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Block that PC! Forcing Your Organization to Engage the Mobile User Experience

Publishers and libraries do not completely understand how changing information consumption patterns, especially in the transition to mobile, should affect their product, infrastructure, and acquisitions strategies. Consider enticing or forcing your organization to engage more deeply with the mobile user experience. Continue reading

The Half-life of Print

Popular discussion of the enduring popularity of print often obfuscate the business issues of managing a company that is transitioning from print to digital. Continue reading

Contemplating a Chart — How the Home Page Dominates Thinking . . . and Little Else

A quick analysis of data based on an insight from the New York Times’ “Innovation” Report suggests that the home page dominates thinking far too much, leading to blind spots about what really deserves our design attention. Continue reading

Regret Salad with Aspiration Dressing — A Scholarly Publisher Delves Into the New York Times’ Innovation Report

The New York Times’ “Innovation” Report will hit a lot of nerves when it comes to strategy, long-term transformation, investment, digital operations, silos, print legacy, and organizational culture. And it will remind you how barely contained panic looks to others. Continue reading

What Is A Photocopier?

A reenactment of a legal deposition transcript offers some absurdity for your Friday. Continue reading

Privacy and the University Press

As university presses become more involved with D2C marketing, they are going to confront the need for clearly articulated privacy policies. The time to put those policies in place is now. Continue reading

The Web-scale University Press

This is an essay on what it would mean to create a university press that operates at Web scale. It speculates about what such an endeavor would look like and probes some aspects of the financial model. Continue reading

Correcting the Record Is No Easy Task: The McDonald’s Coffee Spill Case

More than twenty years later, confusion still reins over the McDonald’s coffee spill lawsuit, an example of how difficult it is to retroactively correct public perception. Continue reading

SXSW Interactive — Where the Geeks (and Geek Watchers) Go

SXSW 2013 is heavy on hardware, invention, lessons about taking risks and exploring, usability, and discussions about how best to achieve authority and credibility. Continue reading

Taking Issue — A New York Times Editorial Mishandles the OSTP Memorandum

The OSTP memorandum is a reasonable step forward for everyone. However, a NYT editorial provides misleading interpretations of its scope and design. Continue reading

Tesla, Journalism, and the Limits of Data — A Lesson in Context and Interpretation

An electric car’s data versus a journalist’s experiences — and neither proves sufficient for the task of telling us exactly what happened. Continue reading

What Consumer Media Can Teach Us About Professional Publishing

Consumer media sets expectations for how professional media will develop. The new production of “House of Cards” is an example of this. Continue reading

Intellectual Property Is a University’s Best Friend

Universities should seek to retain control of their copyrights and develop mechanisms to monetize them to ensure the financial health of the institutions. This is a proposal that sides neither with open access advocates nor with the interests of commercial organizations. Continue reading

The Best Mistakes — and Corrections — of 2012

In a year of mistakes, some corrections stand head and shoulders above others. Let us celebrate the honest and witty souls behind them. Continue reading

The Slow But Steady March Toward Paid Content

The New York Times is now publishing short e-books, another step down the path to monetizing content directly instead of through the sale of advertising. Continue reading

Ask the Chefs: “What’s the Most Important Print Subscription You Haven’t Canceled?”

Even in the digital age, some print products are hard to give up. What is the allure? Continue reading

Math and Discipline — Why Nate Silver’s Accuracy Isn’t About “Big Data”

“Big data” isn’t what the Nate Silver story highlights. It highlights data curation, management, analysis, publication, iteration, and integrity, none of which “big data” guarantees. Continue reading

The “Facebook Fallacy” and Whipsaw Attitudes Toward Web Advertising

Facebook’s IPO has disappointed many, but to think that it presages a complete meltdown of the online ad market is a bit of an overstatement. Continue reading

The Typography of Authority — Do Fonts Affect How People Accept Information?

A nifty little experiment across a two-part New York Times column shows that some aspect of authority resides in not only your words, but the typeface they appear in. Continue reading

The FDA Spies On Its Own Scientists — Cloaks and Daggers Emerge When Scientists and Authorities Clash

A lurid story of intramural hijinks at the FDA shows how far from mission an organization can drift when it gets its priorities wrong. Continue reading

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