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Engagement Is the Enemy of Serendipity – Dan Cohen
"Whenever I’m grumpy about an update to a technology I use, I try to perform a self-audit examining why I’m unhappy about this change. It’s a helpful exercise since we are all by nature resistant to even minor alterations to the technologies we use every day (which is why website redesign is now a synonym for bare-knuckle boxing), and this feeling only increases with age. Sometimes the grumpiness is justified, since one of your tools has become duller or less useful in a way you can clearly articulate; other times, well, welcome to middle age.

The New York Times recently changed their iPad app to emphasize three main tabs, Top Stories, For You, and Sections. The first is the app version of their chockablock website home page, which contains not only the main headlines and breaking news stories, but also an editor-picked mixture of stories and features from across the paper. For You is a new personalized zone that is algorithmically generated by looking at the stories and sections you have most frequently visited, or that you select to include by clicking on blue buttons that appear near specific columns and topics. The last tab is Sections, that holdover word from the print newspaper, with distinct parts that are folded and nested within each other, such as Metro, Business, Arts, and Sports.

Currently my For You tab looks as if it was designed for a hypochondriacal runner who wishes to live in outer space, but not too far away, since he still needs to acquire new books and follow the Red Sox. I shall not comment about the success of the New York Times algorithm here, other than to say that I almost never visit the For You tab, for reasons I will explain shortly. For now, suffice it to say that For You is not for me.

But the Sections tab I do visit, every day, and this is the real source of my grumpiness. At the same time that the New York Times launched those three premier tabs, they also removed the ability to swipe, simply and quickly, between sections of the newspaper. You used to be able to start your morning news consumption with the headlines and then browse through articles in different sections from left to right. Now you have to tap on Sections, which reveals a menu, from which you select another section, from which you select an article, over and over. It’s like going back to the table of contents every time you finish a chapter of a book, rather than just turning the page to the next chapter.

Sure, it seems relatively minor, and I suspect the change was made because confused people would accidentally swipe between sections, but paired with For You it subtly but firmly discourages the encounter with many of the newspaper’s sections. The assumption in this design is that if you’re a space runner, why would you want to slog through the International news section or the Arts section on the way to orbital bliss in the Science and Health sections?

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When I was growing up in Boston, my first newspaper love was the sports section of the Boston Globe. I would get the paper in the morning and pull out that section and read it from cover to cover, all of the columns and game summaries and box scores. Somewhere along the way, I started briefly checking out adjacent sections, Metro and Business and Arts, and then the front section itself, with the latest news of the day and reports from around the country and world. The technology and design of the paper encouraged this sampling, as the unpacked paper was literally scattered in front of me on the table. Were many of these stories and columns boring to my young self? Undoubtedly. But for some reason—the same reason many of those reading this post will recognize—I slowly ended up paging through the whole thing from cover to cover, still focusing on the Sox, but diving into stories from various sections and broadly getting a sense of numerous fields and pursuits.

This kind of interface and user experience is now threatened because who needs to scan through seemingly irrelevant items when you can have constant go-go engagement, that holy grail of digital media. The Times, likely recognizing their analog past (which is still the present for a dwindling number of print subscribers), tries to replicate some of the old newspaper serendipity with Top Stories, which is more like A Bunch of Interesting Things after the top headlines. But I fear they have contradicted themselves in this new promotion of For You and the commensurate demotion of Sections.

The engagement of For You—which joins the countless For Yous that now dominate our online media landscape—is the enemy of serendipity, which is the chance encounter that leads to a longer, richer interaction with a topic or idea. It’s the way that a metalhead bumps into opera in a record store, or how a young kid becomes interested in history because of the book reviews that follow the box scores. It’s the way that a course taken on a whim in college leads, unexpectedly, to a new lifelong pursuit. Engagement isn’t a form of serendipity through algorithmically personalized feeds; it’s the repeated satisfaction of Present You with your myopically current loves and interests, at the expense of Future You, who will want new curiosities, hobbies, and experiences."
dancohen  2019  education  newspapers  socialmedia  technology  trends  media  engagement  serendipity  algorithms  libraries  adjacency  interface  digital  digitalmedia  design  journalism  nytimes  web  generalists  exposure  experience  interaction  personalization  filterbubbles 
21 days ago by robertogreco
California Digital Newspaper Collection
"A Freely Accessible Repository of Digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the Present"
california  history  newspapers  database  reference 
june 2017 by robertogreco
On Exhibit: Japanese American Relocation Center Newspapers | Oviatt Library
"Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, resulted in the forced removal of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast of the United States, most of whom were US citizens. Americans of Japanese descent were ultimately incarcerated in ten camps around the US administered by the War Relocation Authority (WRA).

The Japanese-American Relocation Center Newspaper Collection contains newspapers and newsletters produced by inmates in the Gila River and Poston camps in Arizona, the Jerome and Rohwer camps in Arkansas, the Manzanar and Tule Lake camps in California, the Granada camp in Colorado, the Topaz camp in Utah, and the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming. Newspaper issues included in the collection are full of first-hand information about the lives of incarcerated. Articles address a host of issues, including those that focus on mess halls and other communal spaces, school events, baseball leagues, dances, and more. Broader issues of interest in every camp are also prevalent, including the loyalty questionnaire used by the WRA to determine the "Americanness" of incarcerated adults, the subsequent segregation at Tule Lake of those deemed "disloyal" via the questionnaire, the status of Korematsu v. US, and information about Japanese Americans serving in the military overseas.

Selections from the collection are currently on display in the Library Exhibit Gallery, along with a set of posters developed as part of the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project. As a part of the project, fifteen CSU campuses worked together to digitize letters, photographs, newsletters, and other materials that document the experiences of those imprisoned in camps during the war. Documents from Special Collections and Archives here at the Oviatt Library are just some of thousands included in the CSUJAD web portal:"
ww2  internmentcamps  1940s  newspapers  japanese-americans  archives 
february 2017 by robertogreco
Has the Internet Really Changed Everything? — Backchannel
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"How have decades of mass media and technology changed us? A writer returns to his remote hometown — once isolated, now connected. And finds unexpected answers."

"In the Napoleon of the 1980s, where I memorized the alphabet and mangled my first kiss, distractions were few. There were no malls to loiter, no drags to cruise. With no newsstand or bookstore, information was sparse. The only source of outside knowledge was the high school library, a room the size of a modest apartment, which had subscriptions to exactly five magazines: Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, and People. As a teenager, these five magazines were my only connection to the outside world.

Of course, there was no internet yet. Cable television was available to blessed souls in far-off cities, or so we heard, but it did not arrive in Napoleon until my teens, and even then, in a miniaturized grid of 12 UHF channels. (The coax would transmit oddities like WGN and CBN, but not cultural staples like HBO or Nickelodeon. I wanted my MTV in vain.) Before that, only the staticky reception of the big three — ABC, CBS, NBC — arrived via a tangle of rabbit ears. By the time the PBS tower boosted its broadcast reach to Napoleon, I was too old to enjoy Sesame Street.

