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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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  • Looking behind this week's stories that a 'majority' of Americans says bloggers are important to the future of American journalism and that an even greater 'majority' said citizen journalism will play a vital role

    Something is 'Fishy' About 'Majority'

    Looking behind this week's stories that a 'majority' of Americans says bloggers are important to the future of American journalism and that an even greater 'majority' said citizen journalism will play a vital role

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  • Here is the transcript of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer‘s video interview with Washingtonpost.com Editor Jim Brady and BoingBoing.net Co-Editor Xeni Jardin about why Brady temporarily turned off PostBlog‘s comments function after receiving hundreds of abusive postings. The interview video is also available in two formats. Tweet

    NewsHour with Jim Lehrer About WashingtonPost.com Blog Shutdown

    Here is the transcript of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer‘s video interview with Washingtonpost.com Editor Jim Brady and BoingBoing.net Co-Editor Xeni Jardin about why Brady temporarily turned off PostBlog‘s comments function after receiving hundreds of abusive postings. The interview video is also available in two formats. Tweet

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  • Brian Lowry of Variety concludes that traditional media's blog attempts

    Newspapers' Blog Attempts 'Reek of Desperation'

    Brian Lowry of Variety concludes that traditional media's blog attempts "almost invariably reek of desperation."

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  • During the Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek magazines’ Interactive Media conference in New Orleans, Jacob Weissberg of

    Quote of the Day

    During the Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek magazines’ Interactive Media conference in New Orleans, Jacob Weissberg of

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  • [UPDATE: Some blogs which have linked to this item call it my vision of the newspaper of 2010. Calling it that is inaccurate. I believe that e-paper devices will be in common use by 2010 and that consumers will use these device for reading books, magazines, business reports, grocery lists, homework, etc. But whether or not the newspapers industry will […]

    OK, So What Will Be A Good Use of RSS for News Publishers?

    [UPDATE: Some blogs which have linked to this item call it my vision of the newspaper of 2010. Calling it that is inaccurate. I believe that e-paper devices will be in common use by 2010 and that consumers will use these device for reading books, magazines, business reports, grocery lists, homework, etc. But whether or not the newspapers industry will […]

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  • Since writing my posting earlier today about RSS, I’ve chanced to read the UK Association of Online Publishers’ story about its forum last Friday entitled ‘Making a success of RSS‘. That story is unfortunately an example of the hype and reportorial dynamics that I mentioned in my earlier posting. It’s headlined ‘Email is dead: long live RSS!’, probably because it […]

    AOPUK Discussion of RSS

    Since writing my posting earlier today about RSS, I’ve chanced to read the UK Association of Online Publishers’ story about its forum last Friday entitled ‘Making a success of RSS‘. That story is unfortunately an example of the hype and reportorial dynamics that I mentioned in my earlier posting. It’s headlined ‘Email is dead: long live RSS!’, probably because it […]

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  • Tom Biro of theMediaDrop.com has compiled a list of U.S. ‘newspapers’ that offer RSS feeds. It contains: 42 daily general-interest newspapers. 54 college or university newspapers. 32 business journals or weekly newspapers. One online publishing industry commentator yesterday called it a “long” list and headlined his posting “Newspapers Have Gotten the RSS Message”. I disagree. If only… 42 of the […]

    A Short List of Newspaper RSS

    Tom Biro of theMediaDrop.com has compiled a list of U.S. ‘newspapers’ that offer RSS feeds. It contains: 42 daily general-interest newspapers. 54 college or university newspapers. 32 business journals or weekly newspapers. One online publishing industry commentator yesterday called it a “long” list and headlined his posting “Newspapers Have Gotten the RSS Message”. I disagree. If only… 42 of the […]

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  • Let’s gore a sacred cow. Or lets let Frank Barnako of CBS MarketWatch’s eponymous Frank Barnako’s Internet Daily do it. The headline above tops the commentary leading his report on Wednesday. “No one reads blogs,” Barnako writes. Yes, Technorati is tracking 4 million blogs, RSS is no longer “a geek secret and now it’s a bolt-on to My Yahoo!”, and […]

