It may just be my imagination, but this seems to have been a great week for substantive media-related posts in the blogosphere. Here are a few more of those posts:
- TV and newspaper most popular U.S. news sources. New Pew numbers (although from 2006): “… the average number of minutes U.S. users spent on each medium a day were: 53 minutes on TV, 43 minutes on radio, 40 minutes on newspapers and only 32 minutes on the Internet.” It’s a binennial report, so can we expect new numbers this year and, if so, what will they show?
- What online news producers can learn from American Idol’s David Cook. I’m not an Idol fan, but I’m glad Shawn Smith is, and that he can draw some interesting lessons from the performances of one of the contestants. There’s stuff in here that can be applied to all aspects of journalism.
- On My Mind: A continual conversation with Boston. I really like this photoblog by Yoon S. Byun at Boston.com. Concept, content and design are top-notch. If I were still working in media I’d steal this idea in a heartbeat. Via A Photo A Day.
- Style & Subtance. I’ve pointed to the Wall Street Journal’s monthly bulletin for copy editors before. This really is a valuable resource for all of us who love words and writing.
- 20+ things to include in your newspaper’s wiki. Sean Blanda performs another service to those trying to figure out the online thing.
- A web presence without a website? This is an oh-yeah post from Paul Bradshaw, the oh-yeah being that sound when you recognize ideas that make perfect sense and remind me that everything I think I know needs to be open to challenge and reconsideration at any time.
- Way more news sites, way less news. Russell Smith in the Globe & Mail, picking up on bits and pieces of the State of the Media 2008 report. His colleague Mathew Ingram provides a nice rebuttal: Russell Smith: Web-bashing 101.