Journalism

Lake Michigan in August

by mo on August 15, 2011

Surf’s up, so no long swims for Gypsy on Sunday. Being on the shore was a bit of therapy after reading Dan Egan’s story in the Milwaukee Journal about the demise of commercial fishing on Lake Michigan as the the quagga mussel has destroyed the fish population. It just underscores how important it is for […]

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Journalists and news media take note. A new study released April 21st from the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda (ICMPA) at the University of Maryland, “concludes that most college students are not just unwilling, but functionally unable to be without their media links to the world.”  This was the message emphasized in […]

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The New Times  announced that it will begin imposing a metered fee in 2011 to its readers to access news online. The NewYorkTimes.com will allow each user a fixed amount of “free” web page views per month, and then charge a flat fee for unlimited use after that. The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times […]

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In July, I mentioned the dust up that NPR reported about within the Mom blogosphere: Mom’s providing product endorsements without telling their readers that they received any compensation or free products. The FTC has updated its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising for the first time since 1980, and among the […]

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NPR reported in “blog-ola” today on the growing rift in the mommy-blogosphere over the impact of marketers leveraging this influential group. As people turn to blogs for news, they are coming to rely on a group that does include some trained journalists but for most part is made up of people who do not follow […]

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A discussion surfaced on LinkedIn last week in the Public Relations and Communications Professionals List. With 17 comments within 12 hours (and counting) this posting hit a nerve. Seventeen comments may not seem like much but in my experience with LinkedIn, good discussions are few and far between. (Feel free to comment on this observation.) […]

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My fear with the changing world of newspaper reporting is what we stand to lose in the transition. What we stand to lose is a group of great journalists who are cast off and challenged to find an outlet for their work that pays them.

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The Return of the Small Town Newspaper?

by mo on March 25, 2009

Local and regional newspapers are currently stuck on the ideas of being a new aggregator for national news with an ever-shrinking emphasis on local news. Might they do better to reduce their focus on their own backyard?

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