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How To Make Blogging Pay

Tweet I’m not even going to do a pull quote here. Just go read Katie Allison Granju’s blog right now.

Definition For A Citizen Journalist

Tweet Ron Sylvester finds a very good definition for a citizen journalist: The business of big media is watching their stocks fall, while watching the rise of citizen journalists. But what is a citizen journalist, and what makes them different from professional journalists. Even SPJ, the largest organization of professional journalists, struggles for that definition. […]

So Tired Of Bad News

Tweet And there is more: The Minnesota Star Tribune has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to its website Thursday night. The Star Tribune said it listed assets of $493.2 million and liabilities of $661.1 million in its filing. The company said it hopes to use the bankruptcy status to restructure its debt and lower […]

The Press And The Sphere of Legitimate Debate

Tweet Great article on the ability of readers to connect through blogs in ways they couldn’t with traditional media… Now we can see why blogging and the Net matter so greatly in political journalism. In the age of mass media, the press was able to define the sphere of legitimate debate with relative ease because […]

Morning Coffee With Christian Grantham

Tweet An interesting experiment I watched this morning online was from the producer of WKRN in Nashville and it honestly proved to be very compelling. Christian Grantham posts interesting local links to the Nashville is Talking blog and he’s doing something I think is outside the box and is highly entertaining. He explains why he […]

Video Hardly Killed The Radio Star

Tweet Zac Echola has an excellent post I found on Twitter this morning. It’s long and detailed on his observations about newspapers, media and establishing new ideas. It’s called Cutting The Cords, Bridging The Gaps: Let’s face a few facts: Nothing a newspaper can do will stop the migration of readers (and ultimately money) from […]

POLL: Where Do You Get Your News

Tweet Where Do You Get Your News? ( surveys)

Networking, Ad Revenue and Reinvention

Tweet We received a comment that I want to return to because it says, very well, one of the challenges facing journalists, publishers and new media evangelists/ From Vibinc out of Memphis: I’ve been thinking about this a lot, particularly as it relates to regional/local newspapers. How do these newspapers survive and thrive in an […]

Bold Predictions For 2009

Tweet From SND Update, a list of predictions about what will happen in news design this year. There are tons of predictions but I pulled this one. Richard Curtis Former deputy managing editor, USA Today, and SND founder Challenges in 2009 (and beyond): How to serve readers with indispensable journalism that is rigorous, vital and […]

Twittering the Denver Plane Crash

Tweet I talk quite a bit about breaking news on Twitter.  Here’s a great example–2DrinksBehind tweeted the Denver plane crash.   Now he has over 2,000 people following him, mostly because they wanted updates from someone who was there, experiencing the news.  And how many did he have before he started tweeting this event? @30careers thanks. […]


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