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An “overwhelming majority” of Huffington Post editorial workers asked management Tuesday to voluntarily recognize that they’ve joined a union, the Writers Guild of America, East. Word of a unionization move at the high-profile digital media company surfaced in early October, and Arianna Huffington indicated back then she was agreeable to voluntarily recognize a union if the majority so desired. Now what the union characterizes as most of the roughly 350 editorial employees, most of whom work in New York City, have signed up with the union, which represents about 4,000 media workers. Those include writers on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” writers-producers in non-fiction TV and network radio and TV copy writers. Voluntary recognition would mean avoiding a formal election process on whether the union was the collective bargaining representative of the workers. Tools: Permalink Related:  Journalism:Industry News

Nicholas Negroponte: The Physical Book Is Dead In 5 Years Today at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, CA, CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo sat down with a panel including Bill Joy, Kevin Kelly, Nicholas Negroponte, and Willie Smits. The topic was basically the future of technology. And Negroponte had the most interesting (or at least the most controversial) thing to say. The physical book is dead, according to Negroponte. He said he realizes that’s going to be hard for a lot of people to accept. By “dead,” he of course doesn’t mean completely dead. “People will say ‘no, no, no’ — of course you like your libraries,” Negroponte said. “It’s happening. Naturally, I love these type of predictions.

Pressthink - Jay Rosen Newspaper Sites Generate Big Traffic In Q4 Newspaper sites generated an average monthly audience of over 105 million unique visitors -- 62% of all adult Internet users -- during the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a study from comScore and the Newspaper Association of America. Newspaper Web sites generated a tremendous amount of traffic during the fourth quarter of 2010, drawing an average monthly audience of 105.3 million unique visitors -- 62% of all adult Internet users, according to a study from comScore and the Newspaper Association of America. The study also found that newspaper sites continue to attract key demographics, reaching 58% of 25-to-34-year-olds and 73% of individuals in households earning more than $100,000 a year on average throughout the quarter. Visitors to newspaper sites also generated an average of 4.1 billion page views each month, spending nearly 3.4 billion minutes browsing the sites during the quarter

Journalism - Citizen Journalism - Reporting - Writing - Journalism Jobs and Careers Forced Social Media Deprivation: Unethical Experimentation In Disguise! Provost Eric Darr of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology implemented an interesting policy for the week of September 13-17: he deprived all of his faculty and students on the University Network from accessing several popular social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and AOL Instant Messenger. His reasons for this censorship, succinct, although misguided, were to remind his students what it was like to live in the "dinosaur age" of a disconnected world (Chapman), but was this really necessary? After all, argues the blogger Alex Priest of Technorati, these websites and others like them only became the cornerstones of the young American's world a mere five years ago, a time most competent college students are likely to recall (1). However, regardless of Darr's motives, it is nearly impossible for a person informed of contemporary ethics of human experimentation to listen about this censorship with a calm facade. Sources:

Sean Parker: Facebook Will Still Be The Vital Network 10 Years From Now Today at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, CA host David Kirkpatrick sat down with Reid Hoffman and Sean Parker to talk about what follows social media. Specifically, Kirkpatrick asked the two what follows the social networks like Facebook? Parker was quick to answer. “If I had an answer to that, I’d probably already be working on it,” he half-joked. But he elaborated to say that the idea there is one digital paradigm that exists at any moment is a fallacy. And the idea that something else is going to come along and kill it is largely created by the media. He continued to say that obviously there will be different kinds of things in the digital world 10 years from now. Hoffman also said that he doesn’t think social goes away 10 years from now. “Social is the foundation on which things are built,” Hoffman said.

Jonathan Stray How Entrepreneurial Journalism Will Change Our World January 24, 2011 | 4 Comments Think about the best article you read last year. The hard hitting, excellently researched, insightfully written article that you just couldn't put down. Now think about how much money you spent to read it. Was it in a magazine you subscribe to? Over the past few years, every time I spoke at a gathering of local newspaper professionals at the American Press Institute (API) or participated in a journalist-centric event from an organization like the South Asian Journalism Association (SAJA), the signs of worry in the industry were clear. Entrepreneurial Journalism describes a field of media where journalism is the underlying discipline upon which to create content-based businesses and services that can make money. A New Generation Of Entrepreneurial Journalists.

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RT @TechCrunch: LinkedIn Beefs Up Company Profiles With News Feeds, Career Data, And More by @leenarao We recently wrote about the fast growing number of company profiles on professional social network LinkedIn (the network has over one million to be exact). Launched in April, the company profile gives organizations a centralized profile that has the look and feel of a member profile. LinkedIn also added the ability to “follow” companies, much like you would on Facebook or Twitter. In fact, 30 million LinkedIn users are following over 1 million company profiles Today, LinkedIn is expanding the use of company profiles; creating additional ways companies can interact with members on the platform.

Explore the Titanic Wreck Site via Social Media [EXCLUSIVE] A team of archaeologists, scientists and oceanographers will soon be revisiting the wreck of the Titanic for further scientific discovery and documentation. The entire process will be shared in near real-time with the world via social media. The mission, Expedition Titanic, is meant to not only preserve the iconic ship — disintegrating two and half miles beneath the sea — but also to expose the wreck site to the public for the first time. It's a scientific undertaking like no other, but one with a very modern twist that relies heavily on social media to share the mission with the world. The video below briefly introduces the mission behind the expedition. The Mission: Virtually Raise the Titanic The digital journey is the result of a partnership between RMS Titanic, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Waitt Institute. Preservation Through Social Media

Journalistics — Journalism Blog | Public Relations Blog | Journalistics 5 Key Truths About Mobile News Consumers Smartphones are ushering in the next wave of news consumption. These devices present an exciting opportunity for the news media to go mobile, putting endless information and the possibility of engagement in the palm of every consumer’s hand. But what characterizes the new mobile news consumer? 1. 2. access, and that’s what they expect the news media to deliver. 3. 4. 5. Patrick Mork is chief marketing officer of GetJar, the world’s largest open mobile platform. Related