Monthly Archives: March 2007

Global Voices in State of the Media

The Project for Excellence in Journalism recently published its mammoth 2006 State of the News Media report, a 160,000-word tome that provides a thorough overview of directions, trends and developments in American print, broadcast and online journalism. I’ve written about … Continue reading

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Fictional blogging – fascinating, and just a bit terrifying

I caught a couple of disappointing panels at SXSW, as well as a couple that gave me lots of new thinking to chew on. My favorite was Liz Henry and Oden Soli‘s panel on Fictional Blogging. Liz presented an excellent … Continue reading

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Slow news week?

My friend Daniel Beck doesn’t travel as much as I do (nor do most airline pilots), so the constant background noise of cable “news” isn’t a sound he’s learned to tune out. (I try very hard not to fly through … Continue reading

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links for 2007-03-14 The State of the News Media 2007 Analysis of the changes taking place in mainstream media and journalism’s adaptation to these changes (tags: media journalism globalvoices blogs) RConversation: Congo park rangers blogging from the front line Rebecca points to … Continue reading

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SXSW: Blogging where speech isn’t free

My friend Jon Lebkowsky put together a really excellent group for our panel at SXSW. The panel focused on the challenges of blogging in countries where there’s no reasonable expectation of freedom of speech. On stage, we had Shava Nerad … Continue reading

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Disconnected at SXSW

There’s a lot to like about South By Southwest. The parties are great, Austin’s a beautiful and fun city, and the conference is a great chance to catch up with a lot of my American geek friends (and a few … Continue reading

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links for 2007-03-11

Internet Radio on Death Row | Linux Journal Doc’s got a very important piece analyzing threats to internet streaming radio from a decision on pricing lobbied for by the RIAA (tags: media music internet)

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Big news from Cameron Sinclair and Architecture for Humanity

My friend Cameron Sinclar was one of the receipients of the TED Prize last year for his work on Architecture for Humanity, a network of architects around the world dedicated to sharing innovative designs for the benefit of the poor … Continue reading

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Conference or Auto Show?

There are aspects of the TED conference that feel more like an auto show than a technology conference. In the “simulcast lounge” – a huge room beneath the actual TED stage, where those of us who blog the conference tend … Continue reading

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8:30 AM might, indeed, be too early to rock

I’m flying from San Jose to Austin today, departing directly from the last morning of TED to join South by Southwest, already in progress. I’m expecting a bit of culture shock – SXSW tends to be as democratic, informal and … Continue reading

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