Landscape Architecture Magazine Launches New Companion Blog
Washington, D.C. April 4, 2012 – To help kick off National Landscape Architecture Month, Landscape Architecture Magazine launches a new blog, www.landscapearchitecturemagazine.org. This new blog will serve as an online companion to the print magazine, which has been the official publication of the American Society of Landscape Architects since it began publication in October 1910.
“With this new blog and home page, we hope to engage readers daily,” said Bradford McKee, editor of LAM. “The monthly magazine will always be our mainstay, where we can go in depth on issues and projects that matter to our readers. But there is simply too much happening by the day to fit even a mention of it all into the magazine. The blog will be the place we do that, where we join in those conversations and bring them to readers.”
McKee said the blog, which will be written by the staff and certain contributing editors, will mainly serve to point readers around elsewhere on the web, and will cover everything LAM covers—and more. “We’ll certainly keep readers abreast of traditional news we find in the field, whether it involves design, ecology, or policy and regulation,” he said. “But we’ll have room to be more playful in the ways we cover developments that affect practice in subtler ways.”
LAM’s new blog will also contain original reporting and commentary as often as possible, as Daniel Jost, ASLA, a staff writer and editor, has already begun with last week’s postings from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture conference. Each month, the magazine also plans to offer up to three full stories from the print edition—a news piece, a department, and a feature. “But for the rest—and perhaps best—of the print product, you’ll have to subscribe to the print edition,” McKee said.