Posts tagged newspaper

This clever newspaper ad mimes the classified section to build a 3D kitchen in print.

This clever newspaper ad mimes the classified section to build a 3D kitchen in print.

When a newspaper gets bought by a blog, it probably goes a little like this… (via hulu):

This Portlandia sketch is the realest video about the internet you will watch today. Plus it has George Wendt.

When a newspaper gets bought by a blog, it probably goes a little like this… (via hulu):

This Portlandia sketch is the realest video about the internet you will watch today. Plus it has George Wendt.

Ironic that I didn’t read anything about this in the news today…
via futurejournalismproject:

New York Times Staffers Stage Walkout Over Contract Negotiations
Huffington Post with the story.
For background, see Jim Romenesko here and here.
One of the oddities is that the Times, after working to combine its print and digital operations, is proposing separate contracts for print and digital reporters.
In a memo to colleagues, the Newspaper Guild at the New York Times writes, “Any proposal to dismantle the decade of work that has been done to unify the newsroom, securing its place as the world’s premier news organization, could be laughed off as far-fetched legal gimmickry. After all, that would be an act of self-immolation. But even if it’s not worth serious consideration, it has landed just we are heading at full speed toward a crisis over genuine issues like our pay and benefits.”

Ironic that I didn’t read anything about this in the news today…

via futurejournalismproject:

New York Times Staffers Stage Walkout Over Contract Negotiations

Huffington Post with the story.

For background, see Jim Romenesko here and here.

One of the oddities is that the Times, after working to combine its print and digital operations, is proposing separate contracts for print and digital reporters.

In a memo to colleagues, the Newspaper Guild at the New York Times writes, “Any proposal to dismantle the decade of work that has been done to unify the newsroom, securing its place as the world’s premier news organization, could be laughed off as far-fetched legal gimmickry. After all, that would be an act of self-immolation. But even if it’s not worth serious consideration, it has landed just we are heading at full speed toward a crisis over genuine issues like our pay and benefits.”

theatlantic:

What a 1925 Ad for ‘The Great Gatsby’ Tells Us About Book Prices

If you were a Princeton undergrad in 1925, and you happened to be reading lacrosse team news from the school newspaper, you might well have stopped and glanced at this ad for the brand new novel from F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby. 
If you were to buy said novel, it would cost you $2, or $26.18 adjusted for inflation — roughly the price of a hardcover today.

Read more. [Image: Princetonian via @heyfeifer]

theatlantic:

What a 1925 Ad for ‘The Great Gatsby’ Tells Us About Book Prices

If you were a Princeton undergrad in 1925, and you happened to be reading lacrosse team news from the school newspaper, you might well have stopped and glanced at this ad for the brand new novel from F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

If you were to buy said novel, it would cost you $2, or $26.18 adjusted for inflation — roughly the price of a hardcover today.

Read more. [Image: Princetonian via @heyfeifer]

What News Sites People are Reading, by US State

What News Sites People are Reading, by US State

via beatonna:

Chris Brown is performing at the Grammy Awards and it’s a big fuss!  I had to remind myself why so I went and looked up this old newspaper from 2009.

via beatonna:

Chris Brown is performing at the Grammy Awards and it’s a big fuss!  I had to remind myself why so I went and looked up this old newspaper from 2009.

futurejournalismproject:

Time-lapsing the New York Times Home Page

Phillip Mendonça-Vieira ran an errant cron job that ended up taking two screenshots of the New York Times home page every hour from September 2010 to July 2011. The fortunate result of the mistake: 12,000 screenshots of what the Times felt important for its home page.

Phillip writes that most publications don’t save their frontpage layout data and if the printed newspaper ceases to exist, society will lose key historical snapshots of the every day.

Via Phillip:

This, in my humble opinion, is a tragedy because in many ways our frontpages are summaries of our perspectives and our preconceptions. They store what we thought was important, in a way that is easy and quick to parse and extremely valuable for any future generations wishing to study our time period.

Notable moments: Chilean miners at 0:39, Arab Spring at 3:38 and Japanese Tsunami at 4:54

via futurejournalismproject:

Schadenfreude (i/ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə/; German pronunciation: [ˈʃaːdənˌfʁɔʏdə]) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.
Sorry, LA Times, I couldn’t resist.
For some background on the East Coast / West Coast, New York / Los Angeles Times rivalry, take a look at January’s NYT profile of the LAT. And then let’s also remember these words from the LAT’s Geoff Mohan in response to it. — Michael

via futurejournalismproject:

Schadenfreude (i/ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə/; German pronunciation: [ˈʃaːdənˌfʁɔʏdə]) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.

Sorry, LA Times, I couldn’t resist.

For some background on the East Coast / West Coast, New York / Los Angeles Times rivalry, take a look at January’s NYT profile of the LAT. And then let’s also remember these words from the LAT’s Geoff Mohan in response to it. — Michael

The Understatement: Digital Subscription Prices Visualized (aka The New York Times Is Delusional)

Interesting analysis comparing the Times paywall to other online media subscriptions

via understatementblog:

Here are the annual prices of a variety of services, all of which allow users to access the service from the web and across multiple devices with a single unified subscription. See if you can pick out which one is the outlier:

Full sized chart

As Frédéric Filloux and others…