Ten years of The Earley Edition
On April 9, 2004, the earley edition – as a blog – was started with an inauspicious post titled: IT’S OFFICIAL. And it was officially bad. More along the lines of awkward #FirstTweets with nothing to say.
Aside, I recently earned a mention from the ABC in their #FirstTweet by Australian news outlets roundup, because the first Brisbane... [Read more of this post]
Project Thunderdome Shuts Down – Mad Max and Post Apocalyptic Linotype
I was genuinely shocked to hear late last week that Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome was shutting down. Whether accepted or not by the network of papers it was serving, it was a bold project with a plan to save newspapers with a new model for news.
I was lucky enough to visit the Project Thunderdome office in New York just after they... [Read more of this post]
Choose the perfect typeface for every project
Choose the perfect typeface for every project. Here’s how... via massive flowchart!
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The day Times New Roman died
Want to save $400m? Just print in a different font! School kid shows US Government how to save big bucks on ink costs. http://cnn.it/1lt8A6Q.
It begs the question/s – as arguably the biggest printers in the world, how many iterations of font and ink have newspapers gone through over years of cost-cutting. With margins of error in newsprint, you... [Read more of this post]
Twitter announces Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings to be launched in Australia
Twitter announces Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings to be launched in Australia. Pretty exciting news for advancement of social audience measurement: http://bit.ly/1hcHZnB
Meanwhile, they quietly shutter the TwitterMusic app. The We Are Hunted team had already left…
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Getty, the world’s largest photo service, is now free
Wow. Need an image for your blog/site? Getty, the world’s largest photo service, is now ‘free’. For embeds, anyway. http://buff.ly/1h5nqe7
Get your thinking hats on – each of these images would normally cost $65.
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Which department in the company should own Social Media?
This question was asked in a LinkedIn group for newspaper professionals a while ago.
SOCIAL MEDIA: In your opinion which department should administer your organization’s Social Media properties? Do they really have the knowledge/tools to be successful? What’s your experience?
I’m interested in your thoughts. While the context was newspapers’,... [Read more of this post]
The Pew Future of Mobile News report
Here’s a few things of interest I thought worth noting in the Pew MoJo report, otherwise known as (in very important and loud caps): THE EXPLOSION IN MOBILE AUDIENCES AND A CLOSE LOOK AT WHAT IT MEANS FOR NEWS
“… fully a third of all U.S. adults now get news on a mobile device at least once a week [...] And for many people, mobile... [Read more of this post]
Digital conversion or death
My tagline on Twitter has for many years now been “One digital convert at a time”. That was more a reflection of my limited ability to change the world – a quip to humour those who saw digital as an oddity – not a desire to continually and repeatedly convince obtuse individuals that there was in fact a future in digital. For... [Read more of this post]
Merry Christmas from the earley edition!
It’s been a long year for me, but an almost non-existent one for the earley edition. Blogging is dead, long live the blog (in 2012)!
For those who didn’t know, I’ve been online editor at Quest Community Newspapers – questnews.com.au – for almost 18 months now! Time flies, and the last six months of the new website has... [Read more of this post]
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