Whimpers won’t save the news business. Our goal: reinvent it. Join us in an initiative that brings “the people formerly known as the audience,” social interaction and personal technologies to solutions that foster journalism, unify knowledge and profit the changemakers of an informed society.
Here’s a question for American ingenuity: How could $6 billion be used to stimulate the economy? Republicans and Democrats alike answered this way in recent weeks: Spend it on television for bad political advertising. More than $6 billion was spent in the 2012 election, making it the most expensive and wasteful in history. The irony […]
Once again, We Media is designing new space. There’s the physical space of weSpace, the co-working hub we’re launching for entrepreneurs and digital creatives. There’s the social space where we connect innovators through technology, collaboration and creativity. And there’s the space between the ears where we consider our place in a shape-shifting world.
If you live in Washington, DC, and can offer a little bit of your time, sign up and check out the project details. You can go down into the subway to see how long it takes to escape, or assist with mapping data and other text, photo and video tasks. NewsIt won our 2010 PitchIt Challenge, and we’ve been advising the project since then.
Today I watched the movie Groundhog Day and downloaded The Daily on my iPad. Both reminded me how we live the same day over and over until we get it right. Rupert Murdoch’s much-anticipated, save-the-newspaper app debuted after several delays. You’ve got to love the serendipity of the February 2 been-here-before release: the newspaper for […]
The Knight News Challenge awards up to $5 million annually for innovative projects that use digital technology to transform the way communities send, receive and make use of news and information. The deadline for the next round of grants is Dec. 1, 2010. Learn more and apply at newschallenge.org.
One way or the other, Flipboard will make you flip. The new Pad app is either the personalized, social magazine you’ve been waiting for. Or it’s just another slick, content thief that fails to deliver on a fresh promise. At first flip, Flipboard is stunning (you have to download the app; the website is a […]