Earlier this month, I asked for thoughts on the most influential media of the year. (Here are the lists from 2007 and 2008; [edit: and thoughts on Chicago-specific 2009 media happenings.) The following is a summation of what I heard. Thanks to everyone for sharing– [here’s my list for the year.] The most significant media […]Read more "2009’s Most Influential Media About Media"
What were the most important events in Chicago media in 2009? I’m not sure, bere’s what I remember: Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky owned the TIF and parking meter privitization stories. Dumke and Joravsky aside, on the Olympic bid story, Chicago media largely chose to be cheerleaders rather than muckrakers. Steve Rhodes called out Greg […]Read more "2009 Chicago Media Highlights: Parking Meters & Peraica"
Around this time of the year, I’ve taken to asking for lists of the writing about media and technology that most influenced you. (Here are the winners for 2007 and ‘08.) Please share books, blogs, tweets, emails, videos– the medium isn’t important. The material you nominate need not have been published in 2009– it need […]Read more "What was your most Influential Media Writing in 2009"
I recently asked, via this blog, LinkedIn and Twitter, for thoughts on the year’s most influential books, articles and blog posts. (Last year’s list led with Tim Wu and Yochai Benkler.) The most mentioned piece was Clay Shirky’s book Here Comes Everybody. Kyle Reis’ comment was typical: “I tell everybody I know they should read […]Read more "Here Comes 2008’s Most Influential Writing About Media"
For the third consecutive year, I’m compiling a list of the last 12 month’s most influential about media, technology, the internet and such, and I need your help. What books, articles, blog posts, videos and interviews most influenced your thinking over the last year? What influences you need to have been produced in 2008 to […]Read more "Most Influential Media Writing of 2008: Call for Nominations"
Earlier this month I asked, on this blog and via LinkedIn, for help in identifying the most influential books, articles, blog posts and the like about media, technology and the internet. A few dozen people took the time to share. Responses came primarily from academics, nonprofit, and some for-profit, media makers, funders, and a handful […]Read more "The Most Influential Media Writing of 2007"
Are Newspaper comments worthless? They are when the articles are about big city crime. Let’s look at two pieces from Thursday. The Chicago Tribune reported on a morning robbery at a Streeterville (I was afraid that name was being phased out, it has a great history) movie theater. At the Philadelphia Daily News, Will Bunch’s […]Read more "Is We Smarter Than Me When the Commenters are Racists?"