Weekly output: Apple’s history of trying to help journalism

Although I did not show up for the Nationals’ home opener Thursday–making that only the second time since the team came to D.C. that I haven’t been in the stands for their first home game of the season–my family and I did get to Nats Park today to see the Nats break their losing streak. It’s good to have baseball back.

3/25/2019: Apple is trying to be the future of news. Again., The Washington Post

I reminded Post readers of some earlier times when Apple was going to offer journalism a way out of its business-model malaise: iPad apps, the iOS Newsstand, and the Apple News app. Beyond pointing out how poorly Newsstand and Apple News have served journalism as a business, this exercise allowed me to take a whack at all the hype the Post and too many other news organizations ladled out over The Daily, News Corp.’s doomed venture into iPad publishing.

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