Daily Archives: 12 March 2007

How to start blogs and influence visitors

Howard Owens wants every student journalist and every journalist to blog. Most do, of course, but few manage to attract the visitors and/or comments to stay interested in the game. So, what to do? Megan Taylor rounds up a fine set of bloggers’ tips. Participate in conversations on related blogs. Start conversations on your own…

A life without papers, radio, TV, net, mobile?

No iPods, no car radios, no email, no television, no surfing… A dozen students of Seattle University tried a 96-hour “media deprivation” experiment. Each of them cheated, some more than others, proving Prof. Mara Adelman‘s hypothesis that the “art of alone time is increasingly lost in our hectic, frazzled, wired lives.” Read the full story…

Why the internet is a giant zero

From Doc Searls weblog “The Net is a giant zero. It puts everybody zero distance from everybody and everything else. And it supports publishing and broadcasting at costs that round to zero as well. “It is essential for the mainstream media to understand that the larger information ecosystem is one that grows wild on the…

ANIL THAKRANEY on The Art of the Column

Ad man, editor, ad man, editor Anil Thakraney writes one of India’s more provocative columns. In this sans serif exclusive, the former editor of The Brief and Mid-Day, Bangalore, shares his 13-point sutra on how best to keep readers engaged and involved. 4. Entertain the reader, don’t just tell him things… use a lot of…