Posts Tagged ‘dave winer’

The Emerging Media Model: Sound Familiar?

Posted by andreaitis on March 20, 2009

San Francisco Gate columnist Mark Morford sums up the recent future-of-news thinking from the geek gurus.  His conclusion, like theirs: no one really knows what will be.  But he imagines the perfect media mashup.    Here’s to having it all.

Maybe the emerging media model — if “model” is, in fact, the right word and not, say, “mind-numbingly fickle and infuriating hellspawn Charybdis noisemaker” — will have it all: the best aspects of experimental social networking (Shirky), a rich variety of voices (Winer), journalistic expertise where you need it most (Johnson), lots of solid credibility surrounding an inspired social narrative (um, me), a glorious new gadget to read it all on (Apple) — and, most importantly of all, huge numbers of active, engaged readers and communities willing pay for it all.

via Die, newspaper, die? / The geek gurus all weigh in on the end of dead-tree media. Are they wrong?.


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The Reboot of Journalism

Posted by andreaitis on March 19, 2009

Dave Winer was at the forefront of blogs, RSS and podcasting.   His take on the state of journalism is a bit different because his perspective is inside out, but the inside is from the tech side rather than the print side.  So, to his point, we are not at the beginning of the Journalism transformation.  Technology has been leading us here for quite some time.  And where will we go?  It’s kind of like porn: we’ll know it when we see it.

In 1994 we didn’t know what the new journalism would look like, and we still don’t, but we knew some essential elements, perhaps the essential element — the sources go direct. It’s the thing the Internet does to all intermediaries, it disses them. It happened to travel agents, realtors, classified ads, all kinds of shopping, and it’s happened to news too. Permalink to this paragraph

As with everything new, to see it you have to jump out of your skin and look at the situation from the new body, not the old one. Imagine what news would look like once the limits of the past are erased by the technology of the new. It’s been knowable for many years, but some didn’t want to look. But if you did look, as millions, if you weren’t one of the gatekeepers; rather you were one of the people they gates were meant to keep out — there was no problem seeing how it would shape up. Now we’re there, we’re not at the beginning, we’re already far along.

via The reboot of journalism (Scripting News).

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The 24-minute news cycle

Posted by andreaitis on January 19, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009 by Dave Winer.

I woke up early this morning, about 4AM. Permalink to this paragraph

Went downstairs, turned on the radio to KQED-FM. They’re interviewing Newt Gingrich, talking about the 24-hour news cycle, a major innovation they’re adjusting to in DC. Permalink to this paragraph

I went upstairs with my coffee, did a few hours work, came downstairs for a break, turned on the radio, exactly the same bit is playing. Gingrich talking about the 24-hour news cycle. Permalink to this paragraph

Then I thought back to a moment, on Wednesday, when Twitter was carrying the instant news of Steve Jobs’s leave of absence. At the exact same moment, came news of the death of Ricardo Montalban. I should have taken a screen shot, because there were constant tweets from people saying Did you hear about Steve Jobs. Did you hear about Ricardo Montalban. Permalink to this paragraph

I thought at the time, forget about the 24-hour news cycle, we have a new concept — a news cycle measured in minutes. What made me think of it was in the midst of all this I saw a lonely tweet from a company I know announcing a contest for developers. I thought “too bad, no one’s going to notice that.” Permalink to this paragraph

This is what we’re all working on — have been for a couple of years — how to make sense of news that flashes by at such a rapid rate that it pushes the envelope on human ability to notice things. Permalink to this paragraph

We may be lining up to eat at soup kitchens in 2009, but we’ll have the fastest news cycle ever to keep us informed. Permalink to this paragraph

The 24-minute news cycle (Scripting News).

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