The ‘hyperinterest’ approach to online news

Imagine a news Web site that’s a portal to everything people used to read in newspapers plus a bunch of things that newspapers were never able to provide. A cool idea, I think, but first it requires newspapers to embrace Continue reading

Paying for news content; using Twitter and social media

Seems like it’s a good time for some short takes from my jaunts around the blogosphere. Here are some posts that I found interesting. Hope you will, too. Is news like bottled water? Tim Windsor has a thought-provoking post at Continue reading

Can new media save the media?

I’m in the midst of a series of blog posts explaining how journalists can use social-networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Linked In. But I’ve decided to interrupt the series temporarily for a very important post: Questions about new Continue reading

A pep talk for journalists

I’m going to depart from my usual tips today, and give a pep talk. Why? Because I need one. This has been a particularly tough week in a series of difficult months years for journalists.  This week was the first Continue reading

Wow! The power of blogging

I know I promised my next blog post was going to be about my hopes for journalism in the coming year, but I got a bit sidetracked today. ( I’ll be back to the hopes before the year is out.) Continue reading