Ethan Klapper

Fighting the Distractions of Consuming News on Tablets

An interesting article about e-books and our digital culture was on the front page of the New York Times the other day. “Finding Your Book Interrupted … By the Tablet You […]

Why You Should Apply to the 2012 ONA Conference Student Newsroom

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Online News Association conference student newsroom. The student newsroom provides college and graduate students the opportunity to attend the ONA conference, free […]

Knight News Challenge Accepting Entries Via Tumblr

Entries for the first of three 2012 Knight News Challenges opened on Monday, with a twist: This year’s application form is being hosted on Tumblr. The theme of this challenge, […]

Washington Post Launches Personalized News Aggregator Personal Post

The Washington Post this week launched Personal Post, a news aggregator that suggests Post stories based on a user’s browsing habits on It uses the technology that powers Trove, […]

Online Journalism in 1981 (VIDEO)

Above is one of my favorite videos about online journalism — a 1981 television report from KRON-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area. It shows how, through a special service, people were able to dial into servers and download the day's newspaper.

Journal Register Launches Digital Ninja School

Journal Register Company is putting a new spin on newsroom digital training for editorial employees of its Connecticut properties. Those employees can now go to Digital Ninja School, a martial […]

Inside The Newsroom Of 1996 (VIDEO)

Election Day Nov. 5, 1996 at The Miami Herald from Robertson Adams on Vimeo. I just came across this video that was shot on Election Day 1996 in the newsroom […]

Chicago Tribune Could Begin Charging For Content

The Chicago Tribune will build a paywall around its online content and will consider a “creative way” of charging for access, according to Editor Gerould Kern. Details and a timeline […]

Twitter Used to Deliver Nevada Caucus Results

Typically when an American news organization provides live election night results, it comes over their Associated Press feed, a subscription that costs thousands and thousands of dollars a year to […]

Reuters Releases Social Pulse, A Social Media Hub

Reuters on Thursday released Social Pulse, a social media dashboard that shows what’s hot on social networks, with a focus on business news. The site is divided into multiple sections: […]