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by Mark Glaser

A few years ago, many legacy news organizations were cutting investigative staffs to the bone, trying to cut costs as revenues were dropping. And everyone knows that investigative journalism costs a lot of money and isn’t always the most “monetizable” content. But things have truly shifted recently, with online-native newsrooms such as Huffington Post and [...] more »

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by Mark Glaser

Are we living in a post-racial world? Not quite. In both the traditional media business and the booming new media and tech businesses, the norm remains white men in charge and setting the agenda. There were stark reminders of that all week. The huge Riptide report from the Shorenstein Center and Nieman Lab was a [...] more »

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by Mark Glaser

In the past, authors just had to work on the craft of writing and let their publishers figure out the rest. Now, we live in an age where authors have the power to do much more than write; they also market, promote, tweet, Facebook — basically build an online platform for their work and fan [...] more »

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by Mark Glaser

Former NSA worker Edward Snowden leaked a torrent of classified information about the NSA’s PRISM program and much more to the Washington Post and Guardian. In fact, his treasure trove of information is coming out slowly, in drips over time to prolong the lasting effect of his revelations. While the U.S. government has chased after [...] more »

Education
by Mark Glaser

Journalism and communications schools are at a crossroads. The old ways of teaching are being questioned and new forms of decentralized, online teaching are being tried at various schools. While journalists might not require the certification of doctors or therapists, their skill set is being pushed beyond the traditional “print,” “broadcast,” “PR” monikers and into [...] more »

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by Mark Glaser

Wow. Most people were floored and surprised to hear that the Graham family sold the Washington Post newspaper to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. What does Bezos have in mind? Will he really leave it unchanged (doubtful)? Will he drop the print product? It will be interesting to watch, and it’s hard not to [...] more »

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by Mark Glaser

Ever since Google announced it would have a contest for “Google Glass Explorers,” early adopters who would pay $1,500 for the privilege of getting wearable computers, the tech and media world have been agog with the possibilities. First-person viewpoints for breaking news! Instant photos and video on the scene! A heads-up display that will give [...] more »

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by Mark Glaser

Futurists and cord-cutters believe the time will come, sooner or later, that cable companies and their tight grip on TV content will finally loosen and we’ll live in an always-on, on-demand world of streaming TV for all. Major tech players such as Sony and Intel are prepping TV services to launch in the fall, and [...] more »

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by Mark Glaser

One of the biggest changes in the news industry is the overwhelming number of sources we now have for news. What used to be the sole domain of newspapers, radio and TV has exploded into breaking news accounts coming from Twitter, Facebook, police scanners, Instagram and so many other digital platforms. When eyewitnesses of a [...] more »


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