If you ever lost a friend who wasn’t fully appreciated, read Jim Naughton’s A Death Notice for Obituaries? Or read it if you’ve ever read an obituary for someone you didn’t know, but after reading the obit wished you had (like I wish I had known Tom O’Meara). Or read it if you ever were touched by a well-crafted obituary of someone you knew.
Archive for November, 2010
Posted in Entrepreneurial journalism, Georgetown class, tagged American Press Institute, Clayton Christensen, disruptive innovation, Howard Owens, Kevin Anderson, Newspaper Next, Scott Anthony, Steve Gray on November 26, 2010 | 14 Comments »
Howard Owens gives a great explanation of what makes his journalism venture successful. But he mistakenly extrapolates to some rules about what other entrepreneurs should not do.
I recommend reading Howard’s post Forget “value-added journalism” — Think, disruptive innovation and Kevin Anderson’s post Journalism: What added value will add revenue? Howard was responding to Kevin, so I suggest reading Kevin first, then Howard, then coming back and finishing this.
Howard understands correctly that his venture, The Batavian, is succeeding with a simple formula of providing lots and lots of community news. He isn’t “adding value” with many feature stories or investigative journalism that would take considerable time. Instead, he says, he is following Clayton Christensen’s disruptive innovation formula by providing just “good enough” quality, but lots of it. (more…)
Posted in Complete Community Connection, Entrepreneurial journalism, Journalism education, Mobile opportunities, Obituaries, TBD, tagged C3, mobile first, New Business Models for News, TBD on November 8, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Today I’m a discussion leader for the American Press Institute’s Digital Delivery seminar. The morning program I’m involved in is The Battle for Local: Crowded, Competitive, Hyperlocal. I’ll be mentioning several resources for the seminar participants, and I’ll share them here.
Of course, I’ll be discussing TBD at some length.
Posted in Ethics, tagged Craig Silverman, Dave Weigel, Jay Rosen, journalism ethics, Juan Williams, Judith Miller, Keith Olbermann, Scott Leadingham, Society of Professional Journalists, SPJ Code of Ethics on November 7, 2010 | 46 Comments »
Scott Leadingham, editor of the SPJ magazine The Quill, responded that SPJ’s Ethics Committee is always open to suggestions. Scott asked what I would update. This is my answer. (more…)
Thanks to Craig Silverman for letting TBD and the American University School of Communication post a podcast and slides from his Oct. 28 accuracy workshop.