Workspace: Great notes on a home office setup, including an adjustable desk that isn’t always standing or sitting, plus a “thinking chair” for lean-back time. From Trent Walton.
The newspaper that almost seized the future: The amazing true story of digital innovation and atrophy over more years than you’d expect at the San Jose Mercury News, from CJR.
Introduction to open-source GIS tools for journalists: GIS software is expensive, right? Wait, there are open source GIS tools now? And Matt Wynn wrote up a few for Poynter? Let me mash my mouse on that link…
q&a: brian boyer on the plan for panda: Ben Welsh talks with Brian Boyer about the ingredients for PANDA, a Newsroom Data Appliance.
PANDA will be a place for folks in the newsroom to stash their data, and a tool for helping reporters search and compare data sets.
Trust me, your newsroom needs a PANDA. Excited for this.
MediaNews Group Adds Paywalls To 23 More Newspapers: Please note just how small these 23 markets are.
“The AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarship program will provide $20,000 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to six promising undergraduate or graduate students pursuing or planning to pursue degrees at the intersection of journalism, computer science and new media.”
Adventures in Paywalls: The ‘Longshot’ Magazine Nagwall: The Awl’s take on the Longshot “nagwall,” which is sort of a combination of a “sharewall” and “nudgeware” and… Well, call it what you want, but I haven’t seen it yet, after skimming 4 or 5 stories, which is nice. In other news, Longshot is excellent, and you should read it, buy it, and help fund the next issue.
Rupert Murdoch, The Master Mogul of Fleet Street—Vanity Fair’s Latest E-Book: A wise approach to turning your archives into a revenue source beyond what SEO and topic pages bring. Package your best stories about a given topic as an e-book, a Kindle Single, a PDF download, with a short design cycle and potentially, a big return on a small investment.
What Are The 20 Most Expensive Keyword Categories In Google AdWords?: I feel like this list and its evolution over time provides us with a really depressing mirror directed at our commercial society.
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