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Times are Changing

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 and November/December.

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 and schools.

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.

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.

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