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MultimediaShooter - keeping track, so you don’t have to… Media’s evolving spheres of discovery Here’s another in an occasional series of posts to that try to examine, explain, and illustrate the new structure of media. This one looks at how we discover content now. Back in the day, a decade (to 50 decades) ago, we discovered media — news, information, or service — through brands: We went and bought the newspaper or magazine or turned on a channel on its schedule. That behavior and expectation was brought to the internet: Brands built sites and expected us to come to them. Now there are other spheres of discovery — new spheres that are shifting in importance, effectiveness, and share. Start with brands. Next came search. Algorithms — Google News or Daylife (where I’m a partner) — also meet the organizational challenge of abundant content and they tackle the challenge of timeliness. Now we need to better understand the quality of those links and linkers. Note in that example that media doesn’t come just from media anymore. What does this mean for the economics of media?

MediaBugs Newsonomics | On the transformation of the news business De la supériorité de l’écrit sur le web « [ Blok Not ] _.oO Kro Les chercheurs d’information, les infoboulimiques et de manière générale tous ceux qui de près ou de loin sont attirés par le savoir, la réflexion et la matière grise ont probablement été confrontés au problème de l’"absorption". Comment faire pour trouver, traiter, assimiler et classer l’information ? Idéalement, grâce à l’écrit, qui permet d’indexer, de chercher, mais aussi de s’informer et de choisir quand, comment et à quelle vitesse le faire. Quand il ne s’agit pas d’un exercice de style particulier ou d’art, l’écrit vaut mieux que la vidéo et que l’audio sur le web, voire peut-être partout. Pendant longtemps, l’avantage de l’écrit fut double : la mobilité et l’atemporalité. Le web a permis de voir la naissance du podcast. Alors en quoi l’écrit l’emporte-t-il encore ? Premier point de supériorité évident : la recherche. En effet, un texte écrit est déjà… écrit. Like this: J'aime chargement…

82% internautes quitteraient leur site devenu payant Only 35% of online news consumers have a favourite site, with most consumers using multiple sites, a Pew study has found. While 71% of internet users get their news online – a number that has held relatively steady in recent years according to the report – the majority (65%) aren't loyal to a single site. According to data from an Outsell study, most people even don't read articles as 44% of visitors to Google News are just scanning headlines and never click on articles themselves. As news organisations discuss charging for content using full subscriptions and pay-per-article fees, these figures heavily suggest that it remains as unclear as ever how to monetise the growing audience. The findings of the survey reassert what Walter Lippmann wrote about the reader in his book Public Opinion: "He will pay a nominal price when it suits him, will stop paying whenever it suits him, will turn to another paper when that suits him. What Lippmann wrote in 1922 is obviously still valid today.

Reader: Alternative coverage of politics, culture, and new ideas Markham Nolan Les quotidiens US redécouvrent la photo sur le web Alors que la photographie est plutôt sous-utilisée dans les quotidiens, les voici qui redécouvrent son impact et sa richesse d’expression dans leurs sites web. De nombreux quotidiens américains viennent de passer leurs galeries photo en grand format. En tête de la tendance, le New York Times a conçu un bel écrin pour ses diaporamas — des vrais, avec bande son sur les images. Voir par exemple la natation aux JO ou la campagne d’Obama, deux diaporamas dans ce nouveau format. Tout en restant dans le format classique du blog, les photos s’élargissent aussi sur le site du Wall Street Journal, pourtant pas réputé pour son usage de la photographie. Grand format également pour le Boston Globe, qui va jusqu’à 990 pixels dans sa section bien nommée « The Big Picture« . Quand on a vu ça, les sections photos des quotidiens français paraissent bien riquiqui : voir Le Figaro ou Libé… [via Photo District News]

11% dinfos originales We often talk about the new news ecosystem — the network of traditional outlets, new startups, nonprofits, and individuals who are creating and filtering the news. But how is the work of reporting divvied up among the members of that ecosystem? To try to build a datapoint on that question, I chose a single big story and read every single version listed on Google News to see who was doing the work. Out of the 121 distinct versions of last week’s story about tracing Google’s recent attackers to two schools in China, 13 (11 percent) included at least some original reporting. And just seven organizations (six percent) really got the full story independently. But as usual, things are a little more subtle than that. The New York Times broke the story last Thursday, writing that unnamed sources involved in the investigation of last year’s hacking of a number of American companies had traced the attacks to a prestigious technical university and a vocational college in mainland China.

Boycott The New York Times - Stop the bias and journalistic abuses Reflections of a Newsosaur International Symposium on Online Journalism Below are slide presentations that were made during the symposium event. Presentations (given in PPT Format Below) are listed in order of panel session. Some presentations are not included based on panelist's request. Friday, April 23, 2010 Mobile News: How journalism is adapting to the new tablet computers, e-readers and smartphones by John-Henry Barac >> Download Keynote File by Kinsey Wilson >> Download PowerPoint File Strategies to survive the digital era: Where do newspaper companies go from here? by Early Wilkinson >> Download PowerPoint File by James Moroney III >> Download PowerPoint File by John Paton >> Download PowerPoint File Research Panel: Thinking Differently - What are the innovations in the journalism scholarship/profession today? by Alfred Hermida and Amanda Ash >> Download PowerPoint File by Maria Laura Martinez and Sueli Mara Ferreira >> Download PowerPoint File by Cindy Royal >> Download PowerPoint File by Perrin Ogun Emre and Pinar Gurleyen, >> Download PowerPoint File

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