These are my links for January 8th through January 9th:
- Eyetracking research shows how younger readers view news websites - Eyetracking study summary: What works • left sided ads • sidebars (related links) • moving ads with women (regardless of side) What doesn't work • video • option to personalize the site • busy design
- DiSEL-Project.org - Somehow I just found this:
Consortium of papers that do 'eye-ball' research — fantastic implications for online advertising, and not in a good way.
- mental_floss Blog 6 Unusual Things Owned by Newspapers - The newspaper business just isn't profitable (anymore), but back when they were rolling in 20% profit margins, they could afford some horizontal growth. 6 things newspapers still own.
- Dan Froomkin: What Google Can Do for Journalism - A much better list of things Google could do for newspapers than http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/01/five-things-goo.html
- An Oral History of the Bush White House: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com - Fantastic piece on the entire Bush Administration. It's worth the long read. Format: Short summaries of major events chronologically introduce quotes from major players in the administration on the topic.
- Introducing Tweetbacks Plugin for Wordpress | Developer's Toolbox | Smashing Magazine - How to stylize the tweetbacks plugin for wordpress
- DigiDave | Communication is Key: Editors and Publishers - In a Battle Against Inertia - "If you have an idea - you should get your organization equipped to execute on it within two weeks, maximum."
- Eyetrack studies: What we've learned and how to conduct your own :: 10,000 Words :: multimedia, online journalism news and reviews - Interesting look at how people read newspaper sites. • People read in an "F" pattern • Seems like video is not a hot topic • banner ads are ignored