Tag: publishing

  • Hackathon: Impact Journalism in New York

    Hackathon: Impact Journalism in New York

    On April 8-9 2016, the Global Editors Network (GEN), The Huffington Post and Change.org will gather the best media innovators in New York for a two-day Editors Lab focused on developing innovative news prototypes. Theme Impact Journalism:¬†How can news organizations develop innovative and interactive ways to create impact by connecting audiences with issues they care…

  • My Interview in TheMarker Magazine

    During my recent visit to Tel Aviv, I was interviewed by the well-respected Israeli business and technology journalist Inbal Orpaz for TheMarker Magazine. Our conversation was an engaging and insightful exploration of the future of media and journalism in the digital age. Although the article was published in Hebrew, in this blog post, I discuss…

  • Maker’s Schedule (For Managers Too)

    The following memo from a department head to staff is an example of how to implement a productive maker’s schedule at your workplace. This approach recommends starting with baby steps, evaluating results and making changes accordingly. Dear Colleagues in the Technology, Project Management and Product Teams, Executive Summary:1 We are implementing a maker’s schedule starting…

  • Three Pillars of a Media/Publishing Company

    Questions: Where should product be depicted? Is product an extension of the journalism (newsroom)? In this way of thinking, all products including Web, mobile and all other digital products are primarily newsroom products. Or: Is product part of technology and development? In this way of thinking, product is primarily product development. Or: Is product a…

  • Integrating Legacy Technologies With Web Systems at Newspapers

    The topic of integrating print technology systems with web technology systems often comes up in the newspaper, magazine and book publishing industries. There is a key difference between Content Companies (e.g. newspapers, magazines) and Other Companies (e.g. pharmaceuticals). With the World Wide Web and information technology (IT) becoming part of everyday life, every company is…

  • Consistency in Labeling Ads as “advertisements” on Content Sites

    Some newspaper and magazine web sites visibly label some ads on their web pages as “advertisements” but don’t mark other ads including their own in-house ads on the same pages. Their intentions are journalistic: They want to visibly differentiate their editorial content from ads. (Though that doesn’t explain why they don’t label their own in-house…

  • On content sites requiring user registration

    I wish I didn’t have to register at and maintain my profile for each web site that I use that requires me to log in. A shared (not necessarily centralized) registration/login system would be a big convenience and time-saver. The Liberty Alliance has been talking about one for a while, but don’t know when, if…