The bias is not political, but in favor of generating the most buzz, getting the most page views or the highest ratings. And eyeballs, especially in the Internet era, equal revenue.
Taking the long view we can see that the newspaper was never the ideal or inevitable form of news delivery: in fact the great age of the newspaper in the 19th and 20th century was relatively short, sandwiched between two periods when the news was a truly multi-media business.
The new cultures and structures of what Cass Sunstein calls "republic.com" hold sway at the very time that controlling, shaping, and manipulating information have become universally acknowledged as essential attributes of power.
A few years back, I came across a fascinating article about the impact that the Internet has had on the way that people read. The author, Nicholas Car...
With Twitter and specifically Twitter Lists, you can recreate the exact same format, but with an optimal mix of sources that speak to your personal preferences.
We damn well know the pointlessness of self-pity. But through these recent ordeals we have grown jaundiced about our government and both political parties. Our Congress, with little exception, is solely representative of corporate interests, not people like us.
What makes Twitter so amazing as a crowdsourced news source is its natural ability to become the ideal newspaper for each and every one of us. We choose our sources. They choose the content.
As someone who has often found fault with The New York Times in the past, I can tell you that Ken Kurson's cover story in the Observer today does not reflect the reality of the paper I read every day.
Armistead Maupin's assignment was to show up at the offices of the San Francisco Chronicle every weekday morning and produce seven hundred words, give or take. But Army's job was not to report the story. It was to make it up.
Chen Guangbiao said that if succeeded in his quest to purchase The New York Times, "he would like every Chinese household to subscribe to the paper." In my humble opinion, the statements by Chen are precisely why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plucked down $250 million of his $27 billion personal fortune to purchase The Washington Post.
The Internet is still the fastest growing medium for advertising, an international survey found, showing an upsurge of 16.3% in 2012 and forecasts of ...
Columnists are the rock stars of the newspaper world. Suzette Martinez Standring is definitely a rock star. That is why her first book, The Art of Column Writing, has been such a major success for several years and the second, The Art of Opinion Writing, will be even bigger.
By Christina Rice - Senior Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection There were two types of stories the Los Angeles Herald loved to cov...
With the cold weather upon us, I have been thinking about the day I sold Street Sense, Washington's homeless newspaper.
But I surprised myself. But I didn't cry. I didn't kick anything. I didn't steal light bulbs or toilet paper or toner cartridges. Instead, as I walked past the cubicles that comprised my second home, I felt the last thing I expected to feel: pity. Not for me, but for them.