News and publication-type links
We're residing in a short golden age on the web: publishers know they want to be here, but the payment schemes they need aren't ready for prime time. The steepest admission price for most of these sites is a little personal data (which should not be given
up without complaining, of course), so read up! In a year or so they'll have worked the kinks out of the payment systems, and then if you want stuff for free you'll be back to reading the equivalent of hypertext bathroom graffiti.
(or, Keeping Up on the Real World Without Going Outside)
Paper Pubs Gone Web
- Mother Jones
- The Utne Reader/Lens/Cafe
- The San Jose Mercury has been on the net for a while
In Other News (and Weather)...
- Here's a comprehensive list of online media
- Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), those rascally watchdogs
- Crayon (at Bucknell) lets you make a customized list of news sources.
- For weather info, go to your local National Weather Service forecast and
make a bookmark for easy updates.
- Salon is the Atlantic Monthly
of the Web. Or is it Harper's? The New Yorker?
- FEED has potential to develop
the east-coast rival of HotWired, which is flashier and more self-absorbed.
- Word may be a little too hip for its own good, but it looks nice.
- NetWatch seems to do decent mainstream coverage of the Net and computers.
- WebReview will tell you more
than you want to know about the Web. Looks nice, too.
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