The Convergence Point

Because Story is independent of medium

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By Day or Week? Musing on the DCM

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The Divorced Content model applies itself best to weekly papers. The once-a-week print edition gives reporters time to produce worth-while long-form articles, and provide enough short form “daily” news during the week to keep readers interested.

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Written by Steven A. Fletcher

May 3, 2011 at 7:12 pm


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Each medium highlights different aspects of the way people understand a story.

If a narrative requires thought, generally a long-form, print piece that readers can look over quickly, and frequently, works best. If the story’s visual, colorful, and exciting, print doesn’t work. It feels to distant, and academic.

Video does these well. But, video lacks the depth, and potential for review, that print media has.

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Written by Steven A. Fletcher

April 20, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Media, Platforms, Protocol

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In these last few days, we’ve ardently defended the indefensible. We’ve tried to breath life back into a dead-man, not a man without a pulse, but a corpse. Our conversation does no good.

We’re talking about saving newspapers, television stations, and radios. Platforms. We’re expending inordinate amounts of energy into a gaping maw that won’t close. They don’t need saving. Like any platform, any “thing” we use to communicate, they will change, or be left behind.

It’s not about saving “the media,” it’s about saving journalism. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Steven A. Fletcher

April 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm