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The Great Murdoch iPad Debate

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by derwood, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. derwood

    derwood Active Member


  2. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    Reading that gives me hope for the journalism industry and I pray it's successful. I think it could make money. Say what you will about Rupert Murdoch, the man knows how to make money.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    One of the guys on my staff just left FanHouse to go to work for them - they must have made a pretty convincing case that it is going to work.
  4. derwood

    derwood Active Member

  5. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    It's amazing how fast technology is moving now. I just had a weird thought in my head--are apps going to make the "open Internet" a dinosaur before too much longer?
  6. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    What am I missing? How is this better than just going into Safari and going to whatever content site (CNN, espn, FanHouse) that you prefer?
  7. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    No. You're in an Apple bubble. So many people find apps a waste of time and a drag on productivity.

    I see some great ideas coming out of this... that will be stolen and implemented by established news orgs on the open internet.

    It'll be 'The National' of the digital era.
  8. CRR13

    CRR13 Member

    I agree. Here's a perfect example. I live in New England, and I subscribe regularly to the Boston Globe. The mobile site is decent, while the app sucks (crashes constantly). The open-website model will be around for a long time.
  9. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It depends who makes the apps. DoApp has signed a lot of newspapers and integrates Adagogo that uses geo-targeting for ad delivery. I haven't had a problem with those apps crashing on my Droid.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Some details on The Daily.

  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    So, they have their own staff of reporters spread out all over the country? I'll be interested to see what kind of content is offered.
  12. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    Downloaded it to my iPad, it comes with two week free trial. Very sleek however custom navigation is slow and confusing.
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