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  • If you were to ask me when daily newspapers began to become irrelevant in the United States, I’d tell you April 11, 2008. That was the day in which the seven-level, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2), $450 million U.S. dollar, new facility of the Newseum opened in Washington, D.C. It was the day in which the U.S. news industries (but primarily the […]

    ‘Hallowed Be Us”: the twisted Newseum money trail

    If you were to ask me when daily newspapers began to become irrelevant in the United States, I’d tell you April 11, 2008. That was the day in which the seven-level, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2), $450 million U.S. dollar, new facility of the Newseum opened in Washington, D.C. It was the day in which the U.S. news industries (but primarily the […]

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  • In 2004, the offices the Malaysian investigative news website Malaysiakini rented in the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Bangsar Utama were raided by police. That spooked the building’s landlord, who evicted the 14 year-old Malaysiakini. The site’s journalists briefly worked from a nearby fast-food restaurant that had a WiFi connection. Malaysiakini has finally found a permanent home, purchasing an industrial building […]

    Purchase a Brick for Malaysiakini

    In 2004, the offices the Malaysian investigative news website Malaysiakini rented in the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Bangsar Utama were raided by police. That spooked the building’s landlord, who evicted the 14 year-old Malaysiakini. The site’s journalists briefly worked from a nearby fast-food restaurant that had a WiFi connection. Malaysiakini has finally found a permanent home, purchasing an industrial building […]

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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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  • I’ve overwhelmingly tempted to quote words written for the Michael Corleone character by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola in their 1990 movie and novel The Godfather III: “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.” Except that I’m no gangster, and I’ve somehow always expected to get back into blogging. During 2008, however, I’d come to […]

    The Greatest Change in Media Made Newspapers Obsolete

    I’ve overwhelmingly tempted to quote words written for the Michael Corleone character by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola in their 1990 movie and novel The Godfather III: “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.” Except that I’m no gangster, and I’ve somehow always expected to get back into blogging. During 2008, however, I’d come to […]

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  • Ian Alexander Davies, 49, of Topcroft, Norfolk, U.K., a husband, father of two, newspaper and magazine New Media expert, and an ardent private pilot, died Wednesday when the two-person aerobatic biplane he was aboard collided with a crop-spraying tractor as the biplane was approaching the runway at an airfield near his hometown.

    Ian Alexander Davies (1959-2008), R.I.P.

    Ian Alexander Davies, 49, of Topcroft, Norfolk, U.K., a husband, father of two, newspaper and magazine New Media expert, and an ardent private pilot, died Wednesday when the two-person aerobatic biplane he was aboard collided with a crop-spraying tractor as the biplane was approaching the runway at an airfield near his hometown.

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  • Syracuse University's Newhouse Schools has an opening for a Multimedia Newspaper Professor.

    Multimedia Newspaper Professorship Opening at Syracuse

    Syracuse University's Newhouse Schools has an opening for a Multimedia Newspaper Professor.

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  • Why I'm late posting the third part of my essay 'Transforming American Newspapers'; my plans to teach a graduate school course about Using New Media to Circumvent Censorship; and a brief thought about gPhones.

    Sunday, September 14, 2008

    Why I'm late posting the third part of my essay 'Transforming American Newspapers'; my plans to teach a graduate school course about Using New Media to Circumvent Censorship; and a brief thought about gPhones.

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  • I’m back! I’d taken a year off for reflection. After concluding that no daily newspaper executive in North America knows where their industry is headed, I went back to school approximately this time last year. I’d hoped that news media academics might have the answers. What I found was that, with the exception of some folks at the Media Management […]

    Thursday, August 21, 2008

    I’m back! I’d taken a year off for reflection. After concluding that no daily newspaper executive in North America knows where their industry is headed, I went back to school approximately this time last year. I’d hoped that news media academics might have the answers. What I found was that, with the exception of some folks at the Media Management […]

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  • Why I've been absent during the past seven weeks.

    My Re-Appearance

    Why I've been absent during the past seven weeks.

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  • Starting Monday, I have accepted a position as Adjunct Professor of Visual and Interactive Communications and Senior Consultant on Executive Education for New Media at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and will be relocating there.

    Vin Crosbie Takes A Partial Sabbatical

    Starting Monday, I have accepted a position as Adjunct Professor of Visual and Interactive Communications and Senior Consultant on Executive Education for New Media at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and will be relocating there.

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  • Dirck Halstead, editor and publisher of The Digital Journalist, wins lifetime achievement award.

    Congratulations to Dirck Halstead

    Dirck Halstead, editor and publisher of The Digital Journalist, wins lifetime achievement award.

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  • Today's reading: An Adweek article about 'Web. 2.0' in traditional publications; Alan Rusbringer's prediction that 'We're all doomed to be surprised;' the AOPUK's short list of winners; a directory of interactive maps about crime; the Wall Street Journal's Carl Bialik describes how the very large number needed just to comprehend total the cash cost of the U.S. invasion of Iraq; Veterans Administration security officers detain a Syracuse journalism student who dared photograph a hospital from a public place; and what might North Korea do now that it has its own top-level domain on the Internet.

    Monday, September 10

    Today's reading: An Adweek article about 'Web. 2.0' in traditional publications; Alan Rusbringer's prediction that 'We're all doomed to be surprised;' the AOPUK's short list of winners; a directory of interactive maps about crime; the Wall Street Journal's Carl Bialik describes how the very large number needed just to comprehend total the cash cost of the U.S. invasion of Iraq; Veterans Administration security officers detain a Syracuse journalism student who dared photograph a hospital from a public place; and what might North Korea do now that it has its own top-level domain on the Internet.

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  • Today is my 5,000th day working full-time in new-media. Let me tell you what I've seen, and to restate why I'm in the news business.

    5,000 Days in the New Medium

    Today is my 5,000th day working full-time in new-media. Let me tell you what I've seen, and to restate why I'm in the news business.

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  • I recommend Bill Moyers' speech to the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communications conference last week. Moreover, is part of the problem in journalism schools that incoming students pre-decide that they want to be old media journalists?

    Bill Moyer's Speech to Journalism Professors

    I recommend Bill Moyers' speech to the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communications conference last week. Moreover, is part of the problem in journalism schools that incoming students pre-decide that they want to be old media journalists?

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