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Newspapers: Seattle Post-Intelligencer ends printing. Staff cuts, continues as web-only publication http://bit.ly/L1OnJ iPod headphones aren´t DRMed, just controlled by a proprietary chip that you have to license  http://bit.ly/YdnM4 Guardian Tech OFCOM sets out challenge of broadband Britain http://bit.ly/SsqGL More James Boyle and ‘How extending copyright term in sound recordings actually works’ with link to PDF […]

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Clay Shirky on newspapers & journalism

“Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism. For a century, the imperatives to strengthen journalism and to strengthen newspapers have been so tightly wound as to be indistinguishable. That’s been a fine accident to have, but when that accident stops, as it is stopping before our eyes, we’re going to need lots of […]

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Facebook, cancer, Daily Mail

How using Facebook could raise your risk of cancer The Daily Mail This is so bad I thought it was a parody, but I guess the Daily Mail’s science and medicine coverage is beyond parody. For example: “* Yes, loneliness is bad for your health – but only YOU can cure yourself * Drinking just […]

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Editors discuss the future of newspapers

Charlie Rose programme: discussion on future of newspapers Time cover story writer Walter Isaacson, the Daily News’ Mort Zuckerman and the WSJ’s Robert Thomson discuss the future of newspapers on the Charlie Rose programme. Watch video via link from Businessinsider.com Direct link to full programme 55 minutes. Newspaper piece starts at 28 minutes. Nicholas Carlson […]

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Nic Carr on newspapers

Nic Carr talking a lot of sense about the coming concentration of power in the hands of a few remaining players in the news industry. ‘Supply side adjustment’ means fewer jobs and fewer titles. Then ad revenue can recover and subscriptions become possible. News doesn’t want to be free. News wants to be paid for. […]

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After newspapers, the future for journalism

A video clip of the announcement to staff at the Seattle Post Intelligencer of the papers’ sale and closure of the print edition. It shows the human dimension to many of the issues covered in the lecture. Let’s salute the professionalism of  journalists who report the news, even if  it is the announcement of their […]

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