Renowned newspaper designer Mario Garcia profiles a new African tablet computer named Way C – meaning “light of the starts.” The device has been designed by a young entrepreneur named Vérone Mankou, whose company VMK is based in Brazzaville, Congo.
The Economist asks whether non-profit-funded journalism will be enough to make up for a decline in the commercial news industry in this thoughtful article.
In a new blog post, the editor of data and innovation at Thompson Reuters, RegChua, takes a step back from the heated debate around the merits of paywalls vs. free online content and addresses some broader issues about how news should be funded.
Felix Salmon, also at Reuters, has written a blog post about the merits of syndicating blog content. There can be real benefits for bloggers, he argues, but the attitude to syndication may be poisoned if there is not enough communication between those on the editorial side and business/sales staff.
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