Out on the prairie, pop culture existed only in the vaguest sense. Not only did I never hear the Talking Heads or Public Enemy or The Cure, I could never have heard of them. With a radio receiver only able to catch a couple FM stations, cranking out classic rock, AC/DC to Aerosmith, the music counterculture of the ’80s would have been a different universe to me. (The edgiest band I heard in high school was The Cars. “My Best Friend’s Girl” was my avant-garde.)

Is this portrait sufficiently remote? Perhaps one more stat: I didn’t meet a black person until I was 16, at a summer basketball camp. I didn’t meet a Jewish person until I was 18, in college.

This was the Deep Midwest in the 1980s. I was a pretty clueless kid."

"“Basically, this story is a controlled experiment,” I continue. “Napoleon is a place that has remained static for decades. The economics, demographics, politics, and geography are the same as when I lived here. In the past twenty-five years, only one thing has changed: technology.”

Photog2 begins to fiddle with an unlit Camel Light, which he clearly wants to go smoke, even if it is 8 degrees below zero outside. But I am finding the rhythm of my pitch.

“All scientific experiments require two conditions: a static environment and a control — a testable variable that changes. Napoleon is the static environment; technology, the control. With all else being equal, this place is the perfect environment to explore societal questions like, What are the effects of mass communications? How has technology transformed the way we form ideas? Does access to information alone make us smarter?”

“How am I supposed to photograph that?” asks Photog2."

"As we discuss other apps on his home screen — YouTube, eBay, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo — I realize that my line of questions are really just attempts to prove or disprove a sentence that I read on the flight to Dakota. The sentence appears on page 20 of Danah Boyd’s book, It’s Complicated, a study of the social lives of networked teens:
What the drive-in was to teens in the 1950s and the mall was in the 1980s, Facebook, texting, Twitter, instant messaging, and other social media are to teens now.

I cannot shake the sentence, which seems to contain between its simple words a secret key, a cipher to crack my inquiries into technology and change. Napoleon didn’t have a drive-in in the 1950s, or a mall in the 1980s, but today it definitely has the same social communications tools used by every kid in the country. By that fact alone, the lives of teenagers in Napoleon must be wildly different than they were 20 years ago. But I lack the social research finesse of Boyd, who could probably interrogate my thesis about technology beyond anecdote. So I change the topic to something I know much better: television."

"Whether with sanguine fondness or sallow regret, all writers remember their first publishing experience — that moment when an unseen audience of undifferentiated proportion absorbs their words from unknown locales.
I remember my first three.

Napoleon had no school newspaper, and minimal access to outside media, so I had no conception of “the publishing process.” Pitching an idea, assigning a story, editing and rewriting — all of that would have baffled me. I had only ever seen a couple of newspapers and a handful of magazines, and none offered a window into its production. (If asked, I would have been unsure if writers were even paid, which now seems prescient.) Without training or access, but a vague desire to participate, boredom would prove my only edge. While listlessly paging through the same few magazines over and over, I eventually discovered a semi-concealed backdoor for sneaking words onto the hallowed pages of print publications: user-generated content.

That’s the ghastly term we use (or avoid using) today for non-professional writing submitted by readers. What was once a letter to the editor has become a comment; editorials, now posts. The basic unit persists, but the quantity and facility have matured. Unlike that conspicuous “What’s on your mind?” input box atop Facebook, newspapers and magazines concealed interaction with readers, reluctant of the opinions of randos. But if you were diligent enough to find the mailing address, often sequestered deep in the back pages, you could submit letters of opinion and other ephemera.

This was publishing to me. My collected works were UGC."

"“What are your favorite apps?”

This time my corny question is fielded by Katelyn, another student who my mother suggests will make a good subject for my harebrained experiment. During her study hall break, we discuss the hectic life of a millennial teenager on the plains. She is already taking college-level courses, lettering in three varsity sports, and the president of the local FFA chapter. (That’s Future Farmers of America, an agricultural youth organization with highly competitive livestock judging and grain grading contests. It’s actually a huge deal in deep rural America, bigger than the Boy and Girl Scouts. Katelyn won the state competition in Farm Business Management category.)

To the app question, she recites the universals of any contemporary young woman: Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest. She mentions The Skimm as a daily news source, which is intriguing, but not as provocative as her next remark: “I don’t have Facebook.”

Whoa, why?

“My parents don’t support social media,” says the 18-year-old. “They didn’t want me to get Facebook when I was younger, so I just never signed up.” This is closer to the isolationist Napoleon that I remember. They might not ban books anymore, but parents can still be very protective.

“How do you survive without Facebook?” I ask. “Do you wish you had it?”

“I go back and forth,” she avers. “It would be easier to connect with people I’ve met through FFA and sports. But I’m also glad I don’t have it, because it’s time-consuming and there’s drama over it.”

She talks like a 35-year-old. So I ask who she will vote for.

“I’m not sure. I like how Bernie Sanders is sounding.”

I tell her a story about a moment in my junior civics class where the teacher asked everyone who was Republican to raise their hand. Twenty-five kids lifted their palms to the sky. The remaining two students called themselves Independents. “My school either had zero Democrats or a few closeted ones,” I conclude.

She is indifferent to my anecdote, so I change the topic to music.

“I listen to older country,” she says. “Garth Brooks, George Strait.” The term “older country” amuses me, but I resist the urge to ask her opinion of Jimmie Rodgers. “I’m not a big fan of hardcore rap or heavy metal,” she continues. “I don’t understand heavy metal. I don’t know why you would want to listen to it.”

So no interest in driving three hours in the snow to see AC/DC at the Fargodome last night?

“No, I just watched a couple Snapchat stories of it.”

Of course she did.

While we talk, a scratchy announcement is broadcast over the school-wide intercom. A raffle drawing ticket is being randomly selected. I hear Jaden’s name announced as the winner of the gigantic teddy bear in my mother’s office.
I ask Katelyn what novel she read as a sophomore, the class year that The Catcher in the Rye was banned from my school. When she says Fahrenheit 451, I feel like the universe has realigned for me in some cosmic perfection.

But my time is running out, and again I begin to wonder whether she is proving or disproving my theories of media and technology. It’s difficult to compare her life to mine at that age. Katelyn is undoubtedly more focused and mature than any teenager I knew in the ’80s, but this is the stereotype of all millennials today. Despite her many accomplishments, she seems to suppress the hallmark characteristic of her ambitious generation: fanatic self-regard. Finally, I ask her what she thinks her life will be like in 25 years.

“I hope I’ll be married, and probably have kids,” she says decisively. “I see myself in a rural area. Maybe a little bit closer to Bismarck or Fargo. But I’m definitely in North Dakota.”

I tell her that Jaden gave essentially the same answer to the question. Why do you think that is?

