Tag Archives: Newspapers

Tuesday Newsday: Data News Sites

Data journ­al­ism, news apps, open gov­ern­ment data. In this age of Anonym­ous, Wikileaks, and pro­act­ive sources pub­lish­ing freely avail­able data, it is becom­ing crit­ical that we have journ­al­ists and developers work­ing together to make sense of it all and under­stand how it affects us. Today there are a grow­ing num­ber of news out­lets doing a […]

Tuesday Newsday: Audio News Apps

When talk­ing about digital news apps, we often don’t think out­side the walls of writ­ten con­tent. How­ever radio and audio applic­a­tions also deliver news, stor­ies and enter­tain­ment to large audi­ences. There are excel­lent pod­casts in almost every cat­egory and their pop­ular­ity is grow­ing con­stantly. Why would someone choose to listen to audio news instead of […]

Tuesday Newsday: Newspaper Developer Blogs

A com­mon trait of suc­cess­ful online news and magazine sites is, sur­pris­ingly, a developer blog. Think of a developer blog as a look into the minds of the people build­ing the site: what lim­it­a­tions they have, what they’re work­ing on, what they believe their read­ers want or need, suc­cess stor­ies of how they built interesting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tuesday Newsday: The Irish Newspaper Edition

A few weeks ago, I did an ana­lysis of some world­wide news source apps and web­sites, one of which was The Irish Times. Appar­ently many people had not seen The Irish Times’ iOS app and I received a lot of feed­back from people on the blog, on Twit­ter and in per­son express­ing dis­ap­point­ment and, in […]