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Making News More LIke "Grand Theft Auto"

Making News More LIke "Grand Theft Auto" | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

While news organizations like The New York Times are investing in multi-media platforms as a way to amplify their presentation of the news, Sarno wants to go farther to create totally immersive information environments.

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Microsoft Banking Big on Barnes & Noble's Nook

Microsoft Banking Big on Barnes & Noble's Nook | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

Since Amazon changed the rules of the game with Kindle, it seems you can’t be a big box book dealer without having your own e-reading device. Still, if you’re competing with AMZN as a brick and morter company, you’re at a massive disadvantage.

 

Barnes & Nobles may be able to fend off the repo men a wee while longer, having just announced a “strategic partnership” with Microsoft for its e-reading device, the Nook.

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Tumblr’s Tough Road to Media Company

Tumblr’s Tough Road to Media Company | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

Over 28 percent of its users are 18-24 versus 12 percent for the overall Internet. That age group spends an average of 256 minutes per month there, according to ComScore. There are some problems, however, which will make it more difficult for Tumblr to build a big media business compared to a platform like Twitter or Facebook.

 

Brands aren’t there in a big way. Sure, fashion brands fell for Tumblr early. Others are dabbling there. But brands haven’t come to Tumblr in nearly the same numbers as they did to Twitter and Facebook before those services really increased their focus on advertising. These types of promoted-accounts systems only work if holders are seeing real benefits to their audiences there. Ask an agency about how important Tumblr is to their clients, you get the distinct impression it’s in the dreaded experimental bucket or “on the roadmap.” Right now, it’s hard to make that case for most brands, which is where the money is. A platform like Pinterest is doing a far better job of funneling commercial intent to advertisers. Tumblr often seems to brands like a content-management system rather than a social network.

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The Coming Book Wars: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Google vs. the US

The Coming Book Wars: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Google vs. the US | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

21 percent of American adults say they have read an eBook in the past year, with the average number of books at 24, compared to 15 for those who said they purchased only printed books -- confirmation that digital readers represent, generally speaking, very good news for literacy.

 

But there are three ongoing issues that greatly complicate the evolving book culture and the publishing business. In the summaries that follow, my goal is to provide as nearly as possible an unbiased consumer's guide to what is happening in these complex and contentious clashes in the industry.

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Advice for Future Food Writers

Advice for Future Food Writers | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

Just 10 years ago, food writers with staff jobs were able to earn $80,000 to $150,000 a year, and freelancers were regularly paid $2 a word; today, these jobs barely exist. Advertising revenues, already on a steady decline, plummeted online. Online, $35,000 to $60,000 a year and $.25 to $.75 a word is more like it. New publications simply can’t pay very well, if at all. Just ask our writers.

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News of the world

News of the world | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

The HuffPo and Times are less global than their British rivals, with three-quarters and two-thirds of their readers, respectively, in America. But those proportions, too, are edging downwards.

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Narrative Science, robot journalists, customized news, and the danger to civil discourse.

Narrative Science, robot journalists, customized news, and the danger to civil discourse. | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

Can technology be autonomous? Does it lead a life of its own and operate independently of human guidance? From the French theologian Jacques Ellul to the Unabomber, this used to be widely accepted.

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Four Mistakes Publishers Make When Bringing Content to Tablets

Four Mistakes Publishers Make When Bringing Content to Tablets | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

Many revolutions have been televised, but the publishing revolution has already become digitized, and now, mobilized.

There’s no doubt that the second half of 2011 was a difficult period for newspaper and magazine publishers.

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Warren Buffett Says He May Buy More Newspapers

Warren Buffett Says He May Buy More Newspapers | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett, who owns the Buffalo News, the Omaha World-Herald and a big chunk of the Washington Post, told shareholders today that he may buy more newspapers.

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The Next Time Someone Says the Internet Killed Reading Books, Show Them This Chart

The Next Time Someone Says the Internet Killed Reading Books, Show Them This Chart | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

Not only has the number of readers not declined since the golden age of American letters, it has gone up.

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In Focus: Glimpses of Humanity in Choreographed North Korea

In Focus: Glimpses of Humanity in Choreographed North Korea | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

These shapes, colors, and choreographed formations form the image North Korea wants to project. But even photographs like these can give us glimpses of an individual among the masses, inspiring empathy or curiosity. As we look at these members of a long-impoverished, tightly controlled society, we can only study their faces and imagine what they might truly be thinking.

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The Day Yahoo Decided I Liked Reading About Child Murder

The Day Yahoo Decided I Liked Reading About Child Murder | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

Social media shifted that bias from the organization to the user -- the filter bubble of news chosen by friends, the friends themselves filtered by assumed similarities. But now we must contend with the bias of a false version of ourselves. Yahoo's murder feed exposes the algorithmic process for what it is: personalization without the person.

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How We Will Read: Clay Shirky

How We Will Read: Clay Shirky | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

The question isn’t what happens to publishing — the entire category has been evacuated. The question is, what are the parent professions needed around writing? Publishing isn’t one of them. Editing, we need, desperately. Fact-checking, we need. For some kinds of long-form texts, we need designers. Will we have a movie-studio kind of setup, where you have one class of cinematographers over here and another class of art directors over there, and you hire them and put them together for different projects, or is all of that stuff going to be bundled under one roof?

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Media Culture Shifts: theory vs. reality

Media Culture Shifts: theory vs. reality | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

How to transition from the legacy media culture to the more agile and chaotic digital world? I’ve been reading up on this topic — and sometimes conferencing about it — for years. But, to my surprise, over time, I’ve been feeling lectured on those very issues. Sometimes irritatingly so. The last sermon was delivered early March by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. The report –which I nevertheless recommend reading– reverberated over many other great online publications such as the Nieman Journalism Lab in a piece written by two journalism professors, Jonathan Groves and Carrie Brown-Smith; their column is softly titled A call for leadership: Newspaper execs deserve the blame for not changing the culture.


For once, I’ll align myself with the blamed “Newspaper execs” and provide a perspective from this vantage point.

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An Impossible Standard: When NPR Covers Its Sponsors

An Impossible Standard: When NPR Covers Its Sponsors | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

Aren't we supposed to be concerned about the slightest appearance of a conflict of interest? Yes, we are. But as a former editor and publisher, I know that some realism is required here. There is no way to totally eliminate the appearance of all conflicts of interest, and sometimes the conflict itself. Any system comes down at some point to trust. You either trust NPR's reporters and editors to be impartial, or you don't.

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16 Pixels: For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake

16 Pixels: For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake | Publishing in Pixels | Scoop.it

In this article, you'll understand why 16 pixels should generally be the minimum size for body copy in modern Web design.

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