A whole bunch of interesting media-related stuff is out there. Here’s some of it:
- What The Newspaper Industry Could Learn About Do Or Die Innovation From General Motors. Scott Karp says what’s good for GM — throwing out the rule book and betting the farm on radical reinvention — is good for newspapers.
- Cliché Photos. Gerik Parmele in defence of shooting clichés, with some very nice clichés to illustrate the point. Click around the site, Unbidden, for some of his other work, too.
- Wonderland, Serbia. The second of two photo links. This one goes to a PDF of the catalogue for a recent exhibit by Aleksandra Radonich, a young Serbian photographer whose work I greatly admire. If you like what you see, check out her Flickr stream of images from Serbia.
- New Yorker music critic and blogger Alex Ross. An interesting piece about New Yorker classical music critic Alex Ross on how his blog fits in with his other writing, is now up at The Guardian’s Future of Journalism series. (Ross is also author of the great book on 20th century classical music, The Rest is Noise.)
- The Internet Is No Substitute for the Dying Newspaper Industry. From the diatribe: “The decline of newspapers is about the rise of the corporate state, the loss of civic and public responsibility on the part of much of our entrepreneurial class and the intellectual poverty of our post-literate world, a world where information is conveyed primarily through rapidly moving images rather than print.” Plus if newspapers die where we’ll we get out Brangelina updates? The piece is actually a mess, makes little sense and reeks of the spirit of the curmudgeon. I’m only pointing to it so I can use the Brangelina line and poke fun at the pretentiousness of it all.
- Definition of Citizen Journalism. Jay Rosen with a video delivery of “the” definition of citizen journalism. I got it. Part of series of videos titled Uptake: Will journalism be done by you or to you?, which I’m going to have to spend time with.
- We can. We will. We must. Another good post from Pat Thornton on the future of journalism. What makes it particularly interesting are the comments (toward the end of the comment section) that are calling out the advertising sales folk for the failure to profit more from the web.
- The Bin Ladens of the Balkans, Part I. Michael Totten is blogger. Michael Totten does journalism. His recent pieces on the Balkans and, especially Kosovo, are among the best I’ve read.
- The web doesn’t care. Seth Godin writes for marketers, but there’s a lot in this short post that covers journalism, too, including: “The question to ask is, ‘how are people (the people I need to reach, interact with and tell stories to) going to use this new power and how can I help them achieve their goals?'”
Note: I don’t have sources to cite for some of the items above, because I was led to them by tweets and, unless I blog the link immediately (or start writing shit down), I won’t remember the source. I’m truly sorry about that, because sources deserve credit. I need to figure out some way to keep source and item together.