Recommended Links (Ed. 0034 / 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 Schottenfreude and other perfect new German words, how you talk can pinpoint where you are from, the death of television, and the allure of the printed book. Enjoy.

Media & Digital Media

  • The Real Problem with the Comcast-Time Warner Merger (thenewyorker)
  • The Price of Music (recode)
  • New Cash, New Questions for Business Insider (usatoday)
  • How the Internet of Things Could Make Media Physical Again (quartz)
  • Internet Explodes with Anger After Newsweek Outs [Alleged] Bitcoin Founder (huffingtonpost)
  • 15 Places to Turn for Technology News that Really Matters (xconomy)
  • Twitter Advertisers say the service needs to be more mainstream (online.wsj)
  • A Lot Changes in Tech Over Four Years and 1,000 Blog Posts (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • News Corp’s Storyful Buy Proves Old Media Still Loves Tech (wired)
  • Loyal Subscribers Keep Hobby Magazines Afloat (nytimes)
  • New York Times brings print edition to tablets and computers with Today’s Paper web app (theverge)
  • Lessons from journalism startup Matter: Paywalls make growing readership difficult (gigaom)
  • TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It (businessinsider)
  • Why the New York Times needs to think less about products and more about relationships (gigaom)
  • News Use Across Social Media Platforms (journalism)
  • Longreads Best of 2013: Here Are All 49 of Our No. 1 Story Picks From This Year (blog.longreads)
  • Cable consolidation isn’t about TV: It’s about broadband (gigaom)


  • This Chart Ought To Make the Publishing Industry Very Nervous (io9)
  • The Future of Publishing: Giving Books Away? (radioboston.wbur)
  • Is Mark Andreessen Right About What Is Holding the Media Industry Back? (gigaom)
  • Publishing crisis? Time to create a Spotify for books (theguardian)
  • R.I.P. The Blog, 1997-2013 (kottke)
  • The E-Reading Software That’s Better Than Kindle or iBooks (theatlantic)
  • The Allure of the Print Book (bits.blogs.nytimes)
  • An Interview with Kristen Eckstein on the Democratization of Publishing, Writing, and eBooks (huffingtonpost)
  • Amazon Opens Pop-Up Store in San Francisco Mall (blogs.wsj)
  • For Barnes & Noble’s Nook, the beginning of the end (zdnet)


  • How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk (nytimes)
  • That Goddamned Blue Bird and Me: How Twitter Hijacked My Mind (nymag)
  • Words for the Dumpster (nytimes)
  • Schottenfreude (nytimes)

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