Allow me to reintroduce myself, and this blog. I’m Paul Hyland, now the Executive Producer of edweek.org, which means I oversee content production and technology development on this site. I arrived at this position from the technology side, being involved in software development and technology management here and elsewhere; but I have been a news junkie for decades, and also spent several years as a content producer for the education and music channels at AOL.
When we launched this blog last year, its original purpose was to discuss our new pricing model, including paid subscriptions along with registration. While that is going well, we would like to fine-tune our related messages — for example, many readers may not be aware that there is still significant content on our site that requires only registration, and is otherwise still available for free (such as all of Teacher Magazine online), and even our Education Week articles are available for free — up to two-per-week for all registered readers.
Our subscription business model is actually old news; our content and services are undergoing many more changes today. We’re introducing numerous interactive technologies and other means for our readers to provide content and to interact with us and with each other. Teacher Magazine is currently being redesigned, both in print and online, so stay tuned for more information about that — both new features we’ve already introduced, and a whole new look coming soon. Expect to see contributions from others on my staff and around the organization, and we most definitely want to hear from you, our readers, so please don’t hesitate to post comments in response to anything we write.
Executive Producer, edweek.org
A version of this news article first appeared in the Behind the Scenes blog.