Category Archives: Blogs & journalism

#455 International Herald Tribune visit

One of the podcasts I enjoyed the most, thank you Thomas Crampton and Michael Oreskes for this International Herald Tribune in Paris visit. See how the IHT is made (“how the sausage is made” as they say) and also very interesting conversations I think around user generated content, blogs and journalism.


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A classic

If you’re (still) interested in the blog versus journalism debate here is a very comprehensive piece by Trevor Butterworth at the FT.com. As far as I am concerned, I am getting (really) bored about this debate, not about blogging obviously. Thanks anyway, Tim.

How trust in mainstream media keeps going down

CoverWant to date this beautiful model or dream to look like her ? Too bad, she does not exist, not exactly like this. Follow step by step the modifications on the pictures before it got to the magazine cover, check the “breasts” button…

It’s like advertising, mainstream media keep creating a false version of reality that does not exist, a beautiful fake version of life. The result is that the trust keeps going down. I was recently talking to a friend who works at a TV station who told me that most of the “questions of the audience” you see in TV broadcasts are totally inventend, such as the SMS of some of our French stars

Before / After: see by yourself

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Via Marc Perrin.

Nick Robinson’s BBC Newslog

Nick Robinson just launched his new blog.

CNN does not know where France is !

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France is in the middle of Germany, Paris not at the right place, Lyon in the middle of France and worst of all Toulouse is actually in the South West and is here in the North East !!! I can’t believe it and sometimes wonder if the people who announce the death of mainstream media are not right… Via Veuve Tarquine [FR]

French Senior site Senior Planet launched blogs

Seniorplanet-1Senior Planet is a well known French Senior media on the web and they just launched their blogs. We are proud to be the technology behind 17 partners around Europe (they offer blogs in “white label” on TypePad), Neuf Telecom (FR), Turboblog (FR), Le Monde (FR), VNUNet (FR), T-Online (DE), 01 Net (FR), Europe 2 (FR), Cadres OnLine (FR), Psychologies (FR), Club-Internet (FR), Noos (FR), VTX (Switzerland), Kataweb (IT), VNUNet U.K., Sport (FR), Senior Planet (FR) and Radio Deejay (IT)

Leading Italian Radio Deejay launches blogs

DeejayRadio Deejay is #1 radio on the Youth audience in Italy and just launched their blogs. We are proud to be the technology behind 16 partners around Europe (they offer blogs in “white label” on TypePad), Neuf Telecom (FR), Turboblog (FR), Le Monde (FR), VNUNet (FR), T-Online (DE), 01 Net (FR), Europe 2 (FR), Cadres OnLine (FR), Psychologies (FR), Club-Internet (FR), Noos (FR), VTX (Switzerland), Kataweb (IT), VNUNet U.K., Sport (FR), Senior Planet (FR) and Radio Deejay (IT)

The French Sport weekly free publication launches blogs

Sport.FrThe weekly free title on sports, Sport, just launched their blogs. We are proud to be the technology behind 15 partners around Europe (they offer blogs in “white label” on TypePad), Neuf Telecom (FR), Turboblog (FR), Le Monde (FR), VNUNet (FR), T-Online (DE), 01 Net (FR), Europe 2 (FR), Cadres OnLine (FR), Psychologies (FR), Club-Internet (FR), Noos (FR), VTX (Switzerland), Kataweb (IT), VNUNet U.K. and Sport.

Understanding how blogging and traditional PR intersect

Niall Kennedy (Technorati):

“Is receiving a press release from a PR agency just more spam? What about product discounts or free goods? Are there better ways for traditional marketers and bloggers to interact? What is the implicit contract created when marketers and bloggers communicate? What are the ethical questions? What are companies not listening to that they should be listening to?”

Take the survey. Disclosure: I invested in Technorati. Update: Jackie answered the survey and shares her thoughts.