internationalist Publications Ltd is delighted to announce the launch of its new magazine app for iPad. The new app, now available in the iTunes app store, has been developed by the in-house design and technical team at New Internationalist, using the Mag+ platform for digital publishing and mobile app development.

The new app offers a simple and elegant mobile reading experience, allowing users to navigate their way easily through the wealth of insightful articles, helpful fact spreads and beautiful photographs contained in each issue of New Internationalist magazine.

 'We've had a growing number of requests from our supporters, subscribers and web users for an easy-to-use app designed specifically for iPad, and we're really pleased to be able to deliver this now,' commented Amanda Synnott, Magazine Marketing Manager for New Internationalist. 'The focus has been on delivering the award-winning content that our readers have come to expect, in a format that is engaging, simple and elegant.'

'Investing in new digital platforms is a big commitment for a small, independent publisher such as New Internationalist,' added Synnott. 'We decided that we had to bring a top quality app to the iPad market, so that our product reflects the progressive journalism that we publish, but we had to do it efficiently and tailor it to our resources. Using the Mag+ platform has been a great way to achieve this.'

To celebrate the launch, New Internationalist is offering a month's free access to the in-app magazine content. Once a user has downloaded the app, he or she can get free access for a month. Users can also choose to purchase a year's subscription, a 6-month subscription or access to a single issue via the app. Existing print subscribers can activate their digital subscription to get the in-app content at no extra charge.

The app is available now in the iTunes app store.

For more information, contact Becky Fishman on becky.fishman(at)newint.org, or Amanda Synnott on amandas(at)newint.org.

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About New Internationalist

Reporting on critical global issues since 1973, New Internationalist Publications Ltd (newint.org) is an independent, not-for-profit media organization. Its award-winning magazine, books and website provide fresh, hard-hitting, grass-roots coverage from voices across the globe. Recent awards for the magazine include an Amnesty Media Award in 2012, and the Utne award for Best International Coverage in 2013.

About Mag+

Mag+ (magplus.com) is a complete digital publishing ecosystem comprised of a plug-in for InDesign CS4-CS6, a powerful web-based back end, and white-labelled reader apps for iOS, Android and Kindle devices. Mag+ pioneered touchscreen publishing in the first iPad and remains the fastest, simplest publishing platform for creating content optimized for mobile devices, without the need for programming skills. For those creating custom mobile apps, the Mag+ app SDK allows developers to build on top of our core components, saving hundreds of man-hours of coding.

From publishers to catalogue marketers, design agencies and app developers, Mag+ is ideal for anyone wanting to bring beautiful, immersive content to the millions using the new generation of digital devices. Clients in a range of industries have now built more than 1,000 innovative apps, including Toyota, New York Magazine, WeSC, Hemispheres (United Airlines), Shape and The Nation. Mag+ also offers consultancy and creative services via Mag+ Studios.


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