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Google’s Richard Gingras: 8 questions that will help define the future of journalism » Nieman Journalism Lab
While technology holds great promise, it’s important to recognize that while technology has value it has no “values.” Technology, in and of itself, is not the solution. Yes, it can provide the means for solutions, but it is up to us to determine how to make it so.

We need to rethink every facet of the journalism model in light of the dramatic changes in the architecture of the news ecosystem. I’m not suggesting that everything must change, but a comprehensive rethinking is a necessary and valuable intellectual process.
journalism  media  newspapers  news  google  content  narrative  writing  reporting  work  data  search  social  design  innovation 
april 2012 by allaboutgeorge
Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and the Terrifying Truth About New Technology - WSJ.com
I'm not saying you have to keep up. But at the moment you choose to stop growing, your world will begin to shrink. You'll be able to communicate with fewer people, especially the young. You will only see reruns. You will not understand how to pay for things. The outside world will become a frightening and unpredictable place.
As they say, the only constant is change.
Each new generation builds on the work of the previous one, gaining new perspective. New verbs are introduced. We Google strange and dangerous places. We tweet mindlessly to the cosmos. We Facebook our own grandmothers.

I, for one, don't want to be left behind.
social  technology  internet  psychology  culture  innovation  attention  youth  twitter  foursquare  aging  memory  future 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Apple overtakes RIM as runner-up to Nokia in smartphones. Does volume matter? - GLG News
So far scale hasn't really been a decisive factor in the smartphone arena. Innovation is what's making the breakthrough. Both Apple and RIM have significantly innovated in terms of device, business model and communication strategy, winning customer preference through enhanced usage experience but also effective marketing and smart channel management.

In the future the environment might not be as favorable for Apple and RIM as it has been in the recent past. Top line growth will make international sales a higher priority and levels of operator subsidy abroad might be lower on average than those of the North American markets. This might result in growing pressure on the pricing side. Furthermore, competition is likely to increase. The Android pack gets larger every day, HP will re-launch webOS , Microsoft might at last gain traction thanks to Windows Phone 7 and Nokia should be expected to bounce back at some stage.
android  google  microsoft  nokia  hp  innovation  blackberry  mobile  business 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The 100 Percent Solution: For Innovation in News » Pressthink
In a time of contraction in the news industry, and of diminished expectations in the workaday world of professional journalism, we need counter-cyclical measures that broaden our ambitions, widen the lens and insist that with new tools and greater participation–what Alan Rusbridger calls the mutualization of journalism–we can do way more than we were ever able to do before.
news  innovation  writing  journalism  media  business  social 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
News organizations need mobile-first strategy « Pursuing the Complete Community Connection
We need to figure the best ways to deliver news and conduct commerce effectively on mobile devices: text messages, email, mobile applications, tweets, easy-to-use mobile web sites, podcasts, location-based news and commercial information.

Whatever your role in your media organization, consider how you would change your work, your priorities and your thinking to support a mobile-first strategy. This will either be our future or our next squandered opportunity.
business  community  innovation  iphone  journalism  media  mobile  news  newspapers 
july 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Little Paper, Big News « Digital First
From harnessing the Crowd to better plug into local content that works to exploring the Cloud to publish on all mediums in an open-source environment, JRC is pushing hard to make our transformation both complete and successful.
editing  innovation  journalism  media  newspapers  copyediting 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Why I Returned My iPad - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review
Being bored is a precious thing, a state of mind we should pursue. Once boredom sets in, our minds begin to wander, looking for something exciting, something interesting to land on. And that's where creativity arises.

My best ideas come to me when I am unproductive. When I am running but not listening to my iPod. When I am sitting, doing nothing, waiting for someone. When I am lying in bed as my mind wanders before falling to sleep. These "wasted" moments, moments not filled with anything in particular, are vital.

They are the moments in which we, often unconsciously, organize our minds, make sense of our lives, and connect the dots. They're the moments in which we talk to ourselves. And listen.

