‘The King of Pop is Dead’ social-media time trial

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Who was first to report on Michael Jackson's death? It's just after 9:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, June 25 -- the day of Michael Jackson's death. The first tweet from my admittedly small 'follow' list came at 5:24 as a retweet from Daniel McCarthy, … [Read more...]

A financial plan for the news’paper’ of tomorrow

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Peter Kafka, former media writer for Forbes and now blogging his own MediaMemo, asks the question (non-rhetorically), "What happens when your newspaper goes digital?" His immediate conclusion: Most of the staff gets canned. In his blog, Kafka … [Read more...]