Yahoo! News took an interesting approach to telling the story of unemployment in America, using a specially-created Tumblr blog to crowdsource and publish stories.
What a great use of a simple web tool to illustrate a story in a new and interesting way: The New York Times uses panoramic images from Google Maps Street View to show two locations in Joplin, Mo. before and after the devastation. Pan around either image to see how the scenes compares before and after. Check [...]
Silicon Alley Insider’s Startup 2011 conference this week covered all the hot topics in entrepreneurship, from pivots to bubble talk, and left a pretty positive vibe about the New York startup community, capped by NYC Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne telling Silicon Valley to “Bring it on!” Here are 12 of the best tips and [...]
Publish2 today announced the launch of the Publish2 News Exchange, “a platform aimed at disrupting the Associated Press monopoly over content distribution to newspapers.”
Slate has launched the first in a series of projects aimed at harnessing “the collective intelligence of our readers for the good of Slate and society,” called “The Hive.” The first such project asks readers to “come up with compelling and useful ways for Americans to use less energy in their homes and save money.”
ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick thinks the potential for location-based news is huge. He points to the deal announced this week by Canadian newspaper chain Metro, which is partnering with location-based social network Foursquare to deliver location-specific editorial content from the paper’s website to users’ phones when they check-in near a spot Metro has written about. Great [...]
Knight Ridder may be gone now, but it was ahead of the curve when, 16 years ago, Roger Fidler worked on a tablet e-reader and even built a prototype. Bryan Monroe, who used to work for Knight Ridder, wonders in this Huffington Post piece whether the newspaper industry would be in such dire straights had [...]