new media

  • Can BuzzFeed Be Stopped?

    Can BuzzFeed Be Stopped?

    It’s been a good week for old media. The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal have all done a superb job of reporting on the NSA/PRISM revelations. Unfortunately it has also been a terrible decade for them. Newspaper advertising revenue has fallen by more than half since 2007, and paywalls aren’t even coming close to covering that… Read More

  • Huffington Post Now Has Its Own “Labs” Site For Online News Experiments

    Huffington Post Now Has Its Own “Labs” Site For Online News Experiments

    News publishers are becoming tech companies, right down to the Google Labs style experimental sites: The New York Times Company Research & Development Lab, The Globe Lab, WapPo Labs… And now there’s HuffPost Labs, which will unveil its first project today: Highlights, a collection of the most popular sentences from articles and blog posts across the Huffington Post empire. Read More

  • Is print dead?

    I’m in Barcelona for Nokia World, and at the little “Blogger’s Lunch” today we got to discussing various trends in entertainment, media, content distribution, and other things of interest to folks who spend the bulk of their day keyed into the online world. Several of the folks at the table exclaimed “Print is dead!”, going on to say “Someone just needs… Read More

  • Tentative deal reached in writers strike: Guild leaders say it protects writers' future

    [photopress:strikeovertent.jpg,full,center] A tentative deal has been reached in the ongoing writers strike. The only reason why we paid attention to it here was because a primary reason for the strike stemmed from the use of “new media” like Internet broadcasts, DVD sales, mobile use, etc. Our bread and butter, in other words. There’s a PDF of all the terms and conditions of… Read More

  • Alchemist author cites piracy as a reason for his success

    [photopress:alchemist.jpg,full,center] Perhaps you’ve heard of Paulo Coelho, the Brazilian author of The Alchemist. Perhaps you’ve heard of him because you downloaded one of his books from his own “Pirate Coelho” Web site, which he says is responsible for boosting his yearly Russian sales numbers from around 1,000 to 100,000. He contributes that dramatic increase to his… Read More

  • How do video game magazines survive in the online era? Can they?

    Print media, so says conventional wisdom, is dying a slow death, kicking and screaming all the way to the pearly gates. (Sounds like the RIAA to me…) What better way to analyze this than through a lens no doubt many of you can relate to, say, video games. The conundrum for video game magazines is clear: why pay for a magazine that comes only once a month with old news and reviews when… Read More