Due to a hectically busy week, this week's reading is brought to you by the tabs that have been lurking, unread, on my MacBook Pro. And there's some great material here, even if some of it is a few weeks old. Not a terrible way to spend Friday evening. And, yes, wine was involved again.
Slow content FTW.
The Problem of Publishing
This is a surprise - but one worth paying attention to.
Get thee to the video editing suite, oh photographer. It's all about visual storytelling…
Photos of women, quotes from men. Pretty clear message there.
Key quote: "Taking a print person and throwing them at a digital problem is no different from taking the head of NBC News and making her the editor in chief of the New Yorker, or vice versa. These skills sets are not transitive."
A provocative view - but it's at least somewhat borne out by my experience that many brands claim to want a journalistic approach to their content - and then completely fail to provide an environment when it can happen.
I have officially recanted my anti-vertical video stance. Snapchat is a thing, and that's vertical all the way. As the consumption vice changes, so does the visual language.
Tech and Culture
This is a huge issue, that we're only just starting to think about as a society.
One thing that keeps me away from a "real" job is the idea of using corporate IT again. Maybe, I won't have to (should I ever succumb to the lure of regular income again).
This is the dark, worrying side of so many adults - and most of the media - under-estimating the whole YouTube/Twitch phenomenon.
Life, Money and Aquatic Plastic
This is one of these hidden issues that are serious, but nigh invisible to most of the population. My daughter and I spent an hour picking plastic off the beach this morning.
Is the WEF's annual bash in Switzerland ultimately pointless? (Full Disclosure: I came second in an interview process for a job with the WEF four years ago…)
DO NOT PUT THEM IN YOUR EARS.
My Dad used to. I've worked very hard not to inherit the habit.
This is beautiful. And challenging.
Got anything you think I should read? Or any feedback? Drop me a line.
See you next week…