Times are Changing
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Dec 01, 2018
My, how times are changing
the way we do business…
in the publishing industry.
Without going back to the
details of yesteryear, the
manner in which a publication is produced
has changed from cut and paste, to the digital
version of today.
I’ve never met our Production Director,
though I know she does a great job. I’ve only
met our Art Director once, and his work is
beyond reproach. Most of the work is accomplished
in front of a computer screen
and on the telephone.
Security Today magazine is taking another
new approach to magazine production. As
has been our custom for the past 22 years, we
have produced a monthly magazine. However,
starting Jan. 1, 2019, we will be producing
eight issues each year. We are combining
January/February, May/June, July/August
A separate publication in our portfolio,
Campus Security & Life Safety also will publish
six times each year. Security Today magazine
will continue to publish our specialty
publications, such as Networking Security,
GovSec and fold in our Dealer Strategies editorial
inside of Security Today.
I can’t begin to tell you how much we appreciate
our advertisers and sponsors, who
make it possible for us to tell the story of
security. Without their support, we couldn’t
move in this direction. With their support,
we’re anxious to begin anew in 2019.
To fill any void left by fewer print issues
during the course of the year, we have added
a few eNews products, sent via email, and we
have added four or five one-day events to the
portfolio. Four of these Summits are focused
on campus security issues. We have identified
Houston (March), Chicago (May), Atlanta
(September), and Long Beach, Calif. (November),
as the destinations. The target dates
will be released later. We have had tremendous
success with these summits as local campus
and law enforcement direct the conversations
about a secure facilities and schools.
Once again, we are very thankful to
those security manufacturers who sponsor
and support our efforts and have taken a
deeper interest in protecting students, staff
We’re looking forward to yet another
year of publishing Security Today magazine.
We appreciate that you have taken us
along on your journey of a more secure
world. I’m very thankful for the insight and
wisdom you have shared with me over the
past two decades.
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Security Today.
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.