“The sense of a small community,” she says, using that word again. “Everyone knows each other. It’s a big family.”"
internet  technology  rexsorgatz  2016  isolation  cv  web  online  culture  distraction  media  film  music  quietude  publishing  writing  worldliness  rural  howwelive  thenandnow  change  community  smalltowns  schools  education  journalism  books  censorship  fahrenheit451  raybradbury  thecatcherintherye  jdsalinger  newspapers  communication  socialmedia  snapchat  facebook  instagram  pinterest  theskimm  news  danahboyd  youtube  ebay  yahoo  twitter  videogames  gaming  subcultures  netflix  teens  youth  connectivity  childhood  college  universities  highered  highereducation  midwest  television  tv  cable  cabletv  cosmopolitanism  urban  urbanism  interneturbanism  1980s  northdakota  homogeneity  diversity  apclasses  aps  religion  ethnicity  race  exposure 
april 2016 by robertogreco
jeweled platypus · text · A student newspaper story
"While looking for these old newspaper files, I also found notes from when I called up the school district’s legal office and asked for verification of my right to produce and distribute the newspaper without permission, and asked about whether various school policies fit the district rules (turned out not entirely). I actually found a district administrator who was willing to give at least minimal answers to my questions, as just a random student at one of their zillions of high schools, which surprised me a lot. I didn’t find the nerve to write down all of what they said in the newspaper though. The principal was already upset with me for distributing the newspaper on campus without her permission, and I don’t know what she would have done if she’d found out that I’d called up the district and asked about the legality of her uniform policy.

She was controlling in general, so much that even a lot of teachers weren’t fans of her. One morning after I’d distributed a freshly xeroxed set of newspapers, she decided to go on the intercom and tell the whole school (K-12) that she wasn’t going to let a 17-year-old run her school, in a several-minutes-long speech that didn’t name me but was very clear about how unhappy she was with me and how disrespectful I was. In the few days after that speech, a few teachers quietly found me and told me that they supported the newspaper and thought we were doing good work. I found out that some writing, some friends, and some xeroxing could produce something that made a person with a lot of power over me scared of me."
2015  brittagustafson  journalism  schools  power  research  writing  publications  newspapers  schoolnewspapers  underground 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Gandhi’s Printing Press — Isabel Hofmeyr | Harvard University Press
"At the same time that Gandhi, as a young lawyer in South Africa, began fashioning the tenets of his political philosophy, he was absorbed by a seemingly unrelated enterprise: creating a newspaper. Gandhi’s Printing Press is an account of how this project, an apparent footnote to a titanic career, shaped the man who would become the world-changing Mahatma. Pioneering publisher, experimental editor, ethical anthologist—these roles reveal a Gandhi developing the qualities and talents that would later define him.

Isabel Hofmeyr presents a detailed study of Gandhi’s work in South Africa (1893–1914), when he was the some-time proprietor of a printing press and launched the periodical Indian Opinion. The skills Gandhi honed as a newspaperman—distilling stories from numerous sources, circumventing shortages of type—influenced his spare prose style. Operating out of the colonized Indian Ocean world, Gandhi saw firsthand how a global empire depended on the rapid transmission of information over vast distances. He sensed that communication in an industrialized age was becoming calibrated to technological tempos.

But he responded by slowing the pace, experimenting with modes of reading and writing focused on bodily, not mechanical, rhythms. Favoring the use of hand-operated presses, he produced a newspaper to contemplate rather than scan, one more likely to excerpt Thoreau than feature easily glossed headlines. Gandhi’s Printing Press illuminates how the concentration and self-discipline inculcated by slow reading, imbuing the self with knowledge and ethical values, evolved into satyagraha, truth-force, the cornerstone of Gandhi’s revolutionary idea of nonviolent resistance."

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gandhi  printing  press  media  history  books  toread  2013  isabelhofmeyr  nonviolence  resistance  ethics  satyagraha  truth  truth-force  reading  writing  slow  newspapers  contemplation  reflection  projectideas  lcproject  openstudioproject  thoreau  self-discipline  information  slowjournalism  journalism  publishing  zines  howweread  howwrite 
february 2015 by robertogreco
Portlander on Vimeo
"Portlander is a site-specific publication produced from a one-month residency in a public library on the Isle of Portland, England in June 2014. The 64-page print-on-demand newspaper contains photography, oral histories, text fragments, found material and other ephemera collected during chance encounters and connections with various members of the Portland communities. 3,000 copies of Portlander were printed and distributed throughout Portland for the b-side arts festival in September 2014. Funded by Arts Council England."

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paulsoulellis  artbooks  books  publication  newspapers  photography  place  2014  portlander  portland  england  print  projectideas  classideas  srg  artistsbooks 
september 2014 by robertogreco
"MEMORY CARD SEA POWER is the title of a broadsheet newspaper featuring a project that documents Tanzanian stowaways living under the National Road One in Cape Town.

The posters and prints live ephemerally under bridges and on walls in the public realm. The newspaper is printed with a single colour, black, and presents the hard, monotonous, grey underpass life of the stowaways with saturnine accuracy.

The text which the newspaper carries consists of writing by Sean Christie and pidgin Swahili graffiti reincarnated in big black League Gothic set by master designer Francois Rey at Monday Design.

Many of the newspaper’s 12 flat A1s are parts of composite photographs which means that a start-to-finish reading of the paper renders the life of the stowaways in a jerky, heroin-ripped collage. When the paper is disassembled it can be reconstituted as a series of posters and very large photographs.

It’s very difficult to reassemble the broadsheet in it’s original form because the pages are unnumbered so the collage effect is enhanced again as the parts of the story crash against each other. Like a foamy wave washing through the city centre, for example. Both Sean Christie’s diaristic entries and the bust-up stowaway aphorisms, or particles of hope, suit chance."
françoisrey  southafrica  davidsouthwood  mondaydesign  seanchristie  design  graphics  photography  graphicdesign  newspapers  broadsheets  capetown  tanzania  stowaways  migration  via:asfaltics  leaguegothic 
august 2014 by robertogreco
Searching for Poetry in Prose -
"Popularized in recent years by writer and artist Austin Kleon, blackout poetry encourages readers to create poems by redacting words from ordinary texts. During the last week of National Poetry Month, we will feature snippets of Times articles you can use to create and share your own short poems."
austinkleon  newspapers  blackoutpoetry  excavation  via:lukeneff  online  nytimes  2014  poems  poetry  diy 
april 2014 by robertogreco
Feuilleton - Wikipedia
"Feuilleton (French pronunciation: ​[fœjtɔ̃]; a diminutive of French: feuillet, the leaf of a book) was originally a kind of supplement attached to the political portion of French newspapers, consisting chiefly of non-political news and gossip, literature and art criticism, a chronicle of the latest fashions, and epigrams, charades and other literary trifles. The feuilleton may be described as a "talk of the town",[1] and a contemporary English-language example of the form is the "Talk of the Town" section of The New Yorker.[2]

In English newspapers, the term "feuilleton" instead came to refer to an installment of a serial story printed in one part of a newspaper. The genre of the feuilleton in its French sense was eventually included in English newspapers, but was not referred to as a feuilleton.

