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Archive for September, 2010

Anderson: Discouraging trends for the open, ad-supported web

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Chris Anderson and Tim O’Reilly duke it out over Anderson’s article in Wired The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet
Both the article and the debate are worth a read, because the people’s open content revolution might be coming to an end as the big powerhouses again consolidate content behind closed paid walls, facilitated [...]

Pew: 24% of adults use apps on phones as trend grows

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The Pew Internet & American Life Project reports:
Some 35% of U.S. adults have software applications or “apps” on their phones, yet only 24% of adults use those apps. Many adults who have apps on their phones, particularly older adults, do not use them, and 11% of cell owners are not sure if their phone is [...]

Pew: Public’s Time with News Equals 1990s Rate

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I am a little late on this, but do want to document it here at the The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press reports in part:
There are many more ways to get the news these days, and as a consequence Americans are spending more time with the news than [...] Rep on Newspapers versus Local Internet News

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

By Clay Duda
On Wednesday Regional Patch Editor Michael Jacobs stopped by the Center for Sustainable Journalism to talk about the launch of more than 60 news sites in the Atlanta area. Jacobs oversees 12 sites scheduled to launch by the end of the year in Cobb County and surrounding areas northwest of Atlanta. Over [...]

Bill Kling to Retire from Minnesota Public Radio

Friday, September 10th, 2010

I worked for Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) first as editor of its for-profit Minnesota Monthly magazine from 1990-96 and then for MPR proper as the executive director of its Civic Journalism Initiative from 1996-2002.
Of course, during all that time, and really during his MPR tenure from 1966 to now, Bill Kling was ultimately in [...]