Editor’s media picks – 3.6

The decline of traditional media [Infographic]
By Anna Heim

When was the last time you bought a print newspaper, a book or a DVD? If you are reading these lines, chances are your media diet is mostly digital.

Yet, these changes have deep implications – not only for the media industry, which sees ad dollars slowly migrate, but also for the Internet, as online freedom was recently threatened by PIPA and SOPAmore via TheNextWeb.com

NAB Wants More Deregulation from FCC

This probably won’t go over too well with those radio owners who feel deregulation has reduced the localism factor in radio. The NAB has filed comments with the FCC asking for more deregulation and even more relaxed rules than are already in place. In a letter sent from NAB President and CEO David Rehr to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, Rehr writes: “As the commission approaches its next review of the broadcast ownership rules, NAB wants to emphasize the importance of reforming these broadcast-only restrictions.”… more via Radio Online

Report: Why Web videos are such a hot topic
By Jim Hopkins

Gannett filed its annual 10-K report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission late last month. This post is one in a series highlighting passages from the document.

Video remains a key growth opportunity for Gannett. In December 2011, Gannett’s total on-demand video plays, including BNQT Media Group, totaled 122 million, up over 380 percent year over year… more via Gannett Blog

‘Times’ and Politico duke it out for Super Tuesday Web-video watchers
By Joe Pompeo

The New York Timeshas been all over the trend of non-television news outletsproducing live news video.

For these outlets, videos attract higher rates from advertisers, so the higher investment in the video product tends to be worthwhile. And with so many people watching news on their computers anyway, there’s less of a barrier to finding audiences with video content if you’re a big brand… more via CapitalNewYork.com

11-year-old publishes 200th issue of Boulder community newspaper

By Laura Snider

There’s another Camera newspaper in town.

Residents of one south Boulder neighborhood can get the Boardman Camera personally delivered once a week by the publisher (who is also the editor, reporter, illustrator, ads salesman, circulation manager and distributor): 11-year-old Eli Boardman.

Last weekend, Eli, who started the paper when he was just 6, celebrated the Boardman Camera’s five-year anniversary and 200th edition with a neighborhood party… more via DailyCamera.com


Katrina M Mendolera

Katrina Mendolera took the helm of inVocus as editor in chief in 2009, and has been running the site ever since. She initially joined Vocus as a senior media researcher for newspaper content in 2007. Prior to that, Katrina worked in daily and weekly newspapers. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is also an editor with Booktrope Publishing and the author of Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga). Email: krandall(at)vocus.com.

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