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Weekend Reads

top stories of the week

The week’s stories: media, tech, small biz, and culture

By Jeff Howland

The Personal News Cycle: How Americans choose to get their news
Contrary to the conventional wisdom about media consumption dividing along generational or political lines, a new survey finds that the nature of the news itself — the topic and speed of the story — largely determines where people go to learn about events and the path they take to get there. (American Press Institute)

A Font Is Born: Inside the Creative Process of Hoefler and Frere-Jones
The creators of some of the most memorable type faces in recent history discuss the inner workings of a type foundry. The film Font Men shows the duo at a happier time when they designed for everyone from Barack Obama to The New York Times. (Paul Rosenfeld, The Atlantic)

The Future of the News Business: A Monumental Twitter Stream All in One Place
I am more bullish about the future of the news industry over the next 20 years than almost anyone I know. You are going to see it grow 10X to 100X from where it is today. That is my starting point for any discussion about the future of journalism. Here’s why I believe it, and how we will get there. (Marc Andreessen, Andreesen Horowitz)

Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton (“Toy Story,” “WALL-E”) shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning.

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