We’re keen on being the first to figure out a new model for journalism — both in content and in business model. We’re breaking stories and finding new ways to tell them, using the iPad’s native strengths. Already, we’ve created a product that has broken new ground across the spectrum.Mike Nizza, The Daily’s managing editor of news, who was just named one of the 25 publishing leaders under 35 in Editor & Publisher’s “25 under 35.” Congratulations Mike! (via thedailyfeed)
YOU DON’T SAY! Obama is a big fan of his own catchphrases.
There’s no mistaking it: “Make no mistake” is President Obama’s favorite catchphrase.
Statistics gathered by the Global Language Monitor reveal that Obama has said it 2,924 times since he was sworn into office more than two years ago.
Other signature Obama sayings include “Here’s the deal” (1,450 times) and “Let me be clear,” (1,066 times). In a nod to the tough financial times he has faced, the president’s fifth most popular motto is “It will not be easy.”
Obama’s reheated rhetoric has recently come under fresh scrutiny. Parts of his speech warning Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to honor the United Nations’ cease-fire pact were strikingly similar to the words spoken by President George W. Bush when he launched military strikes in Afghanistan.
“Our goal is focused. Our cause is just. And our coalition is strong,” Obama said. Bush, nearly a decade earlier: “Your mission is defined. Your objectives are clear. Your goal is just.”
Make no mistake, The Daily is hoping Obama lifts his creative game and “wins the future” (another rhetorical crutch) when it comes to this public speaking deal. Although we understand it will not be easy.
Scale of Top Sayings (Source: The Global Language Monitor, as of March 25)
#1 “Make no mistake” — 2,924 times
#2 “Win the future” — 1,861 times; 9 times in his 2011 State of the Union address
#3 “Here’s the deal” — 1,450 times
$4 “Let me be clear” — 1,066 times
#5 “It will not be easy” — 1,059 times
—Anthony DeCeglie and Jenny Merkin
Well-timed, you crazy bastards at The Daily.
Courtesy of The Daily, this is an excellent two-minute video summarizing the events at Fukushima’s nuclear reactor in Japan, complete with icons, a timeline, and fancy zooming maps. It’s current up to this morning, and to the good folks at The Daily, bravo. It’s really helpful to have such a complex series of events distilled down into such an easily digestible nugget. source
Who do you think will nab the lead role?
Great work, Daily. You rememberd Bill Maher.
Our philosophy is simple - when Apple brings a new subscriber to the app, Apple earns a 30 percent share; when the publisher brings an existing or new subscriber to the app, the publisher keeps 100 percent and Apple earns nothing.Steve Jobs (who’s still on medical leave) • In a statement announcing the new App Store subscription service, which reveals a pretty awesome financial path for publishers of all stripes. Apple will take their 30 percent revenue share if they lead to the subscription; if the publisher does it, they keep 100 percent. One interesting thing to note is the way that the service handles consumer information. Many magazine publishers make money by using consumer information from their subscriber base – a move somewhat at odds with Apple’s App Store model. In a compromise move, Apple will allow consumers to say how much information they want to give out. The overall model is similar to that of The Daily, which launched last month to general praise. source (via • follow)
Part one of our three-part exclusive with the Winklevoss twins debuts tomorrow, February 8th. Open the app tomorrow a.m. to get the latest issue.
This clip is hilarious. Is it really a David and Goliath story when you’re already won tens of millions of dollars and never have to work again in your life? Looking forward to this interview. Heh.
The Daily may be an iPad thingamabob but that hasn’t stopped Andy Baio from starting up a Tumblr called The Daily: Indexed.
The blog reproduces headlines from the Daily and links back to their hidden pages at TheDaily.com.
Says Baio to the New York Observer:Frankly, I’m also very curious about the legal implications. My understanding is that linking to public news articles is unquestionably legal, and I believe that right should never be discouraged. It’s also worth noting that Google’s slowly indexing all the articles too, and search engines aren’t blocked in their robots.txt file. But I’m still recovering from a legal nightmare last year (more on that soon), so if asked to stop publishing and delete the Tumblr, I will.
So far, The Daily seems cool with it. We’ll see if the time comes when they’re kicking and screaming as they’re dragged onto the open Web.
This is a really interesting issue, but the thing is, even if Baio does this, the advantages of the product don’t really show themselves on the Web – it’s the difference between reading just the text of a newspaper article and a distinctly tangible visual experience that few publications are doing to this degree. The thing that makes The Daily worth reading on the iPad (my girlfriend was messing with it for an hour last night – when’s the last time someone you knew did that with a newspaper?) is that you feel like you’re getting much more with it. And that’s what they’re expecting people to pay for. Not the articles. The experience.