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Archives: July 2011

July 21, 2011
The McLuhan manner was to appear anywhere he found interesting, which is to say all over the place, and that willingness was as influential as his ideas.
Could News Corp.’s U.K. hacking scandal impact the coming wave of news company consolidation in the United States? Ken Doctor
Now that the U.S. space shuttle program has ended, what will become of the journalists who covered it? Nikki Usher
July 20, 2011
Bit.ly urls will soon start appearing in AP copy whenever the cooperative picks up a story from one of its member news organizations, distributing credit and (maybe) traffic. Andrew Phelps
When a call for audience input draws 6,000 responses, Yahoo’s The Lookout turned to Tumblr as a low-friction way to post reader stories. Justin Ellis
He can’t be reduced to a handful of pithy quotes, but McLuhan has something to say about our new world of frayed ends rather than neat endings.
A generation of tools make articles more readable by stripping away ads — but is it at the expense of publishers’ underlying economics? Lois Beckett
July 19, 2011