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Newsroom Mantra? "We Should Be in the Relationship Business"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.16.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We should be in the relationship business, said media guru Jeff Jarvis, suggesting our longstanding mantra that content is king needs revisiting. Cre...

One Of Google's Biggest Fans Calls Glass 'An Expensive Nightmare'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology

You know something is wrong with Google Glass when one of Google's biggest supporters rants about how horrible the face-computer is. Jarvis is a jo...

Trustworthy Journalism in a Fact-checking-free World

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Craig Newmark

Our social contract with the news business is that they hold the powerful to account. In return, we buy the products of news outlets, and give news professionals certain protections, like the U.S. First Amendment and shield laws.

How Reporters Can Beat the Convention Hall Wisdom

Dan Kennedy | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Yes, way too many journalists are attending the conventions, and many if not most of the folks carrying press credentials this week should have stayed home. But I never found any shortage of news at national conventions I covered.

Guy Adams on Being Suspended From Twitter and #NBCFail (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Journalists will continue to speculate upon the back room dealings that went down between Twitter and NBC, but Adams doesn't regret his original action.

Death, Steve Jobs and Social Media

Francine Hardaway | Posted 12.09.2011 | Media
Francine Hardaway

Declamatory media gives us the outline of the facts. Steve Jobs is dead. But then something has to invest those facts with meaning. And that's the job of participatory media.

Interview: White House's Dan Pfeiffer on How Twitter Pressured Congress to Act on Debt Ceiling Bill

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology
Shira Lazar

On Friday, President Obama urged citizens to tweet their congressmen and women using the hashtag "#compromise." In the 48 hours after the president's call to action, the hashtag was used more than 22 thousand times, and reached an estimated 36 million users.

How the #FuckYouWashington Twitter Movement Began: Interview With Jeff Jarvis

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.09.2011 | Technology
Shira Lazar

What first began as anger over the debt ceiling negotiations became something much more as tens of thousands of tweets flooded the social stream taking aim at the overall political process.

3 Simple Things to Do Today Instead of Saying "Eff You Washington!"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The president has embraced the failed policies of austerity economics, and he clings to them even as they're failing in Great Britain and poll numbers show that the American public hates them. But despair not, ye infuriated Americans. Here are three things you can do today.

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.

The Roman Spectacle of Charlie Sheen and the Gladiator Within Us

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Smaldino

As we watch uprisings in other parts of the world, we don't recognize that it takes popular participation to stop the bullying. Instead, we fix our own addictions by visiting the modern Coliseum of TV or Twitter to see who said what.

Note to Malcolm Gladwell: (Social) Media Matters

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kirk Cheyfitz

Malcolm Gladwell makes a handsome living endorsing or attacking common wisdom in ways that sound smart. And now, he has wormed his way into the unfolding drama in Cairo.

The Internet and the Bill of Rights

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Whom do we think we are here in America? If I were a young Egyptian, I'd be furious at us. We export all our propaganda, our consumerism, our culture,...

WeMedia's iPad Economy

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Just a scant four weeks after the launch of the iPad, WeMedia had the wisdom to gather some folks to spend a day exploring the future of the iPad eco...

140 Characters Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Susanna Speier

April's 140 Characters Conference at the 92nd street Y ran the gamut. Organizer Jeff Pulver sourced more idealistic twitter users than pragmatists, but there were enough in-betweeners to keep conversations unpredictably entertaining.

Creation Myths: What the Argument That the iPad's Not for Creating Content Really Tells Us

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Daniel Sinker

The popular critique of the five-day-old iPad is that the device is only for consuming content. That it's not possible to create on an iPad. It's an odd critique and says more about the people making it than the device itself.

Memo to Media -- iPad Won't Save News Industry

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

We're living in a transition stage -- a very exciting time in which the "me" in "media" continually and more effectively flexes its muscles. The media's resurrection depends on its understanding of that reality. Not on the shiny, new iPad.

Facebook Advances the New Unit of Reporting?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The deal is that a social object could be a living version of the whole story around a something.

Making Sense of the Hyperlocal Landscape

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sterne

New media guru Jeff Jarvis calls it the 'Holy Grail.' Michael Gluckstadt's Fast Company feature questioned its '$100 Billion Potential.' So what does ...

Don't Get Cocky, Twitter

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Even the most loyal users can get turned off by a bad user experience. This is the Internet -- there's always something else waiting in the wings.

Jeff Jarvis Prostate Cancer "Cured": Doctor

Buzz Machine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

My surgeon called with the results of the pathology report on my prostate cancer. "It's all good news," he said. The cancer was contained to the prost...

Jeff Jarvis: I Have Prostate Cancer

Buzz Machine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I have cancer, prostate cancer. When the doctor told me, he said that if you're going to get it, this is the one to get. It made feel as if I'd jus...

Jeff Jarvis is a-Twitter

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanley Bing

It's my experience that journalists who routinely call PR people flacks are themselves hacks.

The New Media Epiphany

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Two years ago, I had a personal epiphany at the Personal Democracy Forum: New media could change everything... From communications to politics to culture. At PDF '09: more revelations.

Identifying the Elusive Influencer

Auren Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Auren Hoffman

One wouldn't think of a personal assistant as being an influencer but Reggie Love talks to the most powerful person in the world twenty times a day -- he is Obama's personal assistant.