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We've got two weeks to cover with this review, but since one of those weeks was dominated for many us by football, family and post-turkey stupor, Tramadol steet value, it's a relatively quiet period to catch up on. Here's what you might have missed:
Citizen journalism and the Occupy movement: The furor surrounding the Occupy Wall Street protests hit another peak before Thanksgiving, thanks in large part to the police officer who pepper-sprayed seated UC-Davis students at close range. The episode was captured in numerous videos and photos by surrounding students that quickly achieved meme status, and the Lab's Megan Garber argued that the Pepper Spraying Cop meme was crucial in pushing the movement beyond its theme of economic justice and in demanding emotional, empathetic participation by viewers, Tramadol reviews.
Zack Whittaker of ZDNet held up the incident as an example of citizen journalism holding authority to account and exposing spin for what it is, and GigaOM's Janko Roettgers argued that while the Arab Spring relied on this type of coverage because many kinds of professional reporting were outlawed, it's being used in the U.S. to supplement the limited resources of the professional press, Order Tramadol. NYU j-prof Jay Rosen highlighted the work of one of those Occupy citizen reporters, Buy Tramadol no prescription, offering some fine advice to young would-be journalists in the process: The most important thing is to put yourself in a "journalistic situation," which is "when a live community is depending on you for regular reports about some unfolding thing that clearly matters to them."
Meanwhile, the concern over police's heavy-handed tactics toward reporters—including arrests and removal from the scenes of their Occupy crackdowns—has continued. Numerous New York news organizations called for an investigation into the New York Police Department's brutishness toward journalists, and New York Times columnist Michael Powell made a sharp rebuttal of NYPD's "but they didn't have press passes!" defense. GigaOM's Mathew Ingram gave some thoughts about how these situations have changed now that journalists are everywhere, purchase Tramadol for sale, and Free Press' Josh Stearns gave a great example of journalistic curation in his explanation of how he's reported on journalist arrests nationwide.
The Times has a few miscellaneous angles covered as well: Brian Stelter looked at Occupy coverage from within and outside the mainstream, and David Carr wondered what's next for Occupy, particularly in terms of its media narrative.
SOPA as innovation killer: On the heels of last month's congressional hearing Order Tramadol, on the U.S.' ominous Stop Online Piracy Act, alarm about the bill's potential to dramatically curtail online speech continues to echo around the web, including from the editorial boards of both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Tramadol coupon, Techdirt's Mike Masnick, who has been the go-to writer on SOPA, billed one of his posts arguing against the bill as the definitive argument, and he's probably right. Masnick's argument had a few parts: 1) Enforcement is the wrong way to prevent copyright infringement; 2) Even if it was the right way, SOPA is an ineffective enforcement strategy; and 3) Along the way, Tramadol schedule, SOPA would do significant collateral damage to the economy and innovation. To the first point, Masnick argued that the problem behind copyright infringement is one of a broken business model, the symptom of an industry that refuses to adjust to meet changing audience demands. "The best way, Low dose Tramadol, by far, to decrease infringement is to offer awesome new services that are convenient and useful," he wrote.
Alex Howard of O'Reilly Media provided another long post detailing the dangers of SOPA, particularly the chilling effect it will have on innovation. He also explained to the Knight Digital Media Center's Amy Gahran how the bill could hinder innovation in news organizations, especially small ones, Order Tramadol. In a carefully balanced piece, real brand Tramadol online, the Economist touched on some of the same business model issues behind SOPA that Masnick did, while Ars Technica's Timothy Lee argued that this internationally oriented bill would have damaging effects on the U.S.' reputation abroad in technological areas.
Frictionless sharing's pros and cons: Two months after Facebook introduced a new set of social apps that largely centered on automatic sharing, the company announced some of the early stats from news orgs' new apps. Where can i find Tramadol online, All the news Facebook reported is, of course, good news, but Poynter's Jeff Sonderman went a bit deeper into the apps to pull out several lessons for news orgs. Among them, he noted that publishers are finding success both within the walls of Facebook and on their own sites using the social graph, Tramadol mg. The organizations themselves approve Order Tramadol, , too: The Guardian said it's had great success reaching younger audiences through the app, and the Independent said it's given fresh attention to stories at least a decade old.
