Hate Fake News? Subscribe to a Newspaper

I’m not sure where I found it, but I came across this excellent column from November by Leonard Pitts, Jr. It begins: There is good news on fake news. As you doubtless know, the proliferation thereof has people fretting. President Obama has dubbed it a threat to democracy. And there is a rising demand for […]

Indian Newspapers: So Punny

Newspapers here in India are serious about their puns and wordplay. Here, a sampling taken just from front pages yesterday!

Today’s Nation front page…

…features a unique design: And here it is, rotated 180 degrees: Images via @lekasina on yfrog.

Bangkok Post — in 3D

Given my previous dispatches pointing out interesting tidbits from the Bangkok Post, I would be remiss if I failed to note that yesterday’s edition featured 3D images. E&P explains here. ((Related (kind of): On the Media‘s excellent episode, from July 16, about the future of newspapers.)) Yesterday was the Post‘s 64th anniversary, and the paper […]

A few non-Thailand links

Here are a few non-Thailand related links that I wanted to pass along, just quickly, before the week comes to a close: “How Google Can Help Newspapers,” by Google CEO Eric Schmidt. And some commentary from Snarkmarket. “Shades of Meaning,” an NYT review of Asterios Polyp, a graphic novel by David Mazzucchelli. Not (all that) […]

Around the web: August 21-25

Some links that have caught my eye of late: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s [Pitchfork.com] — Via kottke.org Wikipedia Will Limit Changes on Articles About Living People [NYTimes.com] — "Officials…say that within weeks, the English-language Wikipedia will begin imposing a layer of editorial review on articles about living people." Slate Is Switching From […]

Health care reform, imagistic poetry, and Brazilian football shirts: what I’ve been reading

Here’s a round-up of some links that have caught my eye of late: Steve Yelvington on the future of newspapers: “Stop the irrational negativity: Newspapers are not dead.” And don’t miss his post about local news sites: “The three primary roles your local website should play.” (Related Newley.com post about newspapers on online journalism here.) […]

Jakarta Globe takes on the Jakarta Post

The newspaper industry in the US is suffering, as we know. But an Indonesian billionaire thinks there’s room for another English-language paper in Jakarta. In November, James Riady launched the Jakarta Globe to compete head-to-head with the well-established Jakarta Post. Today’s IHT has the story: “Indonesian billionaire takes on the Jakarta Post” That it is […]

The Future of Newspapers — and online journalism

It’s no secret that the American newspaper industry is in trouble. This New Yorker article by James Surowiecki from late December summarizes some of the problems: Advertising revenue is down. Way down. Department stores and real estate advertisers have been hit hard by the economic downturn. And online ads aren’t as lucrative as print ads. […]

CSM to cease daily print publication

Christian Science Paper to End Daily Print Edition. [NYTimes.com]