May 8, 2009

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Is price-fixing the only way to save the newspaper industry?; the wealthy have a PR problem; the new Kindle and its impact on all things paper and publishing.

Old and New Media Go to Washington

In light of yet another bad week for newspapers, it seems appropriate that a Senate committee held a Future of Journalism hearing. Publisher of the Dallas Morning News Jim Moroney testified there. He explains one idea he raised at the ...

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The Paper Chase

A new and larger version of Amazon’s e-reader, the Kindle, was unveiled this week. The Kindle has been touted as the harbinger of all manner of changes; to reading, to publishing and to journalism. Anyone can try to predict the near-future, Brooke does one better and speaks with technology forecaster ...

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Truth and Consequences

For documentary filmmakers the ‘fair use’ of copyrighted material is a protection that allows them to create much of their work. But in recent years the terms of ‘fair use’ have been hotly contested. Gordon Quinn, producer of "Hoop Dreams," explains why he and a group ...

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Merry Young Trolls

On Wednesday, Time Magazine threw a party for the world’s most influential people. One attendee was Christopher Poole, founder of the website 4chan. What set Poole apart from the guests was his mode of entry: he hacked his way in. Mattathias Schwartz has written about Poole and ...

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Where I'm Calling From

In big and small screen thrillers law enforcement is able to track you via your cell phone signal in seconds flat. But how real is that capability and what are the privacy safeguards in place when everyone’s got a cell phone? Al Gidari, Seattle privacy attorney, explains how ...


Mo Money Mo Problems

Do the wealthy have a PR problem? Doug Gollan, editor in chief of Elite Traveler Magazine, says they do. Gollan wrote a letter to his readers urging them to spend extravagantly during the recession. He talks with Bob about the letter and about the media's fascination with the ...

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Truth or Satire?

Stephen Colbert parodies an outraged conservative TV host every night on Comedy Central. A recent study looked at liberal and conservative reactions to his satire. One of the study's authors, Heather LeMarre, explains that both liberals and conservatives actually think Colbert shares their political beliefs.

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