Tag: journalism

Who Do You Trust? 10 Things to Consider About Vetting in the Age of Social Media

Social Media Platforms

Fifteen minutes after the first Tweet stating that the US military had found and killed Osama Bin Laden, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer was struggling on air. Blitzer could only react to what he (and everyone else) was reading on Twitter. For an excruciating amount of time Blitzer repeatedly explained that they couldn’t verify the reports. At […]

Newspapers Dying: The Demise of Geographic Exclusivity

Online news

There are so many reasons why print newspapers are failing. Mostly, people complain that newspaper content is available on the Internet for free, so subscribers need not subscribe any longer, even though in reality circulation revenues were usually not more than 20% of total revenues. Or, more importantly, that classified advertising, the largest profit contributor […]

Don’t Trust This Blog Post (And How to Write Posts that Can Be Trusted)

Comparing Apples to Oranges

The first thing you should know when you read this blog post is that you may not want to trust it. I used to be a journalist—the very first online reporter for Tony’s InformationWeek, in fact—and now I edit the Yahoo! Advertising Blog. I’ve had plenty of time to think about the differences between journalism […]