iPad Journalism

Sunday, March 28, 2010


The recent unveiling of the iPad by Apple has generated a lot of buzz - especially among journalists. Journalists are trying to find a way to make the iPad benefit the industry. Magazine editors like the iPad because it caters to their needs of designing. Several people agree that the iPad can change journalism because of its "immersive potential, its platform for rich multimedia, its ability to deliver information based on where it is in the world."

According to graphic designer Joe Zeff, newspaper editors should approach the iPad because of its graphic elements and how people will interact with it.

Poynter Online Managing Editor Steve Myers says that people don't want to read long stories even if the graphics are "stunning."

I would agree with Myers. It sounds like the iPad offers another platform of media. Most people who would be interested in getting apps probably have subscriptions to newspapers. Therefore, newspaper companies would just be giving readers another way to access information.

2 comments:

Hanna Russmann March 30, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
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Hanna Russmann March 30, 2010 at 9:05 AM  

I find this interesting. It would be cool, if the iPad became the newspaper of the future. It would be like a futuristic movie, when no one uses paper anymore. Not to mention, the interactivity and access one would have to the news anywhere they happened to be.

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