The problem for NBC as for other media is that it is trying to preserve old business models in a new reality. To experiment with alternatives when billions are at stake is risky. But so is not experimenting and not learning when millions of your viewers can complain about you on Twitter.
The bottom-line lesson for all media is that business models built on imprisonment, on making us do what you want us to do because you give us no choice, is no strategy for the future. And there’s only so long you can hold off the future."
Actually buying a subscription doesn’t even appear as an option. Guess I should read the article.
Sky News works pretty good. It really makes me think about how global the reach of news can really be. The Internet is great at taking down boundaries, but this is a great example of how TV can be delivered over the Internet. What does this mean for the future of news?
That’s our media for you.
And why we welcome the Tumblrs.
We’re currently watching live coverage on England’s Sky News.
Why thank you.
My favorite comment from the article on Tavis Smiley being upset at not being invited to the White House.
You may like Sarah Palin, you may not. (Full disclosure: I don’t.) But there is one concrete, indisputable fact: she tried to riff on Paul Revere and messed up. She was trying to answer a question, tripped up on her words, tried to recover. But it wasn’t a success.
This happens to people – especially people who have cameras pointed at them – all the time. It doesn’t make them ignorant, or a fool. It means they stumbled over their words. It’s OK.
Here’s what’s not OK: pretending that you did exactly what you meant to do.
Remember what Miss South Carolina did when she had a similar moment a few years back? She owned it. She laughed it off, got a do-over and earned a ton of admiration.
Palin took a different tack. She denied that she’d erred and proclaimed that she was the victim of a “gotcha” question. Her legions took up the cause at Wikipedia and in the press. Which brings us to the bigger issue here.
At some point, America, we’re going to need to grow up."