Over the past two decades, the news has experienced several seismic technological shifts. Traditional news sources and organizations have been forced to reckon with these shifts in order to remain relevant as news sources, and in order to remain afloat as corporations. Some have failed; others have prevailed through adaptation to the current news climate. The [...]
In a bookstore at Sydney Airport I stumbled across a bestseller entitled A Golden Age of Freedom. When the shop assistant informed me that it was not available on Amazon and only sold in bookstores across Australia I felt compelled to buy it. Its a book based on Rupert Murdoch’s Boyer Lectures in which he details [...]
We’ve all heard it a million times. Barack Obama’s internet campaign was revolutionary, entirely responsible for his candidacy and election, and forever changed the way politicians interact with their constituencies. Great. That must have been a wake-up call for McCain and the Republican National Committee, right? I mean, if I had just been handed a decisive [...]
The Cheshire Case is the first instance I’ve heard about that has raised the specter of Bad Twitter, a Twitter that interferes with government processes that we consider good and sacred. [...]
I wanted to follow up on Jeff’s post introducing TimesCast, a new feature on the New York Times that was introduced in late March. My hope was that this would be used to examine the newspaper’s most important stories in more depth, but it appears that it’s just another outlet for all areas of the paper. [...]
After the news that the Library of Congress will be archiving Twitter posts, some, including folks on this blog, have speculated about whether this will make people more careful about what they post.
With that in mind, what do you think about what Joseph R. Santos said in this New York Times article by Robert Pear about [...]
This article by Kate Zernike in the New York Times about Tea Party supporters was interesting and would, I thought, provide an interesting look at the value of new media if examined in another way, especially since discussions about the Tea Party supporters are generally quite politically charged.
Zernike begins with this idea:
“In the results of the [...]
As our class comes to a close, and thus our blog, I think it’s only fitting we end with the iPad – the shiny new toy on everyone’s minds. We are fortunate to be taking this class when at a time when a device like this has been released, simply because it allows us to examine [...]
I meant to post this series of war photographs by Ashley Gilbertson of the New York Times last month, when I first saw it. Ashley came to speak at a class I took last year (“Foreign Correspondence,” taught by the Washington Post’s war correspondent Jon Finer). He was working on this series at that time, and [...]
This afternoon I stumbled on NYTimes.com’s Speed Read post on their Media Decoder blog. I’ve read the Media Decoder blog from time to time, but don’t follow it regularly, the way I do with some of the other NYTimes.com blogs. At first, I thought the following Speed Read, written by the editors about the day’s coverage [...]