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Microwave Journal published its first issue in July of 1958. Founder and Publisher William Bazzy declared that “Our objective is simply to offer a forum to the industry and be the means of communication for the people in this segment of the electronic field.” Led by Editor Ted Saad, a distinguished group of associates contributed their knowledge and talent to the pages of MWJ, sharing their expertise on the cutting edge products and technologies of the time. The first issue carried several now “classic” articles, including “The Forward Look in Microwave Plumbing” by Tore Anderson, reprinted earlier this year as part of our retrospective series. It carried twenty three ads in its fifty pages and was distributed to 12,000 microwave engineers.
Microwave Journal celebrates its 50th year in print this month, and has established itself as the leading news and information resource for RF/microwave engineers worldwide. Today, the magazine reaches 50,000 readers in more than sixty countries, and carries more than two hundred pages of content each month. The publishing industry has certainly changed over the past fifty years, with the most dramatic change coming in recent years. The emergence of electronic media has brought dynamic new platforms for the delivery of information. Microwave Journal led the market with the first website to serve the industry and the first digital edition in the industry. The website now serves more than 50,000 registered users and the digital edition is becoming ever more popular. Several eNewsletters provide subscribers with current news and product information. Webinars, including the popular MWJ/Besser series present tutorials by distinguished speakers at no cost. Industry events are covered with Online Show Dailies and event “wrap-ups” for those unable to attend. It’s been an exciting fifty years, and the next half century looks to be just as exciting.
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