"General Manager of Content"
After years of working in the media, I hear alarm bells whenever a manager uses the word 'content' instead of news, reporting, journalism or whatever. Remember advertising, editorial and propaganda are also all 'content'.
There seems to be a direct correlation between the use of this term - in this context - and a drop in standards. I first heard it used by a media exec when I was in Australia working for Fairfax and Fred Hilmer - a man who hated news - used the term to describe journalists. Actually he said something to the effect that "journalists are only content providers' as if we were just shovelling words into the spaces between advertising.
Has there been any research on the effect social media has on rebel strategy and tactics? I mean in general rather than specifically to do with Isis.
If not, I suspect it would make a good Phd topic and would answer questions like: "what is the Twitter equivalent of bombers dropping propaganda leaflets before ground troops more in?"
Sometimes I detect a strange resonance between Colin Craig and Tony Abbott. Anyone else think they have much in common?
"You can’t convince the voters if you can’t convince your own caucus."
Would only be true if the caucus reflected the wider electorate or even the half or so who might conceivably vote Labour. I'm not convinced that's the case.
It's hard not to come away from this wondering if the likes of APN, or for that matter Fairfax, have what it takes to survive in an online world.
Momentum only carries you so far, being able to hire decent journalists and give them something resembling a career path helps. Being able to forge lucrative relationships is also part of the mix.
Turning a decent nice magazine into folding green stuff is right at the top of must haves.