Only a few things tonight, but very interesting stuff.

  • The rise of the mobile Internet browser. A day after pointing to Mark Glaser’s piece on the mobile web, I’ve come across Colin Mulvany’s post that reports a definite uptick in the number of Spokane Spokesman-Review surfers hitting the site on their iPhones. Among the things this means for the future of newspaper sites, he says: “Shorter stories and more multimedia like video will rule the day. “
  • The world according to newspapers. This is truly fascinating: a series of cartograms that show how the world is seen through various media outlets. The most balanced? The Economist and the blogosphere. Author Nicolas Kayser-Bril says the plan is to build a continually updated version.
  • Travel Channel’s new digital film school. A new online school is announced for those with deep pockets.
  • Are you making these 7 teaser-writing mistakes? Tips for writing online (and, presumably offline) teasers to better serve readers.
  • Online community cookbook. (Alert: link goes to multi-page PDF). The Newspaper Association and Digital Media Federation have unveiled “Recipes for building audience interaction on newspaper Web sites.” I haven’t been through the whole thing yet, but it’s off to a good start. Via Ponto Media.
  • Flip Video Vlog: A Tale of Two Formats. This should help drive a stake into the debate over high-end vs. low-end video. Kirk Mastin’s side-by-side comparison of an HD video camera and a $169 Flip (with audio captured on an iPod) reminds us once again these things are just tools and it’s the ability behind the camera that counts.
  • The Future of Journalism: Why Old School Matters in Ways Old and New. A one-hour video of Rafat Ali of Paid Content addressing journalism and business schools at Syracuse. I’m only part way through, but, so far, it’s interesting.

Addenda: I missed crediting my source on the Flip Video Vlog item. I got it from Dave Wasinger, Asst. News Editor for Digital Media for the Oshkosh Northwester, who posted the link on the Yahoo Newspaper Video group.

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