Archive For The “Journalism & Media” Category
You cannot be an effective writer unless you spend ample time studying the great writers.
When you design a site with small visual elements — or worse, unavoidable pop-up ads — that can’t be cleanly pushed with a finger on a touchscreen, you’re inconveniencing your guests and increasing your abandonment rate.
I co-host a weekly men’s lifestyle podcast that’s been on the market for more than two years. Our experiences — as well as knowledge-sharing with several other industry-recognized podcasters and audio professionals — have led to a bit of wisdom about what works and what doesn’t.
Truth is, the whole AdTech market is screwed up; too many liberties have been taken for too long with consumer data that any backlash or correction really will have a non-trivial impact on the market. But the backlash is necessary: There’s simply no good justification for a commercial firm to track and aggregate a person’s private or behavioral data against his will, then package and sell it for a profit.
Despite the hubbub over former NYT public editor Arthur Brisbane’s post earlier this year about “truth vigilantes,” and the subsequent recent reversal of his question by his successor, the press of late seems to be having something of a field day with fact checking. Or rather, the premise of fact checking. Let’s stipulate that some things [...]
A membership policy that’s written to include freelancers and bloggers but is explicitly designed to create barriers to their access causes frustration among those who are told they’re not welcome no matter how they identify themselves, while reinforcing archaic J-school pretensions about what a “real” journalist really is.