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Archive for March, 2006

Tim Porter Gives Ideas for Reinventing Newspapers

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Tim Porter at First Draft, posts his article from the spring, 2006 edition of the Nieman Reports.
Item number 6:
To borrow a phrase from Hodding Carter, don’t cover the community, be the community.

Study: Ad Compatible Online Video Viewing Grows

Friday, March 31st, 2006

This from AdAge:
Although the number of consumers watching video online routinely is low, that number is growing, and those consumers are engaged with video advertising, according to a new study by the Online Publishers Association and Frank N. Magid Associates.
Video news clips are the biggest draw. Some 27% of viewers watch news clips [...]

Preserving Southern Cooking with Audience Help

Friday, March 31st, 2006

The Atlanta Journal Constitution launched its: Saving Southern Food series.
It has participation from readers and chefs, plus a blog. But I find the net presence a little pedestrian. It is the kind of subject that I think would inspire lots more interaction if the AJC were a little more aggressive.
The site led me to [...]

US State Department Reports on Emerging Media

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

The US Department of State’s e-Journal has a full report on new trends in the media:
Here are the topics covered, written by high powered names like Dan Gillmor :
Emerging Media Reshape Global Society
Newspapers Recreate Their Medium
How Community Newspapers Adapt to New Technology

Broadcasters Getting Online, Staying On Air

Public Libraries in the Internet [...]

BBC Seen As Threat to Local UK Newspapers

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

This from England’s Press Gazette:
The BBC’s impact on regional and local newspapers is “frightening” and a “major concern,” according to media commentator Roy Greenslade.
…Greenslade said that the BBC’s investment in online journalism, with a department of more than 800 dedicated internet journalists, meant the broadcaster “is gradually in the process of creating electronic newspapers, offering [...]