I have just taped an interview that will be part of the Al Jazeera’s program The Listening Post. The topic: typography and its impact in how we get information. Here is a preview of my interview, with some short answers about topics of interest.
As smartphones and responsive design gain momentum, tablet editions get left behind. That ’s why we are happy to read about Lou Hansen’s plans to dedicate his time at Stanford to study the tablet.
We continue to admire the work taking place with those 40 American City Business Journals. A review of some well crafted pages that show how print can still play a key, vibrant role, while digital first philosophy delivers news now.
Frequency, storytelling and the news: fascinating topic of conversation in newsroom these days. With The New York Times premiering FirstDraft and Watching, it is a great opportunity to revisit that conversation and review the 10 storytelling strategies I have discovered in two days.
“Designer or journalist: Who shapes the news you read in your favorite apps?,” that’s the question a recent Nieman Lab piece asks. We discuss it here.
There is a new print newspaper around. It is called The Karl Daily and its publisher and namesake, Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion icon, figures prominently (as one would expect) throughout its pages. The new daily was distributed around major European cities this weekend.
The topic is a timely and important one: what’s the role of mobile tablets? The headline to the study is quite provocative:
We Were Promised Jetpacks:The Digital Magazine Non-Revolution
and the Waning Promise of an Enhanced Content Explosion. The call to action: while tablets have not transformed the industry yet, publishers should continue to experiment.
Longform.org, which spotlights quality non-fiction writing on the Web, has just rolled out its first app for iPhones, timed to the release of Apple's iOS 8 operating system. Does this mean that they are aware smartphone users are reading longer pieces on the smaller devices?
A day rarely goes by when I don’t take a peek into the world of branding, to see how various companies promote what they are all about in that important first impression: the logo.