Publishers would like writers to believe that the pressure they are feeling from Amazon will trickle down and hurt authors as well. But there is a big difference. Even in the brave new world of e-publishing, authors are still making a crucial contribution to the industry by writing the books. Publishers are getting squeezed out […]
Of prime necessity is life: a style should live. Style should be suited to the specific person with whom you wish to communicate. The law of mutual relation. First, one must determine precisely “what-and-what do I wish to say and present,” before you may write. Writing must be mimicry. Since the writer lacks many of […]
Even so, mankind will suffer badly from the disease of boredom, a disease spreading more widely each year and growing in intensity. This will have serious mental, emotional and sociological consequences, and I dare say that psychiatry will be far and away the most important medical specialty in 2014. The lucky few who can be […]
The bread and butter of online journalism, epitomized by lists like “The 25 Most Kimye Things That Have Ever Happened,” got its start in a 19th-century column in the New York Times. via Some Facts About the Listicle – The Morning News.
The barrier to publishing is lowered in the online world. The capital barrier to entry in communications enterprises has been expressed and considered long before Dan Gillmor pointed us to the term We Media. Phil Gomes’s post below raises an interesting question. Physical media still carries a fundamental sense of authority and value with a […]
Digital transformation is a formal investment in new technology, business models, and supporting systems and processes to change the way companies sell, market, operate and scale in an increasingly digital economy. Digital transformation is part technology but also part, or in large part, human. Technology is affecting how we connect, collaborate, and share. Technology is […]
Ancient Iraqi artefacts are appearing on the black market as Islamic State militants use intermediaries to sell priceless treasures to finance their activities after sweeping through the north of the country, Iraqi and Western officials said. via The Archaeology News Network: Priceless Iraqi artefacts hit black market.
In 2013, according to estimates by Borrell Associates, the Williamsburg, Va., ad tracking firm, cable TV had the largest share of Americans’ time, at 204 minutes per day. Broadcast was second at 98.3 minutes and radio was third at 93.5 minutes. Out of home ranked sixth, behind the internet and video games, at 22.3 minutes […]
This brings us to an important and exciting moment in the design of our technologies. We have figured out the rules of creating sleek sophistication. We know, more or less, how to get it right. Now, we need a shift in perspective that allows us to move forward. We need a pole right through a […]
10. Reddit’s traffic last month? 135m unique visitors and 5.5 billion page views: that’s more than CNN, BBC, ESPN via the npr social media desk [social sandbox] Tools and Ideas From the Online News Association Conference : NPR.