Jeremy Zilar is the Content Strategist and Blog Specialist at The New York Times where he has overseen the launch of over 200+ blogs and real-time news publishing.
VCs are not villains. They’re people with money who invest in a very specific kind of story: the blockbuster.
Nothing sinister here. It’s just a game with a set of rules that everyone is expected to follow. And, when that game goes well, it can go extremely well.
• Somnium, or The Dream, which is often considered to be the first science fiction story, was written by Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) who is considered to be among the most important astronomers of the very early scientific period in Europe.
Follow a new english translation of Kepler's Somnium at The Somnium Project.
Even though magazines are covered in words, there’s tremendous debate among editors and art directors as to how to maximize the value of the key pieces of real estate on a magazine front cover. These key pieces of real estate vary depending on the kind of magazine.
There's a chain of beating hearts connecting back in time from you to a fish that crawled onto land, one of your many ancestors.
Here's another interesting idea. That entire chain is entirely female, all the way to the last link, and if you're a woman, including the last link.
• On Not Caring About The News — Much of what we now take for granted as news has its origins in the information needed by people taking major decisions or at the centre of national affairs. We still hear the echoes in the way news is reported; timing is assumed to be critical, as it really would be if we were active agents. If you don't have the latest update you might make a terrible blunder or miss a wonderful opportunity.
• “I have more flexibility, and can make decisions on staff and stories so much quicker, that we can keep up with organizations that are so much bigger than we are,” — Kara Swisher, from David Carr's article on the state of the media in early 2014.