July 30, 2014

In E-Books, Publishers Have Rivals: News Sites

In E-Books, Publishers Have Rivals: News Sites Book publishers are surrounded by hungry new competitors: Amazon, with its steadily growing imprints; authors who publish their own e-books; online start-ups like The Atavist and Byliner. Now they have to contend with another group elbowing into their territory: news organizations. Swiftly and at little cost, newspapers, magazines […]

New: "Searchable Database Memorializes American Terrorism Victims Back to 1970"

From the The Oklahoman (NewsOK.com): The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism has launched a searchable database of terrorism victims dating back to 1970. The database includes more than 4,000 names of Americans killed in acts of terrorism. The victims also are memorialized by a 60-by-20-foot flag hanging from the ceiling of the institute’s […]

Report From Paper to Persona — Managing Privacy and Information Overload; Sustaining Journalism in the Attention Age

From Paper to Persona – Managing Privacy and Information Overload; Sustaining Journalism in the Attention Age by Bill Densmore, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (University of Missouri School of Journalism) “From Paper to Persona: Managing Privacy and Information Overload; Sustaining Journalism in an Attention Age,” explains how a new public-benefit collaboration could help slow the […]

Homepage Changes? "Facebook Explores Changes to News Feed"

From WSJ: Facebook Inc. is exploring an expansion of the information users see on its homepage, said people familiar with the matter, as competition in the social media space ramps up. The social network is working on changes to a central product, the News Feed, which filters activity on Facebook and shows users information that […]

Reference: UK Phone Hacking: Full Text Transcripts and Searchable Video of House of Commons Committee Hearings

The three text transcripts are all via The Guardian. Full Text Transcripts from the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Hearing on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1. James and Rupert Murdoch 2. Rebekah Brooks Full Text Transcripts from the Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1. Sir Paul Stephenson Video of Hearings […]

Jakob Nielsen: Why WSJ Mobile App Gets ** Customer Reviews

Why WSJ Mobile App Gets ** Customer Reviews The Wall Street Journal‘s iPhone app had just 2 stars in Apple’s App Store at the time of this writing. Averaged across 68,418 consumer reviews, the rating is not just a reflection of a few irate users. As a rough estimate, a 2-star average across 68,418 reviews means that […]

Large Media Company Releases Social Media Policy

In the past we’ve heard from many of you that the social media policies from libraries and other organizations are of interest. With that in mind, Jim Romanesko from the Poynter Institute has posted the full text of just released social media policy from E.W. Scripps Scripps’, a publicly traded company, owns newspapers and television […]

Personnel Changes at Library Journal Announced

“Library Journal Announces Staff Changes” (via LJ) Congrats to all. Two congrats and kudos “shout outs” to a couple of INFOdocket pals who have new positions at LJ. First, Josh Hadro has been promoted into the newly created position of Executive Editor, Digital Products, effective July 1. Josh has been with LJ since 2008. Second, […]

Reed Elsevier Leads $6 Million Investment in GigaOM, the Media and Analysis Company

Om Malik announced the news on GigaOM (Giga Omni Media) this morning. In addition to the flagship publication, GigaOM provides a number of other services including GigaOM Pro (research and analysis), GigaOM.tv, and GigaOM Events. For example, the NewTeeVee Live conference is produced by GigaOM.

Want To Be Like Jon Stewart? New Governmental Open Data Standards Are For You

Want To Be Like Jon Stewart? New Governmental Open Data Standards Are For You Forget leaked cables: There’s enough juicy political nonsense lurking in the public record to satisfy the 24-hour news cycle until 2012. However, unless citizens have an entire team scouring government video for hilarious hypocrisy, like the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart does, […]