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Archive for September, 2006

Carvin: Digital Divide Effects Worse Than Ever

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Amanda Congdon, formerly of Rocketboom is taking a cross-country vlog rode trip, and recently interviewed Andy Carvin of the Digital Divide Network. He says since more people are online in all socio economic sectors, the false assumption is that soon everyone will be online. Unfortunately that will not be true for a small segment of [...]

To Newspapers: Use Disruptive Technology Methods

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Disregard yesterday’s snarky comment here and read NewspaperNext: Blueprint for Transformation. Thanks to Bill Densmore I got a backdoor link directly to the report, which I never did receive via email.
It is a must read. The report makes clear early on that much of it is built on the work of Harvard Business School Professor [...]

Newspaper Next: A Blueprint for Transformation?

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

So I saw that the American Press Institute’s Newspaper Next year long project has now delivered its findings in a report entitled “Newspaper Next: Blueprint for Transformation.”
I was hoping to read through the blueprint and put some excerpts up here. But alas, and I think this is a very, very bad sign, the only way [...]

Citizen Journalism Primer Includes Must Read Passage

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Mark Glaser at PBS’s MediaShift provides a primer to citizen journalism with a full list of definitions, terminologies, practitioners, history, and resources, including the PJNet.
Here is a must-read quote that Glaser included from an OpenBusiness interview with Kenneth Neil Cukier, a technology correspondent for The Economist specializing in public policy matters, particularly intellectual property:

I … [...]

Outing: Online Editors Want to Run It All

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Steve Outing at Editor & Publisher conducted anonymous interviews with online editors at newspapers and found out they are ready to take control from the print editors. He writes:

Wrote one correspondent: “Allowing print-side editors who have been damagingly slow to the new media dance to continue to run the show and call all the shots [...]