We had been hearing reports about major changes to Law Technology News and below is a statement from Monica Bay, Editor-in-Chief.
"Aric Press recently announced the initial stages of ALM’s reorganization of its national newsroom, which includes his promotion to vice president/editor-in-chief of the company.
One of the first steps in the plan is to create a unified “technology desk” to provide content across ALM publications, which will better inform our audience about the role of technology to help readers deliver “better, faster, cheaper” legal services.
Toward that end, we are executing a very exciting revamp of our LTN website, allowing us to devote more of our editorial resources to daily news reporting online. I am especially excited about the opportunity to provide more timely and authoritative coverage of important products and services.
This also allows us to upgrade Law Technology News magazine, with more expanded analysis from our industry leaders; our award-winning columns, detailed product reviews; news about important surveys and trends; and more. We will publish the print magazine on a bi-monthly basis (6x a year) in 2011."
We look forward to the new thought leader content in LTN and in particular, the inclusion of trend stories, case studies and product reviews. We are disappointed that ALM does not view vendors as thought leaders and therefore, vendors will not be allowed to contribute content. We understand that some bad apples had spoiled that for everyone else in the past, but this would be a great time to start fresh and recognize some of the incredible vendor experts in the industry today.