By Amber Healy Muzit’s policy on people who download music without paying for it is kind of counter-intuitive: If you can’t beat it or stop it, turn it into an opportunity. Tommy […]
Righthaven LLC may have wrong approach, but news companies need to protect content
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Stephens Media and its erstwhile partner, Righthaven LLC, lost a significant copyright battle in both Nevada and likely Colorado when a Nevada judge ruled Tuesday that Righthaven did not have […]
We're just serfs in the machines of Facebook, Twitter, HuffPo
I am a content slave — a serf, says David Carr of The New York Times. [T]hink of Facebook, which is composed of half a billion freely given user profiles, along with […]
So you're 17 and want to be a journalist? Do it — you'll love it.
You’re 17 years old. For some reason you’ve decided you want to go to college to learn how to be a journalist. My hat’s off to you — first, for wanting to […]
Time for journalism schools to unpack the tension between objectivity, subjectivity
Q: What’s the most effective way to piss off a journalist? A: Lie to her. Result: Moral outrage on her part – followed by determined, disciplined digging into why the lie and […]
Hedge funds, sensing profit opportunities, buying distressed newspapers
And now, newspapers’ newest problem: The vultures have descended. Newspapers continue to lose money and advertising – the New York Times Co. reported print ads would decline 5 percent in the third […]
Nota Bene #113: Seth's Near-Death
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?
Bloggers will be 'reimagined' in the future of news. We'll be rich!
So, you’re a blogger. You gettin’ paid for what you write? Nada? Thought so. Me, too. Nada. But don’t worry: Corporate types who run content businesses have big plans for us. They’re […]
Nota Bene #110: WEHT SWK?
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #102: Dancing Limbaughs
“What they really want to see is, they want you to chop your fucking arm off, hold up your arm, wave it around spewing blood, and believe me, if you did that, […]