The Future of Newspapers Online is On the Line

An article over the weekend deserves more than passing mention because of what it says about the future of daily journalism. The New York Times reported that it and many other prominent mainstream media companies were planning to seek from Congress an anti-trust exemption that would allow them to negotiate as a group for better […]

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Infographic News

No this isn’t about a gory photograph or video. Instead, it is about a writer (me) trying to become conversant and comfortable using infographics to convey content in a way that attracts attention. For quite some time. I’ve routinely added photographs to my blog posts. But the world is rapidly becoming visually-oriented, and it’s time […]

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FAKE NEWS AND YOU

Have we arrived at the dawn of fake news replacing reality? One would think so, given some unsettling fake news incidents over the past few weeks. Like the pizza shop in Northwest Washington, D.C. that has been assaulted by online social media posters (and one crackpot with an assault rifle) claiming that the restaurant is […]

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Where is the Beef?

Wendy’s is running a light 30-second spot explaining that its ground beef isn’t from Down Under (Australia). Why? Here’s a blog post from SAGE Food Safety Consultants that explains the ad: http://www.sagefoodsafety.com/2016/02/wheres-the-beef-indeed

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The Problems of New Apps

To me, the more fundamental question is one that could be asked of the coverage of all new apps, whether in transportation, mobile technology, printing and much else: Are reporters and editors blinded by the sizzle of new ideas, to the extent that the articles they produce start off as largely adulatory and enthusiastic rather than objective and balanced?

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