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					Article#       Date       Reference                                     Author (s)



           1 5.31.2011    LATimes                                       Tiffany Hsu




           2 12.10.2010   MCDM Flip the Media                           Derek Belt




           3 10.14.2010   lostremote                                    Cory Bergman




           4 10.20.2009   Next Door Media



                                                                        Leonard Downie, Jr. and Prof. Michael
           5 10.29.2009   The Journalism School (Columbia Univeristy)   Schudson




           6              Social TV Leaderboard




           7 5.31.2011    LATimes
 8 5.2.2011    MCDM Flip the Media      Hanson Hosein



 9 4.29.2011   MCDM Flip the Media      John Gauntt

   Updated
   3.4.2011
   Original
10 4.4.2010    Poynter.org              Bill Mitchell




11 4.1.2010    paid.Content.org         Joseph Tartakoff



12 4.25.2011   paid.Content.org         Ernie Sander




13 2.1.2011    the Atlantic             Nicholas Jackson / Erick Schonfeld



14 3.25.2011   BizReport                Helen Leggatt




15 8.7.2009    Engage: GenY             Lindsay Schutte




16 1.14.2011   Future of Media          by Admin




               Marketing Charts
17 5.20.2008   The Marketing Data Box   no byline




18 5.10.2011   eMarketer                no byline
19 12.9.2010     GfK Press Release




20 3.14.2011     physorg.com                                   Chris Lefkow




21        Apr-11 ars technica                                  Matthew Lasar



                                                               Andrew Grinaker, Digital, SEO and Social
22 9.6.2010      Andrew Grinaker Blog                          Media Strategist

               Digital Media Test Kitchen CU Boulders School
23 summer 2010 of Journalism & Mass Communication              Lauren Seaton




24 3.14.2011     ConnectionsUS.com




25 3.15.2011     intomobile                                    Stefan
   March&April
26 2011          American Journalism Review                    Jodi Enda
Title/Headline                                  Link
                                                http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2
                                                011/05/rolling-stone-publisher-no-fan-of-
Rolling Stone publisher no fan of digital       digital-magazine-subscriptions-for-ipad-
magazine scubriptions for iPad, Tablets         tablets.html




                                                http://flipthemedia.com/?s=Newspaper+apps
Niche apps: A future for newspapers?            &x=8&y=8




                                                http://www.lostremote.com/2010/10/14/sea
Seattle Times to offer portfolio of paid apps   ttle-times-to-offer-portfolio-of-paid-apps/



The Promising Future of Local Journalism
links to The Reconstruction of American
Journalism (Columbia University School of
Journalism) - below                             http://www.nextdoormedia.com/

                                                https://stgcms.journalism.columbia.edu/cs/C
                                                ontentServer/jrn/1212611716674/page/1212
The Reconstruction of American Journalism       611716651/JRNSimplePage2.htm




                                                http://www.lostremote.com/top-tv-social-
                                                media/




                                                http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2
Google Android leads smartphone market          011/05/google-android-leads-smartphone-
share, data use, report says                    market-share-data-use-report-says.html
                                              http://flipthemedia.com/index.php/2011/05/
Bin Laden’s Nail in the Coffin: Goodbye       bin-ladens-nail-in-the-coffin-goodbye-
Paperboy, Hello Apps                          paperboy-hello-apps/
                                              http://flipthemedia.com/index.php/2011/04/
                                              e-readers-and-e-tail-in-the-middle-
E-Readers and eTail in the Middle East        east/#more-7831

                                              http://www.poynter.org/latest-
                                              news/business-
Customer Reviews Show iPad News Apps          news/newspay/101824/customer-reviews-
Need Plausible Pricing                        show-ipad-news-apps-need-plausible-pricing/




                                              http://paidcontent.org/article/419-how-long-
How Long Will it Take iPad AppPrices to Drop? will-it-take-ipad-app-prices-to-drop/



Social Standing                               http://paidcontent.org/social_standing/




                                              http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archi
An Early Look at News.me, The NewYorkTimes ve/2011/02/an-early-look-at-newsme-the-
answer to The Daily                           new-york-times-answer-to-the-daily/70633/
                                              http://www.bizreport.com/2011/03/sms-text-
Millenials most likely to view and respond to message-remains-a-staple-for-
SMS text ads                                  marketers.html#




