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The story of Steve Jobs is beyond epic. There's not many who could change the world of personal computers, music, phones and animated films in one lifetime. His character DNA was a mix of sheer genius, vision, tenacity and often disturbing habits that easily puts him in the same league as Edison, Ford and Tesla.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-11-15 17:34

As much as we tout Twitter for its conversational abilities -- for its revolutionary capacity to create discursive, rather than simply distributive, relationships with news consumers -- many major news organizations are still using the service as, pretty much, a vehicle for self-promotion. A new study, released today by Pew's Project for Excellence in Journalism, studied 13 news organizations, large and (relatively) small, from print, TV, and radio...and found that "mainstream news organizations primarily use Twitter to move information and push content to readers. For these organizations, Twitter functions as an RSS feed or headline service for news consumers, with links ideally driving traffic to the organization's website."

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-15 10:24

A growing number of newspapers seem to be reaching for the pill labelled "paywall," in the hope that charging readers for news can help solve their revenue headaches: the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has just launched one, as has the Boston Globe, and the PostMedia network in Canada says it is going to roll them out across all of the newspapers in its national chain. Whether newspapers are doing this because the New York Times' paywall makes it look like an attractive idea or because they are growing increasingly desperate isn't clear, but even the NYT's experience shows that a paywall is still a sandbag strategy rather than a growth strategy.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-02 09:27

Cash registers should be whirring happily this holiday season with sales of Apple's iPad, Amazon's Kindle Fire and other computer tablets. If the wave of buyers behave anything like those who went before, they'll be spending a lot of time on their new gadgets following the news.

But how best to capture, and profit from, the latest digital phenomenon? Most news companies have placed their bets on building customized tablet applications.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-02 09:10

In any good Hollywood summer blockbuster, there comes a point where someone, usually in a lab coat, warns of a coming disaster for humanity and the need for one last best hope to avoid annihilation. For newspapers that moment arguably came in the fall of 2006, when the American Press Institute published Newspaper Next, a research project that attempted to diagnose the industry's woes and offer a prescription for the future. Newspaper Next was ambitious, maybe even aggressive in its fervor to shake newspapers out of their decline.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-01 09:33

by Frédéric Filloux

Web design is in bad shape. In the applications boom, news-related web sites end up as collateral damage. For graphic designers, the graphics tools and the computer languages used to design apps for tablets and smartphones have unleashed a great deal of creativity. The transformation took longer than expected, but great designs begin to appear in iPad applications (in previous Monday Notes, we already discussed Business Week+ and the new Guardian app). The best applications get rid of the print layout; they start from a blank slate in which a basic set of rules (typefaces, general structure of a page, color codes) are adapted to the digital format.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-01 09:19

Publishers, don't start skimping on your iPad editions now. Magazine and newspaper apps' quality seems to be the most important factor in their success with consumers, according to the first annual "The State of the App" report from McPheters & Company's iMonitor service, drawing on iMonitor's evaluations of 3,000 apps from publishers around the world.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-31 09:28

by Matt Thompson

In a busy corner of the metajournalism world, a crowd of journalists is assembling what amounts to a public, open-source curriculum on how to do hacker journalism. In blogs, tweets, Git repositories, meetups and slide decks, they're sharing code snippets, tutorials, data sets, How To's and more, in ways that are often engaging and accessible to non-geeks.

If I lost you at "Git repositories," let me back up a step.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-31 09:22

The great debate in newspaper circles these days involves paywalls and metering.

It wasn't that long ago that the mantra in newspapers was "Internet first" and involved 24-by-7 newsrooms that posted news to the Web first, regardless of print newspaper deadlines.

While at many newspaper companies Internet revenues increased, they didn't rise fast enough to replace declining print advertising and circulation revenues. The spreadsheet dilemma became: "Can print dollars be replaced with Internet dimes?"

So far, the answer has been no.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-28 10:24

The 2010 version of the Knight News Challenge featured an entry for a very cool project: PaperNews, middleware that sought to "reinvent how we see news design on the web."

PaperNews wasn't, ultimately, funded. But part of its spirit lives on in Scroll, a new editor that aims to de-templatize news design. The tool, created by soon-to-be-serial entrepreneurs Cody Brown and Kate Ray, wants to take the basic design approach of print -- start with a totally blank page, add elements -- and apply it to the online world.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-10-28 10:15

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