Somehow, I missed the links from the latter part of last week, and have been bookmarking like crazy this last week. So, ya'll get a ton of links. Apologies for the long, long list, but I've broken it up with some good videos — and I've edited down! These are the cream of the crop from February 10th through February 20th:
Journalism Business Models
- //www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZy3qFjNVVQ) Hulu's Superbowl Ad and the Boxee Fight - O'Reilly Radar: “I’m sure Hulu is totally pissed. They pretty much said just that in a somewhat more stilted way. The real insult, though, is calling the people who made them cut Boxee off “content providers.” They…
- Why I dislike micropayments, don't mind charity, but really have a better idea Network(ed)News: What a fantastically simple idea for a journalism business model: charge for interaction with the content creator. Donate some money to the site, and the chances of your comments etc being responded…
- Walter Isaacson: You've got it all wrong | Musings of an Anonymous Geek: Theodor Nelson writes the equivalent of a very long blog post as a response to Walter Isaacson’s use of his name in his argument for micropayments for news. Essentially, Nelson wants to use a…
Cover via Amazon Interview: Wired's Chris Anderson on the 'free' business model | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com: Chris Anderson, author of Long Tail, discusses the Freemium business model.
Tech Tools Day 1: Tomorrow's Journalism and Journalists - The Next Newsroom Project: “Readers have never been willing to support this industry economically,” Fine said. “Her advice for anyone in the news biz was direct: ‘I know that not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur,’ Fine…
- DigiDave | Communication is Key: Journalism Beyond Newspapers - Don't Become Nonprofits - Work for Them: Dave Cohn makes a good point: journalists can market their services toward non-profits who need the press and often can’t get their message out there.
- Forget Micropayments -- Here's a Far Better Idea for Monetizing Content: Steve Outing endorses Kachingle, a micro-payment service for websites with one distinct caveat: paying is still optional. The user decides on how much they want to pay for their news, and all the…
- Will paid content work? Two cautionary tales from 2004 Nieman Journalism Lab Pushing to the Future of Journalism: Good look at the failures of the Paid Content model: LAT, and the Albuquerque Journal. End with a reminder: just because Editors think that they are entitled to make money from content, it doesn’t…
- Op-Ed Contributor - You Can't Sell News by the Slice - NYTimes.com: A New York Times op-ed on why paid content won’t work. Oh, and that even if it did, the revenue wouldn’t “save newspapers.”
- What does engagement mean for newspapers? - Eat Sleep Publish: A good summary and batch of links on why engagement on sites is important.
- Top 15 of 2008: The leading regional newspaper sites shuffle their ranks Nieman Journalism Lab Pushing to the Future of Journalism: The top regional newspapers have seen a significant increase in pageviews.
- lectroid.net Blog Archive Newspapers could actually try online: Really solid advice on how to evolve your print newsroom into a real, online newsorg. Topics include: Staffing, web design, and workflow.
- Reflections of a Newsosaur: How to charge for content. Theoretically.: Alan Mutter jumps on the micropayment bandwagon as the most “logical way” to make money online. He makes the wrong assumption that “Consumers might not like being micro-nickled and nano-dimed for…
The Doc Searls Weblog : Saturday, March 24, 2007: Fantastic list of things that newspapers should do on their websites to make them more relevant to users (read: user friendly)
How an NYT developer built a new way to read the news online: The ‘new’ interface is a great move for the Times. It does distinctly reminds me of http://newser.com and I think corrects one of the major flaws of current online newspaper design: the lack of…
- The Public Editor - A Balancing Act on the Web - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com: Online publishing correlates to faster, but not necessarily less accurate reporting.
- Nationwide classroom No. 1: Writing for the Web - Innovation in College Media: A walk-through on how to adapt print journalist thinking to writing for the web. Topics covered: • Headline writing • Excerpt writing • Using links • How to change the Print workflow I would just add one thing: Online headlines need to be a mini-lede on their own.
- Bill Keller -- Talk to the Newsroom -- The New York Times -- Reader Questions and Answers: Bill Keller, The Executive Editor at the New York Times gives an insight into many aspects of how he and the company think about the future of news. Highlights: • Keller describing his typical day…
- David Brooks reveals the mentality of the Beltway journalist - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com: Looking into the activities and attitudes of the DC press does not reveal a fourth estate. More of an institution that has become a part of the political games of the capital.
- A Tale of Two Stimulus Bills - BusinessWeek: A good, brief look at the differences between the House and Senate versions of the latest Stimulus Bill.
- //www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmRi2IvAh04) Obama at Presser Takes Questions from Helen Thomas and Blogger at Huff Post -- Says He's Looking at Media Ban on Showing Coffins: When asked, Obama said that that he would “review” the policy of allowing photos to be taken of the coffins of dead soldiers. IMHO: This policy must be stopped and recognized for it’s…
- Virtual Collaboration | The Businessweek Video Library: A recorded live webcast on how to effectively communicate using virtual meetings and group work.
- Consumed - A Successful Failure - Fail Whale - NYTimes.com: The story of the Twitter “fail whale” is a great example of why iStock Photo is not a good idea. The creator received just a few dollars for a very iconic symbol.
- How Google Decides to Pull the Plug - NYTimes.com: A New York Times look at how Google decides which products aren’t working. Conclusion: Google decides very well.
- WSJ Editor Claims Google Devalues Everything | Techdirt: Funny how Old Media folk can be so wrong in their thinking. The publisher of Wall Street Journal claims that Google devalues his content. He’s very wrong because: google adds value by adding…
- Pew Internet: Twitter and status updating: Claims that twitter-like services are used by 11% of the Internet. However, Pew analyzes the Twitterati, or not | The Social - CNET News: The recent Pew study that claimed that 11% of the Internet uses Twitter is false. That number includes all ‘status-updating’ sites including Facebook and MySpace.
- Jerry Harris Interview: Adobe employees, in an interview, talk about some of the techi details behind Photoshop CS4. Including: how the GPU affects speed, what kind of GPU you need, and how the interface has to do with…
- Maps, spreadsheets, yahoo pipes and post offices by andydickinson.net: How to use a gdoc to create a google map of locations
- What is the biggest problem in your life? | GOP Problem Solver: The web site that will solve all your problems — GOP style :)
- Message to journalism & broadcast teachers… « VideoJournalism: It’s not just me saying that profs. should be asking their classes for help!
- 10 students that journalists should follow on Twitter: I made the list!
- MediaShift . 5 Challenges for Small College Media and How to Overcome Them | PBS: Byran Murley very nicely sums up the problems of many college media newspapers staffs and even lists a few solutions.
- Responsibility Of Journalism.: Lays out the three main responsibilities of everyone acting as a journo. These are social, legal, and professional.
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