rabble.ca brings its Best to the iPad
TORONTO, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ – rabble.ca is making history with a bit of the past. Its “Best of rabble.ca” is now available for free as a rich-media ebook for the iPad. This is
the first time iBooks Author has been used for this kind of longform
journalism in Canada.
The iBook was created by online journalism students at the University of
Western Ontario. The students used Apple’s new iBooks Author software
to create a tablet version that contains a multimedia selection of the
most important stories the online alternative publication created in
2011. The iPad-based book contains video, photographs, podcasts, audio
clips and 225 pages of articles that chronicle the year as seen by
Canada’s leading alternative news site.
“This is the future of journalism,” said Matt Dusenbury, the leader of
the Western student team. “It was great to work with a medium that will
soon become commonplace.”
The iBook is available for free on the Apple Bookstore: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/best-of-rabble-2012-edition/id540533521?ls=1
“rabble.ca has always been out past the leading edge of technology,” said Director
of Emerging Media, Wayne MacPhail. “This is a great example of that.”
rabble.ca is Canada’s most popular source of independent news and views, and
features original news, opinion, book reviews, podcasts and live and
pre-recorded video exploring issues facing Canadians. rabble.ca marked 11 years of providing 100 per cent free news content to Canadians
on April 18, 2012.
For a behind-the-scenes look at the project please visit the students’