In contemporary French, feuilleton takes on the definition of "soap opera," specifically ones aired for television.

German and Polish newspapers still use the term for their literary and arts sections.
The term feuilleton was invented by Julien Louis Geoffroy and Bertin the Elder, editors of the French Journal des Débats in 1800."
via:robinsonmeyer  feuilleton  words  french  soapopera  talkofthetown  newspapers  gossip  news 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Collection: Marc Fischer's Photo Files
"During the 1990s and early 2000s I actively maintained a collection of photos clipped from various books, magazines and newspapers and sorted into approximately one hundred different file headings. At first the photos served as source material for paintings and drawings but they quickly became a creative project of their own – a way of curating the visual world as it appeared in print. The files were a place to experiment with concepts and juxtapositions. They were a place to play with images and their intended meanings. I often used them to create new relationships between items from disparate sources and different time periods. Sometimes I'd pull images to use in my publications or projects. Other times I'd just let them accumulate within their various files. Eventually I tired of working on the files and put them in storage.

Recently I started thinking about this collection again and thought that the internet might be a nice way for people to explore some samples from these…"
history  newspapers  magainzes  books  photographs  clippings  collections  marcfischer 
december 2012 by robertogreco
Savory | The new platform for digital publishing
"NOW writers, editors, and publishers have a new tool to design and publish narrative content on the web.

Savory™ provides app-like designs for publications, and an on-line content management system to build them.

Powered by Treesaver®, the adaptive HTML technology, Savory lays out content onto pages that fit any size screen. Desktops, laptops, tablets and phone. Any device that has a browser.

Savory is an upgrade from blog hosting services. It's made for multiple stories or chapters. And publishers can produce editions whenever they want—and add updates any time.

Sign up for for the Charter Rate, only $49 (€49) a month."
browser  browsers  savory  newspapers  magazines  books  html  adaptivehtml  web  copenhagen  epublishing  epub3  epub  design  publishing  html5  digitalpublishing  epubs 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Longform Podcast: Episode 5: Paul Ford
“You don’t really read a newspaper to preserve journalism, or save great journalism, or to keep the newspaper going. You read it because it gives you a sense of power or control over the environment that you’re in, and actually sort of helps you define what your personal territory is, and what the things are that matter for you. As long as products serve that need—as long as books allow you to explore spaces that it’s otherwise really hard for you to explore and so on—I think people will continue to read them.”
whatmatters  mentalspace  text  howweread  reading  2012  personalterritory  books  exploration  territory  newspapers  journalism  paulford  tolisten  via:tealtan 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Getting the News — Evan Williams |
One thing that I find missing is discovery of non-new content. The web is completely oriented around new-thing-on-top. Our brains are also wired to get a rush from novelty. But most “news” we read really doesn’t matter. And a much smaller percentage of the information I actually care about or would find useful was produced in the last few hours than my reading patterns reflect.
newspapers  reading  evanwilliams  discovery  serendipity  rediscovery  resurfacing  howweread  howwelearn  novelty  via:tealtan 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Edicola, a New Kind of Newsstand, Opens on Market Street: Visual Arts | KQED Public Media for Northern CA
"Upon learning of the Edicola newsstand in San Francisco, started by the artists Luca Antonucci and Carissa Potter, I was impressed; it is one of those rare projects that is not only inspired and original, but has been successfully realized.

Antonucci and Potter met when they were graduate students at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2008. Potter, feeling a certain affinity for her classmate, approached him with a proposition. "I had this crazy idea to ask him to be in a video with me where I told him that I liked him without knowing anything about him," she said. The video didn't turn out too well, but the two have been friends ever since. Together they launched both Colpa Press and Edicola, a newsstand that sells a curated selection of artists' books, newspapers and prints. That's not the only thing that makes the newsstand unique: the store is run out of a formerly closed San Francisco Chronicle kiosk on Market Street in bustling downtown San Francisco…"
tovisit  prints  retail  art  curation  newspapers  books  sfai  2008  carissapotter  lucaantonucci  newsstands  sanfrancisco  edicola 
july 2012 by robertogreco
The Telepaper
"The Telepaper is a service that turns your Readability reading list into a newspaper, ready to be delivered straight to you.

It's a demonstration of both the Newspaper Club and Readability APIs.

To get started, you need to pair your Newspaper Club and Readability accounts with The Telepaper. If you don't have an account for either of them, you can sign up along the way — but it works best when you've got some unread articles in Readability."
telepaper  readability  newspapers  newspaperclub  automation 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West | Rural West Initiative
"This visualization plots over 140,000 newspapers published over three centuries in the United States. The data comes from the Library of Congress' "Chronicling America" project, which maintains a regularly updated directory of newspapers."
newspapers  history  us  maps  mapping  journalism  timelines  visualization  interactive 
july 2011 by robertogreco
How To Run A News Site And Newspaper Using WordPress And Google Docs - 10,000 Words
"A former colleague of mine, William Davis, understands what a “web first” workflow is, and has made it happen through software at his newspaper in Maine. The Bangor Daily News announced this week that it completed its full transition to open source blogging software, WordPress. And get this: The workflow integrates seamlessly with InDesign, meaning the paper now has one content management system for both its web and print operations. And if you’re auspicious enough, you can do it too — he’s open-sourced all the code!"

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wordpress  googledocs  workflow  cloud  journalism  editing  classideas  publishing  news  newspapers  howto  opensource  open  maine  blogging  indesign  print  digital  2011  tutorials  williamdavis 
june 2011 by robertogreco
newspaper map | all online newspapers in the world, translate with one click
"Find and translate 10,000 newspapers! Show only newspapers in chosen language. Search place or address."
maps  mapping  languages  news  journalism  world  international  online  media  classideas  global  newspapers 
may 2011 by robertogreco
LRB · John Lanchester · Let Us Pay
“The brief history of the internet is dominated by wishful thinking about turning internet traffic into revenue; companies that have managed to do it are vastly outnumbered by those who have learned the cruel new information era twist on ‘if you build it, they will come.’ The modern form of that now runs: ‘if you build it, they may well come, but only as long as it’s free.’ That is why, as Warren Buffett observed, the internet is probably a ‘net negative for capitalists.” [via:]
media  journalism  newspapers  internet  future  capitalism  business  money  free  johnlancaster 
december 2010 by robertogreco Can We Please Kill This Meme Now
"Serendipity is not randomness, not noise. It's stumbling across something accidentally that is nonetheless of interest to you. The web is much better at capturing that mix of surprise and relevance than book stacks or print encyclopedias. Does everyone use the web this way? Of course not. But it's much more of a mainstream pursuit than randomly exploring encyclopedias or library stacks ever was. That's the irony of the debate: the thing that is being mourned has actually gone from a fringe experience to a much more commonplace one in the culture."
2006  newspapers  stevenjohnson  serendipity  browsing  books  journalism  culture  web  randomness  internet  blogging  blogs  discovery  media 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Blogger, Reporter, Author « Snarkmarket [One of three Snarkmarket posts on Marc Ambinder's "I Am a Blogger No Longer", links to them all here:]
"So far, we have lived in a world where most the bloggers who have been successful have done so by being authors — by being taken seriously as distinct voices and personalities with particular obsessions and expertise about the world. And that colors — I won’t say distorts, but I almost mean that — our perception of what blogging is.<br />
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There are plenty of professional bloggers who don’t have that. (I read tech blogs every day, and couldn’t name you a single person who writes for Engadget right now.) They might conform to a different stereotype about bloggers. But that’s okay. I really did write snarky things about obscure gadgets in my basement while wearing pajama pants this morning. But I don’t act, write, think, or dress like that every day."
blogging  journalism  timcarmody  snarkmarket  blogs  marcambinder  authors  athorship  writing  writers  identity  voice  publishing  newspapers  magazines 
november 2010 by robertogreco
The Great Swindle
"Things got decidedly sketchier a few weeks later, when decided to email me a reminder that the guest book (which I had only posted to, not created) was about to meet a fate very similar to the person it was honoring if I didn't act promptly to renew, which, suggested, would be the perfect way to show my support to a grieving family in a difficult time.
death  nytimes  obituaries  newspapers  obituary  money  media  evil  business  maciejceglowski  web  maciejcegłowski 
august 2010 by robertogreco
First Crack 101. Time Traveling Journalism with Matt Thompson « First Crack Podcast with Garrick Van Buren
"Matt Thompson (Snarkmarket, and I discuss one of Matt’s most compelling memes – telling stories over time. via:

