Well this is the start of something good. If you want to get involved or write for the magazine, e-mail me.
Boston, Nov. 13, 2006
A new style of journalism is set to rise. Blast Magazine is set to launch January 1 with a New Year’s Eve kickoff!
What is Blast Magazine?
Blast (http://www.theblastarea.com) is an Internet magazine focused on what’s hot right now, including the latest fashion, cultural issues, new technology, sports, gaming, music and entertainment.
Blast is the fusion between traditional print journalism and online media. It combines the quality and nostalgia of print periodicals with the timeliness and convenience of the Internet media.
The secret behind Blast is “Hybrid Edition Content Delivery,” developed by the magazine’s three partners; Editor-in-Chief John Guilfoil, Chief Technical Officer Andy Whelan, and Design Editor Andrew Khan. The technology and method combines traditional “budgeted” journalism with up-to-the-minute updates, dynamic news stories and fresh daily product reviews.
The weekly online publication will feature new full-length stories and feature columns. The actual magazine will, however, consist of more than just the weekly issue. It will be updated several times each day with new content, making it a living, breathing piece of journalism. It also offers new value to advertisers by offering permanent advertisement that appear in issues and feature stories forever as part of Blast’s virtual library archive system.
“We are not an ‘e-zine,’” Guilfoil said, “we are a print magazine that has been literally thrown into cyberspace, given a heart and lungs and brought to life.”
Blast has an 18-35 demographic distributed evenly between males and females in market research. Features will include a weekly sex column and reviews of current trends in the world of poker, music, video games, movies and technology. Blast will cover the hottest fads!
The magazine will also be professionally designed and optimized so users with widescreen monitors can enjoy an enhanced experience and those with smaller monitors can still have an optimized viewing experience. The publication has a staff of over 30, including writers, photographers and graphic designers from all over the East Coast. They are a mixture of young professionals and talented students.
Preview content and news will come online in the coming days at http://www.theblastarea.com, but for the next 50 days the staff is focusing on the launch of a major marketing campaign to promote “Blast Off,” which will occur on New Year’s Eve when the full website launches.
John Guilfoil has worked in public relations and is a 10-year veteran of Internet journalism. He founded The Review Center (http://www.reviewcenter.com) in 1999 and has written numerous articles and product reviews.