Facebook's big changes introduced this fall haven't come without their discontents, though. CNET's Molly Wood argued that Facebook's new "frictionless sharing" through automatically sharing apps like the ones developed by news orgs is actually increasing barriers to sharing, at the same time that it's turning sharing passive. "Frictionless sharing via Open Graph recasts Facebook's basic purpose, Tramadol street price, making it more about recommending and archiving than about sharing and communicating."
Tech entrepreneur Anil Dash chimed in, noting that Facebook is putting up additional barriers even to websites that are using its commenting systems. And ReadWriteWeb's Marshall Kirkpatrick argued that with its new sharing functions making indiscriminate sharing the default, Facebook is starting to resemble malware.
In other Facebook-related news, a study was published that found that the classic "six degrees of separation" has been reduced to 4.74 degrees between any random users across the world on Facebook, rx free Tramadol. As a New York Times article on the study noted, this raises questions of whether Facebook "friends" actually correspond to real-life relationships, though some scholars defended the idea by noting that these "weak ties" have been shown to be quite important for several functions, including spreading news, Order Tramadol. GigaOM's Mathew Ingram went into some more detail on the possible effects of these weak ties that are amplified by Facebook.
Reading roundup: Several smaller stories over the past two weeks. Here they are, in short form:
— WikiLeaks released a new set of documents this week — the first of a database of documents from the surveillance industry, Buy cheap Tramadol, but it's also delayed the launch of its new online document submission system. Julian Assange ripped news editors for being too subservient to the political powers that be, and the Electronic Freedom Foundation examined WikiLeaks' effects on several global revolutions, as well as the future of the U.S.' First Amendment. Order Tramadol, — At a time when almost everyone in finance is running away screaming from newspapers, billionaire Warren Buffett announced surprising plans to buy his hometown newspaper, the Omaha World-Herald. Forbes' Jeff Bercovici saw the move as a vote of confidence in the financial viability of newspapers, while former World-Herald journalist Steve Buttry said it's about personal attachment, Tramadol duration, not confidence in the newspaper business. Jim Romenesko noted that the World-Herald's employee-owned model was struggling, which few younger employees buying in.
— After at least 10 days of testimony into News Corp.'s phone hacking case, Tramadol gel, ointment, cream, pill, spray, continuous-release, extended-release, the Guardian has a good, quick summary of what we've found out so far. The company's stock remains surprisingly hot, even if its public image is plummeting: NYU's Jay Rosen wrote an Australia-centric argument that News Corp. has an incontrovertibly corrupt culture, Order Tramadol.
— A couple of (hopefully) final notes about Jim Romenesko's acrimonious departure from Poynter: Romenesko gave his account of the episode, and the Lab's Joshua Benton wrote a fantastic post comparing Romenesko's aggregation practices with the tech world's dichotomy between specs and user experience. Read it, if you haven't already.
— In a perceptive post, 10,000 Words' Lauren Rabaino traced the evolution of news stories' development online, and argued for a more wiki-style story format.
— I'll leave you with a sharp big-picture piece by the Associated Press' Jonathan Stray, who attempted to define what he called the "digital public sphere" and outlined what we should expect it to do. It's a wonderful starting point (or rebooting point) for thinking about what we're all trying to do here with the future of journalism and information online.
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Should papers charge for obits online?: We've written a whole bunch about Steve Brill's paid-online-news venture Journalism Online around these parts, and the company's first Press+ system went live on a newspaper site this week, with Pennsylvania's LancasterOnline obits section going to a metered pay model for out-of-town visitors. PaidContent has a good summary of how the arrangement works: Out-of-towners get to view seven obits a month, after which point they're asked to pay $1.99 a month or $19.99 a year for more access. Obits make up only 6 percent of the site's pageviews, but the paper's editor is estimating $50,000 to $150,000 in revenue from the paywall. Zoloft samples, Poynter's Bill Mitchell offered a detailed look at the numbers behind the decision and said the plan has several characteristics in its favor: It has valuable content that's tough to find elsewhere, flexible payment, and doesn't alienate core (local) readers. (He did note, though, that the paper isn't providing anything new of value.) Most other media watchers on the web weren't so impressed. MinnPost's David Brauer was skeptical of Lancaster's revenue projections, but noted that obits are a big deal for small-town papers, Zoloft Mg. Lost Remote's David Weinfeld was dubious of the estimates, too, purchase Zoloft for sale, wondering how many out-of-towners would actually be willing to pay to read obit after obit. GrowthSpur's Mark Potts' denouncement of the plan is the most sweeping: "Every assumption it's based on—from projected audience to the percentage of readers that might be willing to pay—is flawed."
