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Ron Matejko is the President of Phoenix, Ariz.-based MVP Media, an award-winning digital publishing company. Matejko has 16 years of publishing experience in print, Web and mobile and has worked on the staff of two award-winning publications.

MVP Media publishes MVP Magazine, the first interactive sports publication, which won a Bronze 2010 Digital Magazine Award for Best Sports Magazine, besting entrants from 26 countries around the world, and was a finalist for Designer of the Year. MVP Media will launch its own magazines on the iPad in 2011.

MVP Media also helps existing publishers convert their print products into dynamic publications for the web and tablets. Visit the MVP Magazine website at www.mvptoday.com. Contact Ron by e-mail at ron@mvptoday.com, or connect with him on LinkedIn or on Twitter @mvp_media.

In his column in yesterday's New York Times, David Carr turns his gaze to Jonah Lehrer and Fareed Zakaria, two journalists who have notoriously been at the center of recent scandal. Carr rightly points out that part of the problem lies in the perceived mutability and "self-cleaning tendencies" of the Web, where we have come to expect truth to evolve in the hothouse of reportage and reaction that characterizes the 24-hour news cycle.

As society becomes untethered from print-based information and advertising models, publishers continue through a wrenching transformation. The excitement and angst of the industry was felt throughout the Publishing Business Conference and Expo at the New York City Marriott Marquis earlier this week.

The event included an “A-list” of speakers, over 70 innovative technology vendor and service provider exhibitors, and hundreds of attendees from across the magazine, book and media industry.

For those who skipped Monday morning's keynote at the Publishing Business Conference & Expo featuring an interview of Flipboard Editorial Director Josh Quittner by famed New York Times columnist/reporter David Carr, you missed quite a conversation.

Sometime this summer, someone other than The Washington Post will probably own the renowned brand of Newsweek. When I wrote about the pending sale in this column last week, I waxed philosophical about the meaning of a newsweekly magazine in 2010 and prattled on about how ill-conceived Newsweek’s latest redesign was.

Needless to say, that criticism went over well inside the magazine itself. “Well, then, what would you do if you ran Newsweek?” asked one person there.

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