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Neo-Institutional Hub & Spoke Journalism
A Columbia Journalism Review feature called ‘Confidence Game’ has taken up the case for newspapers. Dean Starkman argues that a group of intellectuals he calls the ‘Future of News’ group, or “FON consensus”, is championing a new kind of journalism based on peer-production at the expense of the traditional news media. Starkman argues that this new kind of journalism can’t ever hope to produce…
In Defence of Online News by Sophie Black
Crikey editor Sophie Black
Dwarf’s penis gets stuck to vacuum cleaner
That was the headline that made me hate the internet.
Were you one of thousands of readers that clicked on that link three years ago? After all, it was asking for it. Just blinking on the Top 5 Most Read stories list on the Age website. Can’t remember?
Here’s the lead:
Why do e-books have to cost so much?
Ever wondered why an e-book costs as much as it does? After all, its just a file isn’t it? Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the 7th largest trade book publishing company in the U.S., has an interesting perspective.
We assume that the bulk of a book’s cost is in the manufacturing process. Not…
What future do we want – and deserve? Questions for the places, politics and pleasures of the hereafter
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