Tag: libraries

by Julie Keck

1. Cronkite students develop transit app for Apple Watch (via Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication) 2. Columbia’s 8th group of Spencer Education Journalism Fellows (via Columbia Journalism School) 3. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to acquire Scholastic’s Educational Technology & Services Business for $575m 4. K-12 librarians’ roles shift to meet digital demands (Carol […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries? (Carlos Lozada / Washington Post) 2. The magic of ‘experiment land’ in legacy newsrooms (Katie Hawkins Gaar / Poynter) 3. How PopSugar went from zero to 14 mil. Facebook video views a month (Eric Blattberg / Digiday) 4. Cheaper […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How do Amazon-publisher disputes affect authors and readers? (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 2. Self-published star lands seven-figure deal with traditional imprint (Alison Flood / Guardian) 3. Google Play Books wants you to be the next E. E. Cummings (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 4. 12 ways to update print production habits […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Book-censoring Clean Reader app closes catalogue, profanity is mother-[freaking] victorious (Kathleen Culliton / Bustle) 2. What you need to know about crowdfunded publishing (Matt Kaye / Jane Friedman) 3. Publishing’s clues from video games (Candide Kirk / FutureBook) 4. E-books gained, online retailers slipped in 2014 (Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly) 5. eBooksAreForever wants […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AP’s ‘robot journalists’ are writing their own stories now (Ross Miller / The Verge) 2. Instagrammers discover front-page NYT placement by chance (Katie Hawkins-Gaar / Poynter) 3. Netflix deals with broadband providers said to get oversight (Todd Shields / Bloomberg Business) 4. Attention football-hating TV commercial lovers – this Dish is for you (Amol […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. CityShelf makes it more difficult to skip Amazon, buy at indie bookstores (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 2. Self-publishing info sessions for indie authors (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 3. IMLS will award $154.8 million to states to improve library services (via Library Journal) 4. How much can a self-publisher make? (David […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. To prepare 21st-Century journalists, help students become experts (G. Pascal Zachary / Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Regents approve $7,500 supplementary fee for UC Berkeley journalism school (Jean Lee / Daily Californian) 3. On student data and private companies (Caitlin Emma / Politico) 4. Big school districts pressure publishers on digital-content delivery (Benjamin Herold […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The group that rules the Web (Paul Ford / The New Yorker) 2. Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Jordan Crook / TechCrunch) 3. Laura Poitras and Amy Goodman to receive I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence (Nieman Foundation) 4. Lessons on censorship from Syria’s internet filter machines (Emiliano De Cristofaro / The Conversation) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Opinion: Why it’s so disappointing that j-schools are panicking over Ebola (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. How much start-up culture do we need to attract young talent? (Tilmann Knoll / INMA) 3. Surprising gadgets, not just books, are ready for checkout at college libraries (Jeffrey R. Young / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. App markets may be the savior of e-readers (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Write nonfiction? Can’t command mega-advances? Think about self-publishing (William D. O’Neil / The Digital Reader) 3. The next wave of tech change: Self-publishing & libraries (James LaRue / Library Journal) 4. 5 lessons in publishing success from Bella Andre (Jane […] more »