Ezra Klein's new venture, Vox.com, made its debut today as an entry into explanatory journalism. Vox will make use of highlighted words to go deeper and to provide "stacks" of information. It will be, as The New York Times suggests, a blend of technology and reporting. Its initial stories and files are loaded with gravitas: Ukraine, Obamacare, the GM recall.
Raju Narisetti, the senior vice president of strategy at News Corp., has an enlightening series of questions for news organizations on their true commitment to digital transformation. His post for the Nieman Journalism Lab is written from an insider's perspective to identify the real allocation of resources and the contemporary revenue streams, and most of his questions would likely be uncomfortable for many organizations fashioning themselves as digital enterprises. Good answers to the questions would form an interesting business model.
Adrienne Lafrance has a lengthy look on Medium at the technological evolution of news archives, how librarians are approaching their catalogues in the digital era, and the implications for research and storage as professionals work toward new standards that involve the link. For anyone interested in how information is organized, it's a fascinating read.