Internet ad spending increased in 2009

Internet display advertising expenditures increased 7.3 percent in 2009, aided by sharply higher spending from the telecom, factory auto and travel categories, according to data released today by Kantar Media, the leading provider of strategic advertising and marketing information. Total advertising expenditures fell 12.3 percent in 2009 to $125.3 billion as compared to 2008

Using Google Wave to engage a news audience

“Many people are still trying to figure out what to do with Google Wave technology. Not the folks at the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye. Every weekday at 10:30am CST, the RedEye blog dedicates 30 minutes to a live public Wave on trendy news topics.” – Hilary Fosdal, who is the Interactive Content Manager for Barrington Broadcasting […]

AP names manager of Social Networks and News Engagement

Lauren McCullough, who has led The Associated Press’ efforts to engage social networks, has been named manager of Social Networks and News Engagement at the new AP Nerve Center. McCullough will head the Social Network Center, one of four components of the new headquarters center in New York. She will direct the work of editors […]

USAToday.com launches new home page, ad formats

USAToday.com has launched a new homepage design, with an improved navigation and more emphasis on visuals. The site has also launched new ad formats. Here is a video walk-through…

Guest post: BU students cover Boston Marathon

Some 60 students from Boston University’s College of Communication covered the Boston Marathon today using a variety of new media techniques–twitter, soundslides, qik, utterli, blogs, friendfeed, flickr.

11 reasons The Associated Press is fighting aggregation

From The Associated Press: “The Associated Press Board of Directors announced it would undertake an initiative to affirm the value of original news reporting and protect the news industry’s content from being misappropriated online. The initiative would find new ways to enhance consumers’ ability to find authoritative news coverage online. In addition, the AP Board […]

Media Insiders Say Internet Hurts Journalism

The Atlantic: In a poll of prominent members of the national news media, nearly two-thirds say the Internet is hurting journalism more than it is helping. The poll, conducted by The Atlantic and National Journal, asked 43 media insiders whether, on balance, journalism has been helped more or hurt more by the rise of news […]

ChangeTracker monitors government sites for you

“ChangeTracker is a project at ProPublica that watches three government websites — Whitehouse.gov, Recovery.gov and Financialstability.gov — for edits, deletions or changes to existing content,” MediaShift reports. “Through an RSS feed, Twitter account or daily email digest, ChangeTracker will inform you when a page changes on these sites, and show you what’s been added or […]

True/Slant launches – a new journalism model?

True/Slant is a new site that launched in Alpha today, “an original content news network tailored to both the “New Journalist” and marketers who want a more effective way to engage with digital audiences.  Contributors, consumers and marketers each have a voice on True/Slant.”

Top 10 amazing, funny and useful Twitter links

From Tweeting astronauts to Twitter search tips , check these out….