Posts Tagged ‘ The New Media Update ’

Pride48 Podcaster John Ong: Telling Stories, Building Community

Jun 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Podcasting, Podcasting Events


Denver Tests ‘Individuated Newspaper’ Delivery

Jun 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: The New Media Update


Newspaper Industry Implodes In First Quarter 2009

Jun 1st, 2009 | By | Category: General, The New Media Update


Novelist Seth Harwood Gets A Book Deal With Help Of Podcasting Community

May 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Making Money with Podcasts, The New Media Update


eMarketer: ‘Blogs Are Now Mainstream Media’

May 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, The New Media Update


UK Primary Grades Won’t Dump History For Twitter, After All

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, The New Media Update


Is Ad-Supported Internet News “Morally Abhorent”?

Feb 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Featured Story, The New Media Update

Time magazine co-founder Henry Luce considered news publications that relied on ad revenue as “morally abhorrent”. If a publication was dependent on advertisers to survive, it could not cover news, independent of its advertisers.

As people move their attention online, fewer and fewer people are paying for newspapers and news magazines and more and more news publications are relying on ads for their revenue.

Can ad supported news sites cover news as effectively and independently as traditional news sources – or is the future of news doomed to be “morally abhorrent?