The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton – review How could the news be different? And are we headline junkies? Alain de Botton thinks he has the answers. Literature News, User Manual, News Media, Constitution News
Here Might Be Why Jeff Bezos Bought the Washington Post- I'd guess that Jeff Bezos thinks that there are some similarities between the digital news business & his business (ecommerce) that no one in the news business has really capitalized on yet. What similarities? Well, for one thing, digital news & ecommerce businesses can be something that no traditional competitor can be: Infinitely broad & infinitely deep.
The robot journalist: an apocalypse for the news industry? A set of algorithms which take data & turn it into words began as an experimental lab, but now appear on Forbes.com.
What Everyone Is Missing About the Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of the Internet - This chart from Pew highlights the big conceptual error in most coverage I see of the decline of newspapers & the rise of the Internet: Television. Television, not newspapers or the Internet, is people's main source of news.
How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism - Facebook uses mathematical formulas to predict what its users might want to read on the site, from which, a study says, about 30% of adults in America get their news.