Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
DocumentCloud will start asking some users to chip in as it leaves IRE for its own nonprofit
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Dec. 10, 2008, 11:35 a.m.

Morning Links: December 10, 2008

Jeff Jarvis responds to the Tribune bankruptcy. A smart piece, I think, but I’d quarrel with this:

Some [newspapers] are looking at stopping publishing a day or two (which is just stupid: news never happens on Mondays?).

The point of cutting back days is not that “news never happens on Mondays.” It’s that printing a newspaper isn’t profitable on Mondays. There’d still be a little thing called a web site. I’d think Jeff would be more platform-agnostic on that point.

— CJR interviews neuroscientist Michael Posner about how our attention gets allocated.

— Google, in its omnivorous quest to contain all media, starts hosting searchable archives of magazines. Go search the back issues of New York for some vintage Tom Wolfe.

POSTED     Dec. 10, 2008, 11:35 a.m.
SHARE THIS STORY
   
Show comments  
Show tags
 
Join the 45,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
DocumentCloud will start asking some users to chip in as it leaves IRE for its own nonprofit
“We need to address the sustainability question — like now — and we can’t wait any longer to do it.”
Two years in, the hyperlocal Worcester Sun questions whether Sunday print is still in its future
Other options include going nonprofit or launching a free, ad-supported site.
What sort of limited Internet does Facebook’s Free Basics offer? Not much local content, but plenty of corporate services from the U.S.
“Some internet is better than none — but not on Facebook’s terms.”