TBD's Steve Buttry posted his own critique of the plan, centering on the fact that the paper is double-dipping by charging people to both read and publish obits. The paper's editor, Ernie Schreiber, fired back with a rebuttal (the experiment is intended to help define their online audience, After Zoloft, he said, and no, they're not double-dipping any more than charging for an ad and a subscription), and Buttry responded with a point-by-point counter. Finally, Buttry came up with the most constructive part of the discussion: A proposal for newspapers on how to handle obituaries, with seven different free and paid obit options for newspapers to offer families. Jeff Sonderman offered a different type of proposal Zoloft Mg, , arguing that obituaries should be free to place and read, because if they aren't, they're about to be Craigslisted.
Meanwhile, MinnPost's Brauer discovered that all you need to bypass the paywall is FireFox's NoScript add-on, and Schreiber added a few more work-arounds while responding that he's not worried, because the tech-geek and obit-junkie crowds don't have a whole lot of overlap. Reuters' Felix Salmon backed Schreiber up, Zoloft cost, arguing that a loose paywall is much better than a firm one that unwittingly harasses loyal customers.
A new level of news-advertising fusion: We may have caught a glimpse into one less-than-savory aspect of the future of journalism late last week through the sports media world, when ESPN aired "The Decision." Here's what happened, for the sports-averse: 25-year-old NBA superstar LeBron James was set to make his much-anticipated free agency decision this summer, and ESPN agreed to air James' announcement of which team he'd play for last Thursday night on a one-hour special. The arrangement originated from freelance sportscaster Jim Gray and James' marketing company, Buy Zoloft online no prescription, which dictated the site of the special, James' interviewer (Gray, naturally), and a deal in which the show's advertising proceeds (all lined up by James' company) would go toward James' designated charity, the Boys and Girls Club. ESPN insisted that it would otherwise have full editorial control.
The show — and particularly the manner in which it was set up — received universally scathing reviews from sports media watchers: Sports Illustrated media critic Richard Deitsch called it "the worst thing ESPN has ever put its name to," legendary sportswriter Buzz Bissinger said ESPN's ethical conflict was so big it can never be fully trusted as a news source, Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik fumed that "never in the history of sports has the media behaved in a such a whored-out, dazed, confused and crass a manner," and LA Times media critic James Rainey accused ESPN of playing up both sides of a spectacle it created, Zoloft Mg.
The ethical conflict seemed even worse when there was a report that Gray, the interviewer, where can i buy Zoloft online, was paid by James, rather than ESPN (as it turned out, ESPN covered his expenses, but other than that he says he wasn't paid at all). But the true details, as revealed by Advertising Age, Buy cheap Zoloft, were almost as shocking: ESPN had previously hoped to arrange a special program before its sports awards show, the ESPYs, with James handing out the first award just after his announcement.
Ad Age's phenomenal article hammered home another important point for those concerned about the future of news: This program represented a new level of integration between advertising and news, and even a new breed of advertiser-driven news programming. Ad Age detailed the remarkable amount of exposure that the program's advertisers received, and included superagent Ari Emanuel, the man who orchestrated the arrangement, boasting that "we're getting closer to pushing the needle on advertiser-content programming." In his typically overheated style, buy Zoloft from canada, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi called the show "the prototype for all future news coverage," in which a few dominant news organizations create their own versions of reality in a race for advertising money, while a few scattered web denizens try to ferret out the real story.
