The scoop is a hallmark of journalism. You see it in all the newspaper movies. Reporters are always scrambling to get that scoop, to make sure their paper is the one and only paper that has the story when papers land on doorsteps in the morning. In the digital age,… Read More»
In which I look at the “hamsterization” of news and whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
Corporate wants us to compete to get more fans on Facebook, a contest that I have concerns about.
Last week, former NBC Nightly News anchorman Tom Brokaw was in town to accept an honorary doctorate from MSU, and he took the opportunity to speak with the editor of the ASMSU Exponent about the state and future of journalism.
Alan Mutter, who I have written about before (a few times) posted about a week ago about Apple’s new subscription model. No subscription model will stop the free flow of news, Mutter says, much the same as Apple’s iTunes Store failed to stop Internet music piracy. In fact, it will… Read More»
Guess what I almost never do on my iPad? Watch video Listen to audio Guess what I do all the time on my iPad? Read text Browse the Web Why? Because those are things I can do quietly, nay, silently. Audio requires the investment of putting on headphones or playing… Read More»
The New York Times published on Jan. 17 what amounts to a press release for Journalism Online, a company that focuses on “helping publishers around the world reclaim their business on the Web.” Journalism Online, the Times reports, recently looked at the data for some of the papers it has… Read More»
When asked by a business to take down comments critical of that business, what is a newspaper to do?
Wired’s headline says the Web is dead, but that’s a bit of an exaggeration.
Matthew Ingram writes at GigaOm that the newest defense of paywalls for newspaper websites is to compare them to subscription-based services that have found great success, such as HBO or Sirius satellite radio. The particular example Ingram notes comes from veteran television host Peter Funt, writing in the Wall Street… Read More»