Friday Link Roundup, 23 May


This week we look at…

News and Links

PMU Radio – MagCulture
Great podcast on magazines featuring some very smart people

Publishing Campaigns Grow On Kickstarter
In 2013, there were just under 6,000 publishing projects launched on Kickstarter, with $22.2 million pledge

The Dutch revolution in journalism: all newspapers behind one paydike
Here’s a smart idea from The Netherlands – uniting all major newspapers and magazines under one paywall

Net Neutrality: The View From Silicon Valley Start-Ups
Martha talks about the impact of the FCC’s proposals on startups

Far Beyond Snow Fall
“When we explore new ground in new mediums, we often find it necessary to swing the design and interaction pendulum to the baroque side of the scale.”

Using Small Caps and Text Figures on the Web
Some typography tips – it’s all about sweating the details

Mail Online’s soaring revenues offset publisher’s print ad decline
Love it or hate it, the Mail Online is killing it

Someone Fix This Sh*t
Facebook product director Mike Hudack’s rant about modern media sparks a debate

Tablets proliferate in nation’s classrooms, and take a swipe at the status quo
How new technology can help us rethink schools

This ‘Jaws’ book cover is really clever
Simple, iconic covers like this make great ebook covers too.

NYT Innovation report reactions:

How The New York Times lost the internet, and how it plans to win it back
Vox summarises the NYT innovation report

For the Times’ innovation report to stick, its journalists need to be on board
Some analysis on the infamous leaked NYT report

What Publishers Can Learn From the New York Times’s Digital Transition
“Reorganize around digital-first production. The caveat — as well as the key — here is ‘production,’ not ‘product.’”

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