The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



April 19th, 2009

The Trouble With Twitter

Found this pointed animation in the U.K. newspaper, The Guardian, which offers a fun feature called Guardian Viral Video Chart, which in turn is pulled in part from Viral Video Chart.

April 16th, 2009

The Publishing Crisis Moves Down the Food Chain

A front page story on most North American newspapers (and certainly all Canadian ones) is that AbitibiBowater, the world’s biggest newsprint producer (40% marketshare) has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and plans to file for similar protection in Montreal on Friday. According to the report in the (Toronto) Globe & Mail, “U.S….

April 9th, 2009

Encyclopaedia Britannica Goes All Wiki

Received this email April 4th: Britannica Online Subscription Dear Thad McIlroy, Encyclopaedia Britannica Online has just introduced a new program that makes it possible for you as a reader and subscriber to contribute edits, revisions, and suggestions to the encyclopedia. It also gives you credit, by name, for any contribution you submit that’s accepted by…

April 9th, 2009

Media Moguls

An excellent article, disguised as a book review, in the current New Yorker by the always well-informed Nicholas Lemann, called “Paper Tigers” and subtitled: “What Media Moguls Make.” It’s a great precis of the careers of the likes of Pulitzer and Hearst, and up to the present, Murdoch. The final paragraph does tug at one’s…