* The rise and fall of monoculture
* Newspaper circulation – 1967 to 1991
* Future of journalism and the power of hyperlinks
* Joshua Micah Marshall vs. Trent Lott
* Google Finance"
mattthompson  time  journalism  newspapers  googlefinance  future  timeshifting  continuity  follow-up  futureofjournalism 
august 2010 by robertogreco
…My heart’s in Accra » What if search drove newspapers?
"My concern is this – we’ve got great tools to help us find what we’re interested in online – search engines. We’re building strong tools to let us see what our friends and people who share our interests are interested in – Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Digg. Who’s building tools to help us encounter stories we didn’t know we were interested in, and which our friends haven’t already found? Who’s building online tools that go beyond search and social towards serendipity?"
ethanzuckerman  future  journalism  newspapers  search  serendipity  diversity  online  internet  web  twitter  facebook  reddit  digg 
july 2010 by robertogreco
The iPad Pulse Reader Scales the Charts - Bits Blog -
"Pulse is a stylish and easy-to-use news aggregator. Users select which news sources to follow and the latest articles are presented in a grid of texts and photos. Users can finger-swipe back and forth across various articles from a single news source, or up and down through up to 20 news sources.
ipad  aggregator  aggregation  newspapers  apple  applications  feeds  readers  rss 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Neography [iPhone, iPad] - "Words separate, pictures unite" /by Thibault Geffroy | CreativeApplications.Net
"“Words separate, pictures unite” (Otto Neurath) is the moto of Neography, a personal project by Thibault Geffroy. By reflection on the evolution of the transmission of news information, the ‘soon to be released’ apps for iPhone and iPad will atempt to enable readers to access the latest news quickly through a system of signs and images (RSS reader?). Neography, Thibault describes, builds on the growing interest in data visualization by allowing the coexistence of pictographic symbols of the alphabet, with photo montages to create a kind of a visual riddle. The project is an experimental response in the form and content, a screen … to regain the power of the image.

Newspapers, rarely read.
Covers, only glanced at.
Websites, always surfed through.
Takeover of the text, submission of the reader.
Passivity is the keyword in our time-urgent world.
Now is the moment to use new visual media to reawaken the basic thirst for information that has been lost.
Experiment in form and content on the front page and on screen where the world —without word—comes directly to the eyes."

