From Poynter.org: Rupert Murdoch’s iPad newspaper, The Daily, will be unveiled Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Guggenheim in New York, according to Jeremy Peters at The New York Times. Read more.
From Poynter.org: This Mobile Media blog turned a year old on Jan. 21, 2010. It started with a write-up of a blog post by Chip Oglesby: “Newspapers need to connect their content to smart devices, location awareness.” More than 1,000 other updates followed. Read more.
From Poynter.org: In approving the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal on Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission has endorsed, at least in principle, a proposal to forge new partnerships between at least four NBC TV stations around the country and local nonprofit news outlets. Read more.
From PRSA.org: PRSA had a letter to the editor of Advertising Age published in the Jan. 17, 2011, print and online editions of the publication, in response to a Jan.10 article on 2011 predictions for public relations, direct marketing and advertising agencies. Read more.
From PRSA.org: Twitter took a step in the right direction when it recently notified its account holders connected with the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks that their Twitter information was being sought by a U.S. government entity, according to Mashable.com. [Read more...]
The board of directors of the Society of Professional Journalists voted Jan. 14 to retire the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award. The vote means the Society will not give out an award for lifetime achievement. The action does not rename the award or remove Thomas’ name. Read more.
From Chronicle of Higher Education. by Marc Parry. Some mainstream newspapers are trying to charge readers for online content, but the country’s roughly 2,000 college papers have shied away from paywalls. An Oklahoma student newspaper is breaking that mold—delicately. Read more.
From Nieman Journalism Lab: by Ken Doctor. Ready to trade up? That’s the new question now moving to the forefront of news publishers’ longer-range strategic planning, as the real tablet revolution seems to be upon us. Read more.