media

Music industry allies against Baidu

Music industry groups have called the popular Chinese search engine Baidu “the largest and most incorrigible purveyor of pirated music in China.” Other organizations backing the initiative include the China Audio-Video Copyright Assn. and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, along with local and international record labels including EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music, Sony …

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War journalism

Note: This blog post also ran in the Society of Professional Journalism’s “Journalism and the World” blog. Click here to see the original post. I’ll write more on this topic later, but right now I’d like to point everyone to a fantastic post by Michael Yon about how he started as a war correspondent. It’s …

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Newspaper Web Sites Struggle to Attract Younger Readers

Online editors who have managed to attract the elusive younger set make it sound so simple: Give them content they’ll want to read and forums online where they can meet and discuss things that matter to them Ever since Mike Noe got to the Rocky Mountain News in 1999, he?s noticed the youth readership numbers getting worse.”All the market …

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News Sites Experiment With ‘Dayparting’ by Tailoring Content

Online news sites have long noticed a troubling drop-off in visitors during the evening hours. Last year, several newspapers got together with Minneapolis-based Minnesota Opinion Research Inc. (MORI) to find out exactly what was going on. There was good news and there was bad news. In a study released in January, Rusty Coats, MORI’s director of new media, reported that the …

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Ethics and war

Critics claim journalists go too far – and, sometimes, not far enough. Since Sept. 11, American journalists have been walking a fine ethical line. On the one hand, there are grim warnings about spilling military secrets, undermining national security and consorting with the enemy. Not to mention the fact that it’s pretty hard to criticize …

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Tips for that job hunt

When jobs are more scare, you might have to change your expectations According to Gary Green, looking for a new job has been harder than any photo assignment he’s ever had. But experts say that looking at a job hunt as just that — a journalistic exercise — may make the process easier to handle. …

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The Bottom Line

Layoffs in the Newspaper Industry What’s ahead in the job market? As the U.S. economy slows down, journalists find their work – and sometimes their jobs — being sacrificed in the name of greater profits. Why are things so bad now — and what toll has bottom-line thinking already taken? Gary Green was laid off …

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