Innovating Media

Insights into how technology is disrupting the business and culture of media – especially journalism.

Why reader comments aren’t what you want them to be

by Carl Natale on January 6, 2013

I’m thinking the problem is that we expect too much out of reader comment systems. The flaws are inherent in the system. What if journalism used reader conversation systems?   Gawker’s new comment system Will it help or hurt the site’s young writers?

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Journalists and publishers aren’t devoting enough attention to their business models.

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Felix Salmon of Reuters has an idea for Big Journalism

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Self publishing redefines children’s books

by Carl Natale on April 1, 2012

Parents are financing their teenagers’ – and sometimes younger – self-published books.

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Mike Daisey says he’s an artist, and his story about the working conditions of the Chinese workers who make iPhones doesn’t have to be 100 percent true.

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What the business model?

by Carl Natale on March 13, 2012

Marc Maron’s WTF podcast is a lesson on innovating media’s business models.

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Is curation the new black?

by Carl Natale on March 13, 2012

Do curation tools better serve our storytelling instincts better than content curation tools (such as blogging, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)? Everyone’s A Curator, Everyone’s A Content Creator It used to be that we were all just consumers—or most of us were, anyway. We’d watch TV or read a book or listen to the music on the […]

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Hello Fox. Welcome to the Henhouse

by Carl Natale on March 11, 2012

Gawker Media must be privy to research that says the first reader to comment on a post is never an idiot or jerk.

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Why Seth Godin is wrong about ebooks

by Carl Natale on March 6, 2012

The marketing wizard may be right about the future of publishing but he’s underestimating how much desire there is – or will be – to publish ebooks.

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Do tablets really discourage concentration?

by Carl Natale on March 6, 2012

I would like to see if anyone actually is switching from ebooks to Angry Birds constantly.

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