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Posts on ‘May 4th, 2006’

More Bloggers versus Journalists, Sigh

I missed the first day of the We Media conference in London, but Mark Glaser reports (and other participants on the second day confirmed to me) that there was a lot of same old stuff about bloggers versus mainstream. What a shame, and a waste of time. The second day was, from all accounts, more […]

AP's Questionable Personnel Decision

In Editor & Publisher’s remarkable story, “Letter Reveals Reason for Firing of Vermont AP Chief,” the news cooperative’s explanation doesn’t begin to pass the smell test. The story says Christopher Graff “was terminated for distributing a column by Sen. Patrick Leahy that promoted open public records, according to his termination letter obtained by E&P today. […]

Professional Journalists' Most Serious Competitive Issue

It’s not the competition from bloggers and citizen journalists, as I note in my new BBC column, “The changing mix of money and media,” but rather the way Internet companies are taking away the base of revenue that pays for the journalism.