At last week’s gathering of Knight News Challenge winners, an intense debate broke out over the future of media. Yes, it was in a bar. No, it was not about the future of news, or the sustainability of particular platforms. It wasn’t even about innovating new platforms – although this round’s winners, focused on mobile, […]
Last week was an atypical one for me – no travel. My personal blogging and social media contributions have not been as substantial as my contributions to my Delta SkyMiles account (Platinum in July, thanks). But last week gave me enough time to take a bit of a balcony view of our work at C2C. […]
“The challenge in philanthropy – as in other sectors – is to find solutions that thread various communities. Sometimes it’s a tech solution; sometimes it’s a sticky note…” My latest blog post for The Patterson Foundation. Read it here.
The first quarter reports are slogging in, and for media companies, the numbers continue to paint a picture of ongoing decline. Today, McClatchy Co. posted that first-quarter revenue fell 10 percent, which included an 11 percent decline in newspaper advertising revenue and a 5 percent decline in circulation revenue. But digital-only revenue – not tied […]
A lot of smart online folks are weighing in about this morning’s joint announcement that AOL is purchasing The Huffington Post for $315 million. Arianna Huffington will join the AOL team as President and Editor of The Huffington Post Media Group. As such, she’ll lead all content on AOL, including Patch.com. In his announcement, AOL […]
Several recent projects have edged into the territory of games and how a gaming interface – or just the pedagogy behind gaming – might transform journalism, local communities, social causes and even philanthropy itself. Some of the impetus is personal. I love watching my daughters play Sims – they spend countless hours cultivating and enhancing […]
Comes now the latest report from the Newspaper Association of America, touting the supremacy of online newspapers in reaching the biggest and most affluent online audience. This is great news but, data-wise, a bit of Groundhog Day. The NAA has been saying this since 2002, when I did the Power Users study for them. I […]
Thoughts on the eternal koan of interactive media: Are we launched?