Are bloggers journalists? This debate continues to simmer as the traditional news-gathering industry undergoes a painful period of rapid evolution.… Read more Are Bloggers Journalists? Are Journalists Bloggers?
After declaring Grand Rapids, Michigan a “dying city,” Newsweek is now backing off the characterization after GR’s flashmob empresario Rob Bliss… Read more No Truce, Newsweek – The Six One Six is Coming at You
Newsweek just caused a flap by declaring Grand Rapids (viewed by many as a shining beacon of economic recovery in… Read more Dying Magazine Names Grand Rapids Dying City: Why Newsweek can Tongue-Bathe my Crotchular Region
Related to my previous post, one of the other fascinating things to observe about the Wikileaks release of cables from… Read more “Wikileaks is …”: Public Opinion in the US on the Wikileaks Release
The news media, like any other collective, has hierarchies. Scholars refer to the phenomenon as the “Agenda-Setting Media” (ASM). Described… Read more Example of the “Agenda-Setting Media” at Work
The newsmedia has become an incestuous, sensationalism-obsessed mess. Everyone reports endlessly on the same [trivial] events. Even the local news… Read more Idea for the Evolution of the Newsmedia: Get People to Take Their Medicine