Category Archives: Disintermediation

These Digital Times Daily 05/08/08 – China’s first blogger, bloggers becoming like journalists and Mygazines

My views on the most important digital stories of the day in the UK from the web, from the papers, from radio and TV. more about “These Digital Times Daily – 8. 5. 200…“, posted with vodpod In today’s broadcast … Continue reading

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A practical guide for print publications in a digital world

Fascinating posting by Popmatters’ Jason Gross, former geek turned rock journalist, offering advice for how long-running print publications can adapt to this brave new Net-driven world. Among his headings are Forget about easy answers “everything changes quickly” Forget about long-term answers too “there is … Continue reading

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Why has Microsoft sent me a magazine?

How peculiar. Arriving in the post (remember that!), a full-colour magazine on glossy paper (and remember that!) called Microsft Connections in Communications. I cannot even find the address for a website within its pages. While Microsoft’s customers in the media … Continue reading

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Indefatigable digital identity of Editor 2.0

We encouraged them. We cajoled them. And, if necessary, pushed them. Editors of traditional B2B media have had a tough time trying to manage the tricky task of maintaining quality on their print product while constantly expanding the online offering. … Continue reading

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More on state of UK media industry from the Guardian

The impact of digital on the media continues as a main theme in the news  and blogs. My excerpts from the Guardian certainly attracted attention. But I missed an equally important piece later in the GuardianMedia section about how IDG, one of … Continue reading

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Just how two faced can you get?

Striking staff at France’s leading paper Le Monde are demanding that print becomes integrated with online as one way to save the paper from a wave of redundancies. Bizarrely the online offering, one of the few parts of the paper … Continue reading

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Now newspapers in ten years – Microsoft’s Steve Balmer

A colleague and myself were just catching up on Steve Ballmer’s comments made earlier this month. The Microsoft Chief Executive had visited the Washington Post and undergone some pretty intense questioning from the journalists. The prediction that made the headlines … Continue reading

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