UpFront: ME Media Celebrates Digital Liftoff!
By Sarah A. Webster
Editor in Chief
This is a special month for our organization. We’ve launched our new Web site and we’re eager to finally share it with you!
Our new home on the Web—www.ManufacturingEngineeringMedia.com—embraces our new identity as Manufacturing Engineering Media, or ME Media, for short.
While we have no plans to deviate from our longstanding mission of giving you premier magazine content about manufacturing engineering, we do plan to give you more information in more ways than ever before. Ultimately, ME Media aims to be the premier source for news and in-depth technical information about manufacturing in North America.
Our new Web site is just one piece of that strategy. The first thing we hope you’ll notice is the simple, clean design. The centerpiece of our home page is a gallery that showcases our top stories. We also have a video player that shows clips about industry trends, events and new products, from both ME Media and our sponsors.
In the top left corner of our site, you’ll notice icons for our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn accounts. I encourage you to like us, follow us, subscribe to us and join us! Why? In addition to helping you find useful ME content, we’ll also help you find the best manufacturing information from around the Web, whether that’s policy news, breaking economic data or just a cool video on additive manufacturing.
Most importantly, a navigation bar on the left directs you to about two dozen of our content channels. From AeroDef and Alternative Machining to Motorized Vehicles and Tooling & Workholding, there’s a channel for everyone. You’ll also notice channels for our popular departments from the monthly magazine, such as Shop Solutions and Viewpoints.
If you’re looking for an older ME story in a certain topic area, such as Medical manufacturing, scroll to the bottom of that channel and click "View all headlines." There, you will find an archive for prior ME stories, sorted by date.
I also want to bring special attention to one channel: The Metal Shop. So much of what we write about here involves cutting, grinding and finishing metals. While we have special channels for Machines & Automation and Alternative Machining, The Metal Shop is where you can find all the stories you’re looking for about working with metal in the shop.
Finally, we’re looking for expert bloggers for our new Web site. If you think you’re qualified and have information to contribute, feel free to get in touch with me at email@example.com. As always, I look forward to your feedback about our new Web site and anything else we’re doing here at ME Media.
This article was first published in the June 2012 edition of Manufacturing Engineering magazine. Click here for PDF.