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July 3, 2011
My first-ever article for The Daily: You may not know this, but occasionally I write things, and sometimes they get published in places. And in this case, The Daily took a chance on a young rapscallion with a bunch of numbers in his bag and wild facts about hot dogs on his mind, and turned it into this piece of magic. You’ll have to have The Daily’s full iPad interface to read the whole thing (99 cents a week, less than a case of Ball Park Franks!), but you can get most of it over here. Check it out! — Ernie @ SFB

My first-ever article for The Daily: You may not know this, but occasionally I write things, and sometimes they get published in places. And in this case, The Daily took a chance on a young rapscallion with a bunch of numbers in his bag and wild facts about hot dogs on his mind, and turned it into this piece of magic. You’ll have to have The Daily’s full iPad interface to read the whole thing (99 cents a week, less than a case of Ball Park Franks!), but you can get most of it over here. Check it out! — Ernie @ SFB

9:20 // 3 years ago
April 19, 2011
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)

Mike’s a class act and we’ve done SFB-related stuff with him before. (We freelanced with AOL News a little last year.) He was a real inspiration to some of the work we’ve done with the site. Big fans over here.

(via thedailyfeed)

12:38 // 3 years ago
March 28, 2011

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.

19:57 // 3 years ago
March 16, 2011

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

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22:08 // 3 years ago
March 7, 2011

Casting Call

thedailyfeed:

Who do you think will nab the lead role?

Great work, Daily. You rememberd Bill Maher.

16:13 // 3 years ago
February 15, 2011
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 (viafollow)
10:50 // 3 years ago
February 7, 2011

thedailyfeed:

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.

22:23 // 3 years ago
February 4, 2011

futurejournalismproject:

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.

14:02 // 3 years ago
February 3, 2011
Review: The Daily makes an awful solid argument for 99¢ a week
Have to say… we just checked out The Daily. Honestly didn’t expect to be as impressed with it as we were. Visually, it’s stunning … some rough edges, but it makes the Wired app look like last year’s model. The modular masthead on the front page is creative. And the sheer density of the content is just insane. There is enough here to keep you reading for an hour. The editorial sensibility is very New York Post, though with a much softer and more beautiful edge. The Post snarkiness shows up in the briefs and the gossip page more than the main stories. It’s definitely a Murdoch pub. One feature of note: There’s a “By The Numbers" page that kinda reminds us of this site a little. The daily furniture is beautiful. There are share functions so it’s not closed off to the web. But more than anything, you get the overwhelming feeling of disbelief that you get all this stuff for 99 cents a week – and that’s a feeling that’s been missing from a lot of journalism lately. Will be interesting to see how others respond. source
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Have to say… we just checked out The Daily. Honestly didn’t expect to be as impressed with it as we were. Visually, it’s stunning … some rough edges, but it makes the Wired app look like last year’s model. The modular masthead on the front page is creative. And the sheer density of the content is just insane. There is enough here to keep you reading for an hour. The editorial sensibility is very New York Post, though with a much softer and more beautiful edge. The Post snarkiness shows up in the briefs and the gossip page more than the main stories. It’s definitely a Murdoch pub. One feature of note: There’s a “By The Numbers" page that kinda reminds us of this site a little. The daily furniture is beautiful. There are share functions so it’s not closed off to the web. But more than anything, you get the overwhelming feeling of disbelief that you get all this stuff for 99 cents a week – and that’s a feeling that’s been missing from a lot of journalism lately. Will be interesting to see how others respond. source

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2:15 // 3 years ago
February 2, 2011
Aww, it’s a love-in with suits.

Aww, it’s a love-in with suits.

11:27 // 3 years ago