Mark on January 10th, 2009

Google CEO Eric Schmidt ruffled some media feathers last week when he spoke about the unfortunate situation newspapers are in, but said he doesn’t know what Google can do to help. This brought out the Google-owes-newspapers crowd in force, of course, but it also brought out some thoughtful commentators who offered some real ideas that […]

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Mark on May 28th, 2008

It’s been a while since I blogged anything (damned sinus infection), so here are a few things, in an effort to begin catching up. The first is what may be the surest sign of the current state of newspapers as a business. From the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper blog: The Newspaper Association of […]

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Mark on February 7th, 2008

The big media related news on the ‘net today is the addition of a “local” panel to Google News, which allows you to enter a city name, zip code, etc. and build a channel of local news. Lots of commentary, including these: Tech Crunch: Look Out Topix – Google Launches Localized News Service Danny Sanchez: […]

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Mark on February 29th, 2004

Updated on April 25, 2009: Reader Bill Greenburg has emailed me about soople, saying it is an attack site. When you Google soople, it now gives you a warning that the site that “this site may harm your computer.” Jonathan Dube has tipped readers of his Poynter column Web Tips to a new way of […]

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Mark on February 19th, 2004 has a good piece on the overuse of Google results in place of solid fact-based reporting. It’s a fun piece to read and another reminder that good journalism takes some real work.

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