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iphone  ipad  applications  reading  interactivity  passive  books  print  newspapers  games  gaming  videogames  touch  screens  interface  engagement  newmedia  information  2010  experimental  visual  passivity  ios 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Clay Shirky: 'Paywall will underperform – the numbers don't add up' | Technology | The Guardian
"The one point of agreement between internet utopians and sceptics has been their techno-deterministic assumption that the web has fundamentally changed human behaviour. Both sides, Shirky says, are wrong. "Techies were making the syllogism, if you put new technology into an existing situation, and new behaviour happens, then that technology caused the behaviour. But I'm saying if the new technology creates a new behaviour, it's because it was allowing motivations that were previously locked out. These tools we now have allow for new behaviours – but they don't cause them." Had Facebook been around when he was in his 20s, he cheerfully admits, he too would have spent his youth emailing photos of himself to everyone he knew."
clayshirky  via:migurski  cognitivesurplus  technodeterminism  collaboration  socialnetworking  behavior  business  future  2010  newspapers  internet  journalism  paywall  media  culture  creativity  community  socialmedia  news  technology  optimism  web 
july 2010 by robertogreco
russell davies: what I meant to say at lift - part one - sharing, physicality, mixtapes and newspapers
"And that made me wonder if that's why people are liking Newspaper Club so much? Are we getting close to some sweet spot where you get the satisfactions of sharing a physical thing but with the convenience of sharing information. Is that what you can get when you add Digital Sharing Technologies to Physical Manifesting Technologies? We're not there yet. We're probably only at Sharing Goods like Sharing Services but even that seems like a step forward. Maybe that's why making your own book feels so right, maybe that's where we need to go next with DataDecs, maybe that's what Shapeways and Ponoko will enable, but I think there's something in this."
russelldavies  clayshirky  newspapers  sharing  music  socialmedia  tangible  technology  papernet  books  behavior  community  culture  post-digital  minimalism  information  mixtapes  ponoko  datadecs  shapeways  digital  satisfaction  services  goods  newspaperclub 
june 2010 by robertogreco
What’s the basic unit of reading? « Snarkmarket
Great piece by Tim Carmody that starts with "We’ve got a bunch of con­ven­tions about the ways we read and write which don’t have as much to do with how we read and write as we thought they did." I'm tweaking it to "We’ve got a bunch of con­ven­tions about the ways we learn which don’t have as much to do with how we learn as we thought they did."
unschooling  change  technology  reading  writing  schools  education  publishing  books  newspapers  ipad  deschooling  unlearning  snarkmarket  timcarmody  context  expectations 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard » Blog Archive » Newspaper comments: Forget anonymity! The problem is management
"No, anonymity isn’t the problem. (Wikipedia seems to have managed pretty well without requiring real names, because it has an effective system of persistent identity.) The problem is that once an online discussion space gets off to a bad start it’s very hard to change the tone. The early days of any online community are formative. The tone set by early participants provides cues for each new arrival. Your site will attract newcomers based on what they find already in place: people chatting amiably about their lives will draw others like themselves; similarly, people engaging in competitive displays of bile will entice other putdown artists to join the fun."
via:preoccupations  commenting  newspapers  online  wikipedia  communities  anonymity  tone  management  moderation  community  conversation  socialmedia 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Newspapers, Universities and the Internet « Esko Kilpi on Interactive Value Creation
"People in the traditional print media have dismissed online writing because of its low average quality. The average quality of the writing online isn’t what the print media are competing against. They’re competing against the best writing online. And often, they’re losing. This is what is going to happen next with teaching. Universities are going to compete against the best bloggers and the very best aggregators of learning content. The sad truth, both when it comes to the newspapers and to the universities, is that if you are used to being a monopoly, you create habits that are hard to overcome when you suddenly face competition. The Internet is now transforming the consumption habits of newspaper customers. There is an even bigger change happening in the learning related habits of people. Hopefully, the universities won’t fight as much against their customers’ new habits as the newspapers do!"
universities  monopolies  newspapers  online  instruction  lectures  teaching  colleges  change  competition  press  media 
march 2010 by robertogreco Notes on iPad
"As a general principle, there’s no way around evolution, and in this specific instance the reality is that there is no direct translation of the print experience to digital media. That is, the content can be translated, but it’s not likely to be as literal as many might expect or even hope. Those looking to the iPad to return us to some semblance of a print-like reading experience are basically wrong, I believe. In fact, lots of really smart people will continue to get this wrong going forward. We’re all still figuring out. That’s the definition of an opportunity."
ipad  publishing  apple  magazines  print  2010  khoivinh  media  design  newspapers  opportunity  future 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Electronic tablets can't possibly save magazines and newspapers. - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine
"That's not to say that the tablet has no future. It's just if the past is any guide, the future of the tablet won't look like the SI or Wired prototypes—any more than Pathfinder turned out to be the future of the Web. I find it more likely that some young people at a startup will figure out the highest uses of the tablet form before SI or even Slate does. As Newsweek's president ultimately learned from his CD-ROM debacle, not all head-starts turn out to be valuable."
newspapers  technology  future  magazines  publishing  tablets  journalism  entrepreneurship  broadcasting 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Washington's Blog - The Real Reason Newspapers Are Losing Money, And Why Bailing Out Failing Newspapers Would Create Moral Hazard in the Media
"newspapers, bought up by corporations in last generation, have pursued profits at expense of news gathering. By basing their businesses on advertising over circulation, newspaper owners have neglected their true economic base & core constituency...firing reporters that cover subjects that affect the community"... "primary culprit is same as it is all over country, in every industry & in government: equity extraction...when executives expect unrealistic profits of 20%+ per annum on businesses something has got to give. It's an unnatural & unsustainable growth rate. For the first ten or so years of a small to medium size company's life? Sure. But when you are 3M, or GE? Unrealistic and ultimately impossible." A comment: "Everything in our economy, from manufacturing to finance, insurance, real estate and health care, seems to have parasites attached. We need a new model of virtue - quality, not profits - and a new measure of prosperity - salaries for many, not profits for a few."
newspapers  journalism  profits  crisis  moralhazard  bailouts  banking  bonuses  corporations  communitees  business  2009 
december 2009 by robertogreco
A Portuguese success story: could i be the future of newspapers? - Editors Weblog
"I is not structured like a traditional paper...come up w/ a new way to organise the product. "Our feeling was...that people were not concerned about traditional sections any more...fill a politics section even if there is nothing relevant going on in politics. We wanted to come up with something different."...five key needs that they wanted the paper to address...Opinion is the 1st section of the paper, based on the key word think. No other Portuguese paper starts out with opinion...Radar is the second, accompanied by the key word know. Figueiredo said the assumption was that readers will already know a lot from other sources, but Radar aims to offer a quick overview of everything that has happened in the past 24 hours...eight pages long...longest article is half a page...Zoom is the third section, connected to the key word understand. The 22-26 page section looks at between eight and 13 topics in depth...The fourth section is called More, linked to the key concept feel."
newspapers  journalism  portugal  design  future  innovation  media  news  redesign 
november 2009 by robertogreco
" is the ultimate "newspaper portal," a comprehensive gateway to newspaper Web Sites around the world. Newspapers are the leading providers of local information online, including news, classifieds, arts and entertainment guides, community information, sports, shopping and much more. If you need information about a local community, newspaper online services are the place to start.
via:javierarbona  news  search  reference  media  portal  journalism  newspapers  directory 
november 2009 by robertogreco
the novel dies a thousand deaths - library ad infinitum
"snippet of a letter Gardner received from novelist F. Marion Crawford, August 23, 1896: "The old fashioned novel is really dead, and nothing can revive it nor make anybody care for it again. What is to follow it?...A clever German who is here suggested to me last night that the literature of the future might turn out to be the daily exchange of ideas of men of genius—over the everlasting telephone of course—published every morning for the whole world...."" [read on and read the comments]
writing  books  blogging  internet  print  newspapers  publishing 
october 2009 by robertogreco
My changing media habits (or: there is no crisis!) « The Hannibal Blog
"What I have discovered in my own personal media behavior is that I am today better informed than I have ever been before. But much of the information I consume no longer comes from journalists.
journalism  media  2009  newspapers  information  rss  curation  via:preoccupations  behavior  secondrenaissance  internet  web  online 
september 2009 by robertogreco
Half an Hour: Correction
"Read this: [... Massive correction of an article baout Walter Cronkite ...] So where is this from? Wikipedia? Some guy's blog? Bad student essays? No: The New York Times Can we please stop talking about the 'authority' and 'reliability' of traditional media the editing process, the review process, etc?"
criticalthinking  authority  nytimes  oldmedia  newspapers  media  wikipedia  blogs  blogging  journalism  editing 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball: Pay Walls
"I’m not pretending to be an expert on the details of exactly how newspaper companies should adapt. But you don’t have to be an expert to notice the obvious. Newspapers are losing millions of dollars. New, online-only publications, on the other hand, are operating at a profit. And there is a stark difference between the two: new online publications are lean and mean. They are small, flat organizations where most of the employees are producing actual content."
newspapers  publishing  johngruber  paywall  businessmodels  davidsimon  advertising  news  business 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Joho the Blog » Transparency is the new objectivity
"objectivity is discredited these days as anything but an aspiration...[one that] is looking pretty sketchy. The problem with objectivity is that it tries to show what the world looks like from no particular point of wondering what something looks like in the dark...Transparency prospers in a linked medium, for you can literally see the connections between the final draft’s claims & the ideas that informed it...transparency subsumes objectivity. Anyone who claims objectivity should be willing to back that assertion up by letting us look at sources, disagreements & the personal assumptions & values supposedly bracketed out of the report. Objectivity without transparency increasingly will look like arrogance. & then foolishness. Why should we trust what one person — with the best of intentions — insists is true when we instead could have a web of evidence, ideas & argument?...Objectivity is a trust mechanism you rely on when your medium can’t do links. Now our medium can."

