DailyDirt: Newspapers? Books? We Don't Need Those Where We're Going...
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
The era of printing words on dead trees might be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean people aren't reading or writing anymore. When e-readers/e-books/tablets finally take over, it should be no surprise that the volume of reading material produced will be much, much greater than there ever was when the latest technology was just the printing press. Here are just a few projects that journalists are playing around with so they can adapt to an all digital future.
- The New York Times has started experimenting with some software projects that might help spread its news. Beta620 is supposed to be "a place for anyone to suggest and collaborate on new ideas and products" -- and maybe it's time for the NYT to split up its online/paper businesses into Netflix/Qwikster-like entities....[url]
- Middle school journalists published their writing online via the Living Textbook project. These 7th graders created a blog -- is this the future of journalism? [url]
- Writing printed textbooks about journalism isn't an easy job. People write them for love or reputation. But even in the ever-changing field of journalism, there are still some truisms like: "know your audience and know how to reach them." [url]
- To discover more interesting journalism-related content, check out what's being reported on StumbleUpon. [url]