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Time to start thinking of smartwatch mini-editions of your newspaper

“What’s your fascination with this Apple Watch, Mario?,” a long time colleague asked me when I ran into him at the WAN IFRA World Media Congress recently. “It’s your new toy, isn’t it?” I admit that my Apple Watch and I have been inseparable since I got it five weeks ago. You could call it a toy, if you wish, … Read More

Watch Apple Watch rumors get evaluated in real-time

Fast Company | Emergent Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Poynter adjunct faculty member Craig Silverman and Fast Company have teamed up to debunk and confirm rumors swirling around the forthcoming launch of the Apple Watch, Apple's much-hyped wearable device. Fast Company … Read More

Cue the outcry — more big Twitter changes on the way

Friday. Good morning (or good evening, if you're reading this at night). Andrew Beaujon is back next week. Let's freak out about Twitter changes: Sayeth Twitter: "in many cases, the best Tweets come from people you already know, or know of. But there are times when you might miss out on Tweets we think you’d enjoy." Noooooooo! ( … Read More

Apple's iPhone Plus doesn't spell doom for tablet design

Critics have long groused about the death of the tablet's use in news design. Jon Lund pronounced tablet magazines "a failure" in a 2013 GigaOM article, declaring that the "app-based tablet approach to magazines leads straight to oblivion." When News Corp's iPad newspaper, The Daily, was discontinued in 2012, Tech Crunch ran an article titled "Why magazine apps suck" that rattled off a list of problems plaguing tablet publications: large file sizes, lack of imagination from developers and a failure to reach the sizable audience of iPad readers. In recent weeks, rumors of a new iPhone with a larger screen began circulating in advance of today's Apple event, prompting industry watchers to forecast dark days ahead for the tablet. Marketwatch's Quentin Fottrell called the new phone "a big risk for Apple," quoting an analyst who said the larger screen might cannibalize the iPad market. The Motley Fool's Tim Brugger agreed, writing that large-screen phones might eat into the sales of tablets and mini-tablets. Read More

Forecast: Digital ad revenue to jump 17% this year, magazine ad revenue to fall 11%

Wednesday already? Here we go. Digital ad revenue to pass TV in 2017: According to Magna Global forecasts, "television revenues are expected to grow 2.2% this year," Nathalie Tadena writes. "Newspaper and magazine ad revenue are expected to decline 8.9% and 11% respectively, while digital ad revenues are expected to jump 17% this year to $50 billion." (The … Read More

The day in digital: Is 'time on site' metric a silver bullet? Plus iWatch news

— Apple is planning to offer multiple versions of its long-rumored smartwatch when it is finally released in as early as October, Eva Dou and Lorraine Luk report in the Wall Street Journal. When it comes to watches, "one design doesn't fill all," an analyst said. — "The page view just won't die," BuzzFeed's Myles Tanzer writes. But … Read More

New iPad Air comes closer to all-in-one reporting device for mobile journalists

Mobile journalists — those who report on the ground and file stories at Starbucks, for instance — should be tempted by the iPad Air. While it's unlikely to revolutionize on-the-go computing, it definitely brings us a step closer to having an all-in-one reporting device. If you're in the market for a new tablet or your news organization is moving in … Read More