NATICK, Mass. -- Newspaper publishers need to start focusing on the new way that consumers are accessing news -- mobile devices like their phone or tablet device, says Arthur Howe, CEO of Verve Wireless Inc. and a former Pulitzer-prizing winning journalist.
“It will be very shortly the No. 1 screen for news and advertising,” says Howe. “That’s shocking to some publishers.” It will surpass desktop usage by late 2013 for access to news, analysts predict, according to Howe (pictured, right). Howe spoke today (Oct. 21, 2010) at the New England Newspaper & Press Association's fall conference and awards luncheon at a Natick, Mass. hotel.
The following comments were sent to the Journalism That Matters list as the result of a query April 8, 2010 by Bill Densmore, who wrote: "Can I ask for you please to contribute a little crowdsourced wisdom for to share tomorrow? I'm going to be participating in a one-day event at the Berkman Institute at Harvard Law School on cyberlaw topics. See: http://www.omln.org/conference/agenda " The are edited and used by permission.
TWO CASES TO CONSIDER: The first involving the Cleveland Plain Dealer is elevating once again the challenge of managing anonymous comments:
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The New England News Forum has made video available from the “Newsout: Options and strategies for New England communities when the newsroom lights dim” event which took place on March 21, 2009 at Boston University. Click here to view videos.
The largest, leading daily newspaper in Massachusetts and region Boston Globe needs to provide answers to questions being avoided in order to dispel the obvious on two issues affecting the paper’s credibility.
Globe Issue #1-Why has the position of ombudsperson not been filled, languished, or discarded for so long? This position for credibility purposes is needed now more than ever with the increasing newsroom downsizing going on. A criticism in the past has been a reporter on a tight rope usually assigned to be ombudsperson that reports to and is evaluated by management. The person serves a term either goes back to some news beat or leaves. That person becomes isolated from other reporters who fear criticism or oversight in reporting. Thus, the advocacy and correct path for Boston Globe management is to appoint a truly independent person paid or unpaid to the position.