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Erin Kissane podcast interview: editorial strategy, web magazines and trolls

Erin Kissane

In Episode 4 of the Together London Podcast, I talk to Erin Kissane about what she learned editing A List Apart magazine, her book The Elements of Content Strategywhy she started Contents Magazine, and what we can do about the problem of harassment online. Follow Erin on twitter @kissane.

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Strategic Content Management

I’ve written an article for A List Apart magazine called “Strategic Content Management”:

Any web project more complex than a blog requires custom CMS design work. It’s tempting to use familiar tools and try to shoehorn content in—but we can’t select the appropriate tool until we’ve figured out the project’s specific needs. So what should a CMS give us, apart from a bunch of features? How can we choose and customize a CMS to fit a project’s needs? How can content strategy help us understand what those needs really are? And what happens a day, a week, or a year after we’ve installed and customized the CMS?