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Archives: December 2012

“The list of breakthrough interfaces for reading news on smartphones is a short one…it’s hard to find boldness and creativity in the news industry’s smartphone products.” Kevin J. Delaney
“Hey Internet, We’re Craigslisting Ourselves Now.” Matt Haughey
“Ultimately, consolidation is just a mop-up strategy — one that simply squeezes out the final remaining profits before the lights are turned out.” Martin Langeveld
“It’s a miracle: People pay for things they love.” Rex Sorgatz
“Instead of ‘news,’ journalism will be about ’emphasis,’ and each journalistic organization will define itself by how it defines ’emphasis.'” Heidi Moore
Plus: The backlash over Instagram’s new terms of service, a new foundation to support transparency journalism, and the rest of the week’s media news.
“In 2013, Instagram will become even more like Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo, as television news screenshots and mugshots mix with picnic tableaux.” Kristen Taylor
“True multiplatform, multimedia news production still rolls along on training wheels, much tougher to master than anyone had suspected.” Ken Doctor
“It did seem fair to anticipate that coverage of a black president would result in more diversity in the overall subjects we the media cover.” Keli Goff
“Publications will experiment more with disaggregating their content and moving away from the issue model.” Jane Friedman