The Skiff: Like a Kindle, especially for newspapers

Guest Post submitted by Patrick Howe The promised new Hearst e-reader device, now called the Skiff, is made specifically for display of newspapers and magazines. I await more details, but I’m intrigued and hopeful over the ways this device seems to improve on the Kindle, at least for the narrow purpose of reading newspapers.

Newspapers without newsprint

Guest Essay By A. E. P. (Ed) Wall Eighty years ago I watched my grandpa as he read the Jamestown Post.

Guest post: BU students cover Boston Marathon

Some 60 students from Boston University’s College of Communication covered the Boston Marathon today using a variety of new media techniques–twitter, soundslides, qik, utterli, blogs, friendfeed, flickr.

Can Kindle save newspapers?

This post was submitted by Chris Delboni. I had been waiting for a long time for Kindle 2.0, just released last week. I was curious about the first edition of the Amazon.com digital book reader but wasn’t ready to buy it. This time, I couldn’t wait and had it shipped for next day delivery as […]

Hearst Magazine Increased Web Traffic By 150% with SEO and Wordtracker

This post was submitted by Rachelle Money, who works with Wordtracker and writes for its newsletter. Since using the Wordtracker keyword research tool Dan Roberts says Hearst Publication’s online traffic has grown 150%. Hearst publishes 15 of the world’s most popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Oprah’s O Magazine, and Good Housekeeping as well as […]

Barbie at 50

This interactive from The Associated Press reflects on 50 years of Barbie with a collection of images and preview re-imagined looks for the fashion icon from top designers participating in the upcoming New York Fashion Week runway show.

Obama and Lincoln: Comparing the president to his hero

President Barack Obama consciously emulated Abraham Lincoln during his campaign. But what do they actually have in common? In honor of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, this video animation from The Associated Press looks at this tale of two presidents.

Can SEO’s and Journalists Really Be Friends?

Search engine optimization (SEO) makes journalists groan if my experience of a busy newsroom in a national paper is anything to go by. Journalists will bristle at the idea of ‘stuffing keywords’ into their copy, while managers who often don’t understand SEO themselves rail about falling circulation figures and the need to get the extra […]

Hyper-Local salary database released

The data published in a special report by the Times Herald-Record includes public employees of 132 cities, towns and villages, BOCES, school districts and universities and state and county agencies that Hudson Valley region on New York. We asked each public agency for the same information: a list of employees by name, job title and […]

People’s Republic of Lindsay Toler

Student journalist Lindsay Toler recently appeared before millions of viewers on Dialogue, a China Central Television news program hosted by Yang Rui, the Larry King of China. The 21-year-old Dallas resident recently marked her 30th day of blogging from Beijing, just as an estimated 30,000 journalists from around the world are starting to arrive for […]