The Aggregator: Publishing, Marketing, and Images

To kick off this first edition of Aggregator, an “about us” type description of what will be here: Everything for me points to content, so I’ll break it down to the three fields in which I’ve spent the most time, Publishing (usually digital), Marketing (usually content marketing focused), and images (the 1,000 words phrase comes … Continue reading

NYMag Nails The Progress of Digital Publishing

NYMag‘s Daily Intel published today one of the many stories about the $1B purchase of Instagram by Internet giant Facebook. This story gets it right in so many ways. What was a website is now a product, what was a webmaster is now a product manager, and, then the main point of this all — the content: … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Stories

One of the first things a journalist hears from their editor, at varying levels of decibel, is “don’t bury the lede!” Two of the true “old school” publishers surfaced with a classic example of that old maxim when the New York Times published a fascinating story about the role statistics play in the retail world. The NYT … Continue reading

Targeting News With Less of the Bubble Effect

Nieman Journalism Lab’s story, How NPR drove traffic to a local station by geotargeting stories on Facebook is interesting story on so many levels, but I particularly like the “content coffee shop test.” I’ve often written about Eli Pariser’s Filter Bubble and the concerns of how readers get their news now. This article shows a way in which … Continue reading

Moving On, Not Looking Back In Publishing

If only there was as much interest in reading newspapers as there is in their struggle for life (and relevance.) Granted, much of the discussion and debate is amongst journalist and former journalists, but these last few days have ramped it up the conversation. My favorites (so far:) Newspapers journalists’ new favorite independent blogger, Jim Romenesko looks back … Continue reading

Steve Jobs Listened To His Music On Vinyl, And Neil Young Wants All Of Us To Follow

Steve Jobs listened to his music on vinyl. Let that sink in for a minute. The king of digital music, the man who introduced the software that allows all of us now to play our music on digital hardware, would fire up the turntable and drop a needle on vinyl when he got home. If … Continue reading

The Ecosystem of Content

As the shift of available content continues to tilt to the digital side of the world, companies are finding that while becoming your own publisher is easier than it’s ever been before, it’s not as easy as it looks. Content connects. It informs, It entertains. But gets lost if it’s not managed well. As Ted … Continue reading

The Lessons Learned from Kodak and Fujifilms

  The Economist has a great story on why Fujifilm is surviving while Kodak is fading away. The correlations with the publishing world jump out in this article. For instance: Both firms realised that digital photography itself would not be very profitable. “Wise businesspeople concluded that it was best not to hurry to switch from making 70 … Continue reading

Farming Your Content

“Farming” has gotten a bad rep when it comes to content in the last years. Typically it’s now used to describe “Farming Out” or in reference to “Content Farms.” But farming your content is an age-old way of supporting an up-and-coming buzz phrase, “Content Marketing.” The question always asked, of course, is what is the … Continue reading

Media Geeks v. Tech Geeks

Monday’s Note, edited by Frédéric Filloux focused on how today’s media people are, or are not, working with technology people. This is a world I’ve lived in for the last 15 years or more. Coming up through photojournalism in the newspaper world, then moving into web site management and then other digital medias, I’ve played … Continue reading