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Scott Jumps Paywalls with a Single Speech
Yesterday ABC Managing Director Mark Scott gave a keynote address extolling the virtues of Twitter as journalism tool and arguing against paywalls.
“Lock yourself away - out of the conversation, out of the discussion, untweeted, unlinked, unreferenced - and you might find yourself unloved,” Scott told the 2010 Journalism Education Association Conference. He said that journalism would have to be financed, but that most…
How to Count to a Million
For more than a generation writers, readers and publishers have eyed bestseller lists with a sense of triumph or trepidation. The rise of the e-book means that someone has to figure out how to keep tabs on what’s selling in the virtual universe. Laura Hazard Owen writes on how e-book bestseller lists are being developed and compiled. The challenge is to meet the demand…
New Site Gives Mobile E-Books Away for Nix
Many devoted readers are, for various reasons, holding out against the urge to buy a tablet such as a Kindle or an iPad for e-reading purposes. Many of who don’t own a tablet do own a smartphone, however, and sometimes it’s good to know you’ve got something to read, just in case you miss your train or the dentist is running late. Last week…
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