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Archive for April, 2006

Gates, the Sulzbergers and Future of Newspapers

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

The photo today in The New York Times of Bill Gates, the chairman of Microsoft, and Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of The Times, tells us a lot about the future of newspapers.

They were at the American Society of Newspaper Editors annual meeting, according to a Times story, to unveil software ” that would allow [...]

My Summer: Teaching Teachers to Use Weblogs

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Two colleagues here at Kennesaw State University, Dr. Earl Holliday and Mike Keleher, and I have received a $46,000 No Child Left Behind Grant to teach language arts teachers in the Cobb County and Marietta City Schools how to use weblogs in the classroom.
It is an exciting year-long project with a centerpiece being [...]

NPR: Congress Votes Against Internet Neutrality Bill

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

NPR reports:
Congress Votes Against Internet Neutrality Bill
Morning Edition, April 27, 2006 · Congress defeats legislation that would have required all Internet traffic to be treated equally as it moves across the network. Telephone and cable companies want to start charging higher rates for faster and preferential connections.
Fear is that small blogs like will get [...]

Pew: 73 percent of American Public Use Internet

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

This from the latest The Pew Internet & American Life Project study:
latest survey, fielded February 15 – April 6, 2006 shows that fully 73% of respondents (about 147 million adults) are internet users, up from 66% (about 133 million adults) in our January 2005 survey. And the share of Americans who have broadband connections at [...]

Crosbie: Newspapers Could Die Within 10 Years

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Without radical change newspapers could be done for within 10 years, according to consultant Vin Crosbie. a long analysis he writes:
More than 1,250 of the 1,500 daily U.S. newspapers are owned by publicly-traded companies. Their stockholders, particularly the institutional ones, aren’t going to wait until the the day when it becomes no longer [...]