Is it "data is" or "data are"? Views from WSJ, Economist, NY Times and Guardian.
"We recently looked at the most shared articles in the US on Facebook over the past year. The stories range from cute to thought provoking and represent the type of news people have been sharing and discovering with friends in 2011."
"The Wall Street Journal’s video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung, Sony and Yahoo’s Connected TV platform."
"WSJ Live is a tablet product — or more precisely a “lean-back” product, available not only on your iPad or your Galaxy Tab but aiming to get in early on 'connected TV' platforms. If you want WSJ news video, you can access it on WSJ.com and on your smartphone."
"WSJ Social, it filters Journal content through the so-called social graph to yield a news product that lives entirely within the walls of Facebook. It launches Tuesday. Here’s what it looks like."
"News Corp.'s Wall Street Journal, which has been circumventing Apple's payment system by providing links to its website from inside the iPad app, will soon remove all purchasing options in the app in response to Apple's new rules. People who download the app and want to subscribe will have to either call customer service or visit WSJ.com."
"The Wall Street Journal filed several Freedom of Information Act requests with the Federal Aviation Administration for the entire Enhanced Traffic Management System database, which contains flight records for aircraft that flew in the U.S. under instrument flight rules. The Journal analyzed the flight data for non-commercial jet aircraft traffic for a four-year period, 2007 through 2010. ... The Journal has included in the flights database an estimated cost to operate each flight. The estimates are based on per-hour cost figures for each model of jet, provided by Conklin & de Decker Aviation Information, an industry consulting firm used by some public companies to provide aircraft-cost estimates for regulatory filings."
"We collected every check-in on location-sharing service Foursquare for a week starting at noon Eastern on Friday, Jan. 21 until noon on Friday Jan. 28. Foursquare, which provided the data, removed all material that could identify an individual user."
"The [Wall Street Journal] on Thursday unveiled SafeHouse, a standalone site for leaking tips, intel, documents or files directly to editors in the newsroom."
"The Wall Street Journal has extended its flagship iPad app to include separate regional editions for users in Europe and Asia."
Gordon Macmillan: "It looks to me as if The Times paywall is killing its blogs slowly by lack of a wider audience. A totally different story from the Wall Street Journal whose bloggers there sit and thrive outside the paywall. It has some big active blogs including the Wealth Report, SpeakEasy, AllThingsD and MediaMemo among others."
"Apple Inc. in recent weeks has accelerated its efforts to persuade publishers to join the company's first foray into selling newspaper and magazine subscriptions for the iPad tablet computer, according to people familiar with the matter. ... The subscription service Apple has discussed wouldn't allow publishers easy access to customer names or other personal information, a major sticking point for many magazine and newspaper executives, according to people familiar with the matter. Publishers also worry about letting Apple take its typical 30% sales cut on the media it sells. "
"Looking to the public for insight on how to cover a topic is never comfortable for newsrooms, which have the deeply held belief that readers come to a newspaper not only for its information but also for its editorial judgment. But many newsrooms now seem to be re-examining that idea and embracing, albeit cautiously, a more democratic approach to serving up the news, particularly online."