Prediction for 2012: Greater customization of news and information

“Great entrepreneurs do not really see the future as much as the create the future they envision.” That’s a quote from MIT professor Michael A. Cusumano from a piece he wrote on the late Steve Jobs, but I think it Continue reading

What news organizations can learn from the latest Facebook changes

If your Facebook feed is like mine, it has been full of complaints recently over the latest Facebook changes. People don’t like the Twitteresque status-update feed down the right-hand side. They don’t think Facebook should decide what “stories” are likely Continue reading

A journalist’s guide to the Twitter #hashtag

Sure enough, when I talk to a journalist who has just started on Twitter, inevitably the question will come up: What’s the tic tac toe thing all about? Welcome to the hashtag. The hashtag is simply adding a keyword with the Continue reading

Twitter for journalists, part two

In the early days of this blog, I wrote about how journalists can use Twitter on the job. This is an update. Many of the same suggestions remain important, although I believe that Twitter’s potential benefit for journalists is even greater Continue reading

Journalists, don’t commit the seven deadly sins on social media

Steve Yelvington had a great post recently about the seven deadly sins of journalism companies that has been making its way around the Twitterverse. My favorite from his list is sloth: “No, we don’t need to change. We don’t need to reconstruct our Continue reading

Survey asks: Would you pay for online news?

Back from a summer hiatus, and I have some interesting stuff for you from my jaunts around the blogosphere: Would you pay for online news? Who wants to know? Well, Chas Hartman, a former newspaper reporter and now Ph.D. candidate Continue reading

News readers are driven by need for information, not loyalty to a brand

The Pew Research Center released an interesting study last week that offers some sobering — although not surprising — insights for the news business. Researchers examined top news stories in the mainstream press as well as what news got traction Continue reading