Meditations after a total (well, almost!) disconnect from the news during my July summer vacation.
It's time for a bit of a summer break. Time to recharge our batteries, but returning Monday, July 28. But, before we pack our bag, here are some items that caught our eye recently from here and there.
It's a new look---well,maybe we should say, an old look adapted to modern times for the Swiss daily Būndner Tagblatt.
News that The New York Times is killing several of its blogs makes us ponder about the storytelling genre that became so popular 7 years ago. What's next for blogs, not just at the Times, but everywhere?
Who would know? Mechanical Swiss watches, fountain pens and even trans are making an auspicious comeback. Those industries are thriving in the face of disruptive innovation. Perhaps newspapers could do the same---although it is a tougher proposition, no doubt, but one worth considering.
Esquire is the publication many men turn to when trying to find out what's hot to wear to a picnic or a gala. It should be a publication we turn to now if we want to sample a different approach to sponsored content.
What a fantastic journalistic tour de force it has been for the world's foremost financial newspaper of record, The Wall Street Journal. That I was able to be a small part of its history has honored and impacted me for life.
I like how The New York Times' new apps are becoming friendlier and more focused. Perhaps some of these concepts will filter down to the print edition. Why not?
It's not the first time in recent times that I read about the dangers lurking in the horizon for a newspaper that I have worked with, and that I have felt a certain sense of association with.