The proposal to create a new form of copyright in links raises two important questions. Will such a rule actually benefit newspapers? And will it ultimately benefit us -- the readers of the news?
For those troubled about the rapid crumbling of the daily newspaper and the end of serious journalism, Blum points out that the industry is actually in a state of evolution, not decline.
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Running photo contests is like practice for that unforeseeable event for readers too. By getting the audience used to participating with an easy contest topic, readers will be better prepared when news does unfold in front of them, with the instinct to quickly upload straight to the newsroom.
Who do they think they are? Telling you who to vote for. Just cause they made a little money? Or have a masthead? Or a Facebook account? That gives them the right to tell you who to vote for? Screw them.
We are looking at what could be a shoot-out -- Wild, Wild West style. On one side stands a band of columnists, investigative reporters, newscasters and other traditional journalists. On the opposing side, a mob of bloggers, YouTubers, and Twitter-sensations.
There's plenty of blame to go around, but simply finding fault doesn't accomplish anything. We need practical solutions.
In the next few weeks, newspapers around the country will continue their tradition of endorsing political candidates. But should newspapers continue to endorse presidential candidates? It's a longstanding tradition, but is it outdated?
Dave's beat allowed him to have close interactions with columnists like Ann Landers, Dear Abby, Walter Cronkite and just about every cartoonist who has ever walked the planet. He writes about those people and experiences in Comic (and Column) Confessional.
Trust in the media is down. The party line is that the fault lies with the media, that media needs to be and be seen as more trustworthy.
I lead an institution of higher education. That means I am the equivalent of a newspaper publisher circa 1997. We all know now what only the most astute publishers knew then: The Internet had arrived.
I'm so thoroughly boiled in bile after 30 years of cranking out newspaper and TV stories that I'm amazed whenever anybody does the right thing without working an angle. This is an amazing story about one of my favorite people...
Today's college student has lived his or her entire life in the wired world. Our college students rely on online and social media portals for almost all sources of information appearing to trade depth for breadth.
"It's not print paper that I value for itself of all things; it's the ability to keep in place this fantastic news gathering machine. If economics change enough, if people don't want print paper, then why should we put out a print paper?"
On July 19, the Alligator started its Save The Racks campaign in an effort to stop the UF administration from removing 19 of our orange racks from campus and replacing them with black university-owned modular racks similar to those on Turlington Plaza.
Erin Jester and Clare Lennon Alligator Staff Writers UF administrators have demanded The Independent Florida Alligator remove 19 of its orange newspa...