“The overall reach of Twitter is modest. In the Pew Research Center’s 2012 biennial news consumption survey, just 13% of adults said they ever use Twitter or read Twitter messages; only 3% said they regularly or sometimes tweet or retweet news or news headlines on Twitter.
“The number of times somebody told me to go read The Daily in the last 22 months could be counted on one hand.
“One of the major problems with the media’s climate coverage is not quality, but quantity. The media has set the agenda, and climate change is largely absent from it. Media coverage of climate change in the U.S. has plummeted, even as the nation has experienced record high temperatures.
“The first company that will be able to offer an entertainment flat-rate – including music, books and games – will have a huge chance of success.”
Sunday’s MondayNote column dissected the way information is published by HuffPo alongside other, more traditional publishers. Big differences. The “who’s right” question is something all organizations are cycling through. There’s a balance in the near-term, something I’m not sure I can describe yet.
“Original stories are getting very little traffic due to the poor marketing tactics of old-fashion publishers. But once they are swallowed by the HuffPo’s clever traffic-generation machine, the same journalistic item will make tens or hundred times better traffic-wise. Who is right?”
“I won’t write for free anymore. The idea that everybody’s writing for free is hurting writing as a profession. I wrote many articles for Arianna when she was establishing her aggregator blog and attracting all those eyeballs. When she got $300 million from the AOL acquisition, I said: ‘OK, Arianna, we all helped you get there so now you’re going to pay writers.’ She said, ‘No, I pay my editors.’ I’ve known Arianna for years. Before she married a gay billionaire, she was a writer—A poor. Greek. Writer.