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WATCH: A Sarcasm Font At Last?!

Posted 10.05.2011 | Books

We who spend our days IMing, Facebooking, Tweeting and so on have said it time and time again: there is a great need for a sarcasm font. Well, it look...

Jordan's News Sites' 'Voluntary' Registration Law Will Not Work

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Why would an owner of a news website voluntarily register and fall under various legal restrictions, when the site can be immune from all legal controls if it remains unregistered?

Tad Martin, Cross Commerce Media: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Britain Needs To Be On The Side of Internet Access Across The World

Douglas Alexander | Posted 09.04.2011 | UK Politics
Douglas Alexander

The "Arab Spring" is the most spectacular example of the dispersal of power. Before visiting the region, I was somewhat sceptical of the extravagant claims made about social media's role in the revolutions. But having visited Tunisia and spoken to activists there, I no longer think you can understand what happened without analysing the role that social media played.

Pandora Founder Tim Westergren Talks the Future of Content

Debra Scherer | Posted 08.29.2011 | Media
Debra Scherer

"It's like peeling away the structure and design when you move to the web. This will be an experiment as to whether raw good quality content will just float up."

A Setback for Independent Media in Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Jordan's reform movement was given a hefty present with the Minister Taher Odwan resignation. The media strategy that his committee produced will now become the rallying cry for activists and media professionals.

WATCH: Bankers Taped To Lamp Poles In Stunt

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

An Australian bank's fees are so low that competitors have duct-taped some of its employees to lamps hovering yards above ground. Or so those respo...

VIDEO: With Deep Pockets, SB Nation is "Building a Great Media Company"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

With a fast-growing digital spports news business and investment backing from Accel Partners, Comcast, and Allen & Company, SB Nation is aiming to be a "great media company" in various content verticals, CEO Jim Bankoff tells Beet.TV in this interview.

On Change, Disruptive Innovation, and the Problem With Paywalls

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.31.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

At last week's Changing Media Summit in London, sponsored by the Guardian, there was a mix of anxiety and excitement in the air. A rapidly changing ecosystem will do that.

TED 2011: An Idea Worth Spreading

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

TED is the role model for media companies of the future. Followers pay significant annual membership fees for premium access, underwriting free global online access to most TED content.

iPad Drives 10 Percent of New Digital Subscriptions for the Financial Times

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The Financial Times is enjoying a big rise in digital revenue, the publisher, and as much as 10 percent of new digital subscriptions are coming from iPad users alone.

A Love Letter to Print

Michael Mattis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Mattis

Even though I'm an online guy, newspapers have always held a fascination for me. Even with shorter news cycles and their lack of clickable links, newspapers have some advantages that the digital space sometimes lacks.

How the FPPC Should (and Shouldn't) Meddle Online

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Phil Trounstine

It's safe to assume that unless the FPPC requires disclosure, plenty of unethical bloggers, tweeters and Facebookers will fail to tell readers who's buying their loyalty.

Video: WikiLeaks Episode Marks Big Development for The Guardian's "Data Journalism" Initiative

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- The Guardian newspaper has been in the forefront of managing, interpreting and publishing government data as a new form of content -- and bu...

Some Thoughts on Digital Media and the Future of the Newspaper Business

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Henry Blodget

One big reason digital newsrooms seem so foreign and stressful to those who have spent their careers in print is that the digital product, production schedules, goals, work-flow, reporting styles, and skill-sets are so different.

Video: Techmeme Hits 3 Million Monthly Views, The New York Times Reports

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Techmeme, the part automated, part human-driven technology news aggregator has reached 3 million monthly views, according to a report in the The New Y...

TV Business in the Digital Age

Aanarav Sareen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Aanarav Sareen

Today, TV isn't going anywhere. Their digital strategies will continue to evolve to make sure that they're receiving sufficient compensation for their content.

The Computer That Ate the TV and Made Me $900 Richer

Elizabeth Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elizabeth Rogers

ABC, NBC, MTV, VH1, and Bravo are among the many networks that offer free on-demand online viewing of their respective lineups. Missed the last episode of The Office? Catch it on the

YouTube vs. TV

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

It'll be awhile before the advantages of the television networks are worn down. And in the short run, there is still so much more money to be made there. But in the long run, YouTube's strengths will win out.

Truth vs. 'Truthiness': The Price We Pay for Ignoring Reality

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

While the current ways in which we seek media may be seductive, there is a social price we pay. How is the truth being monitored?

Pew Survey: The New News Is Elevator Music

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

A new Pew survey shows that, even more than a radical shift from traditional media to online sources--what has happened is that news has become a constant, plugged-in condition.

Have Keyboard, Will Travel: The Plight Of The Laid-Off Journalist

New York Times | SHEELAH KOLHATKAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

YOU can tell when a print journalist has lost his full-time job because of the digital markings that suddenly appear, like the tail of a fading comet....

TV of the Future -- Today?

Jack Hidary | Posted 02.20.2010 | Media
Jack Hidary

If you browse around the other live channels on UStream you will find the ultimate in niche channels. Each live channel might have 10-50 viewers. This make cable look like network TV.

Straight, No Chaser: The Amazing Rochelle Veturis

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

From award shows to natural disasters, Twitter has become a permanent part of the global landscape. Media professional Rochelle Veturis has long recognized the power of Twitter.

Journalism 2009: Desperate Metaphors, Desperate Revenue Models, And The Desperate Need For Better Journalism

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

The new paths to media success are still being charted, and much remains uncertain. But this much is clear: we can't use an analog map and expect to find our way in a digital world.