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The week in media (March 5-11)

Posted on | March 5, 2012 | 3 Comments

A selection of intriguing stories from the week of March 5:

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3 Responses to “The week in media (March 5-11)”

  1. Brian Dipert
    March 5th, 2012 @ 6:57 pm
  2. Brian
    March 6th, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    Extremely interesting, BD… You can look at this a couple of different ways:
    1. Sites like slash-dot as a forum/medium aren’t evolving/scaling/interesting like they used to be. (Probably more accurately, Cmdr. Taco just got burned out… 14 years is a long time). In other words, maybe 14-year concepts like Slashdot are getting old in the tooth. They were built for browsers and the world’s moved to mobile and a different type of data consumption.
    2. Smart guys like Cmdr. Taco realize the next place to apply their brilliance is in traditional media, which maybe, maybe, just maybe, is getting with the freaking program.

    We’d love to see more of them. But the challenge is too often they come in, guns blazing, and try to force-feed social media (for example) to an older/different audience.

    In the best situations, there’s a happy medium in the newsroom between bringing the entrenched old guard toward the middle, toward adoption and understanding how leading digital technologies can be nuanced for an audience that’s slow to adopt.

  3. News organizations’ cultural paralysis | Greeley's Ghost
    March 10th, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    […] PaidContent’s Staci Kramer took a deep dive into the much-discussed Project for Excellence in Journalism study that shows among other things that news organizations are losing $7 for every $1 gained in digital revenue. A sobering but not new statistic. (See other interesting media stories in the Week in Media post). […]

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