I spend a lot of time listening to, and thinking about music. I love dissecting the artistic process, and trying to understand why music moves people. In thinking about this, I can’t help but see connections to the current state of the media industry and journalism. I find myself meditating on two concepts: Authenticity Perfectionism… Continue reading Authenticity & Perfectionism
New York Times swings to loss on charge, lower ad sales "While online revenues are rising, that growth isn’t coming nearly fast enough to offset losses in print advertising and circulation. The company said in February that the New York Times would need to cut its newsroom staff by about 100 positions." Cheap Editing Tools… Continue reading News of the Week: April 28, 2008
This is the tastiest thing I have ever eaten, Matzo with milk chocolate on one side and some kind of toffee on the other side:
I can still remember the covers of Rolling Stone magazine that I read as a kid. Each seemed to encapsulate a moment in time, and reading them felt like a shared experience with the writers, musicians and other readers. To me, shared experience is a key aspect throughout media; I somehow feel more connected to… Continue reading Shared Experience in Publishing & Media
Is the Mobile Web Dead? Some Mobile Entrepreneurs Say Yes "Former Yahoo! Mobile evangelist turned startup entrepreneur Russell Beattie announced today that he’s calling it quits for his company Mowser because the market for mobile browsing is taking a fast turn for the worse." How Social Networking Could Kill Web Search as We Know It… Continue reading News of the Week 4/18/08
Yogurt parfait and coffee at Le Pain Quotidien.
Where I live, spring is suddenly here, with the temperature hitting 70, buds on the trees, and birds laying eggs in our roofline drain pipes. I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the amazingly smart and passionate people I have the pleasure of working with. Below are just the folks that… Continue reading These are the People in My Neighborhood
Murdoch: Technology Driving Vast Changes in Media "Media mogul Rupert Murdoch warned that “technology will continue to destroy all of the old ways and old assumptions, especially in the media." How to Target the Right Social Media Sites "What too many bloggers overlook is that Digg and StumbleUpon are just two of the hundreds of… Continue reading News of the Week 4/14/08
Pizza! The veggie half is Sarah’s, the pepperoni half is mine.
I find myself thinking more an more about the iPhone, and my increasing desire to always be connected to the web. Not just to email – but to a search engine, to interactive maps, to news sources, to text messaging, to social networks, and to things like online classifieds. These things are as much a… Continue reading The Future of Information Access: the Mobile Web