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Archive for August, 2008

Vin Crosbie posts Zell’s Law; It’s Not Amusing

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Picking up on Moore’s Law Vin Crosbie, comes up with a mirror image, which he calls Zell’s Law*:
Approximately every two years the staffing and budget levels halve and the difficulties of publishing daily a newspaper double.
After taking swipes at the media professionals, as he did earlier in the week, he refers us back to May 2008 when he took academia [...]

Allvoices: Get 1 Million Views, Make $10,000

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

This from an Allvoices press release:
allvoices, Inc. (, a new media company, today launched Excellence in Citizen Media, an online initiative to reward news and opinion contributors from all over the world with a six-month cash incentive program. Contributors of news and opinion between Aug. 19. 2008 and Feb. 19, 2009 can earn up to $10,000 [...]

Vin Crosbie on the Imminent Death of Newspapers

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

If you love newspapers, reading Vin Crosbie’s well researched essay on the imminent death of newspapers will break your heart. He predicts, backed up by numbers, that just as horses disappeared from the streets of America almost overnight so will newspapers.
I guess the best place to start is with his speech he made at the [...]

Webcast, How to Enter $5 million News Challenge

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

This from the Knight Foundation:
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The Digital Age has changed the media and publishing business forever. Today’s tech-savvy digital natives are dictating how, where and when they want their information. The news [...]

The Ultimate Journalism Ethical Question

Monday, August 18th, 2008

A couple of weeks ago I stopped by a panel entitled: Ethics and the Business of Journalism: A Discussion of Urgent Importance at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual convention. Most of the questions dealt with the ethical mainstream questions such as is there too much Britney Spears on the front [...]