Maybe today’s issue is just a first taste of what The Daily will offer, but for now, that taste isn’t very appetizing. The Daily is like an issue of Newsweek that you can touch and watch and hear and flip sideways. It looks and reads like a glossy magazine, with a bunch of videos and extra things stuck in it. We know this is only the first day, but today’s launch leaves us with even more questions than we had before. We don’t know yet whether The Daily will break any news, do any original investigations, or otherwise contribute to the cultural conversation at large. It is very, very fun to touch and play with. But there’s not (yet) very much here to read.
The News Frontier
05:05 PM - February 2, 2011
The Daily Drops
A first look at the first issue
16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines
Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl
The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift
The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?
Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
How did the clothes you’re wearing get to you? We trace the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry in video, words and pictures
Fantastic letter in The Times
How do you tell your family and friends?
A look behind the secretive lab’s closed doors
Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.