The first issue of EIU (Electornics Industry Update) is now available. Published by Black Dot Publishing, it compelments their Electronics Components World and Electronics Production World websites.
The magazine is published using Yudu, and is a mix of articles and news. Whilst I’m always happy to see new titles in our industry, I’d admit I’m not a fan of Black Dot’s “pay to play” model. With the website and magazine refusing to take content from many of the most important semiconductor and electronic components companies because these companies won’t pay for “editorial” coverage, the publications are incomplete, ignoring a huge swathe of our industry.
Despite my reservations, Black Dot appears to be doing just fine. So am I wrong? Is it OK to insist on payment for editorial coverage? And what do engineers think about publications that only give half the picture?

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