Monday, September 26, 2005

the independent publisher

ONLINE MEDIA- Blogs, webzines and the money question At the core of
much of the great innovation on the Web in recent years is the
independent publisher: the blogger meticulously tagging her content
and tweaking her RSS code into the wee hours of the night, or the
photo junkie figuring out new ways to post and share his shots of
street art across the country in real-time. And independent publishing
online is only growing. According to a Pew Internet study, a new
weblog is created every 7.4 seconds, yielding an average of 12,000
blogs per day. But what about webzines? This weekend in San Francisco,
many webzine and online publishing innovators will meet at Webzine

2005 -- "a real world, face-to-face celebration of independent
publishing on the Internet." The conference is relaunching after a
four-year hiatus and will feature panels on such topics as "Levelling
the Playing Field: Journalism Online" and "Podcasting: The
Democratization of Broadcast?" We spoke to conference organizer Eddie
Codel about blogs versus webzines, the "vlogosphere", and making -- or
not making -- money off independent publishing.

Source: Jami Attenberg, Publish,1895,1862530,00.asp

Newspapers must embrace new media to survive

NEWSPAPERS Post owner: Newspapers must embrace new media to survive
Newspapers will continue to lose circulation and advertising, but
companies that embrace technological change will thrive, Denver Post
publisher William Dean Singleton told a group of newspaper executives
Wednesday. Readers are flocking to Internet offerings such as the
Denver Newspaper Agency's, which is a marriage of Internet
and print products filled primarily with reader-submitted content,
Singleton said at a Suburban Newspapers of America conference at the
Brown Palace Hotel. "The sooner we start acting like a technology
industry, the sooner we are not a has-been. We are a will-be," he
said. The DNA, which was formed through a joint operating agreement
between The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News, designed to compete with suburban newspapers. Metro Denver is
broken into 40 local websites at so readers can access
content provided by their neighbors. Suburban weeklies are in smaller
communities and have a close relationship with readers and
advertisers, so they are better positioned than large newspapers to
take advantage of changes in the way people get information, Singleton

Source: Tom McGhee, The Denver Post

Sunday, September 25, 2005

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