Posts Tagged ‘ the future of news ’

Techmeme Tricks The Cool Kids Into Driving Its Link-Building Campaign

Feb 8th, 2011 | By | Category: General

Tech news aggregator Techmeme has notified a short list of new media heavyweights that it has ‘whitelisted” their twitter accounts and will be reposting their tweets as headline news: If you tweet something and include a Techmeme permalink, your tweet *will* appear in “Discussion” under the headline you’ve linked, because your Twitter account is on […]

The Daily Wait – Is Any Font Worth Waiting 60 Seconds To See?

Feb 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Apple iPad

Publishers of The Daily – the major new new app for the Apple iPad – have published a mea culpa at their blog, admitting that their app is buggy and saying that they are working on improving it: We’ve had massive uptake since Wednesday’s launch, and with that kind of audience scale in such a short […]

Print Your Own Damn Newspaper, With Newspaper Club

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: General

Enough griping about old media – maybe it’s time to get your press on! Newspaper Club is a new service, now in beta, that promises to let you make your own print newspapers online: You can make a 12 page newspaper using ARTHR, a simple tool we’ve built. ARTHR helps you lay out pictures and […]

9 Out Of 10 Mainstream News Stories Are Copied

Mar 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General

Blogging – and new media in general – has often been criticized as being derivative. Here are some stats, via the Nieman Journalism Lab, that may put that criticism in perspective: 9 out of ten mainstream news stories are copied. In the stories analyzed (from publications like Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, […]

Dave Winer On Reinventing Journalism

Jan 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Internet TV, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Hardware, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

Podcasting pioneer Dave Winer posted some interesting thoughts last week on reinventing journalism: I have the same feeling about journalism today that I had about computer science in the 1970s. Sure, we had textbooks and teachers, and projects and grades, but there was also an opportunity to invent it as we were going along. Computer […]

Is This A Sneak Preview Of The Apple Tablet?

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: General, Internet TV

Time put together this concept video as a concept of what Sports Illustrated could be like on a future tablet computer. This is just a concept, but it’s clearly influenced by the iPhone’s industrial design and user interface design, and offers a vivid picture of why people are excited about the idea of an Apple […]

AP Reports That Newspaper Circulation Is Worse Than It Looks

Nov 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: General, Podcasting Statistics

The decline of traditional newspapers isn’t as bad as it looks – it’s worse. According to an Associated Press story, newspapers are loosing subscribers at a staggering rate, but you wouldn’t know it from their circulation figures because they’ve changed the way they count circulation: Since April 1, new auditing rules have made it easier […]

100 Million People In The US Are Ready To Pay For Online Content

Nov 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Corporate Podcasts, Making Money with Podcasts

ReadWriteWeb has posted a surprisingly pessimistic look at recent stats on how many people in the US are willing to pay for access to online news: 80% of US Consumers Won’t Pay For Online News. They cite two sources on this: According to a new Forrester Survey, 80% say they wouldn’t bother to access newspaper […]

Craig Newmark On The Future Of News: Trust Is The New Black

Oct 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, New Media Organizations, Video

Craigslist’s Craig Newmark has penned an interesting article at the Huffington Post, suggesting that the source of mainstream news media’s troubles isn’t Craigslist, but the fact that mainstream news media has betrayed the public’s trust: Trust is the new black, as I like to say. The great opportunity for news organizations is to constructively demonstrate […]

The New Associated Press: You And Your iPhone

Aug 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General, Microblogging

While the Associated Press and newspapers around the US debate to compete against online news sources, they may be missing an even bigger threat: you and your iPhone. The New York Times reports that Fwix – a local news aggregator – plans to enlist mobile social media creators to generate realtime local news coverage: Fwix, […]