Link or steal

There has been quite a debate recently about the announcement by the Associated Press that they will protect their news by a code that will enable them to show who is using their content without paying for it. I am not sure everyone in the debate discussed the same thing, but in any case it was and is quite useful. Among others we had an intervention by Chris Ahearn from […]

The French v Google, part Two…

Eric Scherer writes on AFP´s Mediawatch blog about what must have been a very interesting debate among some bosses of French publishing houses and Google. It was a lot about sharing, I wrote about in my previous post. The issue is not the sharing, but what is the right, and fair share. Google was not in the mood. And this was their advice: Get more traffic via better distribution of […]

A Newspaper Czar?

It was bound to happen. Since the US Government is trying to save the US car industry a debate about what else is worthy enough to be saved by Government intervention was inevitable. As it was inevitable that someone will point out that newspapers are so important, that they should, perhaps, be the next target as Brian Lambert says here. I always found it interesting how monarchistic the Americans sometime […]

Different take on newspapers

I am a bit tired packing, writing strategy papers and generaly doing very little journalism. To get from the mood, I thought I will get a bit different take on newspapers, and fetched a couple of videos. I think it is clear from the third video newspapers do have a future, albeit perhaps a bit different from what they themselves think.

Agencies as the new newspapers?

 Jeff Jarvis made interesting comments here regarding new division of “labour” in the internet age, in this case among newspapers and Google (or somebody – Google is a metaphor). His point is that everybody should be doing what they are best at, and he considers that: Newspapers are in the wrong businesses. They should no longer be in the manufacturing and distribution businesses — which have become heavy cost yokes […]