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Links 1 through 10 of 24 by Ethan Zuckerman tagged publishing

Powerful article on the paucity of translations from languages other than English... and the uncomfortable truth that only 3-6% of what's published in English-speaking nations is translated.

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Really great Paul Ford essay on what sorts of behavior is native to the web, and how to build sites and communities around it - Why Wasn't I Consulted?

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A quick summary of the key points from PEJ's 2010 state of the media: Advertising doesn't work online, nor do paywalls. So much less money is going towards core journalism, which is the base for online media... and people feel overwhelmed by what they've got and are opting for opinion over fact. Ugly.

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Pew's massive (180,000 word) state of the media report, including analysis of the content of social media, and extensive reflection on the cuts to traditional journalism

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Lovely photo-essay on book piracy in Peru, and its relationship to literacy, social status, economic development, the underdeveloped library system in the country...

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Terrific essay looks at the question of why hits persist in a long tail age. Suggests that hits are mostly viewed by people who don't consume a lot of a particular type of media, who tend to be far less picky than experts. (Transformers the movie is rated more highly than Fassbinder films on Netflix because the Fassbinder fans tend to be a lot more critical...) Suggests there's money in the long tail, but way more in the big head... and that the bad news is in the mediocre middle.

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Adding to the pile of unlikely but worthwhile ideas to help save difficult journalism - ask professors to do it. Of course, it's a little easier if you have tenure, or if this sort of writing would help advance your academic career, but that's part of the idea outlined here...

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A particularly good "death of journalism" analysis, with a focus on serendipity and breaking homophily traps (though not using that language, unsurprisingly)

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Clay makes a convincing case that user behavior means that micropayments can't save journalism... readers will simply route around them and will prefer amateur content over paid, locked commercial content

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A blog at the University of Rochester focused on literature in translation. The title refers to the fact that less than 3% of books in the US are translations

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