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ABC could determine iPad’s impact on magazines, newspapers

I echo the comments of price on the Daily Tech story: Why do I have to pay $1.99 each issue when I can get a paper subscription for $12. I’m not even going to go into whether it costs the companies any more to create an iPad edition than a print one. What I’d like to focus on instead is what might be stopping the industry, and based on my newspaper experience I have to think its as simple as ABC.

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Jerusha Klemperer: Create a food community online with Twitter

Jerusha Klemperer’s even-handed and non-radical approach taught me a lot about food and about how to use technology to create a community. Her final message was simple and something any one could do. Start supporting sustainability by inviting your friends over for a dinner you cook together.

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Through interactivity, ESPN shows Jazz can win it all

With its NBA Playoff Predictor Web site, ESPN has once again demonstrated how a few bells and whistles can create a community. Part of the reason I’m sharing my image in the hopes of connecting with other Utah Jazz fans. I’m certain I’m not the only one who has done this. If you have, leave me a comment and let me know how many times it took you to run the simulator to get the Jazz as the NBA champions.

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Cannibalization: Can newspapers and the Web coexist?

This was supposed to be a short post. My goal was to drive some traffic to the introductory video I put together when I came to Ohio University last fall. But as I watched it again to make sure everything worked, I couldn’t up but think about the question it poses and how it relates to the current media environment. Does a newspaper’s Web site steal audience from its printed counterpart?

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Journalism job, curriculum advice: Build online portfolio

As one of the “online guys” here on campus, I get asked a lot about the future of journalism. Specifically students wonder if there’s a future in the major they signed up for. Over and over again, I remind them the future is what you make it. The skills you learn in J School aren’t applicable only to writing for a newspaper. They’ll help you your entire life to understand the world better. They don’t always believe me. Today, it was nice to find two other sources I can turn them to that are essentially saying the same thing. One of them, in fact, is probably where I got my ideas about the need for journalism skills to begin with.

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Does iPad solve the mobile journalist’s dilemma?

In all the handwringing about whether the iPad will get more people to read the newspaper and more subscription fees in news organization pockets, we’ve forgotten about how the iPad might really save journalism. The iPad might be the ultimate tool for mobile journalism.

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Predictions of Kindle’s, other deaths are greatly exaggerated

I’ll keep blogging and using Google Reader. As much as I’d love to get an iPad, I’m not going to write off the possibilities of the Kindle either. It just doesn’t make sense until I look beyond my own experience and try to understand why someone uses one on his or her own terms.

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Don’t count on iPad to save or democratize news

What I’m really hoping the iPad does, however, is demonstrate that people are willing and ready to switch to digital delivery. Then other companies will get the hint and start developing less expensive and more open platforms to ensure news gets to as many people as possible. In fact, devices like the iPad will have be as ubiquitous as paper if digital delivery is to save publishing and promote democracy.

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On-demand society might save magazines, newspapers

The death of the magazine and newspaper industry might be solved by moving to an on-demand model, which is where Bill Simmons and Chris Connelly of ESPN suggest our society is moving.

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For Christmas, I can haz Laugh-Out-Loud Cats

I own an original Laugh-Out-Loud Cats panel because I love the comic, and I think it represents what someone who understands the ‘Net can do with an old medium.

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