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Oh, My Aching Eyes

A new column on Poynter.org is: "Exploring the future of on-screen type, including 8 things you can do to improve readability and a preview of 6 new fonts." The new fonts look cool, and are a welcome addition to the three current, designed-for-screen-reading fonts available: Verdana, Georgia and Trebuchet.

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A Change In The Ecology Of Information

Vanity Fair media columnist Michael Wolff argues in a recent speech that the "information "industry is evolving into the "media" industry, that it’s losing authority and coming to rely on being a marketing partner rather than an information purveyor to earn its paycheck. He further argues that the Wall Street…

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Marine’s Family Fighting To Get His Internet Data

Amazing. My first reaction is to say that somebody’s estate should be able trump privacy issues and obtain his e-mail and online data. Though somebody who was doing something online he’d rather not have a public or even familial posthumous record of — and I don’t mean something unpleasant necessarily,…

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Will The Fourth Estate Destroy The Internet Or Subsume It?

Neither, I think. But the predictions are gaining steam on both sides.Eva Dominguez reported in E-Media Tidbits on the ‘Mediatization’ of the Internet. "An interesting analysis recently published by Gazette magazine concludes that there is both an ‘internetization’ of traditional media and a ‘mediatization’ of the Internet going on. But…