    Bloggers Blew It: Much Posting, Little Impact

    Let’s gore a sacred cow. Or lets let Frank Barnako of CBS MarketWatch’s eponymous Frank Barnako’s Internet Daily do it. The headline above tops the commentary leading his report on Wednesday. “No one reads blogs,” Barnako writes. Yes, Technorati is tracking 4 million blogs, RSS is no longer “a geek secret and now it’s a bolt-on to My Yahoo!”, and […]

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  • Earleir this month, Rich Skrenta of Topix.net wrote about the misconception about how widespead RSS syndication is among traditional online publishers. “Only 7% of the sources Topix.net crawls have XML feeds. I’d estimate that only a few hundreds of the top 3,000 newspapers we crawl have RSS support. The rest we obtain with a news crawler which is good about […]

    Misconception About Widespead RSS Use By Traditional Online Publishers

    Earleir this month, Rich Skrenta of Topix.net wrote about the misconception about how widespead RSS syndication is among traditional online publishers. “Only 7% of the sources Topix.net crawls have XML feeds. I’d estimate that only a few hundreds of the top 3,000 newspapers we crawl have RSS support. The rest we obtain with a news crawler which is good about […]

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  • ClickZ yesterday paraphrases me as saying the argument for growing audience through RSS is dubious. It’s an accurate paraphrase and the ClickZ article does report what I think. I want to fortify it. There is nothing wrong with RSS. Look, I publish a RSS feed myself. I’ve been a speaker at many conferences about how to monetize RSS feeds. I’m […]

    RSS: The Problem Isn't the Conveyance But What is Conveyed

    ClickZ yesterday paraphrases me as saying the argument for growing audience through RSS is dubious. It’s an accurate paraphrase and the ClickZ article does report what I think. I want to fortify it. There is nothing wrong with RSS. Look, I publish a RSS feed myself. I’ve been a speaker at many conferences about how to monetize RSS feeds. I’m […]

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  • That’s online newspaper publishing pioneer Barry Paar’s lament last week at MediaSavvy. … They are desperately afraid of “aggregators” grabbing their headlines and treating them as wire services. Why are they afraid of aggregators? I understand the rationale, but it doesn’t really make any sense. They want you to visit their home page, which they view as the gateway to […]

    'Publishers Don't Understand that the Home Page is no longer the Gateway'

    That’s online newspaper publishing pioneer Barry Paar’s lament last week at MediaSavvy. … They are desperately afraid of “aggregators” grabbing their headlines and treating them as wire services. Why are they afraid of aggregators? I understand the rationale, but it doesn’t really make any sense. They want you to visit their home page, which they view as the gateway to […]

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  • Public Relations strategist Steve Rubel, who currently serves as Vice President of Client Services at CooperKatz & Company in New York City, has launched Micro Persuasion, a weblog that tracks how weblogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations. Tweet

    Micro Persuasion for Public Relations

    Public Relations strategist Steve Rubel, who currently serves as Vice President of Client Services at CooperKatz & Company in New York City, has launched Micro Persuasion, a weblog that tracks how weblogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations. Tweet

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  • Disrupting the News Industry: Media Concentration and Participatory Journalism, is a panel next Friday morning at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Admission is free. Panelists are: Neil Chase, managing editor of CBS MarketWatch. Dan Gillmor, columnist for the San Jose Mercury News and author of the forthcoming book Making the News. Ken Sands, managing editor […]

    Disrupting the News Industry

    Disrupting the News Industry: Media Concentration and Participatory Journalism, is a panel next Friday morning at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Admission is free. Panelists are: Neil Chase, managing editor of CBS MarketWatch. Dan Gillmor, columnist for the San Jose Mercury News and author of the forthcoming book Making the News. Ken Sands, managing editor […]

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  • In the printed and online editions, at the end of his opinion column about the North Korean nuclear weapons, The New York Times Nicholas D. Kristof adds: After my reports from Africa about ethnic cleansing in the Darfur region of Sudan, many readers have asked what they can do. I’ve put some possibilities on my blog, www.nytimes.com/kristofresponds, in Posting No. […]

    Good Use of Blog by NY Times' Kristof

    In the printed and online editions, at the end of his opinion column about the North Korean nuclear weapons, The New York Times Nicholas D. Kristof adds: After my reports from Africa about ethnic cleansing in the Darfur region of Sudan, many readers have asked what they can do. I’ve put some possibilities on my blog, www.nytimes.com/kristofresponds, in Posting No. […]

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