The Daily Blog

By Mario R. García on May 04, 2015

At The Washington Post: adventures in tablet lean back mode

The Washington Post’s Kindle app was launched in November 2014, but already has gained a robust readership.  Some tips and much food for thought as Cory Haik, The Washington Post’s executive producer and senior editor for digital news, discusses the app.

Tags: USA, The Washington Post

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By Mario R. García on May 01, 2015

At the conferences: optimism and a desire for renewal

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By Mario R. García on Apr 29, 2015

Advertising comes to Cuba? Maybe

It’s a new magazine for Cuba, and, it is not another communist propaganda publication, it seems. Oferta (which means Offer) is a new titled introduced in Cuba and it includes advertising.

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By Mario R. García on Apr 28, 2015

Dreaming in Cuban: the next newspapers

Everything Cuba is hip ever since that day in December 2014 when US President Barack Obama surprised us with his declaration that he was extending a hand to the Cuban government to renew relations.  We think that there is a future for newspapers in the new Cuba.

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By Mario R. García on Apr 27, 2015

The Wall Street Journal: that was a great week

It was a grand week for The Wall Street Journal, winning a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and unveiling a redesigned web site—responsive, too.

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By Mario R. García on Apr 26, 2015

European Digital Award winners

I was honored to be one of the judges for this year’s European Digital Award competition.  I was impressed by the quality of all the entries. Here are some of the winners.

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By Mario R. García on Apr 24, 2015

Periscope, video and new options for going live

Periscope is a new app that links well to Twitter. I am new to it and to that entire world of live streaming. I like it. I see possibilities. Plus tips from Robb Montgomery on how to make better videos and how to use Periscope best.

Tags: video, iPhone 6, Media quintet, Periscope, Robb Montgomery

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By Mario R. García on Apr 23, 2015

Let’s hear it for audio storytelling

A fascinating piece in The Atlantic brings home the message: we like to listen to stories that are told to us via audio.  Why do Audio Stories Captivate? asks the headline.  In the digital era of mobile platforms, part of the answer is convenience.

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By Mario R. García on Apr 22, 2015

Some newspapers do “Uber” it

Truly enjoying this Ken Doctor piece about how newspapers seem to have the attitude of taxi companies, sometimes oblivious to the fact that there is competition out there, the type that Uber presents to taxis worldwide.

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