Replacing the newspaper, or complementing it?: This week, the University of Missouri School of Journalism publicized a study that its scholars published this spring comparing citizen-driven news sites and blogs with daily newspaper websites. Zoloft Mg, The takeaway claim from Mizzou's press release — and, in turn, Editor & Publisher's blurb — was that citizen journalism sites aren't replacing the work that was being done by downsizing traditional news organizations. Effects of Zoloft, Not surprisingly, that drew a few people's criticism: Ars Technica's John Timmer said the study provides evidence not so much that citizen-driven sites are doing poorly, but that legacy media sites are embracing many of the web's best practices. He and TBD's Jeff Sonderman also pointed out that if one startup news site is lacking in an area, web users are smart enough to just find another one. The question isn't whether a citizen journalism site can replace a newspaper site, Sonderman said, it's whether a whole amateur system, buy Zoloft online cod, with its capacity for growth and specialization, can complement or replace the one newspaper site in town.
TBD's Steve Buttry (who must have had a lot of free time this week) delivered a point-by-point critique of the site, making a couple of salient points: The study ignores the recent spate of professional online-only news organizations and vastly over-represents traditional news sites' relative numbers, and, of course, Buy Zoloft without prescription, the long-argued point that the question of whether one type of journalism can replace another is silly and pointless. One of the Mizzou scholars responded to Buttry, which he quotes at the end of his post, that the researchers had no old-media agenda, Zoloft Mg.
After hearing about all of that debate, it's kind of strange to read the study itself, because it doesn't actually include any firm conclusions about the ability of citizen-led sites to replace newspapers. In its discussion section, the study does make a passing reference to "the inability of citizen news sites to become substitutes for daily newspaper sites" and briefly states that those sites would be better substitutes for weekly papers, but the overall conclusion of the study is that citizen sites work better as complements to traditional media, filling in hyperlocal news and opinion that newspapers have abandoned, Zoloft online cod. That's quite similar to the main point that Buttry and Sonderman are making. The study's guiding question may be deeply flawed, as those two note, but its endpoint isn't nearly as inflammatory as it was publicized to be.
Looking at a BBC for the U.S.: A few folks went another round in the government-subsidy-for-news debate this week when Columbia University president Lee Bollinger wrote an op-ed column Zoloft Mg, in The Wall Street Journal advocating for a stronger public-media system in the U.S., one that could go toe-to-toe with the BBC. Bollinger argued that we're already trusting journalists to write independent accounts of corporate scandals like the BP oil spill while their news organizations take millions of dollars in advertising from those companies, so why would journalism's ethical standards change once the government is involved. Comprar en línea Zoloft, comprar Zoloft baratos, The Atlantic's Derek Thompson agreed that government-funded journalism doesn't have to be a terrifying prospect, but several others online took issue with that stance: CUNY j-prof Jeff Jarvis said we need to teach journalists to build self-sustaining businesses instead, and two British j-profs, George Brock and Roy Greenslade, both argued that Bollinger needs to wake up and see the non-institutional journalistic ecosystem that's springing up to complement crumbling traditional media institutions. But the people who do want an American BBC are in luck, because the site launched this week.
Reading roundup: A few cool things to think on this weekend:
— Curtis Brainard of the Columbia Journalism Review has a long story on what is a safe bet to be one of the two or three most talked about issues in the industry over the next year: How to bring in revenue from mobile media, purchase Zoloft online.
— French media consultant Frederic Filloux asks what he rightly calls "an unpleasant question": Do American newspapers have too many journalists, Zoloft Mg. It's not a popular argument, but he has some statistics worth thinking about.
— Adam Rifkin has a well-written post that's been making the rounds lately about why Google doesn't do social well: It's about getting in, getting out and getting things done, while social media's about sucking you in.
— The New York Times and the Lab have profiles of two startups, Zoloft used for, Techmeme and Spotery, that are living examples of the growing role of human-powered editing alongside algorithmic authority. And Judy Sims urges newspapers to embrace the social nature of life (and news) online.
— Finally, news you can use: A great Poynter feature on ways news organizations can use Tumblr, from someone who used it very well: Mark Coatney, formerly of Newsweek, now of Tumblr.
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