CommentPress is a ‘social text’ tool developed by the Institute for the Future of the Book. Released in August, the software allows you to participate in “University Publishing in a Digital Age” — a report by the Ithaka, a nonprofit group that promotes IT in academe, according to a report in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
“1. Love will always find a way.
2. Evil lurks where we least expect it.
3. Power corrupts even the most pure.
4. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
5. Why fix something that is not broken?
6. A friend in need is a friend indeed.”—Six universal truths for storytelling from7 Tips for Telling a Great Story
"Beta" site that lets users catalog their bookshelves online. Holy smoke, I need a bar-coder and reader to do this one. An interesting idea for social networking — through books. This list of people who have some of my parents’ books in their personal libraries.
“Even the smallest commercial newspapers, with 10,000 readers or fewer, are looking for reporting candidates with experience writing for the Web and uploading stories to the Internet, according to a survey of newspaper managing editors conducted by David Wendelken and Toni B. Mehling of James Madison University. Of nine respondents in the “large daily newspaper” category (those with a circulation of 44,000 and above), eight required reporters to have skills in capturing audio while four required audio editing skills. Five required reporters to have skills in capturing video, while one required video editing expertise. Major newspapers, said Wendelken, “are looking at reporters to do these things from the start.””—Jobs, News and Views for All of Higher Education - Inside Higher Ed :: New Media Meets Campus Media
“Within the next 35 months alone, we suspect 15% of all daily and weekly newspaper subscribers will no-longer renew their newspaper subscriptions. Many titles will turn to a hybrid model of their publications, similar to the current Wall Street Journal, in order to get complete access to the web. Within the next three years, publishers will not only be selling a print subscription but an online subscription as well.”—Long Island News - Long Island News and Media Association
“Ottaway community publications posted operating profits of $48.2 million last year on $252.2 million in sales, outstripping the $33.9 million in profits on revenue of $1.1 billion for the Dow Jones operating group that includes the Journal and Barron’s magazine.”—Data from Boston Globe on Ottaway newspapers, via Community Journalism Interest Group