Technology • Innovation • Publishing — Issue #205

Important Information

Register to Vote

saferinitiative.org

A Constitutional Crisis Is Brewing in Pennsylvania

www.democracydocket.com

Jan. 6 defendant Jeremy Brown is running for Florida’s House Unopposed from jail

www.washingtonpost.com

Innovation

Beyond the hype, here’s how publishers are actually using AR and VR

digiday.com
With the U.S. augmented, virtual and mixed reality market worth $28 billion in 2021 and projected to reach more than $250 billion by 2028, publishers have a strong incentive to invest more in these technologies.

Technology

TikTok is not the enemy of journalism. It’s just a new way of reaching people

www.theguardian.com

Commercial image-generating AI raises all sorts of thorny legal issues

techcrunch.com

How community became a key marketing tool for DTC brands

www.vox.com

Fans Attending MLB Games This Season to Receive NFT Tickets as Digital Memento

www.sporttechie.com
MLB and Candy Digital will release commemorative NFT tickets for games throughout the upcoming season.

After getting slammed by the Kardashians, Instagram CEO puts out a video to explain changes to the app

www.cnbc.com
Instagram head Adam Mosseri shared a video on Twitter Tuesday explaining recent changes to the social media platform.

A new New York Times interactive feature spits out headlines of stories the subscriber has read arranged in a poetic jumble.

thefineprintnyc.com
When subscribers started seeing the option to see their “Story Portrait” on the footers of Times web pages, they found something quite similar to artist Brion Gysin’s newspaper cut-ups from 1959.

Meta officially cuts funding for U.S. news publishers

www.axios.com

Report: in 2020 and 2021, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon bought gold that was illegally mined in Brazilian indigenous lands for their products and servers

9to5mac.com

Chartbeat bought by Cuadrilla Capital

www.axios.com

Amazon to raise Prime prices in Europe as retailer wrestles with costs

www.reuters.com

Publishing & Media

Is the Book Sales Boom Finally Over?

www.publishersweekly.com

OverDrive’s Sora, the reading app for schools, clocks 100 million downloads — 87% ebooks — that the APA won’t have counted

thenewpublishingstandard.com

How Educators Can Respond to Book Banning

teachmag.com
The tide of intolerance is rising, and once again the reactionary camp wants to throw literature on the pyre, at least metaphorically.

Sex-ed textbook rejected by Miami school board after parents invoke ‘Don’t say gay’ bill

www.miamiherald.com

Publishers aim to serve readers looking inward and upward.

www.publishersweekly.com

Bangladesh: Budget 2022–23 and the fate of our publishing industry

www.thedailystar.net

SAGE Publishing is set to shut its book publishing division in India

indianexpress.com

“This is a digital business masquerading as a print business:” As the dust settles on the Dotdash Meredith merger, what’s the outlook for its print magazines?

voices.media

Comcast shares slide after the cable giant fails to add broadband subscribers for first time ever

www.cnbc.com

Resources & Opportunities

NaNo WNDB Auction

e.givesmart.com

23 Science Fiction Writing Contests to Enter in 2022 and 2023

prowritingaid.com

Latinx Designers and Art Directors

docs.google.com

South Asian Kidlit Illustrators

darshanakhiani.com

The Bronx is Reading Bookstore Crowdfund

ifundwomen.com

Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days 7/30–8/7

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Sr Mgr, Content Applications, Penguin Random House * Innovation * Technology * Publishing * Opinions expressed are my own

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Kathy Sandler

Kathy Sandler

Sr Mgr, Content Applications, Penguin Random House * Innovation * Technology * Publishing * Opinions expressed are my own