Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tuesday Newsday: Facebook News Apps

In the last month we’ve had some news sources try­ing an uncon­ven­tional method of reach­ing new audi­ences: Face­book. “Go where your read­ers live” is the mes­sage of news applic­a­tions within Face­book, and there is cer­tainly no short­age of people who spend a sig­ni­fic­ant amount of time check­ing in on Face­book through­out the day, whether it […]

Visualizing Áras Election, Part Two

I received some good feed­back on addi­tional things people thought might be inter­est­ing to look invest­ig­ate regard­ing next week’s elec­tion. So today I’ve done two things: 1) Taken a brief look at media out­let per­cep­tion of can­did­ates based on pub­lished art­icles and 2) Re-examined the Irish twit­ter stream with a new sen­ti­ment engine to see […]

Tuesday Newsday: The iOS5 Newsstand

When iOS5 fea­tures were shown earlier this year at Apple’s WWDC, News­stand was one of the most inter­est­ing and talked about ideas. Now that iOS5 is live, it’s time to give it a test drive and see if it meets pub­lish­ers’ expect­a­tions. Apple describes News­stand as “A cus­tom news­stand for all your sub­scrip­tions.” News­stand is […]

Visualizing Áras Election

The Irish pres­id­en­tial elec­tion is just about a week away. As a non-citizen res­id­ent of Ire­land, I can’t vote in this elec­tion (only local elec­tions). But I still find it inter­est­ing so I took a look at some social media data on the topic to make some visu­al­iz­a­tions. These are not meant to be predictions, […]

Tuesday Newsday: Digital-only News

We’ve looked at a lot of digital ver­sions of their news­pa­per coun­ter­parts. Today instead we’re look­ing at news sources provid­ing their con­tent only online and not through any print formats.  I’m examin­ing digital-only news sources The Daily, Newsy and New360.   THE DAILY I was very excited for The Daily when it was announced. The […]

SND STL Review, Part Two

  CONFERENCE DAY 2 The second day of SND STL had me over­whelmed. I listened to so many great speak­ers the pre­vi­ous day, learned so much, saw so many excel­lent demos. And now here I was with another great line-up of ses­sions to choose from.   Cross-Platform Edit­ing – Teresa Schmed­ding is the pres­id­ent of the […]

SND STL Review, Part One

When your homet­own is in the Mid­w­est, you gen­er­ally don’t expect to get the oppor­tun­ity to fly there often for amaz­ing, cutting-edge, tech­no­logy and designy events.  I was sur­prised that SND, the Soci­ety for News Design, was hav­ing their annual event in St. Louis, but even more sur­prised when I looked at the line-up and […]

Tuesday Newsday: More Irish News Online

Last week’s look at Irish News­pa­per web­sites and applic­a­tions was a bit depress­ing.  So this week, I’m look­ing at some of the newer and more tech-friendly altern­at­ives: TheJournal.ie and Story­ful.  Neither of these news sources have altern­at­ive print formats, they are both digital-only.   THEJOURNAL.IE TheJournal.ie is an Irish news web­site which invites users to […]