After clearing about 2,000 items from my blog reader late today, I’m left with this somewhat lengthy list:
- Apple updates iLife ’08 apps, iMovie gains new features. The much-maligned new version of Apple iMovie gets an upgrade and more editing capabilities. I’ll have to clear some time to take a look.
- Is Scientific Journalism Doomed? A deep, thoughtful post on the question of how well journalists really can do hard-core science reporting. Well worth reading, pondering and discussing. Via the AEJMC Membership Forum.
- Publico, a new Spanish quality views-paper in a booming market. I wrote a post about new ‘tween Spanish daily (in between the free dailies and the legacy newspapers), but I didn’t know then that the editor-in-chief, a mere pup at 31, is one of Spain’s leading bloggers. Juan Antonio Giner has that fact and more on the vibrant Spanish newspaper scene.
- Some A-Do About No-Thing. Bill Walsh, the most entertaining writer anywhere when it comes to grammar and usage, has a wonderful post on the sudden media interest in language issues.
- Bashing middle class: Why newspapers die. You may or may not agree with the premise, but it’s a difficult argument to refute.
- Google Maps Mania: 35,000 World News Videos on a Google Map. New media from Mediascrape which matches more than 35,000 news videos with their geography, via Google maps. Sort of like YouTube for news junkies, but it needs some work: at the moment there are only six — six! — video news “pins” in the map of Europe and five — five! — in the Americas map. Via Martin Stabe.
- Five Reasons Why The Mobile Web Sucks. The mobile web may be the future but the present? Not so much, writes Scott Karp.