Skip to primary content

Archive for the ‘Journalism’ Category

People Will Pay As High Quality Journalism Becomes Scarce

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

This is a blog, so I can make a prediction based on personal experience. When high quality news and information became scarce, I went to great lengths to get it including paying lots of money for it.
Let me explain, I lived in Minnesota for 18 years and was addicted to its public radio news and [...]

People Will and Do Buy Content; Information Isn’t Always Free

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Folks like Jeff Jarvis have been pushing the idea that charging for information won’t work. I have been saying what else will work.
Rather than listening to the information-is free crowd, we should all be trying to figure out this dilemma as written about in The New York Times today:
Consumers are using their mobile phones to [...]

Saving Journalism Over Chili, Cornbread and Lemon Bars

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Last Friday night Lyle Harris, formerly of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and I hosted a journalism salon at my house in Marietta, Georgia to talk about what might save high quality journalism.
Mike Schinkel took the photo below plus many more and Urvaksh Karkaria wrote a blog post at the Atlanta Business Chronicle summarizing what took [...]

How Much Local Journalism Is There? Start Counting Now

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Jay Rosen is asking that people go to their local newspapers and actually count the number of local stories that appear. He is keeping count here.
Here is background from Rosen:
Let’s find out what the printed newspaper on the local level has been able to deliver recently, so we know in rough, round terms [...]

MediaStorm: An Era for High Quality, Long-Form Journalism

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Anyone interested in the future of powerful long-form journalism, should give this Q&A with Brian Storm of MediaStorm a read. Here is an example of a great insight:

We have to get better as journalists. From my perspective, this actually helps long-form in-depth journalism since the crowd is less likely to go that direction. In fact, [...]