Millenials are More Likely to Pay for Your    http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa
Content                                       =Articles.showArticle&art_aid=111120

Study: Facebook changing the way people
communicate, hear about news                  http://www.futureofmediaevents.com/2011/
                                              01/14/study-facebook-changing-the-way-
                                              people-communicate-hear-about-news/




                                              http://www.marketingcharts.com/television/
                                              millennials-demand-on-demand-content-
Millenials Demand On-Demand Content           4654/




Most Internet Users Still Not Willing to Pay for http://www.emarketer.tv/Article.aspx?R=100
Online News                                      8380
Mobile "Apps" For Magazines, Newspapers
Nearly Equal in Popularity Among US Adults,
Millenials More Likely Than Other Age Groups http://www.gfkmri.com/assets/PR/GfKMRI_1
To Be Print App Readers                      20910PR_MobileApps.htm




                                              http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-
Americans slow to pay for local mobile apps   americans-local-mobile-apps.html




                                              http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/0
Mobile users dig local news apps, but most    3/mobile-users-like-local-news-but-most-
won't pay for them                            wont-pay-for-it.ars

                                              http://www.andrewgrinaker.com/2010/09/06
Can Mobile Apps Save the Newspaper            /can-mobile-apps-save-the-newspaper-
Industry?                                     industry/

State of the (Mobile) News: Critiquing today's http://testkitchen.colorado.edu/projects/repo
top news apps & sites                          rts/smartphone/smartphone-state/




                                              http://www.marketingvox.com/mobile-news-
Mobile New, Yes. Mobile Paid News Apps?       yes-mobile-paid-news-apps-not-so-much-
Not So Much.                                  048882/




Survey says people love to read local news via http://www.intomobile.com/2011/03/15/sur
mobile apps, but no one is willing to pay for  vey-says-people-love-read-local-news-via-
them                                           mobile-apps-but-no-one-willing-pay-them/

The Bloomberg Juggernaut                      http://ajr.org/Article.asp?id=5023
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"He (Jann Wenner) compared magazine publishing to the music industry. Compact discs are still a popular delivery system, he said, even when competing
against digital options such as iTunes."
It’s the most immersive, accessible and, of course, portable Husky football experience I have ever known. Thank you, Seattle Times!

Time and trust are in limited supply these days. The Seattle Times is an organization I trust and provides me with content I believe in. Newspapers
everywhere should take notice of this endeavor. Find a market—foodies, concertgoers, American Idol-lovers—and meet them where they are. Smartphones
are growing exponentially and apps such as this are, hopefully, a sign of things to come.

I love free stuff, but this is the kind of content I want and will pay for. Are you listening, newspaper executives? I would pay for this. I would pay monthly.
And I would pay a lot more than $2.99.




“We’re pleased with the progress,” said Heidi de Laubenfels, Deputy Managing Editor at the Times. “The app reached 20 percent of our total predicted sales
in the first two days and continues to do quite well.”“Our plan is to build out a portfolio of compelling niche apps, starting with sports coverage,” she said.
“Our next offering will be Husky Men’s Basketball 2010-11,” which will launch in November.

To market its new mobile efforts, the Times has turned to social media, both of the virtual and face-to-face variety. The Times has used Facebook ads
targeting Husky fans (using “interest” targeting), as well as promoting the app on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. And the app has prominent sharing
functionality for both Facebook and Twitter.And to reach Husky influencers, the Times’ PR team handed out 50 promotional codes to download the app. All
these efforts play hand-in-hand with the strategy to generate social buzz for the app — with more to come.

“We see real potential in a combination of consumer and ad revenue associated with niche topics, particularly in the emerging mobile space,” de Laubenfels,
who points out that the Husky app is sponsored by a local car dealer. Sounds like a much smarter approach than building pay walls around existing products
and hoping the revenue follows.

(Full disclosure: The Seattle Times is an editorial partner of Next Door Media, a network of neighborhood blogs that I co-founded.)




Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism released a report today on the future of news, and Next Door Media was included as one of the
country’s promising journalism startups. We’re honored to be included, and we agree with the report’s goal to preserve “independent, original, credible
reporting.” But we disagree with one of the report’s conclusions that supports a government subsidy of journalism. We believe there’s a promising,
profitable future for local journalism through innovation and lots of hard work, as we’re beginning to show with Next Door Media.



