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Nov 19, 2016

Deputy Editor, Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard 

Interview ‪starts at 16:02 and ends at 40:51

"I think it’s become very clear that there’s going to be a devoted subset of people who do read on eReaders, and there’s going to be a lot more reading on phones."


“Amazon App for iPhone Now Has X-Ray Vision to See Inside Your Packages” by Andy Orin at Lifehacker - November 16, 2016

“Alexa, What Are Your Deals?” - Amazon press release on November 18, 2016

The Grand Tour one-day deal on Amazon Prime - November 18, 2018.

“Amazon Starts Selling Certified Refurbished Kindle e-Readers” by Michael Kozlowski at Good E-Reader - November 15, 2016

Certified Refurbished items at

“Amazon looks to clean house—literally” by Angel Gonzalez at The Seattle Times - November 7, 2016

“Jeff Bezos Invests Billions to Make Amazon a Top E-Commerce Player in India” by Newley Purnell at The Wall Street Journal - November 18, 2016

“Amazon is going to sell cars online” by Eugene Kim at Business Insider - November 18, 2016

New Amazon Prime TV commercial featuring a priest and an imam

“Amazon TV ad features imam and vicar exchanging gifts” by Mark Sweney at The Guardian - November 15, 2016

“Jeff Bezos tweets his love for touching Amazon ad showing friendship between priest and imam” by Kurt Schlosser at GeekWire - November 17, 2016

Tech Tip

Two mistakes to avoid with Amazon Prime Fresh

Interview with Laura Hazard Owen

Nieman Foundation at Harvard

Nieman Journalism Lab

The Nieman Fellowships

Amazon Prime Reading

Six months free of digital access to The Washington Post for Amazon Prime members

New York Times podcasts

New York Times The Daily 360 virtual reality news clips

VR experience of solitary confinement by The Guardian

I’ll Be Right Back Laura Hazard Owen’s parenting newsletter

Publishing Trends

“Why We Are Buying PaidContent” by Om Malik - February 8, 2012

Om Malik on Leo Laporte’s This Week in Tech - November 8, 2015

Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids by Nicholson Baker

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance


Amazon editors pick The Best Books of 2016

“Amazon rolls out Rapids, a chat style reading app for kids” by Sarah Buhr at Techcrunch - November 2, 1016

Amazon Rapids

Next Week’s Guest

Seira Wilson, senior books editor at

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