Twitter’s Google Deal and Instant Timeline Feature, 15 Young Industry Innovators, American Magazine Media 360 Conference, National Magazine Award Winners, TFP’s Infographic Pick of the Week, InDesign CC Tip: Adding QR Codes With Data Merge, DPS Tip: Adobe DPS v32 Update Release v32.4.2

Welcome to TFP’s roundup of news and tips for media industry pros! This week, we’re sharing stories about Twitter’s deal with Google to show tweets in search results along with reviews of its new “instant timeline” feature, a report on 15 young innovators driving changes in the magazine business, takeaways from the American Magazine Media 360 Conference, and more.

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  • Twitter grabbed headlines with the announcement that it reached a deal with Google to display tweets in search results. Bloomberg Business said the agreement is part of the social network’s strategy to grow its audience and advertising revenue. Also, both The New York Times and The Guardian posted favorable reviews of Twitter’s new “instant timeline” feature, which provides new users access to relevant content without having to go through the traditional setup process and “follow” selected people and organizations.
  • For a view of where the magazine business is headed, check out Adweek‘s profiles of 15 young innovators who are changing the industry. From The Atlantic to National Geographic to Cosmopolitan, top publishers are tapping the talent of these trailblazers to make better content, drive revenue, and take advantage of expanding digital opportunities, the report said.
  • Meanwhile, as part of a “View from the Top” panel at this year’s American Magazine Media 360 Conference, industry leaders from Condé Nast, Rodale, Hearst, Meredith, and Time Inc. discussed how they see the future of magazine publishing. Digiday posted five takeaways from the session: 1) legacy pubs still have a lot to learn when it comes to digital, 2) print still matters, 3) dwindling resources makes creativity essential, 4) native advertising is a reality, and 5) there’s a science behind social sharing.
  • Also, the 2015 National Magazine Awards were announced, and FishbowlNY provided a list of all the winners by category. Among those were Technology for Publishing clients National Geographic, Men’s Health, and Pacific Standard. Congratulations to all!
  • On the Technology for Publishing blog: Where do you need to be in the social media world? Our Infographic Pick of the Week breaks down the types of businesses and media each platform serves best.
  • We also bring you an InDesign CC Tip on how to add QR codes into merged documents created with InDesign’s Data Merge utility.
  • And check out this week’s DPS Tip on the 32.4.2 release of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. It details an update to the DPS App Builder that lets users create v32 apps with 64-bit support to comply with Apple requirements.

Image: Chris Moody/Bloomberg Business

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.