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In the News 08.09.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

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In the News 08.09.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

 


 

1. Why we’re living in the golden age of investigative journalism

“We are in a golden age of investigative journalism,” says Sheila Coronel. And she should know. Now the academic dean at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Coronel was the director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, whose coverage of the real estate holdings of former President Joseph Estrada — including identical houses built for his mistresses — contributed to his removal from office in 2001.

Read the rest of this article at Salon

 


 

2. 38 maps that explain the global economy

“Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there’s no better way to depict those interactions and the social and political circumstances that give rise to them than with a map or two. Or in our case, 38. These maps are our favorite way to illustrate the major economic themes facing the world today. Some of them focus on the big picture while others illustrate finer details. The overall portrait that emerges is of a world that’s more closely linked than ever before, but still riven by enormous geography-driven differences.”

Read the rest of this article at Vox

 


 

3. Crème Brûlé: how Tyler built Monocle magazine into a £70 million enterprise

“Those critics that dismissed the launch of a lavish print title focused on international affairs, business and culture just as digital was spreading its wings have seen Monocle secure a circulation of 77,000 and sprout shops, cafés, travel guides, a web radio station and a business book whose first edition sold its initial 20,000 print run in eight weeks.”

Read the rest of this article at London Evening Standard

 


 

4. How Everything We Tell Ourselves About How Busy We Are is a Lie

“Most of us may think that we’re working nonstop, but we’re actually not working as much as we think we are, according to data from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), which collects time diaries from large national samples by the U.S. Census. Since 2003, the project has collected time diaries from more than 130,000 respondents.”

Read the rest of this article at Fast Company

 


 

5. The post-Steve Jobs era of Apple will officially begin on Tuesday. Here’s why

“Despite the hype that always accompanies the staging of an Apple event, only a handful of them over the past decade have truly mattered. It seems pretty clear that next Tuesday’s event is going to fall into that category, based on the way Apple has handled the run-up to it and the fact that we’re about to enter a new era for the storied company.”

Read the rest of this article at GIGAOM

 


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.

 

 

[image : photography by Melanie Acevedo for domino magazine]

 
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