Tag: media

  • Somtimes a bumpersticker is better than a blog

    Chris Shipley writes on her experience trying to use blogs to move opinions and gain awareness on a local political issue. Conclusion? For local politics, the old methods do work better, for now. And in the last week, my No On Q blog has had 178 hits, six comments, zero trackbacks. In that same time, […]

  • Google News Forever in Beta

    Why has Google News been in Beta for three years? Because as soon as they try and place ads on the Google News pages to monetize the traffic, they’ll be hit with a barrage of cease & desist letters from publishers around the world says Wired’s Adam Penenberg.

  • This story has legs

    This week’s Time Magazine has Dan Rather on the cover with the title, "Who Owns the Truth" which should be a page-turner for anyone in the blogging industry. Previously and editor for The New Republic, now a brand name blogger, Andrew Sullivan writes a piece in which concludes that the ecosystem of old media and […]

  • Cracking open the nut

    In contrast to my earlier post, The Guardian writes about the benefits of online versions of old media outlets (in this instance the Wall Street Journal) opening up their subscription walls to bloggers in order to drive up interest (and ad banner traffic) on their sites. Here is an instance where the “meme-of-the-moment” culture of […]

  • Old Media: Beacon or Servant?

    Over on Due Diligence, Tim Oren posts a lengthy but well-worth it read summarizing the conundrum old media faces as it’s 350 year old business model is chipped away by the superior flexibility and reach of digital media indexed by search engines and distributed by RSS. The business proposition of subscription bundles to both the […]

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