Category Archives: Multimedia

People Mag To Let Subscribers Have Free Access on iPads

People Magazine has wisely decided to give subscribers free access to People’s web content through an iPad app. As The New York Times explains,

The question of whether media companies should charge for their digital offerings and risk having fewer people view their content is one of the most urgent issues facing the business today. Other magazine publishers, like Condé Nast, have no plans to give digital content away as part of a print subscription. Condé Nast is devising a pricing structure for print-digital packages, but the prices are expected to exceed current subscription prices.

But Time Inc., which believes strongly that its print subscribers should have access to its digital products without having to pay more, has made the decision to pursue a strategy that favors higher numbers of users over maximizing consumer profits.

People subscribers – all 2.3 million of them – are a loyal bunch and are already forking out $100 for their subscriptions. It seems only fair they should get iPad content for free. Other media companies will be watching closely. As the Times points out, ads in the magazine are still much more lucrative than ads on the web. By charging for access to web content, media companies risk loosing readers altogether.

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You Tube’s Project Report

Here’s a fantastic opportunity for young video journalists to win $10,000 and a chance to work with the Pulitzer Center LINK.

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Browse News Online With Google Fast Flip

google_fast_flipGoogle is trying to give newspaper readers that browsing experience online with their new Google Fast Flip feature. Here’s a Christian Science Monitor story about it. Can Google Fast Flip bring print readers online?

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Humble Beginnings – What Some Popular Sites Looked Like At Launch

facebook_1473443aThis is what Facebook looked like when it started out in 2004. Check out the Telegraph’s list of a few websites in their early days HERE There’s hope for us all!

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TV Reporter Shoots Entire Story on New iPhone

This just in from Al Tompkins. TV reporter creates some TV news buzz by shooting an entire story about the new iPhone on a new iPhone LINK.

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Add Age’s 25 Media People to Follow on Twitter

twitter041609Do you Tweet? Here’s an interesting list of media folks to follow on Twitter. Included in the list are the New York Times’ David Carr and Columbia Journalism Professor, Sree Sreenivasan LINK.

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Twitterfall

It’ll make your head spin, but check out Twitterfall. Tweets from Twitter appear in real time on the screen providing a fascinating look at what people are Tweeting about. Journalists have been using Twitter as a way of learning about breaking stories as well as a way of getting hold of eyewitnesses.

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Boring Headlines

Great New York Times story about search engine optimization (snore!) and how web headline writers aren’t going for pith and wit anymore, but are loading up on search terms to score as many hits for stories as possible LINK.

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Buffalo News Coverage of Plane Crash

The Buffalo News mobilized 75 people to cover the Thursday night plane crash, pulling people off features. The website has youtube footage, blogs. It’s a great showcase for multimedia journalism LINK.According to the Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins, there’s also some social media coverage. 

WNYMedia has a photo feed flowing photos online, and there is a Flickr feed. Witnesses quickly posted videos on YouTube, and Facebook groups began forming to support the victims’ families and share information. (Facebook login required).”

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New York Times Gives a First Look at New Technology

Fascinating look at new technological features the Times is trying out on its website LINK.

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Al Tompkins Video Blog Tutorial

Check out this great You Tube clip from Poynter’s Al Tompkins on how to video blog

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