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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)

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch, the Convergence Placebo, and iPad Gellcaps

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

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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). Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Singaporean TV News Coverage

TV news coverage of the third annual Media Lecture, delivered by Prof. Vin Crosbie on July 14, 2010, at the Drama Center of the National Library of Singapore. Continue reading

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The Placebo Called Convergence

A placebo called the convergence strategy has been willingly swallowed by most media companies and the media industries. Continue reading

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An ‘Unnatural’ Conference About Online Media Business Models

Come to a New Media business models conference in which the Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications is inviting only speakers who we think have the answer—regardless where they are from or what they’re rank, specialists who together have all the facets of the solution and will be working in coordination with each other at the conference. Continue reading

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