A few interesting pieces discovered on breaks from packing.
- Carnival of Journalism. A new initiative that brings the concept of the blog carnival to journalism, hosted
firstsecond time out by Adrian Monck. My Lord, there’s a lot of good reading there, from a lot of VSPs (very smart people). Hit the link, prepare to spend a lot of time reading, thinking and learning.
- Announcing the launch of Journalism Enterprise.com. The ever-inventive Paul Bradshaw has yet another project on the go (I don’t think Paul sleeps): ” Journalism Enterprise.com will review websites that are attempting to make money from journalism in the new media age. Consider it a TechCrunch of journalism startups.” Bookmarked.
- What local TV is doing to catch up online. Cory Bergman says most of the moves made by TV are too conservative. But they’re starting to catch up a little, and that, I think, poses another threat to newspapers.
- Back to the chopping block. If there is any good news in Alan Mutter’s latest analysis of the newspaper business, and his look ahead to another year of potential losses, I couldn’t find it. Related: Jeff Jarvis’s Newspapers: Hitting The Coffin Nail on the Head and Paul R. La Monica’s Dead trees, dead stocks, dead cat bounce?
- Ford: Car owners are pirates if they distribute pictures of their own cars. For once it’s not copyright idiocy, it’s trademark lunacy as yet another company is reported to have decided that slapping it’s customers around is a good idea.
- Reprinting yesterday’s news? That’s odd. Technical issue prevented some of the day’s news getting into the IndyStar so they filled the space by reprinting news from the day before. Good grief.