Posts tagged with Jeff Jarvis

In the iPad monetization race, subscribers may not get a break on price

These days, it seems like exciting new iPad apps are spilling out from everywhere. But one thing still hasn't been resolved in the race to get new features into the App Store, and that's how much people are willing to pay for all this stuff. At Tabula Rasa NYC, WeMedia's iPad conference this week, there were plenty of new apps and interesting specs on display. But pricing is still a thorn in the side of many developers — especially publishers.

And that's because these shiny new apps are expensive — often more than the price of the same publication on the newsstand. And when Apple finally debuts a feature that will allow subscription content on the iPad, it looks like many publishers are going to make serious efforts to maintain high price points.

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Jeff Jarvis: Online comments should be more like Twitter

At the 140 Character Conference in New York this week, Jeff Jarvis had a bone to pick with the media industry (surprise!). This time, his issue is with comments. Namely, he thinks the process of commenting online is broken.

"I defended comments for years. But the problem is that comments are too often the voice of assholes."

What does Jarvis suggest to fix this problem? Well, speaking at a Twitter conference, he thinks the answer is to make comments more like Twitter.

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Journalism beta = lazy reporting

The journalism debates continue. In a New York Times piece this weekend, Damon Darlin takes aim at the blogosphere and accuses bloggers like TechCrunch's Michael Arrington of taking a "truth-be-damned approach".

Not surprisingly, it has sparked a flurry of responses, including from Arrington, who claims that Darlin took some of his comments out of context.

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Missing the point in the debate about the future of journalism

The debate over the future of journalism is only getting more heated as some of the most storied newspaper companies sink deeper and deeper into financial distress.

Recently, there has been a noticeable shift in the debate: some are now calling for government intervention. And they're serious about it.

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New York Times goes to the 'hood

 New York Times LogoIf The New York Times fails, it won’t be for lack of effort. The cash-strapped Gray Lady launched an aggressive new  content-driven effort today, aimed at more engaged readers and hopefully, new advertisers.

It’s called “The Local.” Before you say, "Right, newspapers are local," understand this is actually hyperlocal. It's an attempt by The Times to re-position itself from the center of the globe to the center of town. 

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