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News on Kindle and Kindle Apps

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 9, 2015 // 4 Comments

While I’m well-informed on developments in the tech industry and social media, I’ve been feeling woefully uninformed about other news, and I decided it was time to start reading a paper. [...]

Don’t share angry: Looking past outrage in the news

By Chris Meadows
May 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

It seems like the news is always telling us new reasons it thinks we should be outraged. A woman won a small fortune in court for spilling hot McDonalds coffee in her lap. Auto manufacturers are [...]

Another bad idea: Charging news aggregators for snippets

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Google is the bad guy yet again. Well, not just Google but other news aggregators. Spain is attempting to pass a law to force aggregators to pay for the content they collect. The argument for the law [...]

Morning Roundup: Being an awesome Little Free Library patron. More on book discovery

By Joanna Cabot
April 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

How Three Independent News Sites Survived Their First Five Years (Media Shift) Maness moderated a panel recently in which the editors told their stories at the International Symposium on Online [...]

Morning Roundup: Newsrooms Need More Women in Tech Roles, Amazon Delivery Drones and more

By libertyc
December 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Why Newsrooms Need More Women in Technology Roles (Media Shift) The news industry has been calling upon the savviest techies in the world to help make sense of how the explosion of digital technology [...]

My DRM-Free Year, Month 10: News, News, News

By libertyc
November 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

Read all the installments of “My DRM-Free Year” Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov-Dec *** It was a quiet October for me. It was a busy month for me at school [...]

Do Paywalls Retain Loyal Readers, or Send Them Away?

By libertyc
August 18, 2013 // 5 Comments

I wrote earlier this week about the paywall roll-out at The Toronto Star, which has been one of my daily online haunts for a while. Well, it seems the paywall is now fully operational: I just got hit [...]

Sweden's Meganews Delivers Print-on-Demand Newsstand

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Print-on-demand facsimiles of major dailies are a familiar sight in international hotel lobbies these days, but now Sweden’s Meganews has gone one step further, by introducing a mechanized and [...]

Kobo Writing Life Adds New E-Book Creation Tools

By libertyc
July 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Digital Book World is one of several outlets reporting that Kobo had added new e-book creation tools to its Writing Life platform. The report claims more than 17,000 authors have already published [...]

The Guardian's success in growing digital revenue without paywalls continues apace

By libertyc
July 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

The latest set of annual results from the owner of the UK’s The Guardian newspaper show positive trends for online media operations and newspapers as a whole, with figures to substantiate [...]

Reuters Institute Digital News Report confirms power of tablets, payment

By libertyc
June 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

The latest Reuters Institute Digital News Report for 2013, from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, confirms the dominance of digital news, but also of tablets as the core recourse for [...]

Rob Ford, Crack Cocaine, and Editorial Responsibility in the Days of Instant News

By libertyc
May 20, 2013 // 1 Comment

In my grandfather’s day, if you saw it on the front page of the newspaper, it must be true. My, how times have changed! A bizarre story is gripping my city this week, and nobody knows if [...]

BREAKING: O'Reilly Media Retiring the Tools of Change Conference and TOC Blog

By Dan Eldridge
May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Earlier today, O’Reilly Media founder Tim O’Reilly announced in a blog post that after seven years of hosting the Tools of Change for Publishing conference, a digital publishing event [...]

Kobo to Launch New HD E-Reader

By libertyc
April 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

I woke up this morning to the news that Kobo is launching a new HD reader! The ‘Aura HD‘ has the same glow technology as the excellent flagship Kobo Glo, but has a bigger 6.8 inch screen [...]

The Media and the Barbell Problem

By libertyc
March 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

I read a great article today by Matthew Ingram where he explains the current difficulties facing the news media as a ‘barbell’ problem–entities on either side of the barbell are [...]

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