Friday, January 12, 2007

links 1/12/07

too many good reads...too little time...

"Clicking In" Revolutionizes Online Advertising (from Bend, Or): According to the Eyetrack 111 study by the Poynter Institute, the Estlow Center for Journalism and New Media and Eyetools, Inc., banner ads at the top of Web pages get barely a glance. The ads that attract the most attention are the ones that blend into the surrounding editorial content

Some people just say no to communications tech
(Luddites unite!)

Bloggers' Credentials Boosted With Seats at the Libby Trial But for the first time in a federal court, two [out of 100] of these seats [reserved for media] will be reserved for bloggers. After two years of negotiations with judicial officials across the country, the Media Bloggers Association, a nonpartisan group with about 1,000 members working to extend the powers of the press to bloggers, has won credentials to rotate among his members. The trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the highest-ranking Bush administration official to face criminal charges, could "catalyze" the association's efforts to win respect and access for bloggers in federal and state courthouses, said Robert Cox, the association's president. Bob Cox, you go! :-) Also and important JD Lasica finds some criticism of MBA and it does make me think they have a point. I know Bob, and I don't think he's out to create another A-list, but this could be the downside to MBA stepping in to arbitrate on a matter such as this.

What Is It With “Citizen Journalism”?
And what's your point, J. Angelo?? Perhaps you should meet my friend Bob Cox. or Lisa Williams. or wanderindiana. or Chris Grotke and Lise LePage....shall I continue??

Memphis Conference Spotlights Media Issues Today kicks off the 2007 National Conference on Media Reform...some good stuff, but I wonder what Jane Fonda has to do with all of it? Also: Dan Gillmor has an astute observation on the "leftiness" of this con. Very good point, and it would be nice to see some discussion about it on Dan's blog.

Google plans street advertising presence Google wants to eat the world. But is there enough Pepto to help with the resulting media indigestion??

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