Who loves their media? NPRistas

NPR News in the US aims to double its online audience – in part by building a closer relationship with people who already love NPR. Dick Meyer, NPR Digital Media’s editorial director, calls them NPRistas. He says in the American Journalism Review: “Folks who listen to NPR think of themselves as NPR people … The […]

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You Tube meets a Pulitzer. Can anyone win the prize?

Project:Report, You Tube’s partnership with the Pulitzer Center, is one of the most promising expressions of We Media to emerge between traditional and everyday journalists. Essentially a journalism contest funded in part by Sony and Intel, Project:Report was created for non-professional, everyday citizens to tell stories that might not otherwise be told. The simple and […]

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Will printing drive new business to Scrapblog?

One of the loveliest social media startups I’ve run across in the last few years is Scrapblog. I say lovely because it’s well designed and design itself is a core value of the service and the user experience. Users create multimedia collages with Scrapblog, then share them with embed codes, just like you share YouTube […]

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Esquire’s e-ink cover: The future blinks

Back at the turn, print publishers tried to persuade us the future was in electronic ink — a fusion of chemistry, physics and electronics that transformed the “printed” page into a constantly changing stream of updated news and information. Eight years and two Web revolutions later, e-ink has finally made its mass-media debut on the […]

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