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Can Things Be Too Good?

Saeid Fard | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology
Saeid Fard

Some people might think I am conflating too many problems into one. Maybe I am, but whatever the web of systemic influences might be, I think we will see in coming times more examples of cultural backlashes against "too goods."

This Hits A Little Too Close To Home For Us

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.31.2013 | Comedy

In this sketch from "Portlandia," a local newspaper reconfigures its business model to be a aggregation website focused explicitly on drawing in viewe...

The News Dissector's Blogothon

Rory O'Connor | Posted 07.31.2012 | Media
Rory O'Connor

While others may be reading their morning paper, Schechter is busy writing, editing and aggregating his own, slicing below the surface of current events to "pick away at the sinews of what passes for journalism."

Romenesko Speaks

Dan Kennedy | Posted 01.21.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Those of us who have been reading Romenesko for years never really thought of what he was doing as "writing." It was ridiculous to accuse of him plagiarism or something like it because he didn't claim that anything he was posting was his original work.

Washington Post Launches New Aggregation Site

AP | Posted 06.21.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post Co. is launching a news aggregation website called Trove that allows users to create their own news sites based...

New Media Doesn't Kill and Aggregation Isn't Personal

John McQuaid | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

The debate over news and new media is too often tribal. And though it may make for lively debate, tribalism impairs judgment.

Who's Afraid of Arianna Huffington?

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 06.04.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

How could the New York Times increase engagement? By learning from Huffington Post rather than snarking at it.

Jason Linkins

New York Times Solicits Pet Videos | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We stand on the shoulders of giants. That's a phrase I've aggregated from Sir Isaac Newton, who had aggregated it from Bernard de Chartres. (I aggregated this observation from Kirby Ferguson's "Everything Is A Remix.")

Content Is Best Fresh -- Not Farmed

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shawn Amos

Recently, Google helped bridge the technology-content rift. These are good times for those of us who value high quality, meaningful content -- the wor...

Why The New Republic is Wrong on Aggregation

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Teitelman

An editorial in the New Republic resembles a plaintive cry that the Internet is taking us not to democratic heaven, but to democratic hell. I have some sympathy -- but with reservations.

Funding Journalism in the Digital Age

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Finding money to pay for news is an obsession haunting media executives worldwide. The big issues they face are whether to provide free content, how to connect with their audiences, how to cut costs, and how to innovate. Why Michael Wolff and Co. Are Way Over the Line

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sharon Waxman

We aggregate news here at TheWrap along with producing a great deal of original content. But I'm starting to think hard about the line between lifting content and aggregating it. Exhibit A for me is

SXSW - Austin: The Heart of the Content Revolution

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

In the 'gig' economy you can write a free blog post, give away a few free chapters for your paid e-book, sit on a panel for free and do paid keynote speeches all at the same time.

The Conundrum of Costs: Ava Seave on Moguls and Curation

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

From Ava Seave's perspective, there's a lot wrong with the current state of the media business. For most consultants, the plan is to dole out that wisdom to clients with a steep hourly billing rate.

Is Oprah a Vampire?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

Power is shifting from content makers to content curators -- and that's leaving folks like Mark Cuban with less power to dictate terms.