Mainstream media

Blogger Backlash to the Backlash Begins

Let’s say that you’re a market commentator or financial blogger… If earlier this year you predicted that unemployment would climb higher than 10% and that the market would be crushed, would you now be considered half-right or half-wrong by your followers?  Will you be rewarded for nailing the unemployment number or hated for keeping readers out…

Not All Bulls Are Dopey, Not All Bears Are Smart

The Following is a Public Service Announcement. Not everyone with a Bullish outlook is wearing rose-colored glasses a “Pollyanna” a “bagholder” whistling past the graveyard frivolous blind naive shortsighted mercurial irresponsible reckless Not everyone with a Bearish outlook is: sagacious interesting a “graybeard” rigorous thoughtful an intellectual forward-thinking a veteran cautious prophetic There are dumb…

I Have a Dream…About Financial Media

Much has been made recently about the distinction between financial bloggers and mainstream media journalists and whether or not there should even be one.  I hope that one day, we are all judged by the quality of our insight and integrity, rather than by our majors in college. With the deepest respect for the words…

Paid Newspaper Sites? What. Ever.

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2371771&w=425&h=350&fv=] Here’s another venture trying to figure out how to throw up a 20th century gate in front of online newspaper content: From the New York Times (still free): Three longtime media executives are building an automated system to allow newspapers and magazines to charge for online access…Journalism Online L.L.C., aims to supply publishers…