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 [...]
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 [...]
Based on our discussion yesterday there are a few things I want to follow up on as it relates to paywalls and mobile devices.
The WSJ (somewhat) recently decided to implement a paywall on its mobile phone app in order to shore up the one free place from which users could read their content. The linked article [...]
This is part of a weekly photo blog put out by the the Wall Street Journal. The photos are remarkable. Enjoy.
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Last week we learned a little about the New York Times’ proposed pay wall and some the considerations they must make as they set prices and make other editorial and business decisions. We also learned about the Wall Street Journal’s continual support of pay walls for all of its breaking news and feature articles. Not so [...]
Clark Hoyt, the public editor of the New York Times, wrote an interesting piece about the question, “Does a newspaper have an obligation to address other people’s scuttlebutt about its reporting?”
I thought that this was a good followup to our discussion the other week about the potential for rumors to be spread and how they ought [...]
In light of our conversation yesterday I thought it’d be interesting to post about the comments on a recent WSJ article. The Wall Street Journal has been extensively covering the latest attempts of Congress and the Obama administration to regulate the nation’s banks. The latest fight is over proprietary trading (when banks invest using their own [...]