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Remember the newspaper? It used to come knocking at the door around six in the morning. It kept Dad busy for the first hour of the day. It made great wrapping paper and cushion for fragile pottery. Most of all, however, the newspaper did the most important job of keeping its readers informed. “A newspaper […]

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Newspapers are dying, but the news lives on. Not only does the news live, but it thrives. How? Newspapers have been the most mainstream news outlet for decades. If it is dying, how are people staying informed? What happened? There are many factors that have contributed to newspaper’s demise. A lot of it has to […]

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The future of e-books

Posted by: | December 1, 2011 | No Comment |

As with most new technology, there are those who love e-books and those who are scared of them. It’s been said that e-books have lowered the bar on the word count of books. Books are apparently getting shorter. I found in “Replacing textbooks with e-books may be a mistake”, when reading online people have shorter […]

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The current state of things

Posted by: | December 1, 2011 | No Comment |

Borders is gone. The question is why? Well for most, it’s not a question. It’s a warning. A warning to show that in this age of technology you have to adapt — or be left in the dust. A Wall Street Journal titled “One Chapter Closes…As New One Is Opening” describes the fall of Borders. […]

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It took the Village Voice

Posted by: | November 29, 2011 | No Comment |

When Norman Mailer, Dan Wolf and Ed Fancher established the Village Voice, they didn’t have experience in the newspaper business. Fancher was the publisher of the Voice, Wolf the editor and Mailer was officially a silent partner. According to Menand, Wolf later said “If we had known more, we certainly would have suffered less.” Nonetheless, […]

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Before Borders

Posted by: | November 28, 2011 | No Comment |

Before going into the death of Borders and the changes in the ways we publish and consume written works, it is important to understand how we got here. It all goes back to 618 where the Chinese — not Gutenberg — invented block printing to reproduce copies of the tipao. The tipao were official newsletters […]

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I will admit it; I was a late-comer to Twitter. I still don’t use it to post my own tweets, but it fascinates me to read. Being obsessed with celebrity culture, I’ve been most drawn to Twitter’s most famous tweet-o-philes. I started with Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk), moving on to John Mayer (@johncmayer), and then comedians […]

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The Village gains a Voice

Posted by: | November 24, 2011 | No Comment |

Have you heard of The Village Voice? It began as a neighborhood paper in Greenwich Village but ultimately changed journalism. As Louis Menand explains in “It Took A Village: How the Voice changed journalism,” The Village Voice changed what it meant to be a journalist. The Village Voice was founded by Norman Mailer, Dan Wolf […]

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In the early morning hours of Tuesday November 15th, Will Wheaton, former actor (Star Trek, Stand By Me) and current independent blogger, tweeted from Zucotti Park in New York: Isn’t it against the law for the NYPD to bar credentialed press from entry to Zuccotti and #occupywallstreet? What are they trying to hide? His tweet was […]

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Technology and Journalism. The two words go together like peanut butter and jelly. Journalism as a whole has been influenced by technology greatly over the past hundreds of years. The biggest enhancement has been the velocity at which news is delivered and distributed. As technology has gotten better and better, the speed of news has […]

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  Harold Ross and Henry Luce may not ring a bell but The New Yorker and Time magazine probably do. Ross and Luce were publishing rivals that shared one common goal: success.

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