Posts tagged The Economist

On the long walk that is life
A man discovers who he is
Each step must be the search for purpose
Not regret
Many roads will present themselves
He must often take the one few others would follow
And though he may wish to rest
When he is asked to stand
He must stand taller than he ever thought possible
For when the long walk is over
A man must be able to look back and say
I would not change a single footstep
This - www.mandelaswalk.com - is one of my favourite tributes to Nelson Mandela. It’s from The Economist magazine, and has a short but moving introductory video (with the words above) that sums up the inspiration that was Mr Mandela. The last frame of the video then transitions into the interactive. (link via @tomstandage)
Good analysis and well worth reading for those interested in the news industry. You can read the leader here, the special report here and listen to the audio podcast here:


theeconomist:

This week’s cover. The internet is taking the news industry back to the conversational culture of the era before mass media.

Good analysis and well worth reading for those interested in the news industry. You can read the leader here, the special report here and listen to the audio podcast here:

theeconomist:

This week’s cover. The internet is taking the news industry back to the conversational culture of the era before mass media.

I though this little animation was pretty cool, though I have to admit, having recently rewatched Star Wars IV: A New Hope, I saw it more as the Death Star (I know, I know). You can read the article “Welcome to the Anthropocene” here.

theeconomist:

jonberkeley:

Here’s a step-by-step of an illustration for this week’s Economist cover, about the dramatic effect we insignificant primates are having on the planet

And the final cover, if you’d like to see what we did with Mr Berkeley’s illustration, is here.

evilcomma:


[TWO] Magazines I Cannot Live Without | The Economist

My dad has a horrible track record with gifts. For my fourteenth birthday, he gave me a subscription for The Economist. At 14, this was not the new gaming system I had been hoping for, but nonetheless I read the magazine and fell in love with it. I love that because it covers such a broad range of world politics and news, but in really small dosages. It still impresses me how they can compress so much information into a few small blurbs and how direct the magazine is. There is no bullshit, just information.

Agreed. As I often like to quip, The Economist is one of the few publications in the world that is increasing its circulation. Its numbers have doubled in the past decade while other newspapers and magazines have seen theirs plummet. If I’m not wrong, it also has a subscription-based rather than advertising-based profit model, which again differs from newspapers. 

evilcomma:

[TWO] Magazines I Cannot Live Without | The Economist

My dad has a horrible track record with gifts. For my fourteenth birthday, he gave me a subscription for The Economist. At 14, this was not the new gaming system I had been hoping for, but nonetheless I read the magazine and fell in love with it. I love that because it covers such a broad range of world politics and news, but in really small dosages. It still impresses me how they can compress so much information into a few small blurbs and how direct the magazine is. There is no bullshit, just information.

Agreed. As I often like to quip, The Economist is one of the few publications in the world that is increasing its circulation. Its numbers have doubled in the past decade while other newspapers and magazines have seen theirs plummet. If I’m not wrong, it also has a subscription-based rather than advertising-based profit model, which again differs from newspapers. 

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The audio newspaper

I’ve been looking into the podcasts on The Economist’s website and there’s a bunch of really informative audio and video content there.

What I stumbled across that I think is pretty fab is the Editor’s highlights, where you get to hear — get this — an audio reading of the top stories for the week from The Economist newspaper. Sounds old school, after all, why would want to listen to something that’s exactly the same somewhere else, but just presented in a different media format?

But I think it’s very cool and very mobile. I enjoy reading The Economist whenever I can get time, but it’s good too to have it in a format where I can walk and listen to it rather than sit/stand and read it.

I had a nice afternoon walk home from work this evening listening to the latest podcast. It was a good break from reading stuff on a computer screen all day. Highly recommended.