Video clip of Vin Crosbie defining the term New Media and its potential.
Why Mass Media are ‘dumbing down’, becoming more timid.
Why I’m late posting the third part of my essay ‘Transforming American Newspapers’; my plans to teach a graduate school course about Using New Media to Circumvent Censorship; and a brief thought about gPhones.
Why the major reason for American daily newspapers’ demise is their inertia has violated the basics of the Principle of Supply & Demand.
I’m back! I’d taken a year off for reflection. After concluding that no daily newspaper executive in North America knows where their industry is headed, I went back to school approximately this time last year. I’d hoped that news media academics might…
American daily newspapers are dying for only two reasons that have nothing to do with advertiser flight or with lacks of sufficient multimedia, convergence, interactivity, Web 2.0, or ‘citizen journalism. Learn the two real reasons.
Why it is imperative for newspaper companies individuate their editions in print, e-paper,and Web formats.
My opening keynote speech from EPublishing Innovations Forum 2008, London, May 7, 2008. Why 1.3 billion people have gravitate online despite their already having access to mass media in much more convenient formats than online. Why the fragmentation of audiences is an illusion. Why traditional newspapers’ and news magazines’ circulations, and news broadcasts’ viewerships, must ineluctably evaporate. Why most newspapers’ and news magazines’ and news broadcasters’ Web sites won’t save their companies. Why people will be even better served by New Media than by Mass Media. And why the change today is even greater than that during Gutenberg’s era.
At this time of fundamental challenges to media industries, are you a true leader or are you a bureaucrat hiding behind a high title?
R.I. P. Mark Schwed (1955-2008). Good Guy. Great entertainment journalist. Former colleage.
the latest repeated cutting of The Los Angeles Times’ newsroom budget confirms Ben Franklin’s definition of insanity.
American Journalism Review examines the faith and hope that American newspapers put in online publishing as the savior of the companies now that print is declining.
How Dagbladet integrates video into its website.
Asahi Shimbun’s Atsushi Sato explains how his company’s 12 sites for mobile phone users work and earn money.
“People live locally,” Ian Davies, director fo business development of the British regional newspaper publishing company Archant Ltd., this afternoon reminded attendees of Ifra‘s annual Beyond the Printed Word online pubishing conference. He said a recent survey by the (UK) Newspaper Society…
Rowan Barnett describes how his weekly newspaper has a circulation of 100,000 without publishing a website or in print.
Danny Dagan of News Group Digital (London’s The Sun and News of the World) describes the challenges popular tabloids face using with user-generated content.
At Ifra’s Beyond the Printed Word conference, Matthew Buckland of South Africa’s Mail & Guardian presents a case study of his newspapers experiments with user-generated content.
The opening keynote by German Digital Institute Director Prof. Dr. Jo Groebel at Ifra’s Beyond the Printed Word conference.
Why I’ve been absent during the past seven weeks.
I hate to rain on the parade of pundits who hail TimesSelect’s demise as proving paid content is dead. Thought payment for the traditional one-to-many package of news content, or even a subsection of it, is dead; people will be willing to pay for customized news services that exactly match from all sources each of their individual needs.
In order to survive, news organizations must stop defining themselves by products (such as ‘newspapers,’ ‘news radio stations,’ etc.) that are becoming obsolete
The New York Times Company attempts sleight-of-hand in its announcement ending its experiment at charging for online access to its Opinion section and archives.
Starting Monday, I have accepted a position as Adjunct Professor of Visual and Interactive Communications and Senior Consultant on Executive Education for New Media at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and will be relocating there.
Interactivity and why hardly any news organizations’ websites offer it.
The third of ten pieces of advice that I give my consulting clients.
Dirck Halstead, editor and publisher of The Digital Journalist, wins lifetime achievement award.
The second of ten pieces of advice that I give my consulting clients.
Over the next days, I’ll tell the ten pieces of advice that I give my consulting clients. The need for ‘immediacy’ online is the first.
