ATA discontinues division newsletter hardcopies

Dear GLD members,

The ATA has informed us that it is discontinuing mailing division newsletter hardcopies. The Board has approved this change. No new hardcopy newsletters will be mailed as of April 19, 2012. This means that the next issue of interaktiv, to be published in July, will only be available as a PDF.

The ATA cites the following reasons to discontinue:

  • expense
  • expense benefiting only a small proportion of members
  • most members read newsletters online and those who want to read a paper copy can print their own

Although the news came as somewhat of a surprise to division officers and newsletter editors, I tend to agree with the move. It is, after all, the 21st century.

The interaktiv editorial team will continue to publish two PDF issues per year – a winter issue in January and a summer issue in July. Although discontinuation of the hardcopy removes the 20-page limit previously set by ATA headquarters, we intend to keep the newsletter to about that length. We hope this will make interaktiv a manageable part of your required industry reading! ­čÖé

Mit besten Gr├╝├čen aus Bonn,

Matt Baird