Beating a dead horse: another post about newspaper economics

I promised myself I would not step into the latest gnashing of teeth over the future of corporate media, but here I am. About a week ago, David Simon (“creator of The Wire and Treme“), wrote this in the online Columbia Journalism Review: It’s grievous what is happening to regional newspapers, especially. But the whole industry will continue to collapse until everyone swallows hard and goes behind a paywall…. Once the...

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Amazon Signs FOX For Prime

I logged into Amazon.com a moment ago and was greeted with this letter from Jeff Bezos (emphasis added):   I have big news for Amazon Prime members – we’ve just signed a deal with FOX to add a broad selection of movies and TV shows to our unlimited instant streaming service later this fall. The new additions from the FOX library include 24, Arrested Development, The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and...

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Examples of Best-of-the-Breed Multimedia Storytelling

The jurors were from news organization’s prized audience demographic: 18-35s. Students in my COM466 Digital Journalism class picked these stories as “best practices” examples in multimedia storytelling. Picasso Exhibit (Seattle Times, “interactive”) Rebels attack Gadahfi’s phone network (WSJ, text...

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Study: 40% of iPad owners have Kindles, too

Despite stereotypes, almost half of iPad owners also have a Kindle at the same time, JPMorgan found in a new study. About 40 percent have Amazon’s e-reader, and another 23 percent still plan to buy one in the next year. Only 23 percent have no plans, and 14 percent didn’t know what a Kindle was. via electronista.com Why is the fact that about half of iPad owners also have a Kindle a big deal? Early adopters buy early....

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PR In The Age Of Twitter
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PR In The Age Of Twitter

AdAge sparked a flurry on Twitter Monday with a juicy essay, RIP, the Press Release (1906-2010) — and Long Live the Tweet, by @SimonDumenco. The flurry featured a lot of straight retweets, a few “huhs?” and at least three rebuttals. Mine was one of them: Had you confined your treatise to celebrity media, culture and publicity, it’s unlikely that I would have seen your column. (I rarely read AdAge.) However, the...

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