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The Blogosphere’s Soft Corruption

The Blogosphere’s Soft Corruption | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Even the most twisted ethicist would have detected a looming conflict of interest. Not Arrington. Because he is one of most arrogant pricks in this business.
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Is journalism as we know it becoming obsolete?

Is journalism as we know it becoming obsolete? | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Dave Winer says journalism as we know it is "obsolete" because everyone can do it. Is he right? Yes and no. One thing is for sure: journalism is being transformed by the web and by real-time publishing.
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WaPo to Shutter Nearly All Regional Bureaus - FishbowlDC

WaPo to Shutter Nearly All Regional Bureaus - FishbowlDC | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
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This Week in Review: Twitter and big ideas, praise for the NYT’s pay plan, and more trouble for Murdoch

This Week in Review: Twitter and big ideas, praise for the NYT’s pay plan, and more trouble for Murdoch | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it

A paywall plan that understands online readers?: Reuters blogger Felix Salmon is already on record as a supporter of The New York Times’ five-month-old paywall, and this week he detailed exactly why he thinks it’s so effective.

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Analyst: Patch costs AOL about $150,000 per site, $160 million a year | Poynter.

Standing for journalism, strengthening democracy | Journalism training, media news & how to's...
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BreakingNews Joins Tumblr, Will Aggregate Breaking News - 10,000 Words

BreakingNews Joins Tumblr, Will Aggregate Breaking News - 10,000 Words | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
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Were the London riots really fuelled by Facebook and Twitter?

Were the London riots really fuelled by Facebook and Twitter? | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Police looking on social media for unrest spreading beyond Tottenham will have missed out – they should have watched BlackBerry Messenger.
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Newspaper Seeks Geek For Long-Term Relationship; No Free Soda - MediaJobsDaily

Newspaper Seeks Geek For Long-Term Relationship; No Free Soda - MediaJobsDaily | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
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How AOL’s Editions iPad app seeks to master the digital magazine experience | Poynter.

How AOL’s Editions iPad app seeks to master the digital magazine experience | Poynter. | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
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37% of Newspaper Subscribers Are Habitual | Ad Age Stat - Advertising Age

In our monthly Ad Age/Ipsos Observer survey, we dug into what the remaining newspaper subscribers are looking for when they sign up for the year.
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Newspaper Chain Drops Righthaven — ‘It Was a Dumb Idea’

Judges have been pullling the teeth and claws out of copyright troll Righthaven for months. And now comes yet another crippling extraction -- a key customer bolts. 

 

"The new chief executive of MediaNews Group, publisher of the Denver Post and 50 other newspapers, said it was “a dumb idea” for the nation’s second-largest newspaper chain to sign up with copyright troll Righthaven.

 

"The Denver-based publisher’s year-long copyright infringement litigation deal with Righthaven is terminating at month’s end, said John Paton, who replaced Dean Singleton to lead the company on Wednesday.

 

“The issues about copyright are real,” Paton told Wired.com in a telephone interview. “But the idea that you would hire someone on an — essentially — success fee to run around and sue people at will who may or may not have infringed as a way of protecting yourself … does not reflect how news is created and disseminated in the modern world.”


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Chats don’t have to be online: A newspaper finds success with its downtown news cafe

Chats don’t have to be online: A newspaper finds success with its downtown news cafe | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
The Winnipeg Free Press's cafe has increased reader engagement, helped social media efforts, and apparently made some fine sandwiches.
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I am afraid I am operating under the impression that Google, Groupon, Apple, Facebook and Twitter, new media startups and scores of garage entrepreneurs are out innovating newspapers on a daily basis. I am afraid I find little newspaper innovation breath-taking. I guess I am convinced that risk-takers without the mindset boundaries of newspapering are legitimate threats to newspaper survival.

 

If you believe I have a point I hope you’ll consider that if journalism is to be saved by newspaper practitioners, the hand cuffs must come off. We can’t think like newspaper people anymore.

 

We have to have the open minds of entrepreneurs. We have to have the innovative imaginations of liberated explorers. We have to embrace risk like bungee jumpers. We have to listen to young people as if they are our saviors, because they probably are.

 

If journalism is to be saved by newspaper practitioners who bring the right values of truth-telling, minimizing harm, independence and accountability, then newspaper mindsets must escape the prison of day-to-day crises spawned by business troubles.

 

-- Tim McGuire, ASU School of Journalism, former editor, Minneapolis Star Tribune.


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That Remake of AOL? It’s Still Being Written

That Remake of AOL? It’s Still Being Written | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
AOL’s chief executive, Tim Armstrong, is confident that his company can regain some of its former glory.
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WCAU Teams Up With foursquare, Offering Reporters a New Platform for Delivering Information - TVSpy

WCAU Teams Up With foursquare, Offering Reporters a New Platform for Delivering Information - TVSpy | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
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Jim Brady Named Journal Register Company Editor-In-Chief » Journal Register Company -

Jim Brady Named Journal Register Company Editor-In-Chief » Journal Register Company - | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Journal Register Company is a leader in local news and information in 10 states. The Company's more than 350 multi-platform products reach an audience of 19.5 million people each month.
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Newspaper giant Tribune Co. developing tablet device

Newspaper giant Tribune Co. developing tablet device | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
Hoping to take a small slice from Apple's big pie, newspaper publishers are developing tablet computers of their own.
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AP will link back to newspapers who get scoops

News organizations that break big stories will soon get a little more credit — and maybe even a little traffic — from The Associated Press. Beginning Aug.
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MediaPost - The 100 Most Important Online Publishers -...some interesting choices here.

MediaPost - The 100 Most Important Online Publishers -...some interesting choices here. | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
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Outsourcing your editors | Media giants centralize editing, design operations in effort to cut costs amid ongoing revenue decline

Outsourcing your editors | Media giants centralize editing, design operations in effort to cut costs amid ongoing revenue decline | DigitalDirections | Scoop.it
When the Hartford Courant lands in driveways this fall, it will look much as it has for years. Local news, sports, business and features, interspersed with photos and ads — a familiar daily snapshot of history unfolding.
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