To wrap up the week:
- The Beltway-Blog Battle. Somewhat interesting piece, primarily about the old/new media scene in reporting on the American election, that includes this: “Old and new media are still symbiotic, but it’s getting hard to tell who’s the rhino and who’s the tickbird.”
- Are we watching a Tribune train wreck in progress? Steve Outing promises some more thoughts on what’s happening with Zell et al. He’s off to a good start. And the parodies of the infamous Lee Abrams “think piece” that he links to are pretty funny.
- Day in the Life of Greater Lafayette, with a twist. Ooh, this cool: put the overdone “day in a life” on a timeline.
- Lessons from Russert Coverage. Bryan Murley picked up on a post that included this: “We, the journalists, are not the news. If we can’t keep perspective about ourselves, how can you trust us when we turn to other topics?” Too right.
- An unstable media landscape has journalists seeking PR positions. Journalists seeking PR positions is news how?
- TV, magazines, Internet to lead French adspend, newspapers fourth. Interesting projections and a cool new noun.
- AdAge Launches Newspaper Deathwatch. They should talk to Paul Gillin about that title.
- Future of Journalism: How can online video be different from TV? For your listening pleasue, an MP3 from the excellent Guardian series on the future of media.
- Connecting The Dots Of The Web Revolution. This, from Scott Karp, continues to discussion that Nick Carr kicked off with this Atlantic piece on the impact of the web on how we read. There is, of course, much more to it than just that, which is why I’m encouraging you to go read.