Tag: tablets

by Jefferson Yen

Earlier this month, Canada’s Postmedia Network announced they were going to shutter the evening tablet editions at the Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette and Calgary Herald. Tablets were one part of Postmedia’s “four platform strategy” that it started in 2014 which also included its smartphone app, website and print edition. When it was first announced the […] more »

by Azadeh Jamalian

The following is a guest post written by Azadeh “Azi” Jamalian, the co-founder of Tiggly, which makes and sells a learning platform consisting of tablet toys for children. Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Does my life remind you of yours? Compared to […] more »

by Dena Levitz

On the whole, news apps aren’t just web and print carbon copies shrunk down to screen size anymore. Thank goodness. That’s been the easy route taken by news organizations for several years as they dip their toes into mobile. But journalistic organizations are starting to focus on their mobile products as distinctive entities and to […] more »

by Aileen Gallagher

I looked at my first tablet magazine in 2010. With a few exceptions, the ones I look at today aren’t all that different now than they were then. For the most part, they are magazines that look and navigate like print editions with some “enhanced” elements – an interactive graphic here, a video there. Phones […] more »

by Aileen Gallagher

The Apple iPad and my teaching career launched at around the same time, both full of mystery and potential. At my interview, just a few weeks after the iPad’s launch, I spoke a lot about the potential of tablet magazines. Publishers would not make the same mistake with the tablet as they had with the […] more »

by Melanie Stone

The question isn’t quite age-old, but it is one that has been asked since the rise of social networks: How much money is a tweet, post, pin, review or comment worth? A study released this week from ShareThis may have uncovered an answer. The research, developed by Beresford Research and presented in partnership with The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Disruption 101 for self-publishers (Suw Charman-Anderson / Forbes) 2. Amazon launches Kindle Matchbook, offers digital copies of physical books (Chris Welch / Verge) 3. Taking NaNoWriMo direct to distribution (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 4. How Amazon and Goodreads could lose their best readers (Laura Miller / Salon) 5. Tablet and e-reader ownership update […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. News’ need to pump web traffic presents speedbump for network TV coverage (Brian Lowry / Variety) 2. AT&T announces $5 tablet day passes (Ina Fried / AllThingsD) 3. Knight invests $4 million to expand Knight-Mozilla partnerships (Justin Ellis / Neiman Lab) 4. New digital book on journalism’s future is call for change and teaching […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. North Carolina school district suspends News Corps.’ Amplify tablet program (Kai Mae Heussner / GigaOm) 2. How college newspapers can cope with stories that go viral (Dan Caterinicchia / Poynter) 3. The edtech pros and cons of partnering with corporate big guns (Carmel DeAmicis / PandoDaily) 4. MOOC providers expanding abroad (Insider Higher Ed) […] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Digital magazine publishing is increasingly within reach for all kinds of content creators — big, small, non-profit, for profit. As another way to reuse existing content and reach audiences, digital magazines might especially appeal to non-profit and public media news organizations. At least two such organizations — ProPublica and Oregon Public Broadcasting — have launched […] more »