Archive for March 22nd, 2008

Tintin publisher Leblanc passes away

22 March 2008

Sans Serif records with regret the demise of Raymond Leblanc, the Belgian publisher behind the comic-book hero Tintin. He was 92. The iconic boy-reporter, created by Herge, had first appeared as a character in 1929, but it wasn’t until the association with Leblanc began that he became a global hero. Tintin first appeared in a  fortnightly magazine in 1946, and later became a stand-alone star of the Lombard publishing house.
Also read: All fun and no work makes Tintin a good boy

If Steven Spielberg has a problem in casting Tintin…

Billions of blue blistering barnacles!!!

Alltop: aggregation without the aggravation

22 March 2008

There are several ways for journalists, journalism students, journalism educators and journalism consumers to stay on top of what they want from the world wide web. You can surf. You can search. You can subscribe. . You can customise, depending on your interests. You can scan, using an aggregator. Etc.

The indefatigable Guy Kawasaki has now unveiled Alltop, a “dashboard,” “table of contents,” or even a “digital magazine rack” that displays the news from the top publications and blogs. Inspired by popurls, Alltop does “single-page aggregation”, without the aggravation, listing the latest five stories from thirty or more sites in over 40 categories.

“Alltop sites are starting points—they are not destinations per se. The bottom line is that we are trying to enhance your online reading by both displaying stories from the sites that you’re already visiting and helping you discover sites that you didn’t know existed. In this way, our goal is the “cessation of Internet stagnation.”

So, if it’s journalism you are looking out for, bookmark http://journalism.alltop.com as your one-stop online newspaper, magazine, blog rack.

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