Rethinking Media

Mark on December 3rd, 2009

My first reaction to news that some Dallas Morning News editors will now be reporting to sales-oriented GMs, was positively Munch-ian (or positively Caulkin-ian, for younger readers; either way, you get the idea). If you haven’t heard about it yet, you can find some details here. Briefly, the News has decided that editors of sports, […]

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Mark on January 11th, 2009

It’s always possible (although highly unlikely, I think) that online newspaper will be able to return to the walled garden and start charging for access to “their” information. It may even be possible that Google, Yahoo and the other aggregators and search folk will have to start ponying up something. Read the comments on any […]

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Mark on October 29th, 2008

I still haven’t come to any definite conclusions about what the Christian Science Monitor move to the web means, but these folks all have smart things to say about it: Alan Mutter: Monitor move doesn’t spell end of print Ken Doctor: The Monitor Flips the Switch (If you’re only going to read one of these, […]

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Mark on September 30th, 2008

Three interesting recent posts about the future of newspaper that really deserve to be read by those trying to figure things out. The beginning of the great hybrid news battles of the early 21st century. Andrew Golis follows up a Scott Karp post with some thoughts on how aggregation is playing a role in the […]

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Mark on July 17th, 2008

I’ve come across a couple of incidental comments on the post I wrote last night about watching the reinvention of the metro daily. (Incidental comments work like this: Ryan Sholin excerpted a few grafs from my post, which Howard Owens commented on at Ryan’s site. Jeff Jarvis picked up on Howard’s comment and posted a […]

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Mark on July 16th, 2008

Some of the latest bad, bad news from the industry we all love. The Vultures Are Circling, by Mark Potts. Earnings: Gannett Q2 Revenue Down 9.9 Percent; Income Down 19.7 Percent; Stock Crushed. The headline, at Paid Content, pretty much says it all. 5 newspaper stocks hit new lows – again. Alan Mutter needs to […]

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Mark on April 6th, 2004

“An independent view of a series of events.” That’s Dave Winer’s attempt to define this thing called news, as he gets set for the journalism discussions that will take place at BloggerCon, a convention about blogging being held in Boston later this month.

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Mark on March 26th, 2004

In advance of BloggerCon, Jay Rosen has posted a 1,300-word essay, some questions and some comments on it all on the subject of journalism that’s well worth taking the time to read.

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Mark on March 17th, 2004

It’s becoming harder to keep the news down. In Syria, government troops and Syrian Kurds have clashed over the last couple of days, resulting in an unknown number of deaths. But the news is getting out

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Mark on March 16th, 2004

Mark Glaser has a long column at the Online Journalism Review on the issue of including reporter’s e-mail addresses with published articles.

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