The Amish and The Daily
Most print periodicals -- glossy magazines, local dailies and weeklies, academic journals ... -- are trying to figure out how to prepare themselves for the post-print world. With the advent and increasing popularity of the iPad, ebook readers and tablet computers a lot of them are betting on transforming themselves into a format that is suitable for these new devices.
Compared to them "The Daily," Murdoch's new daily "paper" advertised itself with these taglines:
- Created every day of the year with all original content for the iPad.
- Built from scratch by some of the best in the business.
- Bringing you a package that's smart, attractive, and entertaining
In "iPad publication meets the Amish" they Bobby at GetReligion.org analyzes an article from one of the first issues of The Daily. The original piece was titled "Amish Smugglers' Shady Milk Run" and Bobby's pieces takes up The Awl's mini-review. It is a good analysis how "shady" religious biases contort journalist language, but has little to do with internet and religion so I leave it at simply recommending reading it to you.
Meanwhile it is worth to make a note that "papers" designed for iPad and similar devices will have a growing influence on how people consume information, including the ones that shape their understanding of their own and other people's religion.