"What is unusual about this report, aside from the stature of its authors and the breadth of their original research, is that it focuses resolutely on a particular
function of the press: what it calls 'accountability journalism,'" said Dean Nicholas Lemann.




Leaders in social TV: Top local TV journaists on Twitter, Top network/cable news Twitter accounts, Top network/cable news Facebook accounts, Top local
TV stations on Twitter, Top local TV stations on Facebook.
Google’s Android smartphones are top of the heap for popularity and data usage, according to a new report from Nielsen.

In April, 37% of mobile consumers owned a smartphone, according to the study. Of those, 36% have an Android device, while 26% have an Apple iPhone
and 23% have a RIM BlackBerry.

Android users gobbled up 582 megabytes of data in the first quarter of the year, compared with 492 megabytes used by iPhone owners, according to
Nielsen’s analysis of nearly 65,000 cellphone bills in the U.S.

However, while 79% of iPhone users downloaded apps in the last 30 days, just 74% of Android owners did the same. And 46% of iPhone owners streamed
online music or mobile radio, compared with 43% of Android owners. Video or mobile television watchers included 37% of iPhone users and 35% of Android
users.
Still, I can’t ignore that part of Stratfor’s conclusion as to Bin Laden’s increasing irrelevance was his reliance on infrequent analog communication technology
(audio tapes). And we all know that one of America’s original tip-offs as to his whereabouts was that there was this fabulous compound in the middle of a
suburb that had no internet or phone access. Who does that in this day and age? Now I’m beginning to wonder whether Bin Laden also relied on rabbit ears
for TV and newspaper delivery via his not-so-careful courier.




Media companies these days are feverishly trying to use social media to reach new audiences, spark fresh conversations, build their brands. They point to
their rising number of Facebook “Likes” and Twitter followers as evidence that they’re being held in high esteem in social-media and social-networking
worlds.

See more of our latest Social Media coverage
or add an alert for future coverage of Social Media.

But what are people actually saying about these companies on blogs and microblogs, and is it good or bad?

Methodology: We've asked the social measurement company Trendrr to mine blog posts and Tweets that mention any of the 50 companies and brands to
the right, and to classify those mentions as positive, negative or neutral. Trendrr determines "sentiment" by extracting words and phrases from social media
conversations and then running them through natural-language processing tools.

News.me is still a work in progress, and new features are being added every few days. but its basic skeleton is in place. It is more along the lines of Flipboard
but with a few new twists. You sign in with your Twitter account, and you can see a stream of news stories and videos being viewed by the people you follow
in their Twitter streams. Instead of just seeing the links, the underlying text and images are displayed inline. Not only can you see your own Twitter news
stream, but you can also see the Twitter news streams of any other News.me users who you also follow on Twitter. These people should already be familiar
to you, but instead of seeing what they are Tweeting out, you get to see the news that is being recommended to them by the people they follow.




We know that Gen Yers are cost conscious, but we also know they will pay a premium if they see a concrete benefit. The product or service must solve a
problem, provide exclusive access to content, or emphasizes a custom user experience.

 Gen Y influence is only growing -- by the end of this year they will comprise 47% of the 18-49 advertising demographic, whereas Baby Boomers will only
comprise 17% of the 18-49 demo. As we ride the Gen Y wave, even more money-making opportunities are revealed. The evolution will not be easy, but it
will be worth it -- just make sure you factor Gen Ys into the plan.




“Nearly half of millennials first hear about noteworthy events within their social circles via Facebook, while only 13 percent hear by phone and 8 percent by
email,” said Monk. “That’s what makes the millennial generation so different from the others.”

Millennials (young adults ages 16-27) not only look for more rich media but also greatly influence the buying decisions for home as well as mobile
technologies and services, according to the initial results of a Motorola study (via MediaPost).

The study, commissioned by Motorola’s Home & Networks Mobility group, explores how the preferences and habits of Millennials are shaping the future of
content consumption.

According to a March 2011 survey from Adweek and Harris Poll, internet users today are actually slightly less likely than they were just over a year earlier to
say they would pay for an online newspaper. Fully 80% now say they would pay nothing, and most of the rest would be willing to pay only a minimal amount
to read a newspaper’s content online.
Broken down by age, the group most willing to pay was young adults; 26% of 18- to 34-year-olds thought daily newspapers were worth something on the
web. Men were more willing to shell out for news than women, at 25% vs. 15%.

