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An intriguing look at the new Columbia Journalism School
June 20, 2013 | 3:30 pm

Columbia Journalism SchoolOver at Media Shift, Mark Glaser has a write-up about the changes afoot at Columbia University's venerated school of journalism program. The changes came about as faculty "has made various attempts to keep up with the vast digital disruption" but ultimately found themselves too hampered by the old model to keep up. "What we didn’t want was the journalism school getting too focused on business disruption issues or media innovation and to lose sight of the core values and practices," dean Bill Grueskin said. But he admitted too that the 'old' model, where students pick a 'concentration' (broadcast, newspaper, digital, or magazine)...

Is Media Becoming Too Device-Dependent?
June 10, 2013 | 1:12 pm

media A great write-up at Media Shift asks an important question: Is media becoming too device-dependent? Speaking of the surge in Hearst Media subscriptions following the launch of the purse-sized iPad mini, they concede that "new formats drive new business models," and while this is not necessarily a bad thing, they also admit that retooling is expensive, and publishers "can easily spend too heavily just trying to keep up." And it's not just media companies, either; my write-up on the forthcoming Google Play for Education initiative highlights the same fallacy. Google can build the best 'app store' in the business, but a school like...

VIDEO: Can Print and E-Books Coexist?
December 24, 2012 | 10:46 am

  'Tis the season for reading -- both print and e-books. But can the two really coexist? For this video report, I checked in with three bookstores in Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C., and asked store managers and customers whether they preferred print or e-books. Some of their answers were expected, such as people's love of the smell of print books, and how they enjoyed having a break from staring into a screen. E-book users praised their devices for their portability, and enjoyed being able to carry multiple books with them without being weighed down... Read Full Article... Source: Media Shift (PBS) * * *  ...