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  • Kommersant of Moscow interviews Vin Crosbie about the future of the world’s printed newspaper industry . (Google English translation) Tweet

    Interviewed by Kommersant, Russian’s Leading Business Newspaper

    Kommersant of Moscow interviews Vin Crosbie about the future of the world’s printed newspaper industry . (Google English translation) Tweet

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  • For the past four years, I’ve been teaching a New Media Business for media course at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. It was originally open just to postgraduate students, but a few years ago we opened it to select upperclassmen, too. Some 250 students have taken the course. Approximately half were from the Newhouse School’s Media Management […]

    New Media Business Course Syllabi

    For the past four years, I’ve been teaching a New Media Business for media course at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. It was originally open just to postgraduate students, but a few years ago we opened it to select upperclassmen, too. Some 250 students have taken the course. Approximately half were from the Newhouse School’s Media Management […]

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  • We’re generally not a company that emphasizes a continuing role for paper (as opposed to epaper) in the future, but we are enthusiastic about some of the Augmented Reality mobile phone applications being developed by the Dutch company Layar for use with newspapers, magazines, signboards. For example, take at look at this video about using the application with magazines: Or […]

    Augmented Reality for Printed Publications

    We’re generally not a company that emphasizes a continuing role for paper (as opposed to epaper) in the future, but we are enthusiastic about some of the Augmented Reality mobile phone applications being developed by the Dutch company Layar for use with newspapers, magazines, signboards. For example, take at look at this video about using the application with magazines: Or […]

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  • Interesting graphs about Social Media, from Search Engine Journal: (click the graphic below to see the full charts) Source: The Growth of Social Media: An Infographic Blogger Jeff Bullas adds a few facts extrapolated from that data: One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook ( This number is calculated by dividing the planets 6.94 billion people by Facebook’s […]

    One in Every Nine People on Earth Uses Facebook

    Interesting graphs about Social Media, from Search Engine Journal: (click the graphic below to see the full charts) Source: The Growth of Social Media: An Infographic Blogger Jeff Bullas adds a few facts extrapolated from that data: One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook ( This number is calculated by dividing the planets 6.94 billion people by Facebook’s […]

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  • One of the few people whose New Media work I loyally follow is the British web publishing pioneer Danny Meadows-Klue. I first met Klue during the mid-1990s when he was online publisher of  The Daily Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk). Since that job, he has co-founded the UK and European Interactive Advertising Bureaus (elected their president four times before serving as the first chief executive […]

    My Thanks to Danny Meadows-Klue

    One of the few people whose New Media work I loyally follow is the British web publishing pioneer Danny Meadows-Klue. I first met Klue during the mid-1990s when he was online publisher of  The Daily Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk). Since that job, he has co-founded the UK and European Interactive Advertising Bureaus (elected their president four times before serving as the first chief executive […]

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  • The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications seeks a Professor and Chair in Journalism Innovation, a new, endowed position that will help place the school on the cutting edge in teaching, scholarship and inquiry. The Chair will develop and teach new, innovative courses that will allow students to explore the intersections of journalism and technology and will work collaboratively to […]

    Seeking a Professor and Endowed Chair in Journalism Innovation

    The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications seeks a Professor and Chair in Journalism Innovation, a new, endowed position that will help place the school on the cutting edge in teaching, scholarship and inquiry. The Chair will develop and teach new, innovative courses that will allow students to explore the intersections of journalism and technology and will work collaboratively to […]

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  • The ‘Reality Distortion Field‘ is a term coined by Apple Computer employees and competitors to describe how the bravado and charisma of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs tends to make his audience overlook otherwise obvious flaws in what he promotes. Job’s  Reality Distortion Field works because his audience wants to believe what he says. So too operates The New York Times‘  Reality […]

    When “Enormous” is Picayune: the NYTimes.com Paywall

    The ‘Reality Distortion Field‘ is a term coined by Apple Computer employees and competitors to describe how the bravado and charisma of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs tends to make his audience overlook otherwise obvious flaws in what he promotes. Job’s  Reality Distortion Field works because his audience wants to believe what he says. So too operates The New York Times‘  Reality […]

