Monthly Archives: August 2010

Comic Books, Copyrights and Changing Media

As I noted yesterday, comic writer Mark Waid upset the comic world over the weekend with his keynote speech at the Harvey Awards (for excellence in comics).  Although I cannot find a transcript or video of his speech at the … Continue reading

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I Discovered Tech Dirt Last Week

I discovered the blog Tech Dirt last week, and I find that I’m getting a huge amount of materials for my Twitter feed from there.  (You are following me on Twitter, aren’t you?) Tech Dirt deals with stories on “government … Continue reading

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Community Journalism in the 21st Century

This entry was originally posted to the Community Journalism Interest Group (COMJIG) blog. This morning I was preparing for class discussion in my reporting capstone class, in which we’re going to be working on community-level coverage of school finance issues. … Continue reading

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Atlantic Looks at 10 Reading Revolutions

E-books are getting all the attention in publishing news lately:  Amazon claims to be selling a lot of the great Kindle 3… Amazon is selling a lot more e-books than Apple…  Apple is looking to add ads to e-books … … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 Links

Chapter 3. The Media Business: Consolidation, Globalization, and the Long Tail Ken Auletta and Media Synergy (pg. 83-84) Ken Auletta’s Web Site I Want Media’s Interview With Ken Auletta Media Bistro’s Interview With Ken Auletta Synergy and the Chicago Tribune, … Continue reading

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Media are Evolving – Part II

Yesterday I posted a blog entry about how old media are changing to respond to new technology and new demands from audiences.  Today, I’ve got a couple of followups to these stories: Wired’s Chris Anderson discusses “Web is Dead” Chris … Continue reading

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New Media Are Scary Dept. – Media Are Evolving, Not Going Extinct

We get a lot of proclamations about the future of media, many of which involve the death of one particular medium or another.  For example, a week or two ago Wired magazine ran a story proclaiming that “The Web is … Continue reading

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Pakistan Floods Get Minimal Media Coverage

It’s been noted several places that the devastating floods in Pakistan haven’t gotten near the media coverage that the earthquake in Haiti did.  NPR’s Morning Edition had a good story about public opinion about the floods, and it has some … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 Links

Chapter 2. Mass Communication Effects: How Society and Media Interact Changes in Political Advertising (pg. 42-46) Political ads can now be independently produced and easily distributed over the Internet. Here are the two examples discussed in the opening vignette for Chapter … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How are reporters covering/exploiting/abusing the Manhattan Mosque controversy? The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz covers the full range of stories on this.  And here are some interesting political cartoons on the subject as well. Should mobile media devices be required to … Continue reading

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