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

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

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

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

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

Generational News Publishing

Ok, a bit of a “harumph” here, but this piece by Jan Ting published in NJ.com reminds me of the “Filter Bubble,” argument so well described by Eli Pariser. Clicking on links on a news website is not like reading a newspaper because there’s so much information online that only the links already of interest … Continue reading

Delivering Digital Content – Where is the Paperboy?

We’re past the point of just dabbling with content on the Internet. Gone are the days of pontificating “Content is King!” as you throw your print stories on your website and wait for the world to come to you. Content Marketing is more than a buzzword, and content management systems are becoming plug-and-play. Mathew Ingram of … Continue reading