Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Everglades

Along Alligator Alley on the way back from Tampa this week iPhone photo

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Sunset Motel, US 1 Dania Beach

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Rosen to Journalists: Come to terms with the power shift

From The Browser’s “FiveBooks” interview with NYU’s Jay Rosen, in which Rosen provides five key articles written over a 10-year span — from 1999 to 2009 — that are milestones for their observations about the new media revolution and its … Continue reading

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Murdoch Before Parliament in Custardy Battle

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Mashable: How Journalists Are Using Facebook to Share the News

Facebook’s Vadim Lavrusik and Betsy Cameron have pulled together some data to “provide journalists with some best practices and insights on optimizing their engagement and distribution on Facebook to better reach their audiences.” Check out their key findings here.

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Andy Rutledge: “Digital News Is Broken”

Design View – Articles, Essays and Opinions by Andy Rutledge.

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MediaShift . How to Correct Social Media Errors | PBS

Important information here for when the inevitable slip-up occurs: MediaShift . How to Correct Social Media Errors | PBS.

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Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic « Clay Shirky

In a new post by Clay Shirky, he says: “[T]here are only three things I’m sure of: News has to be subsidized, and it has to be cheap, and it has to be free.” Also this: “None of the models … Continue reading

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Cotton Candy & Vomit: The Paige Wiser Story

Missed this story when it broke last month. Thought it deserved a look. Chicago Sun-Times fires its tv critic after she fabricates parts of her “Glee Live!” story. Why’d she do it? That’s where the cotton candy and vomit come … Continue reading

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The Economist: The End of Mass Media is a “Great Historical Irony”

A Must-Read: The Economist calls it a “great historical irony” that technology is disrupting news business models because the disruption is “in may ways returning the industry to the more vibrant, freewheeling and discursive ways of the pre-industrial era.” Check … Continue reading

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