The Now Revolution in news / by Alan Soon.
  • "You promised me Mars colonies and all I got was Facebook."
    Buzz Aldrin
  • quartzthings:

    It’s been eight months since we open-sourced Chartbuilder, our tool for quickly making good-looking charts. In releasing the project to the public, we hoped it might promote visual journalism and that new contributors would help make Chartbuilder better.

    We’re happy to report success toward…

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  • "Social media isn’t journalism. It’s information. Journalism is what you do with it."
    C.J. Chivers
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  • "Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
    Albert Einstein
  • New Journalist Tim Pool Has a Drone in His Backpack

    Gotta love the energy that he puts into explaining what he does. That’s what new journalism looks like.

    (Source: truthdig)

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  • Phenomenology is about how we structure our  experience of the world. Beats provide an institutional structure. Obsessions are a more human one.

    A great post from a year ago about on the need for us to re-think the way we navigate news websites. A constant challenge as the post rightly points out: Sections are artificial barriers; we should be describing interests instead.

  • poynterinstitute:

    The New York Times

    The first edition of The International New York Times appeared Tuesday. It replaces the International Herald Tribune. In a letter to readers on the front page, Times Publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. says his father “had the vision to make The Times a national newspaper in 1980.”

    (story continues)

    Andrew Beaujon writes about The International new York Times’ attempt to “create a single, unified global media brand.”

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  • "Force-feeding startups does not produce foie gras."
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  • It’s back to Wordpress for me.

    After a short fling with Tumblr, I’ve decided to return to Wordpress for a number of reasons.

    So come, rejoin the conversations at:

  • jinn:

    Time Inc.’s iPad Problem Is Trouble for Every Magazine Publisher

    Time Inc. likes to show off its iPad apps as a symbol of the company’s future. But inside the publisher, the digital editions have become a source of hair-pulling frustration…

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  • "We’ll have young people reading newspapers,” the 79-year-old Murdoch said during the company’s Aug. 4 earnings call. “It’s a real game changer in the presentation of news."

    Media: News Corp. plans national newspaper for tablet computers and cellphones -

    While I think the idea overall is a good one, this quote sums up just how out of touch Murdoch et all are. A device such as the iPad allows for something much more than just a newspaper, but as long as Murdoch (or whoever is in charge) views it as just a new way to deliver the same product, the news industry as a whole will suffer.

    The question those at the top should be asking is, “What’s the best way to deliver top-quality journalism utilizing the available technology,” not, “How do we put our newspapers on these shiny new devices so the kids will think it’s hip?”

    So far, only Wired’s got it right.

    (via savingink)
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  • Google’s acquisitions in social gains momentum

    Despite its problems getting traction with Buzz, Google isn’t done with social. In fact, it appears it’s just getting started.

    The company has just bought SocialDeck, a mobile game startup focused on delivering games across various platforms such as the iPhone and Blackberry.

    This is part of a series of acquisitions by Google in the social arena. It bought social search startup Angstro last week. And in the past month, it picked up app maker Slide and virtual currency firm Jambool.

    Don’t ignore what Google is doing here. They’re getting serious about social.

  • aryedworken:

    This is probably one of the more imaginative and inspired pieces of music journalism I have read in a long, long time. The kind of writing/ idea that makes me jealous. Props to Jonah Weiner of Slate for truly thinking outside the blox (that’s “box” and “blog” smooshed together in one word, btw. But you knew that).

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