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davidweinberger  politics  journalism  blogs  objectivity  transparency  trust  ethics  information  media  authority  reputation  credibility  newspapers  knowledge  news  blogging  bias  epistemology  2009  internet  philosophy  culture 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Education - "End Times" for the NYTimes - and for Schooling?
"If you didn't see Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones' segment on the decline of the New York Times - called "End Times" - it's not only hilarious and, in an end-of-an-era sort of way, sad. It's also fascinating when watched with education in mind. Watch it yourself, and see if it doesn't lead to parallels in your own thinking between newspapers and textbooks, news-bloggers and classroom teachers, hallowed institutions like the NYTimes and their ivy-covered cousins in academe. Then read Wikinomics co-author Don Tapscott's "The Impending Demise of the University" on, or his request for reader feedback on the same post at HuffPo, and ask yourself: what won't be brought down by the internet? Watching the Daily Show segment makes me wish some satirist would take on Harvard - or plain old traditional public education k-12, for that matter - with the same wit unleashed on the NYTimes. Interesting times."
education  dailyshow  nytimes  newspapers  journalism  teaching  learning  colleges  universities  clayburell  change  reform  humor  dontapscott  tcsnmy 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Alumni Try to Rewrite History on College-Newspaper Web Sites -
"As the papers have begun digitizing their back issues, their Web sites have become the latest front in the battle over online identities. Youthful activities that once would have disappeared into the recesses of a campus library are now preserved on the public record, to be viewed with skeptical eyes by an adult world of colleagues and potential employers. Alumni now in that world are contacting newspapers with requests for redaction. For unlike Facebook profiles — that other notable source of young-adult embarrassment — the ability to remove or edit questionable content in these cases is out of the author's hands." via:
digitalfootprint  education  privacy  newspapers  digitization  consequences  lifeonline  online  internet  web  uncoveredpasts 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Talking Points Memo | Frightful Kindle
"Kindle software, was now available for iPhone ... Even at that small size the system provided me what you need from a book, which is that you fall into the writing and forget the book. Or in this case, the imitation of a book. ... in our living room we have two big inset shelves where I keep all the books I feel like I need or want ready at hand. And last night, sitting in front of them, I had this dark epiphany. How much longer are these things going to be around? Not my books, though maybe them too. But just books. Physical, paper books. The few hundred or so I was looking at suddenly seemed like they were taking up an awful lot of space, like the whole business could dealt with a lot more cleanly and efficiently, if at some moral loss."
kindle  iphone  books  ebooks  reading  amazon  print  newspapers  technology  future 
march 2009 by robertogreco
More ideas , less stuff | Lets get creative | The Guardian
"We're in the midst of a period where people are questioning business models. It's in these downturned times that new innovative businesses and ideas spring up. Recessions are a good time to "prototype". Decisions get made quicker. New ideas don't get bogged down in process. People take risks. Recessions have happened before, of course, but this time we have a whole generation of people who are used to making new stuff happen fast on the web. Have an idea, go home, bash out the code and launch to the world. We are living in a world where people are used to prototyping quickly and cheaply."
benterrett  mattjones  russelldavies  unproduct  brucesterling  tcsnmy  reallyinterestinggroup  economics  future  innovation  consumerism  thinking  ideas  making  make  activism  creativity  design  business  newspapers  products  prototyping 
february 2009 by robertogreco
This rarely kills That outright « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"The important thing is this: the grandeur always lives at the top of the stack. Right now, it’s vested in “social media,” just as it was in blogging ten (!) years ago, in television forty years ago and in newspapers sixty years before that. What each new media technology does do is knock away one or more of the social and economic props on which the success (and ultimately, the viability) of other channels in its layer depend. With the introduction and mass adoption of anything new, those channels move further down the stack. They become less central to the production of consensus culture, more a niche proposition, almost certainly less glamorous. But if a given way of doing things offers something that no other mediating technology can - whether for reasons of exceedingly low cost, low barriers to entry, or robust simplicity - it will never disappear entirely."
adamgreenfield  print  newspapers  victorhugo  technology  media  writing  death  evolution  change  television  tv  radio  socialmedia  future  knowledge  transformation 
february 2009 by robertogreco
russell davies: meet the new schtick (2)
"in many ways, that's [an unfinished book like Dave Gray's Marks and Meaning] a more interesting and involving thing to own than a finished book. You're getting an object, but you're also getting into a little community." ... "You see what I'm getting at here? Books/paper are proven technologies. Brilliant things. Really good at all sorts of stuff. We're not in an age where books are about to disappear. But many of the business models associated with them may do. Because we're getting direct access to book technologies ourselves." ... "So you add all these things together and you realise that there are all sorts of interesting possibilities around the corner. For community media projects, personal media projects, for the creativity that's running rampant online to emerge in physical forms in lots of places."

