When The Observer talked to Chris Dixon earlier this week about technophobes and what the tech industry can do to allay their fears about the future, the Hunch co-founder emphasized his belief that every tool can be used negatively and positively. He brought up targeted online advertising as an example: sure, he said, the Read More
New York Times executive editor Bill Keller will be on NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook this morning discussing “his paper and the radically changing news business,” according to a promo. Live blog updates from the Media Mob here once the program gets started.
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Vogue Italia joins the ranks of Time Out New York and Playboy this September with a cover and two stories in 3D.
Australian model Miranda Kerr appears in a 22-page 3D feature in the magazine (we’ve cropped the photo here). “[T]here are still ways to make printed paper more and more interesting,” editor in chief Read More
Newsweek owner Sidney Harman probably would have been delighted if Fareed Zakaria seriously considered taking over the magazine, but he doesn’t want anything to do with management, or trying to help figure out that dark, mysterious, scary future of journalism.
Mr. Zakaria told David Carr, “I very much want to be in the business of Read More
Pete Hamill’s new book comes out this fall, and according to The Times, it will be Little, Brown’s “first straight-to-e-book venture.” But before the 75-year-old journalist became a digital pioneer, he was not so well acquainted with the whole “e-reader” concept. Little, Brown publisher Michael Pietsch helped clear things up:
“He Read More
Starting today, Glamour becomes the fourth magazine at Conde Nast that will be available on the iPad and iPod.
And Glamour editor Cindi Leive is happy about this!
“We think we’ve developed a kick ass product with Conde Nast Digital,” she said from her 16th floor office at 4 Times Square on Monday Read More
Morning Media Menu spoke with Believer editor (and author of The Lovers) Vendela Vida today. Among other topics, they discussed her magazine’s web strategy.
“We like to pretend nothing has changed, and put out the same magazine we’ve always put out,” Vida said. “Obviously we have a website, but it’s not Read More
At some offices (hi!) there are whiteboards that say how much web traffic has been clocked over a given week; at other offices, there are fancy machines that do it in real-time. The pretty blue monitor map you see above was installed recently (today?) at Tumblr headquarters, and the staff has been admiring it Read More
There are things you want to see in 3D in a magazine like Time Out New York and things you don’t. But before we can see anything, we have to assemble the glasses. The perforation is hard to manage, forget putting the three parts together. Were these pieces of paper even designed to fit together? Read More
The FutureAdequate Content
Yahoo is the latest company to come out and say that it will be using algorithms to generate article topics for its news blog. The company will have a team of people analyzing what topics potential readers are searching for and passing their findings along to the editors and bloggers on the news staff, according Read More