Jeffrey Zeldman talks about the struggle for the soul of the Web, brought forth by the The Mobile Web Sucks on The Verge. It’s worth a read as is Jeremy Keith’s related On the Verge piece. To strike a balance between wonderful content and performance, like most things worth doing, we need more cooperation, experimentation, failure and patience.
Despite training for that job she’ll never have for a year, Jenny Surane comes out of the experience feeling empowered. Hat tip: Om Malik.
Today, I participated in an accessibility hackathon run by White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, 18F, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and DC Legal Hackers. The day was packed with demos, discussion and coding on all sorts of projects, ranging from solving the lack of alt attributes on Twitter […]
A great talk by Yuri Victor about how empathy can fix the modern newsroom. Hint: It looks a lot like agile development, and it can be applied anywhere.
Ben Thompson writes about the tough spot publishers find themselves in The Facebook Reconing. Dave Winer says journalism must compete.
It’s 15 minutes that combines real investigative journalism, scathing satire, important social commentary, and, most importantly, compassion. Via John Oliver vs Miss America.
Riptide, an oral history of the epic collision between journalism and digital technology from 1980 to the present, looks amazing. I can’t wait to listen to more interviews.
The new USA Today Beta website marries a the content and navigation of a traditional news website with the look and feel of a bleeding-edge news app. Poynter has the details of the new site and an interview with its designers. So far, according to one of the Poynter articles, USA Today staff has loved […]
You need real people to put the social in social media, so finds out the New York Times. That’s not surprising.
You may have noticed a recent update I sent out via Twitter. Steve Earley and I just launched a new blog focused on how interactivity is helping and can help the news industry. Both Steve and I love blogging, have a deep passion for the future of the news and wanted to join the larger […]