Thursday, December 30, 2004
With many things to do in the next 48 hours, I'm bookmarking these
lightly browsed or RSS aggregator-delivered items to read over
Use Said to Cut Into TV Viewing and Socializing.
The average Internet user in the U.S. spends three hours a day online,
with much of that time devoted to work and more than half of it to
communications. By John Markoff, NYT.
Recruiters Lure Students With New Online Tools.
Frustrated by the failure of e-mail solicitations, admission directors
are looking for new ways to incorporate the Internet into their
marketing plans. By Bob Tedeschi, NYT.
In Your Memories? Go to the Source.
Scanners can convert slides and negatives to digital files which can
then be cropped, color-corrected and e-mailed to friends. Which model
is right for you? By Ivan Berger, NYT.
Ten Ideas of '04: News Turns from a Lecture to a
Some of the pressure the blogs are putting on journalists shows up,
then, in the demand for "news as conversation," more of a
back-and-forth, less of a pronouncement. This is an idea with long
roots in academic journalism that suddenly (as in this year) jumped the
track to become part of the news industry's internal dialogue. By Jay
Rosen, NYU, Pressthink.
Networks Spawn Bootlegs.
They start with a single stolen file and pump out pirated games and
movies by the millions. Jeff Howe from Wired magazine looks at the
'topsites' that are terrorizing the entertainment business. Wired.
Mr. President, will you answer the question?
President Bush has a special talent for avoiding tough questions and
reporters who ask them. Here's what the White House press corps should
do to smoke him out. By Dan Froomkin, Nieman
Spangled Banner BBC Scotland's David Stenhouse
travels the U.S. to find out why more
and more Americans are digging up their Scottish roots. He visits one
of North America's most popular Highland Games and talks with
celebrities, politicians, and assorted Scottish Americans. Inside Out,
Citizen Media and Rather's Fall -- Little People Rise Up in
2004 The year bloggers made a difference, while hyperlocal citizen
journalism made inroads. Our annual poll of colleagues, with Top 5
lists and predictions for '05. By Mark Glaser, OJR.
Feed your head: Podcasting is DIY radio for programmers and listeners alike. Will it save us from corporate radio? Or further isolate us inside our own miniature media worlds? By Dan Kennedy, Boston Phoenix.
Where Can I Get Scrod? According to a joke circulating around
the Internet, the answer to the question is, "You
must be a grammarian. I've never heard the question asked in the
pluperfect subjunctive." By Skip Lombardi, Skip's
Italian Food Blog.
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