Today’s reading: An Adweek article about ‘Web. 2.0’ in traditional publications; Alan Rusbringer’s prediction that ‘We’re all doomed to be surprised;’ the AOPUK’s short list of winners; a directory of interactive maps about crime; the Wall Street Journal’s Carl Bialik describes how the very large number needed just to comprehend total the cash cost of the U.S. invasion of Iraq; Veterans Administration security officers detain a Syracuse journalism student who dared photograph a hospital from a public place; and what might North Korea do now that it has its own top-level domain on the Internet.
Today is my 5,000th day working full-time in new-media. Let me tell you what I’ve seen, and to restate why I’m in the news business.
I recommend Bill Moyers’ speech to the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communications conference last week. Moreover, is part of the problem in journalism schools that incoming students pre-decide that they want to be old media journalists?
Congratulations to Elan Lohmann of News24.com in South Africa, who will chair Ifra’s 15th World Digital Publishing Conference this year. On other topics: Traffic to newspaper web sites has declined this month; approximately 80 percent of the American consumers who use magazines’ websites don’t read the print editions; Veronis Suhler Stevenson says that American consumers last year used media less than in previous years, the first first time in recent memory that the amount of time consumers spend with media has declined; and The New York Times publishes a story about what happens when a company mistakenly tries to use a new medium as a mass medium.
The American Audit Bureau of Circulations’ attempt to combine print circulation and online traffic is sleight-of-hand; UK online journalist earn more money than their print compatriots; and Conde Nasté’s YouTube channels are laudable but examples of a changing media battlefield that the company is losing.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s decision to cut 100 of its 400 newsroom jobs is an act of suicide.
Geography disappears online, except for language and culture. More and more research indicates that one-third of the traffic to news sites based in Britain comes from America. Those sites had best advertise to this audience or else waste over one-third of their sites advertising potential.
Forget most financial reports from newspaper companies. The Dead Tree Digital Replacement Index calculates if a newspaper company’s digital revenue gains compensate for the company’s print edition revenue losses.
A parody of what Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal might be like; neither the current UPI nor Pan Am are real; funding doesn’t mean much except money; Abel Mutsakani is shot; and Reuter’s burning bad luck at the Tour de France.
Though Business Week’s Jon Fine speculates that some major newspapers will stop their presses and publish online only, that would only make their predicament worse and many will instead outsource their printing. Why stopping the presses would be financially devastating. About the mistaken presumptions about why all newspapers need to do in order to survive is publish online. And why the San Francisco Chronicle would be better off financially if it delivered cash rather than newspapers to its readers.
Why the Associated Press’s ASAP service made no sense and why the AP must revamp itself rather than perform side experiments like ASAP.
Why I’d not been blogging much this year.
Why news publications that withold some content from online, charge for ‘premium’ online content, or give access to some online content only to print subscribers are not only failing to stem their print circulation erosion but also reducing their sites’ online growth and potential.
Why I’ve volunteer to donate some of my consulting time to the Media Development Loan Foundation.
Why isn’t World Press Freedom Day commemorated by U.S. domestic media?
Times magazines redesigns its print edition to largely points to its website. And The New York Times’ woefully underperforming TimesSelect to let students in for free.
Reasons why there have been few posts here. Plus, what the main reason for newspapers’ readership declines is not. Plus, today’s observations
The speeches and background papers the ‘Conference on New Media and the Press Freedom Dimension,’ held last week in Paris by UNESCO, The World Association of Newspapers/World Editors Forum, and The World Press Freedom Committee, are available online.
NYTimes.com’s TimesSelect’s pyrrhic $11.5 million revenues demonstrate the One Percent conversion rule. The New York Times reports Schibsted’s online success. The Society for Newspaper Design names Äripev, El Economista, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, and Politiken as the ‘World’s Best Designed’ newspapers. American Journalism Review profiles Adrian Holovaty. And Dr. Piet Bakker tracks the rise of free printed daily newspapers.
Looking behind this week’s stories that a ‘majority’ of Americans says bloggers are important to the future of American journalism and that an even greater ‘majority’ said citizen journalism will play a vital role
Besides the BBC’s ‘Story Fix,’ is there any other news organizations that are starting to create a truly unique podcasting format?