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Archive for April, 2004

Live Webcast: Big Media and Participatory Journalism

Sunday, April 25th, 2004

Live webcast Disrupting the News Industry Media Concentration and Participatory Journalism, Friday, April 30, 2004, 10:30 am — 12:00 pm. (PDT). Presented by UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism
Panelists include:
Neil Chase, managing editor of CBS MarketWatch
Vin Crosbie of Digital Deliverance LLC media consulting firm
Dan Gillmor, columnist for the [...]

McDonald’s WiFi: Think Digital Happy Meal Toys

Saturday, April 24th, 2004

In the near future you will be able to download the equivalent of digital Happy Meal Toys, when you go into your favorite McDonald’s. It’s a part of, what Greg Waring, director of McDonald’s business development, calls the “the de-plasticizing” of McDonald’s restaurants. I just heard him speak at the Go Mobile or Go Home [...]

Web Provides Banned Photos Media Couldn’t

Friday, April 23rd, 2004

Yesterday I wrote about a woman who lost her job because of a photo she took of coffins containing the remains of American soliders killed in Iraq. It appeared in the Seattle Times.
Today The New York Times and other papers across the country ran similar photos. It happened not because of an aggressive media, [...]

IBM Paper Sees Radical Media Changes by 2010

Friday, April 23rd, 2004

IBM now has its equivalent of the Media Center’s We Media report, but the IBM’s Media and Entertainment 2010 white paper is way more radical in its thinking. It predicts by 2010 we’ll have wide open media, reacting quickly and nimbly in a digital world of micropayments. Here are some of my excerpts from the [...]

Power and Pitfalls of Citizen Journalism

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004

See J.D. Lasica’s post Woman loses job over coffins photo. He uses the story as an example of the power–and for the woman, I would say, pitfalls–of citizen journalism.