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The Problem with Hyperlocal is Local. We Don’t Really Care About Our Neighbors.

I’ve been a very outspoken critic of hyperlocal journalism as a scalable business model. One of my top 10 predictions for 2010 was that hyperlocal journalism wouldn’t catch on. In 2009 I even went as far as comparing the quest for the hyperlocal journalism business model to cold fusion. Sure it sounds good in theory [...]

Content Farms Are Affecting News, Journalism, Search and Marketing [10 Links]

Content Farms have been around for a long time in one form or another. They are evolving rapidly and the advancements they make are starting to bleed over into the broader field of journalism, content and marketing. You can see this evidenced in developments like Computational Reporting. When I’m *predicting the future* I find it [...]

PR Needs to Tell More Stories and Pitch Less

Image via Wikipedia There’s a brewing problem. Reporters are strapped an under increasing pressure to compete with bloggers. This results in reporters writing re-tweetable headlines which are sometimes misleading or stories being written with unchecked facts and inaccuracies. The solution, of course, is good journalism. But until the market sorts out the news business there’s [...]

A Glimpse into the Future of Social Media, Journalism and Advertising

Image by Tac Anderson via Flickr What will the future of social media look like? You just need to look around because “The future is already here - it is just unevenly distributed.” In rapid order I came across three articles that help paint that picture (all emphasis are mine): Marc Meyer rightfully points out: [...]

Is Technology too Main Stream?

Just a little thinking out loud this morning. What is tech? Maybe a better question would be what isn’t tech? This is a problem I struggled with for years when I started and ran the site TechBoise. It was fairly easy to deal with then because I let the companies and people in the community [...]

In Defense of Journalism

Image by inju via Flickr I can come off pretty rough on journalism on this blog. That’s not my intent. I am *very* critical and skeptical of news corporations and the media companies that own them. And the people I hold fully at fault is the top tier management of these companies. I think they’ve [...]


Image via Wikipedia Proponents of a new world of journalism saw a hugely missed opportunity this weekend. You’ve probably heard about the protests in Iran. You may also heard about the outrage across the Internet that it took major news corporations a few days to get their act together and start covering it. If not, [...]

How Murdoch’s Plan for Paid Content Could Work

Image via Wikipedia How Murdoch’s Plan for Paid Content Could Work A lot is being said about Rupert Murdoch‘s plan to charge for all Newscorp Web content. Every blogger I’ve read have said that Rupert’s a delusional old media dinosaur (or some variation thereof) and that his plan is doomed. Personally I think he’s probably [...]

There’s nothing wrong with journalism. Their business model is just broken.

This article got me thinking. WSJ Editor Claims Google Devalues Everything | Techdirt Journalists seem to be stuck in one of two camps: Complaining about why their business is ruined, who’s at fault and why they need to go back to the way they were Documenting with the fascination of watching a long drawn out [...]

Social Media is Journalisms Future

Newspaper editors aren’t happy with the changes in the Associated Press’ rate structure or the CEO’s comments that I mentioned here. With as valuable a service as they provide it seems to me like news papers and the AP are heading down separate paths. It will take some bold moves from some inovative papers (if [...]

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