Tag: publishing

by Reuben Stern

This week, we explore a new way to understand audience behavior developed by the American Press Institute, and we learn about a tool called Desk-Net that helps newsrooms manage staff and stories across platforms. PART 1: Metrics for News The American Press Institute has developed software that enables news outlets to better understand which types of stories […] more »

by Aileen Gallagher

I looked at my first tablet magazine in 2010. With a few exceptions, the ones I look at today aren’t all that different now than they were then. For the most part, they are magazines that look and navigate like print editions with some “enhanced” elements – an interactive graphic here, a video there. Phones […] more »

by Yaron Galai

The following is a guest post from Yaron Galai, the CEO of Outbrain. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Content discovery has become essential to publishers in recent months, and it’s worth exploring the reasons behind its explosive growth and near universal adoption and the dangers that publishers face when abusing the format by […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Medium was created by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone in 2012, with the mission of helping good writing “find the right audience.” After launch, the platform was initially invite-only to reinforce that Medium is a place for quality scribes and has received praise for its clean design and easy-to-use interface. Since then, the […] more »

by Jenny Shank

The annual conference of AWP, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, is a fun and grueling schedule of events — as novelist Jess Walter noted in his introduction to a reading by Gish Jen and Tobias Wolff, “What begins as a giant party ends as a kind of hostage situation.” This year, the 13,000 […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week’s RJI Futures Lab explores tools that make it easier to turn text into video, to create multimedia explanations and to create digital magazines. PART 1: Turning text into video with Guide Miami-based tech startup Guide originally offered a system of digital news avatars that could read text on the Web. […] more »

by Jenny Shank

Craig Lancaster is an award-winning Montana-based fiction writer comfortable with the anything-goes approach of publishing today. In 2009 he self-published his first novel “600 Hours of Edward,” which the small press Riverbend later reissued, and then the book was reissued again by AmazonEncore, who also published Lancaster’s 2011 novel “The Summer Son.” Lancaster published his […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What journalists need to know about the Justice Department’s seizure of AP phone records (Poynter) 2. Media coalition letter of protest to Attorney General Eric Holder (Washington Post) 3. Apple tells of tough talks, not collusion, with publishers (Reuters) 4. Study suggests 6 in 10 predict demise of AM/FM radio within 5 years (Detroit […] more »

by Fabrice Neuman

Are the French really an exception? Are they going to be the ones to hang onto paper longer than anyone else and scorn e-books with an Inspector Clouseau-like “non”? Or are they going to be really French about the whole thing and pull an e-revolution on the rest of the unsuspecting world? A recent study, […] more »

by Jenny Shank

On January 29, Amazon Technologies Inc. received a patent pertaining to the “secondary market for digital objects.” According to the patent abstract, the technology will enable Amazon customers to transfer — and presumably sell — e-books, MP3s, and other digital files to other customers. And, Apple too has filed for patents on the transfer of […] more »