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 […]
I logged into Amazon.com a moment ago and was greeted with this letter from Jeff Bezos (emphasis added):
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.
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. […]
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:
It was scenario common to modern celebrations: Gene plugged the iPodTouch into external speakers to provide background music for our mini-reunion. I wasn’t paying a lot of attention when he asked what “year” we were interested in hearing: 1974? 1975? I do remember thinking “Wow, he’s put his music into playlists by year!” but I […]