Go Green Initiative and Maggwire.com Partner to Make Digital Magazines Available to 2 Million Students
The Go Green Initiative (GGI), which works to involve families, businesses and local governments in the common goal of protecting human health through environmental stewardship, and Maggwire.com have announced a partnership to make available paperless access to magazines for more than 2 million students worldwide who are registered with the GGI. Maggwire offers access to more than 10,000 magazine titles attracting 200 million American readers.
"I am excited to share Maggwire with our worldwide network of schools, and I believe this one Web site may have a tremendous impact on both learning and the environment," said Jill Buck, founder and executive director of the GGI. "Maggwire provides an eco-friendly, 21st century research tool for students, teachers and parents at a time when access to the highest quality magazine journalism via traditional subscriptions may be out of reach for school libraries and families affected by the economic downturn."
"Younger generations are reading professional journalism less and less as they spend increasing amounts of time on social networks, playing video games and watching television," said Ryan Klenovich, founder of Maggwire. "Jian Chai and I started Maggwire because we love magazines, and wanted to help the magazine industry reach the next generation of readers with a fresh, digital experience. Teachers, parents and librarians can offer Maggwire as a tool for students to research numerous topics and even comment on articles to create educational discussion forums."
Magazine industry expert, Samir Husni, a.k.a. Mr. Magazine, cites Maggwire as an example of much-needed innovation in the magazine industry. He says Maggwire is, "an ambitious plan that aims to be the target destination for anyone interested in magazines and magazine articles."