A strong indication that publishers are stumped by the iPad: This morning in Times Square, a horde of Wall Street Journal paper hawkers were armed with iPads displaying the Journal’s application. One of these newsies tried to get the attention of this devoted reader of the Times dead-tree edition. “Look! The Wall Street Journal is on the iPad,” he said. “You’ll never get ink on your fingers again!” Perhaps, but at $19.78 a box, these Ink Away Hand Cleaning Pads are still a better deal.
11:53 AM - April 9, 2010
Extra! Extra! Clean Fingers!
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
The problem with viral videos
The NYT’s obituary for the South African leader, written by Bill Keller
How two alienated, angry geeks broke the story of the year
In magnificent defense of snark
Timelapse of a photo-realistic painting of the actor being done on an iPad
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.