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The six best 'secret gardens' of New York City
Gothamist
That New Yorkers need to escape this maddening city full of machines is undeniable. But where? Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden, Central Park Conservatory Garden are often crowded; throngs of people seeking refuge create the very same convergence of humanity that we wish to escape. Here are six "secret gardens" in which you can find the quiet and natural beauty you've been seeking.
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August Quill & Trowel newsletter available
GWA
Members may view and download the August issue of the Quill &Trowel. Major contents include: Gold Awards announcement, Honors recipients, election results, regional meeting announcements, symposium wrap-up and more.
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Sept. 26 — Barnes by Barnes — Philadelphia GWA regional meeting
GWA
Join Region II on Sept. 26 in the Philadelphia area for a morning tour of the Barnes' Grounds and Collections, followed by lunch and trunk show. We will visit with Nicole Juday, the new Horticulture Education and Programs Manager at the Barnes, who loves plants! She will explain the history, development and major changes that have propelled the Barnes Arboretum into 21st Century. The Herbarium is an unexpected, hidden gem in the Barnes collections. With 10,000 preserved plant specimens and counting, it is a special resource for horticulturalists, students, and artists. The 12-acre Arboretum contains over 3,000 species of woody plants and trees. Some are rare specimens, and all are beautiful. In the afternoon, the tour will continue at the Barnes Art Collection. Register by Aug. 29 for the early-bird rate.
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Sept. 30-Oct. 2 — Digital storytelling & tours in Victoria, BC
GWA
Like taking photos? Like telling stories? This introduction to digital storytelling will help you make short films using your photos and narration, to make fun and fun to make digital stories. This regional meeting is composed of two half-day workshops, an "'Appy Hour" and one full day of tours. The Digital storytelling session is before and after the tour day, so video taken on the tour can be used to create a short digital story.
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Need help finding qualified job applicants?
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Employers seeking job applicants may list full-time, part-time and freelance openings at no cost. Post your communications related job opening here. Details.
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Publishing is not dying
Harvard Business Review
If marketers want to produce content, they need to think like publishers. After all, content isn't an extension of marketing, it's an extension of publishing. I am hardly the only one to make that case, but skeptics are still vocal in their disagreement. "Aren't publishers failing?" they say. How can I hold up a struggling industry as a model? If publishing is a viable model, why aren't publishers making money?
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Google wins victory in row with German publishers
re/code
A German regulator handed Google a victory as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the Internet search engine operator by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles. Several publishers including Axel Springer SE and Burda had banded together in a group called VG Media to demand Google pay them for making their online articles available to the public.
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Whatever happened to writing for love, not money?
The Telegraph
The life of the starving writer has long haunted the imagination. William Hogarth's The Distrest Poet shows a young man in a filthy garret getting his wife to fend off the milkmaid. Hogarth's work was a satire, but in the Romantic era the same image turned into an aspiration. Suffering proved authenticity; rich writers had sacrificed their ideals at Mammon's altar.
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How yards and gardens express culture, identity and neighborliness
MinnPost
Carolyn Bastick has lived in Minneapolis' Bryn Mawr neighborhood since 1986, in three different houses, and she loves her neighborhood. "The neighborhood is close-knit," she told me the other day. "Once someone moves in, they don't want to leave." (It might have sounded sinister, like "the village" in Patrick McGoohan's surreal '70s sci-fi show "The Prisoner," if Bastick hadn't been so full of vim.)
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Publishing pay rose 2.8 percent in 2013
Publishers Weekly
The average pay raise for publishing employees in 2013 was 2.8 percent, according to PW's just-concluded salary survey. The percentage increase last year was the same as in 2012, when the survey also found that pay had risen by 2.8 percent. The salary increase in 2013 was held down to some degree by the number of employees who received no raise in 2013 — 19 percent said their pay was flat in the year.
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The imaginary war between print and digital books
Daily Dot
If there's one important lesson to be taken from the battle between e-books and traditional print, it's that sometimes there are no winners and losers, just a delicate seesaw act. This week, that seesaw tipped a little bit toward the argument for print, when a study was released in which 50 people were all given the same Elizabeth George story to read.
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Last call: The end of the printed newspaper
Medium.com
The Roanoke Times, the local paper in my family home, is a classic metro daily, with roots that go back to the 1880s. Like most such papers, it ran into trouble in the middle of the last decade, as print advertising revenue fell, leaving a hole in the balance sheet that digital advertising couldn't fill. When the 2008 recession accelerated those problems, the Times' parent company began looking for a buyer, eventually selling it to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Media Group.
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Kobo: Technology takes a back seat in the e-book game
The Telegraph
For years, people have been forecasting the death of the e-reader. Ever since more flashy, multi-function tablets became mainstream — prompted by the launch of Apple's iPad in 2010 — black-and-white e-readers with their matt e-ink screens have come to be seen as poor relations. However, the e-books industry is a lucrative one.
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