While many journalism jobs are disappearing, j-school applications are up. Why?
Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s told newspaper editors at the Newspaper Association of America convention that they shouldn’t “piss off” their readers or else they won’t have any left.
Playboy has unveiled a less racy, advertiser-friendly redesign of its Web site that it hopes will open the door to marketers who might otherwise shy away from racier content, MediaWeek reports.
NPR CEO Vivian Schiller, the former GM of nytimes.com, said in a keynote at a conference about the future of news, says: “This is a crisis we will not waste. the answer for us is not to retrench and just go back to what we do best, but to regroup, we have to innovate, we [...]
Guy Kawasaki says the secret of how to get retweeted is similar to the secret to good SEO: “tweet good shiitake.”
AdAge explains the true meaning of everything from Kindle to Tweets to Huffpo’.
Ken Lerer, chairman of The Huffington Post and this year’s Hearst New Media Professional-in-Residence at Columbia’s J-school, discussed web advertising with James Smith, chief revenue officer at HuffPost, and Shane Steele, former VP Digital Media Coca Cola; now VP Marketing, Tremor Media.
Microsoft announced it is shutting Encarta, saying “the category of traditional encyclopedias and reference material has changed. People today seek and consume information in considerably different ways than in years past.” (via Preston Galla)
Survey: Online journalists more optimistic about future of journalism than newspaper or TV journalists
Digital journalists are optimistic about the future of their industry, more so than those working for more traditional media outlets, according to a new survey of select members of the Online News Association produced by the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Michael Wolff, longtime media watcher and founder of Newser.com, tells CBS News, “It’s the end of the newspaper business right now at this point in time.”