New media is fast and loose, with 24/7 reporting and outlets racing to get stories online before the competition. This can lead to mistakes, editing errors, and worse. According to a post in theatlantic.com, readers were once willing to accept these errors in exchange for speed. That time is over, according to the post, and new media publishers are beginning to embrace the traditional values of getting it right. 

 


A digiday.com article recently delved into the challenge that digital publishers face when it comes to content recommendation engines on their sites. When a respected site such as The Atlantic has links to content such as "The Latest in Gray Hair Solutions" - thinly disguised ads masquerading as legitimate articles - there is cause for concern.

 


Are we forgetting how to talk to each other? Thatís the premise of a recent story in the U.K.ís Daily Mail, which turned to a professor from M.I.T. for some insight into this potential social game-changer. According to Professor Sherry Turkle, we are becoming used to online conversations that allow us time to prepare our remarks in advance and at the same time ignore those who bore us. Then, when we enter real life social situations, we are unable to engage in actual conversation.

 


Political strategists once vied for editorial endorsements as a key component of a successful campaign. In todayís climate however, it appears that the power wielded by large media editors is on the wane. A recent article in Salon cited the recent Democratic primary campaign for mayor of New York. The three major media outlets in New York all endorsed a losing candidate. As the article asks, are readers beginning to tell editors that they donít care what they think?

 

 

 

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