The demographic group most likely to pay was college graduates, at 28%. Still, most thought a reasonable monthly fee would be only $1 to $10.
The Millenial age group (born between 1977 and 1994) are particularly strong app users: they are almost twice as likely as the average adult to have read a
magazine via Americans 73% more likely to have read newspaper via an app local last 30 days.
Nearly half of an app and are using their cellphones andatablet computers to getin the news and information but just one percent are paying for applications
to do so, according to a new report.

Eighty-four percent of American adults currently own a cellphone while seven percent own a tablet computer, according to the report.

Apple offers more than 350,000 paid or free applications for the iPhone through its App Store and more than 65,000 for the iPad.

According to the report, 42 percent of cellphone or tablet computer owners use the device to check local weather reports online and 37 percent use their
mobile devices to find local restaurants or other businesses.

Thirty percent get information or news about their local community, 24 percent check local sports scores and 22 percent use the devices to get information
about local traffic conditions or public transportation.

Nineteen percent turn to their mobile devices to get or use coupons or discounts from local stores and 15 percent get news alerts about their community
sent via text or email.

Twenty-three percent of those surveyed said they would pay $5 a month to get full access to local newspaper content online and 18 percent said they
would pay $10 per month.

Around 75 percent said they would not pay anything.

Currently, only five percent of adults pay for online local news content, according to the report.



"What sets local news and information app users apart even more is that they are much more high-tech than other adults," the study observes. "They are
twice as likely as other adults to subscribe to premium broadband service at home and to use social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace or LinkedIn."

Additionally, they are almost three times more likely to use Twitter or geo-location apps like Foursquare and Google Lattitude.

The message to the newspaper industry is to be as progressive as possible with technology. Leverage the Kindle through subscriptions and smartphone
communities to try and offer up your content in as many places as possible. The medium of "ink to paper" may be dying but the content that these
newspapers are writing is still in demand, they just need to fi nd new ways to deliver it.
Cites study by Digital Media Test Kitchen at the Univerist of Colorado (below)
This is an opportunity for news providers to capitalize on the high level of engagement among smartphone users and encourage these users to interact in
new ways with their news. This recommendation holds not just for mobile news apps overall, but also for in-depth enterprise or investigative-reporting
packages that may be crafted into mobile apps or mobile Web sites.
Despite Apple’s wall garden approach to the mobile platform - not to mention publishing - the survey finds that consumers have not fully embraced this
approach. Despite the fact that nearly half of all Americans (47%) now get some form of local news on a mobile device, the survey, produced by PEJ with
Pew Internet and American Life Project in partnership with the Knight Foundation, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee publishers a revenue source. As of
January 2011, 7% of Americans reported owning some kind of electronic tablet, nearly double the number four months earlier.

But to date, even among early adaptors, only 10% of those who have downloaded local news apps paid for them.
The Los Angeles Timesdone by the Pew Research Center on 2,251 people during January, 42% of people check the for an app to access the news. Perhaps it is
According to a survey cuts the figure a different, but equally as dismal way: just one in 100 American adults pays weather on their mobile phone, 37% read
restaurant reviews, 30% consume news about their general local area, and 25% check sports scores and traffic for any When you
a function of too much variety for mobile users; with so many choices they are unwilling or unable to pay muchupdates.one source.break it down by age,
70% of the 18 to 29 year old demographic consume news on the go versus 33% for those aged 50 to 64. Now for the important bit, are people paying for
news? Well, yes and no. When it comes to newspapers, 33% of people subscribe, but when it comes to apps that number hits just 1%. Another 5% pay for
news, but it’s delivered via a method labeled “other”, which we’re assuming is content that’s behind a pay wall.

