Mark on May 1st, 2008

Some more stuff you may find interesting (I did): Clay Shirky at Web 2.0 Expo SF 2008. Everybody is pointing to this shortish speech by Clay Shirky and it’s easy to see why, as he explains as well as anybody what this new age we’re in is all about. Slowing economy hands Torstar a loss. […]

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Mark on March 22nd, 2008

For three reasons, I am much more optimistic about the future of journalism — and even newspaper companies — than I was a couple of years ago. 1. Newspapers have gotten over their fear of/resistance to the web and are, by and large, going where only a few braves souls were half-a-decade ago. There’s a […]

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Mark on March 16th, 2008

Happy St. Pat’s Day eve. Tomorrow, I plan to drink until I turn green. The web gets better again. Not only is Multimedia Shooter back, Richard Koci Hernandez has created a compelling, entertaining celebratory video, How to fix a Hack. This is one talented dude. Journalism Net Effect Defies Expectation. The first of what I’m […]

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Mark on February 29th, 2008

Blogging from my sickbed, proving that life goes on, however slowly: Job cuts at papers shrink coverage. An LA Times business story on a particularly grim time in newspapering in California, and the impact that may be having on what gets covered. Not pretty. More Americans turning to Web for news. The headline is only […]

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Mark on February 12th, 2008

Up and out early, so most of these are from yesterday. And update is possible later today, but not promised. Losing my remote: Jumping from TV to newspapers. Liz Foreman has a great post at Lost Remote that encapsulates eight months of observations and lessons learned in moving from TV to newspapers. Her five-point look […]

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Mark on January 27th, 2008

Passing on a few pointers to stuff that’s worth your time. What MSM can learn from Barack Obama. Zac Echola: “Media organizations should be doing the same thing Obama does. It should be everywhere I am and it should provide valuable, easy-to-use added context and content if and when I decide to hit their sites.” […]

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Mark on January 17th, 2008

Back in front of the computer after a long day at college: Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur Presentation on January 30. If I was in New York I would be so there to hear them talk about multimedia storytelling. An Introductory Guide to Global Citizen Media. Global Voices produces “the first in a series of […]

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Mark on January 9th, 2008

There are a number of interesting posts out there for the video folk, which, increasingly, covers a lot of those who are formerly-known-as-print-people. Three of the pieces come from the essential Andy Dickinson who has done a three-part series on kitting yourself out to shoot video. Part 1 covers the basics and some low-cost ways […]

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Mark on December 4th, 2007

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 […]

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Mark on November 21st, 2007

Just a couple this evening: Bloviating Owens. Stewart Pittman smacks down Howard Owens over the issue of video storytelling. We got past the blogger-vs.-journalist thing; can we do the same with the TV-vs.-newspaper video thing? Deflating sales for de press. Alan Mutter on the true state of the newspaper industry. When you factor in inflation […]

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