Yes, this is 24 hours late. Sorry about that - but in my defence, I'm the only person in my household who is not ill right now.
So, a rather abbreviated e-mail this week - I've had little time for reading, and I'm not going to recommend anything I haven't read - unlike so many people on Twitter…
Journalism & Publishing
Some intelligent analysis here of Quartz's compelling new news app.
My piece from Friday, looking at the context of The Independent going online-only.
And this is how you deal with a PR coming on heavy about a piece they didn't like.
I invite the journalism students reading this to refute this statement, via the medium of Medium.
Good piece on the growing need to understand life outside your own platform.
Facebook has done a superb job with the experience of Instant Articles. Nice to seen the business end moving along as well.
Academic publishing has been a licence to print money for years - off the labour of others. This is yet another example of people striking back at that system.
Life & Loss
It's been nearly 15 years since I lost my Dad. But this intense piece by Erin Carr, David Carr's daughter, brought it all back. Including the tears.
Shares the man working on a newsletter at 10.30pm.
A 17 year old me, walking in the Cairngorms…
For some reason, I've been deeply nostalgic this week about my childhood in Scotland - and walking in the hills and mountains there. So, I've been surfing Vimeo for Scottish Hill Porn.
And now I sleep…