If people did pay though, how much would they be willing to fork out? Surprisingly 18% said they’d pay up to $10/month, and an even larger 23% said
$5/month, but the majority of folks said they “would not be willing to pay for online access to their local newspaper, even if it was the only way to access the
newspaper’s content.” None of this is a surprise to us, but hopefully it’s a wakeup call for publications all around the USA to rethink how they’re going to
survive this turbulent transitionary period. For what it’s worth, we say you’re better off buying a few subscriptions to magazines and papers you love reading
instead of blowing $500 or more on a tablet that you’ll either break, forget to charge, and let’s not forget the monthly bill you’ll get in the mail if you opt for
something with built in cellular connectivity.
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Newspaper Mobile App Compare + Digital Options


          City     Column1                          Newspaper

Seattle                         Seattle Times




New York                        NY Times




Los Angeles                     LA Times




San Francisco                   SF Chronicle




Portland                        The Orgeonian




Baltimore                       The Baltimore Sun
Boston      The Boston Globe




DC          Washington Post




Milwaukee   Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Denver      Denver Post




Chicago     Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago                                   Chicago Tribune




Philadelphia                              The Philadelphia Inquirer




Top iPhone Apps - Ross Reynolds (MCDM - Mobile News Apps Critique)
APP                 Analysis



                   Fast and comprehensive, it’s a quick way to follow up on the headlines and see photos while on the move. It allows you to designate one or more locat
AP Mobile          It’s got the best weather option I’ve seen but developers could add more categorization to the ‘Local’ tab. Under the current configurations sports, tech
                   Like AP, it’s a good first stop for an overview of national and international stories. The ‘My CNN’ tab includes local stories from KING5 TV and local blog
                   generated videos and stories. You are encouraged to report by uplinking video and there is even an assignment page where the day I looked users were

CNN
                   It’s the pre-eminent U.S. news source for compelling global news coverage. This app does not add much to what you can read in the paper, but it allow
                   cover of the Sunday, December 19th New York Times Magazine featured an innovative mobile feature. It was a Quick Response (QR) code made of bal
NewYorkTimes
                   This Seattle-based NBC affiliate is the strongest local TV station for news and this mobile app is the best local source I’ve found. It also features a ‘Video
                   the vicinity of the user would add immediacy.
KING5
                   Full disclosure, I work at an NPR affiliate station KUOW in Seattle. With that noted, I found this app outstanding for several reasons. It contains rewritte
                   programs and a station locator tab to find the nearest NPR affiliate. One desirable improvement would be an app that would learn from the stories you

NPR NEWS
                   This final feature on the NPR app points to a weakness in all these news sources – they do not exploit location based mobile phone features common wi
                   app make you search? It could recognize where you are and provide you with a list. These news apps could also integrate other databases to show nea
                   flower shop around the corner has a closeout deal on roses.
                   While the best news apps are doing a good job getting what they do to the mobile phone user, there are glimmers of the potential.


Analysis
                           Mobile Apps Offered                                                        Other Digital Options

- Free News apps (iPhone, Android, BackBerry)                                        eEdtion (Subscribe: email, print, save, share, digg -
- Niche apps (Husky Football, Husky Men's Basketcall, for iPhone and iPod            w/existing subscription)
Touch only)                                                                          Mobile Edition
                                                                                     RSS feeds
No Paywall                                                                           Low-graphic
                                                                                     email Newsletters
                                                                                      - Wireless PDA's (low-graphic, text-based)




iPhone (NYTimes app for iPhone, The New York Times Real Estate, The Sccop:            - RSS
NYC App for iPhone, The New York Times Crosswords, The New York Times                - Video
Soduku, Learning English with The New York Times)                                    - Free digital delivery
The Palm Pre                                                                         -iPad
BlackBerry (NRTimes app for BlackBerry, DealBook BlackBerry Reader,                  -iPod Touch
Blackberry Shortcut Icons, The New York Crosswords, The New York Times               Times Reader
Soduku)                                                                              Chumby
Android

Phones                                                                                - email Newsletters
- LA Times (iPhone, Android)                                                          - E-edition
- Hollywood Star Walk                                                                - The Times on Kindle
- Festival of Books (iPhone, Android)                                                - RSS Feeds
                                                                                     Tablets
                                                                                      - LA Times Magazine (iPad)
PAYWALL




Phonefriendly site for iPhone and Blackberry ( mobile.sfgate.com)                    E-Edition (iPad w/ existing subscription)
Breaking alerts (3 SMS texts per alert catefory per day; emails) on Phone            Mobile
                                                                                     RSS Feeds
                                                                                     Newsletters
                                                                                     Kindle
                                                                                     iPad app

