The MHEDA Journal unveils a new online experience for readers.
It’s like the song says, “The times, they are a-changing.” The world is going digital at a faster pace than ever, and it is imperative to stay ahead of the curve. In that spirit, The MHEDA Journal has taken the next step in its online presence.
On July 15, The MHEDA Journal (TMJ) launched a brand-new, high-tech website at www.TheMhedaJournal.org. The new TMJ site represents the evolution of business-to-business magazine technology. It is a flexible, interactive community that allows for real-time news posting and reader interaction. The new format permits the editorial staff to post articles and stories as they come in. No longer will you have to wait until next quarter to find out about the latest industry trends and best practices. You will have instant access to read and comment on these valuable stories.
Also, MHEDA Edge has been folded into the new site. A special link on the homepage takes readers to a section specifically for those edgier, thought-provoking articles that have been a staple of the Edge for years.
In addition to being updated with new articles and news stories several times a week, the new site is fully integrated with MHEDA’s social media initiatives. The Editors’ blogs are housed on the site, with the most recent entries featured on the homepage. A live Twitter feed shows visitors everything that’s being said about the association and its publications. A comment section has been included with each article, with the most recent postings highlighted on the homepage. Icons on each article allow visitors to easily share site content with e-mail contacts and social media followers. It’s all part of the site’s effort to be a vehicle for participation instead of merely the consumption of information.
The real power of the new TMJ site doesn’t lie in any flashy feature—though it boasts many. What makes the site truly extraordinary, and what has always made MHEDA publications stand out, is the input of the association membership. It’s the content that all of you provide, whether it be through granting an interview, appearing in a profile, writing an article or suggesting a topic, that will push the site over the top. You are the ones who continue to educate us on the material handling industry and truly enable us to make the magazine the best it can be.
We are very much looking forward to the privilege of continuing to work with all of you as we complete this transition. If you have any questions or comments, or if you there is something you’d like to see us write about on the new site, don’t hesitate to let us know. TMJ Editor Chris Powers can be reached by e-mail at editor@TheMhedaJournal.org or by phone at 315-445-2347.