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This Blog Post Is Even Weirder Than Michael Jackson

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

The general public doesn't mourn the deaths of less-famous people who might have continued to also do great things if they hadn't left us before their time.

Memo to the Today Show: Don't Make Me Defect to Good Morning America

Val Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Val Brown

The Today Show has been reporting on dizzingly dull tales of personal calamity and reality show losers that must be embarrassing for their anchors with serious news chops.

On the Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor

Sen. Patrick Leahy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Patrick Leahy

Having a Supreme Court that better reflects the diversity of America helps ensure that we keep faith with the words over the entrance of the Supreme Court: "Equal justice under law."

Sonia's Wiki Wonder

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Seconds after the networks say that it's Sotomayor, her Wikipedia entry is updated. The newspapers in my driveway can't do that; that's why on-paper distribution is dying.

Ken Lerer, Huffington Post Co-Founder on the Future of Journalism

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martha St Jean

Lerer said, "Traditional media outlets could have developed online," but four things came together creating what he termed the "perfect storm."

How Print News Will Survive on the Internet

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

It doesn't matter what you were taught in journalism school, relevance on the Internet is demonstrated by disclosing who you are, what you think, and why.

Technology, Not War, Is the Solution to Publishing

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Penny Herscher

The global publishing giants have declared war on the new technology generation of content distributors -- but they have lost sight of what consumers value and how they want to get to the value.

Pew Survey Charts Amazing Surge in Role of the Internet in Campaign 2008

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Some 55% of all adults said they went online for news and information about the election or to communicate with others about the race.

The Debate Over Online News: It's the Consumer, Stupid

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

For me, the key question is whether those of us working in the media embrace and adapt to the radical changes brought about by the Internet or pretend that we can somehow hop into a journalistic Way Back Machine and return to a past that no longer exists.

Newspapers Want Cash for Content. Tough Luck

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Newspapers are going to war with the Internet--or trying to. So far it's more accurately a phony war.

To Newspaper Moguls: You Blew It

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

The Newspaper Association of America is meeting this week and they're preaching angrily and self-righteously about their plight. Here's the speech I think they should hear instead.

Associated Press Fights Web News Piracy: "We Can No Longer Stand By And Watch Others Walk Off With Our Work"

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN DIEGO — The Associated Press and the newspaper industry plan an aggressive effort to track down copyright violators on the Internet and try ...

Giving Away Free Netbooks to Save America's Newsrooms

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

What if newsrooms put their remaining muscle behind a program to provide information to the public and close the digital divide at the same time? That's "social benefit" we can believe in.

Is It Time For a Newspaper Bail-Out?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Johann Hari

In an age of bail-outs, several European governments are experimenting with ways to support the world of news-gathering so it will survive for the twenty-first century.

TV remains top source of news even as online grows

AP | JEREMY HERRON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Fewer Americans are reading newspapers and are instead getting their news online, but television remains the leading source of news i...

Google News "Stuck In Neutral," Not A Game-Changer

New York Times | Miguel Helft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

While news organizations continue to worry about what Google is doing to their business, the company is far from achieving the kind of dominant positi...