Archive For The “State of the Industry” Category
Eternal vigilance is the price of a well-functioning website.
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.
In a perfect world, search engines would help you discover what you’re looking for. In the real world, search engines give you what you think you deserve.
Journalism can thrive in the new media market if the industry stops looking at every other news organization as a potential competitor and instead embraces a culture of collaboration.
The future for newspapers, magazines and book publishers isn’t bright, but disaster is avoidable. If only the masters of the print domain summon the courage to change what they can, while they can.
Newspapers that cannot persist in print form ought to think about shuttering entirely instead of playing the “online first” game. Readers deserve a fair shake, and the recent Booth consolidation doesn’t cut it for Michigan readers.
The simplicity of selling e-books through Amazon includes an unfortunately trend in manuscripts hitting the catalog without a third-party edit.