More to come about news aggregators.
Here’s a compilation of some outstanding Sept 11 multimedia packages commemorating the 10th anniversary of that day. Ten years.
USA Today | How 9/11 changed America
TIME | Beyond 9/11
Guardian | The 9/11 decade
Architect’s Newspaper | Making meaning
Washington Post | Age of 9/11
New York Times | The Reckoning
HBO | Portraits of resiliance
The karaoke machine, personalized. Anything journalism can learn from it?
“Only imbeciles never change their minds”
- French saying. From a CreativeMornings talk by journalist Anna Rascouët-Paz on curiosity, hosted by Typekit.
Mirror mirror on the wall, which tie should I wear to rule ‘em all?
This is crazy shit! Woot woot NYT R&D!
Pound-for-pound, Pandora ads now worth more than radio
From Gigaom: Internet radio company Pandora reported the financial results for its first three months as a public company Thursday. The Oakland, Calif.-based company confirmed that while it still has a long way to grow before it reaches the listener levels of terrestrial radio, its ads are now just as valuable as traditional stations.
On the one hand the entry cost of advertising on tablets is tiny but the budget still needs to come from somewhere. At present, many clients just don’t have well-defined mobile marketing budgets.
The lesson the world should take from Apple is that a company needs to become multi-dimensional. It needs to mix the core business with the disruptive innovation. It needs to combine the intellectual with the artistic. It needs to maintain within it the rational and the lunatic.
NPR is experimenting with something called “Serendipity Day,” wherein everyone on the technology side abandons their day jobs to work on…whatever they want. Bugs that need squashing, scratches that need itching — the ideas that never get to the top of a to-do list. The managers step back, available only if the workers need anything. (I need a designer, I need a room, I need a bagel.) The only rule: In the end, you have to share your work.
On Wednesday, he put his newest idea to work: a double-decker arrangement that almost looks as if his camera is wearing another camera as a hat. On assignment to cover the arrival of Roger Clemens at a federal courthouse in Washington, Mr. Mills mounted his video camera atop his still camera. The video footage is peppered with the sound of the still camera’s shutter. But the results look good.
I believe that a combination of print and digital subscriptions can work for many if not all media companies today. But if major publishers are seriously prepared to blow up their primary revenue stream — print advertising — and slap together a giveaway tablet in order to save money on ink, God help them.