Millennial Moment, the Post‘s Resurgence, Sellers Q&A, Adobe MAX Announcements, TFP’s Infographic Pick of the Week, DPS Tip: Adobe DPS v32 Update Release v32.1

Welcome to TFP’s roundup of news and tips for media industry pros! This week, we’re sharing stories about what the “millennial moment” means for traditional news orgs, a “resurgence” at the Post, Fortune‘s Pattie Sellers, Adobe MAX announcements, and more.

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  • Competing with the likes of Vox, BuzzFeed, and Vice, traditional news organizations are struggling to figure out how to grab and keep the attention of the coveted millennials, a group comprising some 78 million consumers in the U.S alone. In a report on the Nieman Lab site, Ken Doctor looked at today’s “millennial moment” and whether legacy news outlets have a chance to get in on it.
  • One of those “legacy” newspapers is finding some success. An article in The New York Times and a follow-up from the Guardian reported that The Washington Post is enjoying a “resurgence” under the leadership of Jeff Bezos. Greater investment and financial stability is credited, but the “killer app,” the Times said, is “real, actual news.”
  • Events in the headlines: While Fortune‘s 16th annual Most Powerful Women summit was under way, Politico ran a Q&A with Pattie Sellers, the driving force behind the magazine’s high-profile ranking and conference brand. Sellers, who helped create the list in the 1990s, looked back on what it was like when she started out and offered an assessment of where women in business are today.
  • At MAX 2014, Adobe released a major Creative Cloud update, including a number of enhancements that link CC desktop tools with new integrated mobile apps. Also, among other highlights, the company introduced a Behance talent search capability and detailed plans around its partnership with Microsoft—which drew a roar from the crowd when it announced that each conference attendee would receive a free Surface Pro 3!
  • What are people reading these days? Two of the top categories are romance novels and mind, body, and spirit titles, while the most highlighted ebook in 2014 is Wine All-In-One for Dummies. For more fun facts, see our Infographic Pick of the Week from ebook subscription service Scribd.
  • Also check out the TFP blog for details on the Sept. 29 release of Adobe’s DPS v32.1 update.

Photo: Nieman Lab

This Week in Publishing appears every Friday on the TFP blog. Every week we compile interesting and noteworthy stories from the publishing world and put together a wrap-up to help our readers stay up-to-date. Think we missed something great? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Posted by: Monica Sambataro

Monica Sambataro is a contributing editor and copyeditor for Technology for Publishing. Her publishing background includes work for leading technology- and business-related magazines and websites.