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Media Critique

Writ Large: Will Apple’s new iPad save print’s sorry ass?

There will come a time when the sleek, electronic tablet device known to all as the Apple iPad will look as quaint and anachronistic as an abacus. Until then, we cannot help but marvel at its glory as we once … Read on.

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Media Critique

Transmedia: From One Many

In the wrong hands, an emerging buzzword like ?transmedia? could end up as Craigslist slang under either ?auto parts? or ?casual encounters,? especially for those who ?like to watch.? A recent University of California, Los Angels and University of Southern … Read on.

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Lifestyle

From headlines to breadlines: Old media is toast

Back when I was in J-School in the mid-90s, or more specifically, studying creative writing at San Francisco State University, my classmates and I knew nothing of the then-nascent Internet and the havoc it would eventually wreak on a bevy … Read on.

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Culture

Media Wipe Out

Regular readers will know that I frequently refer to my ?burgeoning media empire? as the hope and salvation of all humanity, you know, by way of my bank account. It seems to me, however, I should qualify the term ?media … Read on.

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Culture

Monetizing Sonoma Media

Recently, Ad Age?s Michael Learmouth published ?Wanted: Online Payment Plan for Print,? in which industry pundits grope for a monetization model that won?t incite readers of traditional print media to scurry to the blogosphere by mere mention of … Read on.