Welcome to Media Wasteland, what I find interesting in the global news and content markets.
Trump's dishonest attempt to undermine the First Amendment. The Gatehouse, Gannett merger and the further decline in newspapers. Twitter, transparency and journalistic credibility. A social media guide for introverts.
Wall Street Journal
– Aug 11, 7:09 PM
In the social-media era, professionals are constantly urged to build a “personal brand”: a public-facing persona, exhibited on LinkedIn, Twitterand other networks, that showcases expertise and fosters new connections. That is all well…
Lars Erik Schonander
– Aug 11, 9:01 PM
The merger of two large media conglomerates, Gannett and Gatehouse Media, is stoking fears about media consolidation and the decline of local newspapers. As of August 6, according to USA Today, Gannet was bought out by New Media Investment Group…
– Aug 10, 11:19 AM
Does Twitter's glass house increase trust by humanizing journalists, or does it weaken it for the same reason? Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Pearce was in a Minneapolis restaurant when he “showed his ass” on Twitter. Pearce, on…
Donald Trump is considering a sweeping executive order to give the Federal Communications Commission authority to oversee how social media platforms curate content, CNN reported Friday. CNN reported that it has obtained a summary of a draft of the…