Staff PicksThe New York Times paywall is workingJuly 28, 2011
The New York Times has proven that a very porous paywall can work—one in which just about anybody online can read just about any NYT article for free very easily.NYT print reader worth 228x online readerMay 25, 2011
Henry Blodget's analysis of NYT print vs. online revenue is fascinating. The average print reader of the newspaper brings in $434 of circulation revenue and $385 of advertising revenue.The future of publishing is writableDecember 17, 2010Terry Jones, writing in O'Reilly Radar, lays out trends of smaller, easier, and more personal content that signal a shift away from read-only publishing.Are your innovators prepared?December 14, 2010Would you turn the keys to a gleaming new manufacturing facility to someone who had never managed a plant before? Of course not.10 best data visualization projects of 2010December 14, 2010One of the major themes for 2010 was using data not just for analysis or business intelligence, but for telling stories.Web video will drive ad growth through 2014December 13, 2010David Kenny of Akamai shared some stunning projections about the growth of web video recently.Video game principles for life and workDecember 7, 2010Schools are starting to borrow gamers’ system of quests and rewards, and the principles could be applied to lots of enterprises, especially colossal collaborations online.How local news sites can beat PatchOctober 1, 2010If you're a local site owner -- or an aspiring one -- there are lots of ways Patch could beat you.
But Patch also has weaknesses the local site owner can exploit, as Howard Owens explains in this pThe commodification of publishing & mediaSeptember 10, 2010Dan Blank talks about the different paths MGM and Disney took in 1970 as they were funding major new ventures, and the lessons they teach about valuing and preserving the touchstones of your media braSourcing images: best practices and best sourcesAugust 31, 2010
This ARGO project blog post goes into useful detail about choosing and sourcing images to accompany your articles. The focus here is best practices for bloggers with limited funds for buying stock photography, but the advice applies well to any small publication. Beyond a list of sources for no- or low-cost images, there is a good exploration about the editorial, conceptual and legal considerations in choosing an image to illustrate your content.