How people behave as their ivory tower collapses

I have no vested interest the “old order” of journalism, be it at newspapers, in public radio or elsewhere. I don’t have a journalism degree (though I do have the kissing cousin degree: English). I’ve collected a paycheck from the media world for less than 4 years now, having spent many years before that in…

Mundt cuts the cord, lives to tell about it

Bravo to Todd Mundt on both “cutting the cord” from his cable company and writing in-depth about the process and experience of consuming media — up to and including HD video — without cable (or satellite) TV service. The mix of technologies required today are a bit daunting to anyone that wants just a plain…

iTunes Store: Introduction to dominance in 5 years flat

Apple’s online media store turns 5 years old this week. At launch in 2003 the store had around 200,000 music tracks and a handful of early-adopting customers. Today there are something like 10,000,000 songs, but there are also audio books, iPod games, video and audio podcasts, TV shows and feature-length movies. I remember the early…

What Kodak could teach public media

Below is a great little video I’d never seen before today. Had to share it. It concerns Kodak and while it starts out slow for the first minute, it rapidly picks up speed: Kodak has for many years been the butt of innovation jokes, but it would appear they’ve survived, albeit changed in many ways.…