The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism sends out a briefing email every morning, highlighting the biggest changes and news in the industry.
For example, in today’s news: Howard Kurtz and The Daily Beast part ways, Al Jazeera announces plans for a Detroit bureau, Facebook releases “best practices” guide for journalists and Michael Bloomberg may be interested in buying The Financial Times.
According to the New York Times, “The drought that has settled over more than half of the continental United States this summer is the most widespread in more than half a century. And it is likely to grow worse.” [Full article]
“Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the U.S, with Asians now making up the largest share of recent immigrants. ” Read our new report, “The Rise of Asian Americans,” just released: http://pewrsr.ch/KIJP63
Google has announced it has partnered with electronic device maker iRiver to release the first e-reader to integrate its Google eBooks platform, launching July 17 in Target stores and on Target.com. The iRiver Story HD will allow readers to buy and read Google eBooks over a WiFi connection, displaying books on its high-resolution e-ink screen and QWERTY keyboard. The device will retail for $139.999, offering hundreds of thousands of paid Google eBooks and over 3 million free titles. (via Google eBooks gets its first integrated e-reader - TNW Google)