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Archive for July, 2006

New Yorker Writer Takes Shot at Citizen Journalism

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Nicholas Lemann, dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, fired a volley across the bow of citizen journalism today in the New Yorker, and I am sure the blogosphere is firing back as I write. He sets up his argument that citizen journalism advocates are aiming to take over professional journalism and demonstrates [...]

Pew Study: Online News Audience Growth Slows

Monday, July 31st, 2006

The just released research from the Pew Center for the People is filled with interesting empirical evidence about Internet audience and the news, including:

…the growth of the online news audience has slowed considerably since 2000, particularly among the very young, who are now somewhat less likely to go online for news than are people in [...]

CNN to Add Citizen Videos

Monday, July 31st, 2006

This from CNET about CNN leap into citizen journalism:

CNN is expected to announce the launch of CNN Exchange, a page on the company’s Web site that will feature user-submitted video, audio and articles.

The article adds:

“User-generated content has the potential to play a pivotal role in journalism whether it’s online or offline,” Mitch Gelman, senior [...]

Best New Technology Advice: Keep Eye on Goal

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Ad Age has an article entitled: How Top Execs Keep Up With Frantic Media Change
The best piece of advice comes from Olly Comyn, publisher EMEA, The Economist, who says:

As regards the business, our group marketing director likened the embracing of new technology by all as “like giving two teams of 8 year olds a soccer [...]

Wall Street Journal’s Moguls of New Media

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

The Wall Street Journal runs a story with the subhead:

Some of the Web’s amateur entertainers are becoming powerful players.

They have a fairly interesting line-up including:

The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments: What happens when you combine 200 liters of Diet Coke and over 500 Mentos mints? It’s amazing and completely insane.

Actually it really is. They [...]