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design  technology  culture  future  books  trends  diy  make  glvo  russelldavies  paper  newspapers  printing  advertising  marketing  planning  empowerment  communities  publishing  ebooks  media  digital  business  2009  unbook 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Monitor shifts from print to Web-based strategy
"In 2009, the Monitor will become the first nationally circulated newspaper to replace its daily print edition with its website; the 100 year-old news organization will also offer subscribers weekly print and daily e-mail editions." see also:
journalism  communication  newspapers  2009  trends  publishing  print  media  csmonitor  onlinejournalism 
october 2008 by robertogreco Geography of Newspaper Endorsements for 2008 US Election
"Apart from the unsurprising evidence that (choose one: [[Obama is the overwhelming choice]] -OR- [[there is overwhelming liberal media bias]]), I'm struck by the mismatch between papers' endorsements and their "Red State" vs "Blue State" alignment." via:
politics  visualization  mapping  maps  elections  2008  newspapers  endorsements  barackobama  johnmccain 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Google News - "I created my fake Google News page in 2007, mostly for my own amusement. "
"...I was depressed about the state of the world and all the dismal headlines, and I wanted to be able to imagine a much better world. I made the fake site my home page, as a mini-experiment in the power of positive thinking."
google  optimism  pessimism  news  journalism  newspapers  googlenews  change  politics 
june 2008 by robertogreco
The Library in the New Age - The New York Review of Books
"As a citadel of learning and as a platform for adventure on the Internet, the research library still deserves to stand at the center of the campus, preserving the past and accumulating energy for the future."
libraries  books  google  history  future  digitization  academia  research  information  printing  library2.0  knowledge  literacy  media  newspapers  culture  democracy  technology 
may 2008 by robertogreco
MediaShift Idea Lab . Journalism Will Survive the Death of Its Institutions | PBS
"You'll discover what thousands of tech workers did: you can do great work outside of institutional, big-company context & make a living doing companies didn't own innovation; innovators did. News orgs don't own journalism: journalists do."
newspapers  publishing  technology  journalism  future  business  jobs  work  organizations  gamechanging 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Who Put These Guys In Charge? (Why Newspapers Are Failing) - ARTicles
"It's hard to take claims that newspapers are taking the Digital Age seriously when they have so under-invested to compete in it."
business  journalism  media  online  newspapers  future  innovation  publishing  recession 
april 2008 by robertogreco
MediaShift . Arkansas State Talk::The New Rules of Media | PBS
"Audience Knows More Than Journalist (News Is Conversation, Not Lecture); People Are in Conrol of Their Media Experience; Anyone Can Be Media Creator/Remixer; Traditional Media Must Evolve or Die; Despite Censorship, Story Will Get Out..."
media  newmedia  newspapers  publishing  information  journalism  business  change  web2.0  participatory  content  trends 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Our collective recent history, online (
"In past few years, several prominent US magazines and newspapers have begun to offer their extensive archives online and on DVD. In some cases, this includes material dating back to the 1850s."
archives  history  internet  journalism  magazines  newspapers  online  reference  lists 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Fixing Obsolete Newspaper Circulation Marketing: A Challenge To The Washington Post - Publishing 2.0
"What if Post actually tried to sell me on merits of subscribing to print edition in way that would actually appeal to me?...opportunity to unplug, thoughtful complement to breaking news, contain longer, reflective pieces from around web"
newspapers  publishing  future  gamechanging  subscriptions  via:migurski  creativity  offline  unplugging 
march 2008 by robertogreco
TimesMachine - New York Times
"go back to any issue from Volume 1, Number 1 of The New-York Daily Times, on September 18, 1851, through NY Times of December 30, 1922. Choose date in history, flip electronically through pages, displayed with original look, feel."
archives  history  journalism  nytimes  reference  research  newspapers  news 
february 2008 by robertogreco
russell davies: 2008 - the year of peak advertising
"It's a simple equation - there's a limited amount of attention in the world, if more of it is going to personal, non-commercial, un-advertised-in media, less of it will go to advertising and advertising will shrink."
advertising  future  russelldavies  brands  media  magazines  news  newspapers  attention  tv  television  gamechanging  predictions  publishing  marketing  business  ads  strategy  branding 
january 2008 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] Things I Am Not Talking About
"We like things -- books, the plastic arts, schwag, otherwise cheap souvenirs that become valued artifacts -- because they afford mystery and the room for an object to adapt to the world around them and not the other way around."
via:preoccupations  internet  abstract  curation  culture  physical  maps  mapping  location  printing  paper  objects  making  make  life  craft  web  art  books  newspapers  publishing  cloud  computing  location-based  gamechanging 
december 2007 by robertogreco
David Byrne Journal: 12.06.2007: Embedded
"people are finding lots and lots of different ways and reasons to use the Times and that's what I find cheering. Because obviously it no longer makes any sense to expect people to read the thing just out of some sense of civic obligation."
davidbyrne  future  newmedia  news  newspapers  nytimes  journalism  culture  futureofmedia 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Technovia: Why using Technorati to look at the influence of mainstream media on blogging fails
"Technorati tracks only first-order links, which means that any post which references another blog post which references a mainstream media story doesn't get counted towards mainstream media's total."
links  media  literacy  medialiteracy  source  influence  truth  technorati  blogs  newspapers  nytimes  news 
december 2007 by robertogreco
BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » Retrain or retire [about journalism, could be about teaching]
"news organizations of all sorts should train every person in the newsroom in the skills of new media: how to make video, audio, and blogs. That wouldn’t take long, just a day or two. It’s that easy. That’s why everybody out here is doing it."
journalism  newmedia  training  newspapers  press  management  administration  teaching 
november 2007 by robertogreco
David Byrne Journal: 11.20.2007: Caetano Veloso, Tall and/or Wide News
"I also ask myself, if it is as unfeasible as I imagine, what will happen to print, or any form of journalism, as everything migrates online? I wonder if a wiki online newspaper could work?"
davidbyrne  caetanoveloso  music  architecture  renzopiano  nytimes  design  nyc  goolgle  advertising  radio  television  art  richardserra  publishing  print  magazines  newspapers  wikis  news  reviews  critics  journalism  ads  economics  online  internet  web 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Click opera - What's over?
Rock and Popular Music (CDs), TV, phone, car, democracy, America, book, wildlife, winter...NOT: live events (concert, conference, sport, art biennial), bike, radio, newspaper (not paper), photos, handmade, communism/socialism, religion
communication  history  momus  television  tv  technology  gamechanging  music  politics  media  radio  cars  bikes  us  wildlife  winter  environment  books  rock  events  sports  concerts  conferences  art  newspapers  photography  video  religion  communism  socialism  democracy  handmade  glvo  diy 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Six to Start
"We create Alternate Reality Games (ARGs). ARGs use multiple media — the web, email, IM, mobile phones, radio, newspapers, TV and live events — to tell a story to hundreds of thousands of people, who can follow and influence the game in real time."
arg  games  play  mobile  phones  advertising  tv  television  im  messaging  radio  newspapers  agency  interactive  perplexcity  storytelling  mindcandy  mixedreality  gamedesign  gaming  stories  studio  newmedia  narrative  crossmedia  media  branding  fiction 
november 2007 by robertogreco
The Dilbert Blog: The Future of Newspapers
"I predict that the end of printed newspapers will happen in the time it takes for most people to upgrade their cell phones two more times. The iPhone, and its inevitable copycats, (let’s call them iClones) are newspaper killers."
mobile  phones  news  newspapers  iphone  future  journalism  dilbert  predictions  technology  publishing 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Great interviews of the 20th century | Guardian Unlimited
"some of the most famous encounters in journalism history, from David Frost's conversations about Watergate with Richard Nixon to Marilyn Monroe's last interview, Princess Diana's confessions to Martin Bashir and Bill Grundy's disastrous grilling of the S
interviews  history  journalism  newspapers  media  biographies 
september 2007 by robertogreco
New Freedom Destroys Old Culture: A response to Nick Carr. Many-to-Many:
"The constraints of print were not a product of “emergent maturity.” They were accidents of physical production."
digitization  culture  constraints  change  newspapers  production  socialsoftware  freedom  future  internet  music  media  publishing  technology  digital  criticism 
august 2007 by robertogreco
An Ugly New Word [globfag=globalization+fragmentation] — KCRW | 89.9FM
"scattered+uncertain state of mind created by increased technology+contradictory knowledge...inability to focus...from knowing very little about a great # of things...feeling you get when clarity breaks up in an ocean of infinite and ever-changing data."
journalism  blogging  sabelotodos  newspapers  future  information  data  words  terminology  neologisms 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Journalistopia » Poynter Eyetrack 2007 study says online readers read deep
"Readers select stories of particular interest and then read them thoroughly. And there’s a twist: The reading-deep phenomenon is even stronger online than in print. At a time when readers are assumed to have short attention spans, especially those who
newspapers  reading  attention  online  internet  web  usability  webdesign  design  webdev 
march 2007 by robertogreco
L.A. Times's epic battle to retain glory - and profits |
"Now, in the lull before what is expected to be another showdown in December, the Los Angeles newspaper has launched the "Manhattan Project," in which its own staff will investigate solutions to reinvent the paper for the future."
media  news  future  print  newspapers  losangeles  local  internet  economics  business 
october 2006 by robertogreco

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