As an operative in a daily news organization, it was getting harder and harder to connect” to the innovation side of journalism. I think the space for doing that in your daily lives, as working journalists, is extremely limited — and the necessity to do it is greater than ever.

Emily Bell (Director of Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at Columbia J School, former Guardian news & media director of digital content) from NiemanLab.

How would that change the way we write? Well, first of all, someone would have to figure out (through web analytics hopefully) what the general cutoff point is for making the read-it-later action, i.e. how long does an article have to look for someone to want to save it for later.

Is “Read Later” the new jump? And more food for thought:

If content providers tried to deny the existence of Instapaper and others, readers would simply go somewhere else to get their content, because, after all, the Internet is a huge place.

So in our minds, this will be a new – and powerful – form of consumption online. Basically, it could end up becoming the TiVo of the written Web – where users just grab what they want, store it away and watch it – ad free (i.e. without the distracting stuff) – on their portable devices whenever they wish. The question is, though, does it work for all written content?

Is glossy paper worth it, both in terms of circulation and advertising? And if readers enjoy a smoother feel to their paper, does that warrant the extra cost?

And yet advertising on the glossy iPad is doing well: Financial Times’ iPad App Brings In £1 Million.

Didn’t they go glossy in a year they also got rid of jobs?

from “Dallas Morning News publisher’s letter to staff on the paper’s 125th anniversary.”

For those of you who are over 50 and can’t imagine your morning ritual without The Dallas Morning News, I have good tidings. Most of you will be dead before we quit publishing a printed edition of The Dallas Morning News.

That’s one way to put it.

Bad News - A Media Fiction (Diplom) (by

The film asks the question which consequences could be caused by information and news. With regard to the financial crisis, the metaphor is a kind of an exaggerated persiflage: only the message of the apocalypse causes the end of the world – a self-fulfilling prophecy caused by the media!

HT to @brainpickings

Through the metaphor of a 1950’s newspaper that self-destructs as it reports on an apocalyptic comet, the film offers timely cultural commentary on the potential sociocultural consequences of today’s media negativism and sensationalism.

What’s more frightening is the blank newsprint.