Stuff I've been reading

Once again, a list of links to articles I’ve been perusing on the Internet:


The Black Sheep – via the CMA Listserv, a humor newspaper targeted at college students. The site is apparently recruiting students to help produce publications targeted at specific universities around the country, and they’ll probably be soaking up some of the available advertising dollars on those campuses, so something to keep an eye on.

Ethical lessons for news entrepreneurs – Mark Briggs details some ethical considerations offered by Poynter’s Kelly McBride for those who are working on small news start-ups.

Ten good-enough predictions about tech, media and news – Steve Yelvington puts on the futurist hat. Yelvington has been pretty solid in the years I’ve been reading his stuff, so you should check out the list. For the record, I think I’m drawing the line at location-awareness for the moment.

iPhone 4 is unlocked in Canada too: I really like what I’ve seen of the iPhone 4’s video and photo capabilities. Too bad U.S. customers have to put up with locked-in AT&T service. Yay, free markets!

Invincible Apple: 10 Lessons From the Coolest Company Anywhere: Some things to consider, even though the tone is a little too fanboi-ish for my tastes (see above re: AT&T iPhone lock-in). (via)

Newspapers’ paywall announcements are misleading: Steve Buttry does a good job taking down the marketing/propaganda that passed for “reporting” when three Gannett papers announced they were putting up paywalls last month.

An In-Depth Look at How People Are Using the iPad – Mashable summarizes research from Resolve Market Research. The results are somewhat surprising.

Behind the scenes: Unveiling MediaStorm’s website redesign – Tim McLaughlin details the work that went into a major reworking of the MediaStorm site.

It’s Time to Prepare for the End of the Web as We Know It – Steve Rubel intones about the changing nature of content in a mobile smartphone-enabled world. And the article has no hyperlinks (sigh). You may need to subscribe to read this article from AdAge, but it’s a pretty useful site, so caveat emptor.

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