My ‘interesting reads’ roundup (weekly)

  • ZING! “No more guest posts. It’s over. You’ve ruined it. I will no longer be accepting unsolicited guest posts from people I’ve never met, heard of or spoken to, that want to put a spammy article on my blog just for the backlinks. That door is closed. And if you’re a blogger with any sort of reputation to uphold, I suggest you do the same.”

    tags: blogging community

  • Five traditional and non-traditional revenue strategies that are working for publishers are outlined in this article: Becoming an agency; producing events; building audience; embracing digital; valuing print. 

    tags: brand+journalism content commercial

  • “Why does that mean we never have to worry about the future of journalism again?” asks Blodget, in an article littered with exclamation marks. ” Because a $400 million digital business is a healthy business, one that will support a large, talented newsroom. Even if the New York Times’ print paper, which still generates most of the company’s overall revenue of about $2 billion a year, were to shut down tomorrow, the company would still be able to fund an excellent newsroom”   Because a $400 million digital business is a healthy business, one that will support a large, talented newsroom. Even if the New York Times’ print paper, which still generates most of the company’s overall revenue of about $2 billion a year, were to shut down tomorrow, the company would still be able to fund an excellent newsroom  

    tags: new york times journalism business

  • Disruption is so often used as an excuse for the failings of the mainstream media. Change is easy and hard, as Kevin says in this post that is that most over-used of phrases: A must-read. For me, the real disruption is the people working within the structures and organisations that exist; we’re the ones struggling to adapt. As is so often the case, the real challenge at the heart of our disrupted industry is how we cope with change.

    tags: journalism disruption change

  • The joy that is Open Social Media Discourse, captured brilliantly here by KentOnline as a mum berates her thieving, and unrepentant, son on Facebook.

    tags: Facebook

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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About Alison Gow

I'm a journalist, particularly interested in story-telling, networks and digital innovation.
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