Chicago Reader Blogs: Chicagoland →
A long analysis of a Chicago townhall on what todo with the Trib. Points I don’t agree with: aggregation is bad, journalists aren’t to blame. Points I like: journos should be able to brand themselves…
Pew Research Center: Newspapers Face a Challenging... →
Apparently, newspaper readership has declined in the last 2 years both online and in print. Though, this number might not include aggregators ∴ who really knows.
Ana Domb, MIT →
Spreadable media Cast: Nieman Journalism Lab
Final Edition →
After 149 years and 311 days, the Rocky Mountain News published its final edition on February 27, 2009. Cast: Matthew Roberts
What Journalism Schools Do Wrong — Big Think
What to do if your startup is about fail (or... →
It’s a how-to guide on how to save your VC funded business. Or how to close it down. Told by one who knows, this is a must read _before_ you get into the startup world.
Content Bridges: Paid Newsday? Parsing What It... →
The reason why Newsday paid content will fail is not because of low engagement, but because the newsroom doesn’t do online right to begin with!
Content Bridges: Paid Newsday Site? What's 4 1/2... →
Newsday is now charging for content. Is that such a good idea considering the fact that they have the lowest level of engagement of the top 30 newspaper sites?
Found while browsing old notes of mine. A good psychologist is: pessimistic, eternally confused, reacts emotionally to people’s problems.
Lab Book Club: Jay Hamilton, Chapter 6 →
An interview with Duke professor James Hamilton on Chapter 6 of his book “All the News That’s Fit to Sell.” Part of the Nieman Journalism Lab Book Club, February 2009. Cast: Nieman…
Lab Book Club: Jay Hamilton, Chapter 6 on Vimeo (via Vimeo) The rise of the public faces of journalism. Basically: pundits can make money because they have branded themselves.
5 Common photo slideshow mistakes :: 10,000 Words... →
5 things to avoid when making an audio slideshow. Rather insightful.
Facebook et al risk 'infantilising' the human mind... →
A British psychologist testified before the House of Lords that short form communication (like twitter) leads to ADD.
Safari 4 Hidden Preferences - Random Genius →
Restore the new Safari UI back to the old one.
CollegeJourn: Bring a professor chat wrap-up →
Wrap up of the bring-a-j-prof #collegejourn chat in list form
A suggestion for The New York Times: Monetize your... →
Interview at Times Open with Michael Veytsel, founder of a semantic-web startup he’s tentatively calling Factbox. Cast: Nieman Journalism Lab
Bill would legalize, tax marijuana - Sacramento... →
From the article: “Marijuana already plays a huge role in the California economy,” said Stephen Gutwillig, the group’s California state director. “It’s a revenue opportunity we literally can’t afford…
Microsoft has to hit up laid-off workers for money... →
Well, that’s just embarrassing :)
Marijuana already plays a huge role in the California economy,” said...– Bill would legalize, tax marijuana - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee
JPROF: A superior user experience →
A great quote out of the recent manifesto written by Google’s Jonathan Rosenberg on the future of GOOG. The quote suggests that readers need a better UX out of newspaper websites.
How college media uses Twitter - Innovation in... →
CICM has a good study on how college media is using Twitter. Conclusion: either you use it wrong, or (a select few) use it very well.
Journalism degree applications up 24% →
Apparently, the number of jDegrees are up by 24% in the UK. Makes me wonder how US numbers compare. I suspect that most would guess that US numbers are down, but that never sounded right to me.
25 ideas: Creating An Open-Source Business Model... →
A really solid list for creating a successful online newsorg that is user-friendly and “open source”
Finalist Announcement on February 3 →
Looking forward to hearing the results! Read more comments by joeybaker
Rank Your Links! A Publish2 Community Proposition →
Thanks for the reply Scott— I’m well aware of the ranking-by-number-of-links system, but that’s not nearly as valuable to me as a way to rank my own links as valuable. Can’t say how many times I’ve…
Journalism is the business of building communities... →
A call to use local resources for local reporting. Makes sense, you have to use people who know your niche market.
Op-Ed Columnist - Start Up the Risk-Takers -... →
Don’t bail out the failed businesses, use the money to start new ones.
Printed Matters Paywall madness: Dec. 2008 - Feb.... →
Local Media in a Postmodern World, Part XCI,... →
A good look at the problems facing Mass marketing with the rise of the Internet. Basically: the web allows adverts to cut the middle man out of the picture, taking a lot of the wind out of Madison…
The online display advertising paradigm was pulled directly from the print...– Local Media in a Postmodern World, Part XCI, Advertising Loses Its Balance
Goodbye to the Age of Newspapers (Hello to a New... →
A sort of ‘State of the Newspaper Industry’
Skills training is not enough for the digital... →
A list of things that journos aren’t doing right in terms on thinking/training. It a topic that’s been overwritten on, but it’s very well thought out.
Newspapers Will Never Get IT Right David Strom's... →
Here’s the meet of the post: Examine any aspect of any newspaper’s online edition and you will find it botched. Fixed table widths that assume everyone has a 26-inch monitor set to 1024 x 768…
The other standard means of supporting the production of public goods is through...– Goodbye to the Age of Newspapers (Hello to a New Era of Corruption)
When a society requires public goods, the solution is often to use government to...– Goodbye to the Age of Newspapers (Hello to a New Era of Corruption)
News distributed to the public is a public good in two respects. First, from a...– Goodbye to the Age of Newspapers (Hello to a New Era of Corruption)
Wasting Ink, Beating a Dead Horse - ClickZ →
“If the newspaper industry wants to survive, it must begin mass-customizing its products on- and offline, rather than trying to find ways to get people to pay for the obsolete generic package. The…
Why the debate about financing journalism misses... →
A call for for newspapers to embark on Bill Gates’ “creative capitalism” — a business that acts in the public good. In the case of newspapers this would likely involve an hybrid of endowments and…
Throughout the 20th century, newspaper-reader surveys showed the average reader...– Wasting Ink, Beating a Dead Horse - ClickZ
The 400-year-old era of traditional newspapers is over. They are obsolete.– Wasting Ink, Beating a Dead Horse - ClickZ
LINKS | Micropayments Don’t Work, but Everyone Has... →
Sure did sir. And while I’d say the my summary may be good enough for some of ‘em, there’s a lot of good info in each one. I’m not just a media producer, I’m a consumer too :) Read more comments…
Skills all J-Students need to know. A pic of a whiteboard from what I can only presume was a brainstorming session at News Innovation PDX
MediaShift . Budding Journalists Use Twitter,... →
“Your blog as your business card” and other such points.
Washington Sketch: Richard Perle in Wonderland - washingtonpost.com
Chase Jarvis Blog: Zack Arias Nails It: Transform
The Doc Searls Weblog : Saturday, March 24, 2007 →
Fantastic list of things that newspapers should do on their websites to make them more relevant to users (read: user friendly)
What would Google say? BuzzMachine →
Jeff Jarvis says that he learned a thing or two by visiting the Google campus, something that he didn’t do while he was writing his book “What Would Google Do?” I wonder if he regrets that?
Why I dislike micropayments, don't mind charity,... →
What a fantastically simple idea for a journalism business model: charge for interaction with the content creator. Donate some money to the site, and the chances of your comments etc being responded…