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Archive for October, 2006

Ouch: Philly a Lab for Local News Ownership

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

“We are about to become a laboratory for newspaper local ownership.”
–Joe Natoli, publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News a few months ago when announcing the purchase of the papers by private local owners.
“Sad to say, but I’ve just written my most pessimistic blog post ever. After all this, I’m beginning to doubt that [...]

Bill Moyers Speaks Out for Net Neutrality

Friday, October 20th, 2006

As those of you have watched Moyers on America: The Net at Risk know, Bill Moyers has joined the net neutrality bandwagon. Some PBS stations have yet to air the show. To find out if it might be upcoming in your area, check here. I know it will be shown in Atlanta on Monday at [...]

Newspapers: Who Will Get a Seat on the Lifeboats?

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

I am a day or two behind on this, but it strikes me as almost exactly the same bad news for newspapers that I read a year ago. Here is this week’s story from Editor & Publisher:

Expect another bloodbath for many papers when the Audit Bureau of Circulations releases the fall newspaper circulation FAS-FAX report [...]

Will We Turn Great Writers and Broadcasts into Bums?

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Can individual journalists be all things: writers, videographers, photographers, and audio broadcasters? They can, but they will not be able to do them all well, according to Richard Addis, former editor of the British Daily Express. He now runs Shakeup Media, an editing and design service. He writes in part:

The most important point is that [...]

Will Giving More People Voice Help or Wreck Community?

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Interesting debate at the San Francisco Chronicle between “Chris Anderson, editor of Wired magazine and author of “The Long Tail,” an economic analysis of how technology is changing our world for the better,” and “Andrew Keen, a Web entrepreneur and author of the book “The Cult of the Amateur,” to be published in May, (who) [...]