Date

Sat - 21.10.2017


August 2011

by Paul Carr

It's hard to imagine anything more perfect than Slate's decision to lay off its respected media critic Jack Shafer. Not perfect in a good way -- I count myself amongst Shafer's legions of fans -- but perfect in the way that Alanis Morissette not understanding the meaning of 'Ironic' is perfect, or the way that a safety inspector falling out of a tenth story window would be perfect.

"I tolllldddd yyoooouuu sooooooo..."

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-08-30 10:40

News organizations have an innovation problem. Especially print media. As they gingerly wade into digital, their ability to foster innovation becomes more critical than ever. In today's fast-changing landscape, they should view innovation as their main weapon against direct competitors and emerging players such as tech startups,.

Unfortunately, print media appears ill-equipped to innovate. The reasons are many.

Continue reading on Monday Note

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-08-30 10:32

by Robert Niles

Why should journalists care about the scientific method? I suggested in my post last week that journalism students should take a lab science class to learn about the scientific method. Here's why I think that's so important to journalists today.

The scientific method provides a standard procedure through which scientists gather, test and share information. Obviously, part of that should sound familiar because gathering and sharing information is what journalists do, too.

Continue reading on OJR: The Online Journalism Review

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-08-24 17:35

by Jack Shafer

A little over five years ago, I announced that I was canceling my subscription to the New York Times. My cancellation wasn't in protest of Times coverage of the Middle East, ethnic minorities, religion, sex, or any of the other thousand hot-button issues that cause readers to kill their subscriptions. I was getting rid of my newsprint New York Times because the dandy redesign of NYTimes.com had made it a superior vessel for conveying the news.

Continue reading on Slate

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-08-24 17:28

For many journalists there's something halting to the phrase, let alone the idea, of an "advertorial publication." After all, advertorials are something of a boogeyman (but a boogeyman with a checkbook, which is nice) in the straight-journalism world, products that look, walk, and talk like news content -- but that are, in reality, advertising. They play into all the deep-seated feelings journalists generally don't like to acknowledge about how the bills are paid and about the tricky relationship between advertising and news.

Continue reading on Nieman Journalism Lab

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-08-02 12:26

by Tom Grubisich

I don't ordinarily read anonymous comments, but "patriotmommy" stopped my browsing eyes recently on Patch's Reston, Va., site. I was reading an upbeat story about graduation at the high school where my two daughters were educated. The article noted that South Lakes High produced a "record number" of International Baccalaureate candidates this year. At the end of the story, the first comment -- at 5:34 a.m. -- was from patriotmommy, who dissed the whole IB business:

Continue reading on Street Fight

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-08-02 12:14

Let's face some facts: Media companies aren't entirely sure what to do with the new crop of news reading apps that are springing up at the moment. Technology like Flipboard, Zite, or Pulse could either be a thief, a new revenue stream, or an inexpensive test bed for finding new ways to get your content in front of people. For the moment, these deals, if they are drawn up between a publisher and an app maker, typically get thrown into the category of "partnerships," like the kind of reading app Pulse has been brokering with media companies like CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Time, and MSNBC.

Continue reading on Nieman Journalism Lab

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-08-01 09:47

The declining circulations and tumbling ad revenues of UK regional publishers have led to a turbulent ride for the whole sector in recent years. Through necessity, regional publishers are adapting fast, with new technologies and operating models. And when it comes to digital media, we are now seeing increasing experimentation and innovation as these publishers seek to leverage their trusted relationships with local businesses.

Continue reading on newmediaage

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-08-01 09:41


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