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Looking back at 2015; walking boldly into 2016
Typically, we give space to the Publishers’ Commentary in the December issue, in which Publisher Bruce Poorman and Associate Publisher Laurence Doyle take a look back at the year and toward the one to come. And then, in January, I come along with an Editor’s Focus column talking about editorial changes and tweaks and the like for the new year.
We thought we’d streamline things a bit and handle both at once so we can get right back into more market/industry-oriented fare on this page right out the starting gate in 2016.
So, without further ado...
From the chief editor
We saw a lot of nice, thick issues this year, a testament not only to advertiser support but also reader interest and a plethora of news to cover. The magazine will look much the same, but here are some recent and upcoming changes to address:
From the publishers
This has been a wonderful year for us on the DDNews team. Readers and advertisers alike seem to be getting even more out of the magazine and our web vehicles this year, and we are excited to see what the new year will bring. And as a side note, this is our first full year with the new paper stock we adopted in late 2014, and we think those of you who still like to hold a magazine in your hands will agree it’s made everything a greater joy to behold and an easier read.
We wanted to take a moment to let you know what’s on tap for Special Reports in the 2016 issues of DDNews, starting with a January 2016 Special Report on Regenerative Medicine that will examine current efforts in regenerative ophthalmology, where researchers are applying stem cell technologies to understand and treat diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.
And for the rest of the year:
As for the specific angles each Special Report will take, it’s too early to say, but if you’re a company or expert in one of those market spaces and want to see if there’s room to share your thoughts in one of them, contact Features Editor Randall Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you for your readership, and we continue to look forward to giving you not just the news you might have heard vaguely about around work or elsewhere, but also the news you didn’t even know you needed to know.