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Chicago Reader | What's Black and White and Dead All Over?: Notes on journalism’s past, present, and future prompted by the Chicago Journalism Town Hall | By Whet Moser
Do the math. If you buy the Creative Loafing chain, which owns the Reader, you get Rolodexes, a bunch of dated computers, dated software, and a name. Essentially you’re buying a logo, a URL, some archived content, and a giant fucking IOU.

So, sayeth this smart person: it’s much cheaper to let them die and hire the people, who have the knowledge and the contacts and who actually represent the name. (If you want to be all Web 2.0 about it, call the new thing the Rdr or the Twib, though I guess you won’t have to italicize it. We do not put on airs in the glorious future.)
media  journalism  blogging  ethics  google  blogs  chicago  economy  newspapers 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
From Media Darlings to Public Enemy No. 1 in Five Years or Less - Advertising Age - The Media Guy
"They were, it seemed, self-actualized mavericks who'd thrown off (or never even taken on) the shackles of media-conglomerate overlords. They were gutsy, outspoken, fearless, funny -- the polar opposite of the MSM."
media  criticism  celebrity  blogs  blogging  marketing  online 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Coding Horror: Programmers Don't Read Books -- But You Should
"If you feel compelled to clean house on your bookshelf every five years, trust me on this, you're buying the wrong programming books."
computers  learning  library  programming  reading  software  toread  books  blogs  code 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : The vanishing personal site
"But outsourcing the publication of our own content has long-term implications that point to more traffic for the web services we rely on, and less traffic and fewer readers for ourselves." Oh, shit, he's right.
blog  blogs  business  community  design  identity  rss  media  social  toread  twitter  web  yasns 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - Live Blogging: How It Makes Us Better Journalists
"I felt the kind of pressure one feels when covering a breaking news story, a need to make sure I got the quotes right, any stray bits of atmosphere for perspective I can pick up and work in."
blogging  journalism  media  newspapers  online  www  blogs  writing  nonfiction  conference 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Journalistopia » An easy guide to search engine optimization for blogs - by Danny Sanchez
Karim Amara sent this to me: "If you’re working on a news site, you absolutely must understand the fundamentals of how search engine optimization works."
blogging  seo  news  media  howto  diy  journalism  blogs 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Eric Ulken | Technical skills in journalism jobs
"The students in my online media class at USC are looking for the technical skills that will help land them jobs in journalism, and I want to help them identify what those skills might be."
technology  journalism  jobs  online  career  blogs  newspapers  media  education 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Recut, Reframe, Recycle -- Publications -- Center for Social Media at American University
"The study points to a wide variety of practices—satire, parody, negative and positive commentary, discussion-triggers, illustration, diaries, archiving and of course, pastiche or collage (remixes and mashups)—all of which could be legal [...]"
usa  social  publishing  politics  podcasting  online  law  culture  copyright  blogs  audio  art  creativity  aesthetics 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What's Needed in 2008: Serious Newsroom Cultural Change
"Reporters and editors would take seriously their roles as community conversation leaders, concentrating on getting it right on the web first -- web-first publishing, blogs, video, participation -- and using the print edition as a greatest hits [...]"
blogs  community  culture  journalism  facebook  newspapers  media  blogging 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Ad spending to slow...time for Web 2.0 to get a new revenue model | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone
"Internet advertising is set to slow according to research firm eMarketer. This isn't cause for panic, but it is cause for changing the revenue models for aspiring web startups. [...]"
web  marketing  online  media  corporations  blogging  blogs  blog  socialnetworking 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Top 10 Tips for New Bloggers From Original Blogger Jorn Barger
"1998-1999 was for me the Golden Age of Weblogs, when the following principles were widely understood ..."
blogging  delicious  history  internet  language  online  weblog  blogs  blog 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge > News > Carol Goodhue -- Gathering news not only for the next day but for now
"I don't feel as if I'm writing or reporting for the ages . . . and much to my surprise, I'm fine with that."
blogs  journalism  news  media  sandiego  newspapers  public  social 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Blowing Up Your Spot
Sweet, hot and tight house/techno blog, noticed via a friend's Facebook group
blogs  detroit  interviews  mp3  music 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Lumiere Videos
I'd like to make a few of these.
art  blog  blogs  vlog  video  history  cinema 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Cheeky Lotus: 30
What notes would you write to yourself going back over the last 10 years?
writing  nonfiction  fiction  blogging  blogs  blog 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Not Being There - New York Times
"Leadership is intellectually delegitimizing, and yet leaders require intellectual legitimacy. This is an old conundrum. It has often been beyond the powers of a single identity to solve."
identity  yasns  social  leadership  online  www  blogging  blogs  blog  fiction  internet  politics  reputation 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
OFF MESSAGE: Crowd Control (08/03/2007)
"[C]rowd-powered news is most effective and useful when it has been filtered and selected by more-experienced journalists. Crowds aren't wise all by themselves -- they need editing, too."
blog  blogging  blogs  journalism  news  politics  technology  media  diy  social 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Metropolis Magazine: Dreaming in Code
"That’s this process of ‘lens making’: coming up with a lens that you can point at all of reality but that only lets through certain things. That process is digital storytelling. It’s a process of exclusion—not a process of mimicry."
art  blogs  design  internet  interview  news  newspapers  online  photography  research  society  technology  web  world  aesthetics  media  journalism  story 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NewsForge | Mastering podcasts with Audacity
"Recording sound is simple, but mastering that sound -- compressing volume differences, maintaining a decibel ceiling, and similar operations -- is anything but. Fortunately, an open source tool offers everything you need for mastering podcasts and other
audio  blog  blogs  web  toread  podcasting  mp3  media  diy 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Nieman Watchdog > Commentary > I.F. Stone's lessons for Internet journalism
"The Internet has exposed a reality harshly at odds with the increasingly buttoned-down corporate newsrooms of the bottom-line driven media companies: Readers have an enormous appetite for voice and passion."
journalism  media  blogging  blogs  blog  weblog  weblogging  online  www  reading  corporations 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Daily Dish: The Presser
"[T]he president conflated every single radical element in the Middle East into one amorphous anti-American entity. It appears that he sees Shiite militias, Hezbollah, al Qaeda, Hamas and the Sunni insurgents as indistinguishable."
blog  blogging  blogs  iraq  news  weblogs  politics  bush  terrorism  islam  war 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Prince Points the Way to a Brighter Future for Music
"As with blogging and so many other things digital, music distribution could become a competition to see who posts things first. In a sense, music distribution would no longer be about space -- it would be about time."
business  concerts  copyright  culture  economics  music  news  politics  theory  creativity  www  media  newspapers  marketing  blogs  blog  weblogs  weblogging  web 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Indifference at 11 | Inquirer | 06/21/2007
"[M]ore than 65 percent of respondents said they got most of their news from local TV. The biggest draw: weather. Newspapers were second, at 28 percent, followed by network TV news, local radio news, and the Internet."
television  media  journalism  radio  newspapers  internet  blogging  blogs  weblogs  marketing  weather 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries
"It suggests that recent thinking describing the changing Web as "Web 2.0" will have substantial implications for libraries [...]"
library  library2.0  libraries  books  blogs  blog  community  criticism  education  information  emergent  iran  media  school  science  social  technology  theory  work  reference 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Blogs can top the presses - Los Angeles Times
"A newspaper is a boat [...]. Blogs are bikes, built to cruise in another environment. Now, you can pull a bunch of planking off a boat and add wheels and pedals, but that won't make it as light as a boat."
blogging  blogs  web  www  internet  newspapers  media  journalism  corporations  marketing 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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