Next Issue has come to the king of touch screens, and the excitement is palpable. Time is calling the magazine bundling app the Hulu for magazines, and TechCrunch has tentatively likened it to Netflix (the American movie-mailing service that has given the DVD a renaissance, for those without zip codes). This joint venture between Condé Nast, Time Inc, Hearst, Meredith and News Corp is “probably the easiest and most economical way for you to read your favourite titles” on your iPad according to Anthony Ha. Is it a good enough deal that consumers will pay for the content? PaidContent takes a look.
From Facebook to the White House, Chris Hughes had a pretty snappy CV by the age of 24. Now, at the ripe old age of 28, he is breathing new life into an old media stalwart: the New Republic. “We’re young again,” says the man who has been running the magazine’s culture section for three decades. Follow our coverage of the transition with a profile of Hughes in the Washington Post.
Twitter loses out as Facebook and email are shown to be main ways in which people share news, according to Journalism.co.uk.
Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been convicted of libel for views he expressed on Twitter. He was arrested yesterday, and has been sentenced today to three months in prison, according to the Gulf Center for Human Rights (of which he is President). Rajab is also the Director of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. His lawyer has appealed the sentence.
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