To lose those moments, to replace them with tasks and efficiency, is a mistake. What's worse is that we don't just lose them. We actively throw them away.
addiction  attention  creativity  family  parenting  brain  ipad  work  socialmedia  time  technology  psychology  gtd  apple  innovation 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Collapse of Complex Business Models « Clay Shirky
When ecosystems change and inflexible institutions collapse, their members disperse, abandoning old beliefs, trying new things, making their living in different ways than they used to. It’s easy to see the ways in which collapse to simplicity wrecks the glories of old. But there is one compensating advantage for the people who escape the old system: when the ecosystem stops rewarding complexity, it is the people who figure out how to work simply in the present, rather than the people who mastered the complexities of the past, who get to say what happens in the future.
business  economics  history  journalism  creativity  innovation  media  tv  television  video  change  complexity  strategy 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
FCC comments by CSM fellow reveal how public media can spur broadband adoption -- News from the Future of Public Media -- Center for Social Media at American University
Titled “Digital Public Media Networks to Advance Broadband And Enrich Connected Communities,” Goodman’s comments examine a variety of current public media projects that rely on high-speed connections to reach and engage users, and observe that universal broadband service is needed to support further innovation in this sector. What’s more, she suggests that public media should be understood as a key asset to drive broadband adoption by a wide array of publics.
media  democracy  usa  diversity  technology  communications  journalism  public  innovation  transparency  accessibility  attention 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge
WordPress, Twitter, the Elks Club: 10 new routines at a news startup » Nieman Journalism Lab
“I wouldn’t trade this job for anything,” he said. “Mary and I were both reflecting the other day on the fact that if there were an opportunity to become an employee of another entity doing pretty much the same thing, there would be no way.”

“I’m not a very good cog,” Askins went on. “If we had to apply for jobs, I wouldn’t hire me. I would say, ‘That guy’s tasted what it feels like to be his own boss.’”
journalism  media  marketing  newspapers  online  news  local  innovation  leadership  michigan  annarbor 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Innovation studios and newspaper factories | yelvington.com
Newspapers aren't innovation studios. They're factories assembling parts (news and advertising) into products. While newspaper people sometimes say the Daily Miracle is a new product every day, in reality it's not that at all.

Five days' worth of newspapers are no more "new products" than five consecutive Hummer SUVs rolling off an assembly line. And as autoworkers are now discovering, the efficient operation of the factory and the build quality of the car are unquestionably essential but can't deliver success if the product is a great big mistake.
newspapers  media  journalism  business  innovation  creativity  minneapolis  minnesota 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
OJR: Robert Niles: No one owns the news
They got used to owning the means of communication in the past, and came to believe that history entitles them to own the means of communication in the future. Every moment and dollar that Murdoch, the AP and the newspaper industry spend pursuing that false entitlement is a moment and dollar wasted. And the news industry no longer has any money, or time, to waste.
newspapers  google  innovation  ap  media  journalism  future  business  corporations 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Future of White Boys’ Clubs Redux #fowaspeak | FactoryCity
The future of web apps — and the conferences that tell their stories — should not be gender-neutral or gender-blind — but gender-balanced. Today, as it was two years ago, we suffer from a severe imbalance. It is my hope that, in raising the specter of consequences of the lack of women in technology, we begin to make as much progress in stitching diversity into the fabric of our society as we are making in producing source code.
women  gender  technology  race  men  conference  social  innovation  web  feminism 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Atlantic Online | January 2009 Unbound | When No News Is Bad News | James Warren
“People do awful things to each other. But it’s worse in places where everybody is kept in the dark. Information is light. Information, in itself, about anything, is light.”
journalism  newspapers  writing  business  news  future  innovation  information  playwriting 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Ubuntu and Its Leader Set Sights on the Mainstream - NYTimes.com
“I want to find out what it’s like to have a gigabit connection to the home,” he said. “It is not because I need to watch porn in high-definition but because I want to see what you do differently.”
linux  code  business  news  technology  nytimes  google  innovation  opensource  software  microsoft  computers  programming 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Independent Minds - Andrew Keen - Trouble in Paris
In his latest book, Tribes, Seth Godin, a leading American marketing blogger, confesses to obsessively checking his email at 4.00 am while on holiday in Jamaica. “It took me a long time to figure out why I was so happy to be checking my email in the middle of the night,” he writes. “It had to do with passion. Other than sleeping, there was nothing I’d rather have been doing in that moment.” In Silicon Valley then, work is passion; in Europe, I suspect, passion at 4.00 am is something entirely different.
europe  culture  internet  social  usa  media  france  innovation  business  entrepreneurs 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Not ye olde banners | The Economist
Online traffic, in other words, is moving towards sites where advertising has so far proved ineffective and is therefore cheap. This, says Ms Meeker, presents an opportunity for innovation and arbitrage by clever marketing managers as they cut their conventional ad budgets. It may also provide a glimmer of hope for the advertising industry as it enters recession.
online  marketing  economics  money  media  web  innovation 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - Georgia on My Mind - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com
"[I]nnovation is now the only path to growth, prosperity, environmental sustainability and national security for America. But it is also an incredibly competitive world. Many information industries require that products be improved by 100 percent every 12 to 36 months, just for the company to stay in business."
innovation  creativity  usa  economics  russia  business  corporations  energy  security 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge

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