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Print is dead, long live online... but show me the money

Posted some thoughts on online adspend on my blog today:

Excerpt: "Those figures illustrate better than anything the conundrum facing newspaper proprietors. They are being told, day in and day out, that their industry is dead, or will be soon. Yet their business makes about 20 times as much money as the business which is supposed to be replacing it. "

http://robertbrand.wordpress.com/

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Robert's picture

What about the crossword?

Some thoughts on the future of newspapers. I'd appreciate your comments!
http://www.thoughtleader.co.za/robertbrand/2009/03/18/those-who-want-new...

annetaylor's picture

How a mom's blog made big news

Here's how a mother's blog led to a local news station in the US finding a good story: Debbie Dubrow, who blogs about her travels with two children at Delicious Baby, wrote about her fight with a car rental company over filthy, non-functioning car seats.

brad's picture

Media Freedom in SA

Vincent pointed out an interesting post about tabloid journalism by Yfm's current CEO Kanthan Pillay. While I had a urination yesterday in one of ablution facilities in the African Media Matrix I noticed a fantastic quote (the bathrooms are littered with quotes and pretty pictures, in fact, by the CSHons rating scale I would give them an 8/10, they lose out because the hand driers are dismal). The quote looks like this (you can also scroll over the image, or click to make it big):

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Wanted: journalism about the "scholarship of journalism"

Three years after its publication, Barbie Zelizer’s book “Taking Journalism Seriously” belatedly came onto my reading list this week. The publication’s subtitle is “News and the Academy”, which much better reflects what the book is actually about – it’s a “serious” analysis not of journalism as such, but of (Western) scholarship about (Western) journalism.

At the end, it’s clear from the book that the large amount of research into journalism shows that some academics certainly do take the topic seriously.

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