Written on a day when I realized that at this point in the semester, for my students the “f-bomb” is “finals.”
- MPAA’s University wiretapping product taken down for violating copyright. Of all God’s gifts to humanity, irony might be the greatest.
- FOX News Rolls Out High-Tech Election Wheels. I can’t find all the tech details of the new Fox TV mobiles but what’s there (tapeless, live streaming using IP protocols) suggests major changes for the TV industry. Via Lenslinger.
- Study: 25% of Entertainment Will Be Created by Peer Groups. I’ve learned to take projections with grains of salt, but this is interesting and potentially more badish news for legacy media. It says not just by peer groups, but for peer groups.
- There’s no magic technology coming to save newspapers. Howard Owens has written on this theme before, but it’s a point that bears repetition, and he makes the point oh-so-well.
- Revamping the Story Flow for Journalists. Mark Glaser takes a look at how stories are conceived, birthed and raised in the past an present and suggests there’s a better way of doing deeper stories through collaborative, social approaches. Very, very interesting.
- Newspaper video catches up. Deborah Potter at the new-to-me blog Advancing the Story, says the video work by newspaper folks is getting better and offers some links. Note: Deborah, with Deb Halpern Wenger, is author of the just published Advancing the Story: Broadcast Journalism in a Multimedia World. I’m halfway through it and it’s excellent.