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  • Sent by email on July 27, 2011 Dear Ms. McIntosh: Thank you for your company’s invitation to judge the 2011 Editor & Publisher magazine EPpy awards. I’ve been a judge of these awards each year since 1995 and a speaker or panelist at seven of the past 15 annual conferences at which the awards have been presented. However, since Duncan […]

    Why I Won’t Again Judge The EPpy Awards

    Sent by email on July 27, 2011 Dear Ms. McIntosh: Thank you for your company’s invitation to judge the 2011 Editor & Publisher magazine EPpy awards. I’ve been a judge of these awards each year since 1995 and a speaker or panelist at seven of the past 15 annual conferences at which the awards have been presented. However, since Duncan […]

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  • [34-minute PowerPoint video of keynote speech opening the fifth annual Personalize MEdia Conference (formerly Individuated Media conferences), Boulder, Colorado. June 20, 2011. How traditional media companies have gone astray by misperceiving consumers' switch from analog to digital formats to be the greatest trend underway; why the abundance of content instead makes personalization (i.e., individuation) the greatest trend of 21st Century media; and […]

    Personalize Media 2011 Keynote Speech

    [34-minute PowerPoint video of keynote speech opening the fifth annual Personalize MEdia Conference (formerly Individuated Media conferences), Boulder, Colorado. June 20, 2011. How traditional media companies have gone astray by misperceiving consumers' switch from analog to digital formats to be the greatest trend underway; why the abundance of content instead makes personalization (i.e., individuation) the greatest trend of 21st Century media; and […]

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  •   If you think all Europeans use the Internet the same, you’re wrong. As an American who’s worked a fair amount in Europe, I love studying the variations in among how the various European nationalities use the Internet. Lately, I’ve been comparing social media use within Europe (more about that at a later date). However, this week comScore Media Metrix released […]

    Comparing Web Use Within Europe

      If you think all Europeans use the Internet the same, you’re wrong. As an American who’s worked a fair amount in Europe, I love studying the variations in among how the various European nationalities use the Internet. Lately, I’ve been comparing social media use within Europe (more about that at a later date). However, this week comScore Media Metrix released […]

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  • Jim Chisholm, the world's expert about newspaper operations, tells why newspapers charging for their websites are self-destructive.

    Chisholm States Why Charging For Newspaper Websites Is Self-Destructive

    Jim Chisholm, the world's expert about newspaper operations, tells why newspapers charging for their websites are self-destructive.

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  • How the Apple iPad makes the placebo of convergence easier for newspaper executives to swallow.

    Rupert Murdoch, the Convergence Placebo, and iPad Gellcaps

    How the Apple iPad makes the placebo of convergence easier for newspaper executives to swallow.

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  • Recommending the French book, La Fin des Journaux et l'avenir de l'information (The End of Newspapers and the Future of Information).

    The End of Newspapers and The Future of Information

    Recommending the French book, La Fin des Journaux et l'avenir de l'information (The End of Newspapers and the Future of Information).

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  • The Verizon-Google proposal today announced for regulating Internet traffic is as good for consumers as the Axis Pact was for the world in 1940.

    Verizon and Google Connive To Control Internet Traffic

    The Verizon-Google proposal today announced for regulating Internet traffic is as good for consumers as the Axis Pact was for the world in 1940.

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  • Several hundred media professors will converge on Denver, Colorado, this week for the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. I won’t be among them (I’ll be at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where my fiancé is undergoing treatment). I teach New Media at a leading school, so probably should (were not my fiancé ill) go to […]

    The Media Academic Research Treadmill

    Several hundred media professors will converge on Denver, Colorado, this week for the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. I won’t be among them (I’ll be at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where my fiancé is undergoing treatment). I teach New Media at a leading school, so probably should (were not my fiancé ill) go to […]

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