The American Society of Magazine Editors has announced the 2011 finalists for The National Magazine Awards for Digital Media. The Ellies, as they are known because of the Alexander Calder stabile "Elephant" given to winners, award excellence in categories such as design, the mobile edition, the multimedia package, podcasting and online department in digital media.
After various setbacks and a postponed release date, the WordPress (news, site) team finally bestowed version 3.1 (a.k.a. “Reinhardt”) on Wednesday this week. Named in honor of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhard, the update focuses on content management, workflow and admin features.
The popularity of smartphones and tablet computers has made mobile content distribution a viable means of reaching out to wider audiences. App stores are gaining traction as a content distribution model. With Quark's (news, site) latest QuarkXPress release, publishers can expect better access to varied mediums, including Web, smartphones, tablets and e-book readers.
Google showed love for digital journalism back in October by announcing plans to invest US$ 5 million in grants to related non-profit organizations. Today US$ 2.7 million of it went towards sponsoring the International Press Institute's (IPI) News Innovation Contest.
On Friday, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced H.R.654, which is intended "to direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe regulations regarding the collection and use of information obtained by tracking the Internet activity of an individual."
Jeremy Andrews of Tag1 Consulting has announced the launch of Drupal Watchdog, the first print magazine dedicated to Drupal. The irony of it all hasn't gone unnoticed, but Drupal founder Dries Buytaert says the mag has the potential to become "quite a highlight" in the history of the content management system.
It's a wrap. The (Super Bowl XLV) weekend has arrived. And in a pint sized portion here is a quick review of what happened this week, in our non-sports world.
Our editorial focus the month is on how mobile devices are changing our professional lives, and Barb Mosher kicked things off recognizing that while mobile is a priority, you might need some guidance launching your mobile channel.
Rupert Murdoch did his part, with the launch of The Daily, the first iPad-only newspaper. The technology is nifty, but the content still needs to prove it can stand on its own -- so far we're feeling rather lukewarm.
Today, Rupert Murdoch launched The Daily – an iPad-based newspaper. Rumors of the newspaper have been circulating for a while, and the launch had been delayed due to Steve Jobs’ health-related leave of absence, but The Daily was officially announced today at a reception held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Although it did not top the list of organizational priorities for 2011, mobile is still seen by everyone as an important channel that cannot be ignored. The question thus becomes, should you do a mobile project this year? And if yes, what should you do?
As the demand for mobile enabled content and functionality explodes around the world most of us are faced with the problem of how to best address this need. It may not be your first priority, but mobile access is likely on your list this year.
With February just around the corner, our focus will shift to a Mobile Enterprise and Mobile Engagement editorial theme. With that in mind, we want to know:
The poll will run until January 31, 2011, so have your say today.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (news, site) has expanded its online presence wildly and enthusiastically for years, but with government belt-tightening and competitive pressure, the time has come to scale back.
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