OregonLive.com for iPhone                                                            RSS
OregonLive.com for Android                                                           News/Sports Alerts
                                                                                     Twitter
                                                                                     OregonLive.com Multimedia
                                                                                     View OregonLive.com mobile site
                                                                                     View Mobile product offerings
Baltimore Sun iPhone app                                                             Yahoo
Baltimore Sun Football app for iPhone                                                Kindle
Baltimore Sun Baseball app for iPhone                                                Newsletters via e-mail
Mobile Site (mobile.baltimoresun.com)
Free Text alerts (local news, Baseball, Footgall, Terps, local sports, commentary,
freebies and special deals, biz news, jobs news, dining and restaurant news,
nightlife and music news, weather and astronomy updates); Alerts for
communities (Baltimore county, Hardford county, Howard county); Daily
Horoscope
 [standard message rates apply]
m.boston.com (free mobile site)                                              eMail
Boston.come News (iPhone app)                                                RSS
The Big Picture (iPhone, iPad)                                               Widgets (Boston.com local and breaking news widgets -
Boston.com Real Estate (iPhone)                                              most popular news stories, Sports (Patriots, Red Soz,
Boston.com shortcut for Blackberry                                           Celtics, Bruins; Things-to-Do, Boston Moms, Snow Plow
Mobile Alerts (SMS text messages)                                            game, Miss Conduct)
                                                                             Your Boston
Paywall (iTunes)                                                             iTunes (for mobile apps)
                                                                             GlobeReader (free for 7 day print subscribers; other $3.50
                                                                             per week)
                                                                             On-Demand Headlines




The Washington Post News App Features for iPhone and iPod touch              RSS
The Insider Features for iPhone                                              Alerts
D.C. Going Out Guide App Features for iPhone and iPod Touch
Mobile Web Site (Breaking News, Politics, Photos, Weather, Blogs, Sports -
enhanced experiences available for BlackBerry and iPhone users)
Paywall (iTunes)




None                                                                         Packer Insider
                                                                             JournalSentinel e-edition
Free Mobile Apps                                                             E-Edition
Apple iPad The Denver Post iPad App                                          RSS
iPhone and iPod Touch                                                        e-mail Alerts
 - Denver Daily Deal App                                                     Denver Post Widgets
 - Denver Post Snow Report Appx                                              Online Extras
 - Denver Post Pro Football App                                              Denver Post Toolbar
 - Denver Post Pro Basketball App                                            Email Newsletters
 - Denver Pro Hockey App
Google Android The DenverPost Android App
Blackberry The Denver Post Blackberry App
Mobile Web Mobile site-m.DenverPost.com
Mobile Jobs Site
Text Alerts

No Paywall




No Apps (mobile site)                                                        E-Paper
                                                                             RSS

                                                                             Newsletters
                                                                             Alerts
                 North Side Rundown (iPhone or Android free)                                        Text Alerts
                 South Sie Rundown (iPhone or Android free)                                         Newsletters/alerts
                 Chicago Tribune (iPhone, Android, Blackberry - free)                               E-edition
                 Chicago Tribune Weather Center (iPhone only - free)                                RSS
                 Chicago Football Notebook (Bears - iPhone, Android, free)

                 No Pay wall




                 Philly Pro Baseball for iPad                                                       RSS
                 Latest news, On-the-Go                                                             News Feed
                 Philly.com iPhone, Android and Blackberry App                                      Digital Edition
                 Philly.com Pro Baseball 2011 for iPhone and Android
                 Philly.com Pro Football for iPhone
                 Philly.com Pro Basketball for iPhone and Android (.99)
                 Phrequency for iPhone and Android (Philly-centric music, food, art, style, and
                 nightlife)
                 News Alerts
                 The Philadelphia Inquirer Digital Edition (fee2.99 - 6.99- includes Sunday)
                 The Philadelphia Inquirer Daily News Digital Edition (fee2.99 - 4.99)

                 PAYWALL




dlines and see photos while on the move. It allows you to designate one or more locations under the ‘Local’ tab. Seattle users see headline from the Seattle Times and Seattle P.I., but the sto
dd more categorization to the ‘Local’ tab. Under the current configurations sports, tech and breaking news are bunched together.
rnational stories. The ‘My CNN’ tab includes local stories from KING5 TV and local blogs, but lacks the depth the Seattle Times and P.I. stories provide. The big draw is watching the TV stories
plinking video and there is even an assignment page where the day I looked users were assigned winter news reports.


