George Lucas’ Education Magazine Dropped, but Internet Site Gains Momentum

EDUTOPIA magazine, a product of the George Lucas Foundation, ends with the April/May print edition. It will continue even stronger online, according to a letter in the final edition of Edutopia written by founder George Lucas (best known for his Star Wars movies.) Lucas wrote: “Publishing trends and media habits have shifted dramatically during the past five years. It is now clear that the future of publishing is on the Internet, where articles can be combined with films, interviews, interactive polls, live webinars, and more extensive archives of content than is possible within the pages of a magazine.”

Edutopia Magazine debuted in September, 2004, to extend the already established online presence of the foundation and maintained 100,000 subscribers. According to Lucas, the award-winning magazine “covered core concepts, such as teacher development and technology integration, and related topics like modern school designs and the many aspects of community involvement.”  The online magazine and community continues at edutopia.org.

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