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This Week’s New Yorker Cover, Brought to You by the iPhone

CV1_TNY_06_01_09.inddPublisher Condé Nast gets plenty of well-deserved criticism for its slow embrace of technology and the Web, but some of its individual titles do some interesting stuff.

To wit: The video below, which depicts how artist Jorge Columbo created this week’s cover art in an hour, using an Apple (AAPL) iPhone. Columbo used an iPhone app called Brushes, and he’s been using it for a while to create some interesting stuff. If you like this piece, check out his collection of  “iSketches.”

And here’s the same technique with another sketch:

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald