Scratchpaper Recommended Links [Ed. 0018 / Media & Publishing]

Latest selection of the best stuff I’ve seen lately across the ScratchPaper focus areas of Media, Digital Media and Publishing, including items on what newspapers can learn from television, whether Jeff Bezos is correct that people will pay for news, and whether Gawker even cares about the truth.   Enjoy.


  • The soul of a new machine: Gawker struggles with the slippery slope between viral and true (Paidcontent)
  • Channel change (Economist)
  • Who’s a Journalist? Closing in on a Definition (HuffPo)
  • How Twitter’s Business Model Is Just Like Broadcast TV — Only Worse (Buzzfeed)
  • Vivian Schiller Is Lead Candidate for Twitter’s Head of News Position (Allthingsd)
  • How Did Newspapers Blow It? Not Enough Engineers, NYT Publisher Says (Xconomy)
  • Jeff Bezos likes print, and thinks readers will pay for a bundle of news — but is he wrong? (GigaOM)


  • As Goodreads grows up, it can’t please everyone. Should it try? (Gigaom)
  • PubSlush: Crowdfunding Books and a Reluctant Publishing Industry (Tech co)
  • Self-Publishing Is Growing Up (The Atlantic)

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