Tag Archives: New York Times

The Survival of News: Engaging the Reader

The New York Times article, on the Newspaper Association of America’s removal of the word “newspaper” from its name, does a good job of engaging the reader despite being on an uncommon and unpopular topic. By starting with a thought experiment that takes the reader to their future self being asked, “’Grandma, what was a newspaper?’”, […]

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Visual Storytelling: Interactive Media

The New York Times described this piece on the 2014 New York City Marathon as “a poem in sights and sounds, featuring an interactive map of the course and video.” Beginning in Staten Island, the reader travels through the course observing short (no more than 15 seconds) scenes during the race. Each scene is captioned by […]

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Saving the newspaper industry?

As an industry, the newspaper business is trying to convert print subscribers into both print and online subscribers. Print revenues are dropping with advertisers less likely to invest in a paper that may be more read online than in print. As a child, my father got the Detroit Free Press delivered to our front porch […]

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The Price of News

As I read the articles about newspapers, like the Ann Arbor News that have become only online news outlets, or have significantly reduced their print papers, I began to wonder if this is something to be embraced or something that needs to stop. I thought about my twin brother who is going to be a […]

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