s coverage. This app does not add much to what you can read in the paper, but it allows you to access that information anywhere for free, a significant advantage because paper distribution i
featured an innovative mobile feature. It was a Quick Response (QR) code made of balloons that sent you to a series of clever and artistic short videos about ‘The Year in Ideas’ articles.


or news and this mobile app is the best local source I’ve found. It also features a ‘Video’ tab enabling low quality but adequate images that stream easily over the 3G network. The ‘Traffic’ tab


e. With that noted, I found this app outstanding for several reasons. It contains rewritten transcripts of the radio stories and links to audio versions of the stories from the program. The audio
 te. One desirable improvement would be an app that would learn from the stories you select what kind of stories you like. A tab called ‘For You’ could include stories recommended by an alg



 e news sources – they do not exploit location based mobile phone features common with Yelp and Foursqure . News apps should include on a map of your vicinity with flags linking to news st
vide you with a list. These news apps could also integrate other databases to show nearby bus stops and arrival times, crime stats, and deals from nearby businesses. For example, under an ‘E

y do to the mobile phone user, there are glimmers of the potential.
                  Twitter Link                                       Social media

http://twitter.com/#!/seattletimes                  Facebook
                                                    Twitter
                                                    LinkedIn




http://twitter.com/#!/nytimes                       Facebook
                                                    Twitter




75 Twitter accounts! Ranging from health to travel to Facebook
music.                                                Twitter
http://twitter.com/#!/latimestech




http://www.sfgate.com/twitter/                      Twitter Alerts
                                                    Facebook
                                                    FourSquare
                                                    Digg
                                                    LinkedIn
                                                    Google Buzz
                                                    YouTube
http://twitter.com/#!/Oregonian




http://twitter.com/#!/baltimoresun                  Twitter
                                                    Facebook
                                                    LinkedIn
                                                    YouTube
                                                    Social Sun
                                                    Blogs
                                                    flickr
http://www.boston.com/tools/twitter/?p1=HP_Stay Twitter (@BostonJobs)
Connected_Twitter (over 39 Twitter accounts)    FaceBook (Follow the Sox; Your Boston)
                                                Foursquare
                                                Tumblr (a 10 year plan for City Hall Plaza)




http://twitter.com/#!/washingtonpost               Facebook
                                                   Twitter




http://twitter.com/#!/washingtonpost (54 twitter   Twitter
accounts)                                          Facebook
Twitter Page with accounts and categories          Facebook
http://twitter.com/#!/denverpost                   Twitter




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om the Seattle Times and Seattle P.I., but the story list is incomplete. Many top Seattle Times stories are withheld. It has an option to send photos and video, but that’s buried under the ‘Mo

 provide. The big draw is watching the TV stories and live feeds from breaking news events like presidential press conferences. Prominently featured is the ‘I-Report’ tab, an entire section of u




 ignificant advantage because paper distribution is far from universal and increasingly expensive. This mobile app is essential for anyone who wants to stay up on the news. As a prime examp
ort videos about ‘The Year in Ideas’ articles.


ream easily over the 3G network. The ‘Traffic’ tab is also thorough and useful.What it lacks is location-based features. A map which includes the information about news/traffic/sports/weath


sions of the stories from the program. The audio can be stacked on a playlist; links to specific NPR programs (All Things Considered, Fresh Air, Car Talk); a link to your local NPR station to hear
ou’ could include stories recommended by an algorithm extrapolating from your previous choices.



map of your vicinity with flags linking to news stories and features. For example you could find The New York Times ’36 Hours in…” travel feature about a place you’re visiting, but why shoul
rom nearby businesses. For example, under an ‘Entertainment’ or ‘Deal’ tab, the user might see that a play starts at a theater in an hour and deeply discounted tickets are available right now
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d. It has an option to send photos and video, but that’s buried under the ‘More’ tab.

 conferences. Prominently featured is the ‘I-Report’ tab, an entire section of user-




 is essential for anyone who wants to stay up on the news. As a prime example, the



ures. A map which includes the information about news/traffic/sports/weather in


 hings Considered, Fresh Air, Car Talk); a link to your local NPR station to hear their




mes ’36 Hours in…” travel feature about a place you’re visiting, but why should the
 at a theater in an hour and deeply discounted tickets are available right now. Or a

				
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