The criteria we use for putting particular information sources on jrnal.
“Damn, that’s brilliant!” That was my reaction when I discovered the jrnal project. As a journalist, I’m obviously worried about the sector’s financial problems and applaud when people say, “Well, yes, information has a price”. And it feels so obvious! As an avid reader, I was waiting for this — a simple, beautiful, practical tool to read a lot of articles in the same place.
Because that’s what jrnal is: The opportunity to access, on a single platform, more than fifty quality publications, from well-known to obscure yet awesome media. The Guardian, The Economist, So Foot, Society, Socialter, Charles, Ubikwist, The Carton… All accessible with a single subscription and without any fucking pdfs (because, yes, that’s also part of what hooked me, that the pdf format has been banned).
On the other hand, one or two things in the project were bothering me. I q...