Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. This week I look at the unveiling of the new wide-screen Kindle DX aimed at newspaper, magazine and college textbook readers. Will people pay $489 for it? Plus, I look at the AP and News Corp.‘s moves against Google, with the AP playing hardball for running content in Google News. Meanwhile, Google is now under the antitrust microscope for its deal with book publishers and having its CEO Eric Schmidt on Apple’s board of directors. Plus, I ask “Just One Question” to Roger Fidler, program director for digital publishing at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
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Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network
Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:
Amazon’s big-screen Kindle DX makes its debut at News.com
Kindle DX: larger format may rekindle publishers’ hopes in the future at Times of London
Why Kindle DX Won’t Save Newspapers at PC World
Kindle-ing while newspapers burn at Reflections of a Newsosaur
Execs reveal why newspapers don’t block Google at News.com
Few Match Google; Does That Make It a Monopoly? at Wall Street Journal
Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results. The question was “What do you think about the swine flu coverage online?”
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