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Real Journalism in a Virtual World: Interview with Second Life’s Metaverse Messenger Publisher Katt Kongo

“…Print is here to stay. People just need to find new ways to use it.” – Katt Kongo, Publisher, the Metaverse Messenger While real-world journalism struggles for new legitimacy and relevance, virtual world journalism is flourishing. I’m talking about real … Continue reading

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Newspapers: Where Words are Born, Not “Where Words Go to Die”

Author Seth Godin, in a post about how to be a successful non-fiction writer, said, “a non-fiction book is a souvenir, just a vessel for the ideas themselves. You don’t want the ideas to get stuck in the book… you … Continue reading

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Former Santa Barbara News-Press Columnist Speaks Out; N-P Publisher Becomes (Lou) Cannon Fodder

"Wendy McCaw may own the paper, but she doesn’t own the news." — Anonymous Santa Barbara News-Press executive And on the Seventh Day, it all went to hell. One week since editors and a long-time columnist walked out on their … Continue reading

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The Santa Barbara News-Press: Another U.S. Newspaper Commits Suicide

We hear the talk and read the statistics: Newspapers are dying, circulation is eroding and readers are turning to blogs and mobile media for their news. Then there is Santa Barbara, California. I lived in Santa Barbara for five years … Continue reading

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The Brand Illusion of News

The Big Four are no more. According a recent survey published in Ad Age magazine, only one in four 12-to 34-year-olds can name the four major traditional broadcast networks: ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox (sorry CW, you’re not in the … Continue reading

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The Brand Illusion of News

The Big Four are no more. According a recent survey published in Ad Age magazine, only one in four 12-to 34-year-olds can name the four major traditional broadcast networks: ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox (sorry CW, you’re not in the … Continue reading

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The New Journalism Rules: Learning to Fly in the Modern Mediasphere™

At first glance, The Naples (Fla.) Daily News web site looks like any other newspaper site: Articles include a local twist to a national story on declining home sales; a car crash that killed a local resident; and a cold … Continue reading

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