#MsKluender went on a trip for work this week so my stack of newspapers was cut short by a few days, not that I’m complaining.
Be forewarned, these are not necessarily the biggest stories or the ones that I should be reading (no assigned homework here). These are the few pieces of journalism that drew me in and informed me. For reference I am provided with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,Financial Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and USA Today.
High Priest of App Design, at Home in Philly
Jessica E. Lessin profiles the tastemaker behind some of the best features in the apps you use.
Built Not to Last
Alan Murray reviews ‘Digital Disruption’ and asks if it is nothing more than a marketing pamphlet for Forrester Research.
You Really Can’t Eat Just One, And Here’s the Reason
Scott Mowbray reviews ‘Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us’ by Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times.
Spreading Disruption, Shaking Up Cable TV
David Carr looks at a future of broadcast television minus retransmission fees (resulting in cheaper fees for customers).
Saving Lions by Killing Them
Alexander N. Songorwa, director of wildlife for the Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, states the need for cash from sanctioned wildlife hunters to fund successful conservation efforts.
The Facebook Meeting Room is Too Cool for Women
Lucy Kellaway supports cooler temperatures at work but finds that men may be at a biological advantage in frigid board rooms.
Facebook Takes Aim at Apps Makers
Evelyn M. Rusli explores whether Facebook is cutting ties with third-party apps because of a lack of value for its users or strict competition with the social media platform’s offerings.
Good News Beats Bad on Social Media
John Tierney looks at research that says articles that make readers sad are shared less frequently on social media.
A Risk for Films That Move at a Zombie’s Pace
Michael Cieply examines the pitfalls of movies that take years to make.
Unwanted Electronic Gear Rising in Toxic Piles
Ian Urbina digs up some dirt on the world of electronics whose outdated parts make them victims of abandonment on their way to recycling.
A New Effort in Boston to Catch 1990 Art Thieves
Katharine Q. Seelye updates the art heist from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with the latest from the F.B.I.
Such Tweet Sorrow
Peter Hartlaub examines the final tweets of (semi) celebrities and wonders if Jim Harbaugh will return.