Category Archives: journalism

All the news thats fit to retweet

The New York Times today came out with its long awaited digital subscription pricing. Beginning immediately in Canada and March 28 in the United States and the rest of the world, heavy users of the New York Times will be … Continue reading

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I’m the king of my castle, not a serf

David Carr recently wrote in The New York Times about the devaluing of professional content. He contends that sites like the Huffington Post, Facebook and Twitter have turned Americans into serfs. Carr makes the mistake of associating low-cost and no-cost … Continue reading

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Why Apple is right on subscriptions

Apple has built an incredibly valuable distribution platform. It’s perfectly reasonable for them to say “if you make money using our platform, we want a piece of it.” Distribution costs money. Facebook charges developers on its platform 30% for using … Continue reading

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The Daily is a solid effort facing huge challenges

Today we saw the unveiling of Rupert Murdoch’s new iPad-based newspaper, The Daily. It looks very different from apps from the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. The impression is distinctly more of a magazine … Continue reading

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Why iPad magazines aren’t selling well

Women’s Wear Daily reported recently that after an initial burst, iPad-based magazines aren’t selling well. Well, duh. They were designed to meet the needs of publishers, not readers. Hey, let’s charge $5 an issue for something that requires little work … Continue reading

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Junk journalism: media flaming fear and irrationality

The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz recently took the media to task for spending too much time covering the TSA’s new procedures, referring to it as a “‘junk’ journalism epidemic.” I’ve about had it with media types who insist on turning … Continue reading

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Chart of the day: journalistic innumeracy illustrated

What would readers conclude after looking at the graph above? Best Buy sales have gone up at least 10 fold in the last 2 years. (Recession, what recession?) Best Buy’s monthly sales at the end of 2009 were roughly $22 … Continue reading

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