archive-ca.com » CA » B » BILLDUNPHY.CA

Total: 196

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • March « 2011 « Breaking News
    February 2012 November 2011 September 2011 July 2011 June 2011 March 2011 January 2011 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Now that the seas seem calm launch the lifeboats By Bill on March 14th 2011 It was only last summer that researchers presenting a State of the Canadian Media report offered the cautious suggestion that newspapers decades long slide in market penetration might finally have hit a floor or at least flattened for the foreseeable future in the 30 per cent neighbourhood Frankly to me it sounded like whistling past the graveyard an excuse for managers to keep their heads down and focus on cost containment while keeping one eye on the retirement clock Don t wait until you re sinking to launch your lifeboats But to many it seemed a not unreasonable conclusion especially Continue reading Now that the

    Original URL path: http://www.billdunphy.ca/?m=201103 (2014-10-09)
    Open archived version from archive


  • January « 2011 « Breaking News
    Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Witness a news column for this century By Bill on January 31st 2011 News doesn t happen in newsrooms Funny you d never know that to look at one Walk into your average newsroom today even your ravaged post layoff and voluntary departure newsroom and you ll see an awful lot of reporters sitting at their desks and trying to sweet talk other people into doing their job for them Witness will not be done by phone although it may be livestreamed by one Witness will be just that a journalist giving witness to the things he saw and heard and said The goal will be to come into the office Continue reading Witness a news column for this century January 31st 2011 Category News 4 comments Comments are closed What should a news column look like in the age of Twitter By Bill on January 26th 2011 If you re in a hurry you can skip the Intro and jump straight to the pitch Intro Returning to reporting after a 3 year 148 day long adventure first in web and digital training and then in CMS wrangling I

    Original URL path: http://www.billdunphy.ca/?m=201101 (2014-10-09)
    Open archived version from archive

  • August « 2010 « Breaking News
    2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes What s a story worth today By Bill on August 25th 2010 Journalists have long viewed their jobs as a calling and sometimes even a noble one we re the fourth estate democracy s oxygen our cities commons and our nation s conscience We crown prime ministers and topple despots raise

    Original URL path: http://www.billdunphy.ca/?m=201008 (2014-10-09)
    Open archived version from archive



  • July « 2010 « Breaking News
    the comments Archives February 2012 November 2011 September 2011 July 2011 June 2011 March 2011 January 2011 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Digital ads ain t about banners and boxes By Bill on July 25th 2010 The web atomizes news shatters it into its smallest pieces and forces each and every one of them to pay its own way to compete in a massive unregulated freewheeling marketplace Most of our bits can t Compete that is The basic economic model of most newspapers is based on bundling content and audiences We bundle disparate content bridge columns and court reports in order to bundle a larger audience card players and voyeurs for delivery to advertisers This is a model that s worked extremely well for over a hundred years the incremental costs of adding new content Continue reading Digital ads

    Original URL path: http://www.billdunphy.ca/?m=201007 (2014-10-09)
    Open archived version from archive

  • June « 2010 « Breaking News
    2011 July 2011 June 2011 March 2011 January 2011 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Breaking News The Top 5 mistakes newspaper make when news happens By Bill on June 17th 2010 Last month a large and boisterous fire appeared on the rooftop gardens of a Toronto waterfront condo during the afternoon rush hour Bright orange flame pierced thick black smoke and the wind whipped plume was so large and so high it was visible from clear across Lake Ontario in St Catherine s 51 kms to the south Thousands of workers in the downtown towers gawked at the fire from their windows commuter traffic slowed to a crawl along the elevated expressway mere metres from the fire struck condo On the islands and ferries and boats in the harbour all Continue reading Breaking News The Top 5 mistakes newspaper

    Original URL path: http://www.billdunphy.ca/?m=201006 (2014-10-09)
    Open archived version from archive

  • May « 2010 « Breaking News
    Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Getting Naked for CF Seven Days and Counting By Bill on May 24th 2010 And now as Terry Gilliam said more than once for something completely different My large and rambunctious clan is taking part in the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation s annual Great Strides fundraising walk under the Dunphy Armada banner The walk is on May 30 In addition to the walk I ve decided to challenge my network to raise enough money for me to shave off my beard something that hasn t been done since the previous century That s right I m going to go naked faced out into the world next Sunday You can learn more about it and even sponsor Continue reading Getting Naked for CF Seven Days and Counting May 24th 2010 Category News Comments are closed How to write for the Web it ain t just words on a page By Bill on May 19th 2010 Looking at research around writing for the web quickly turns up a central paradox Readers scan web pages they don t read them like books they jump from page to page from link to link and back again they drop stories and headlines within reading the first two words YET people are apt to finish more stories on the web and to read deeper into stories if they finally do light on them What s up Hard to say Surely it has something to do with the conditioning we ve received on the web with the continual invitations to distraction that a Continue reading How to write for the Web it ain t just words on a page May 19th 2010 Category News Comments are closed Mapping The Story By Bill on May 17th 2010 Here

    Original URL path: http://www.billdunphy.ca/?m=201005 (2014-10-09)
    Open archived version from archive

  • April « 2010 « Breaking News
    July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Beware of turtle necked strangers bearing gifts or The iPad is a many edged device By Bill on April 8th 2010 Rarely have I been so conflicted as while trying to evaluate Apple s much hyped iPad On the one hand I can see the real potential in an instant on beautifully engineered letter sized touch screen device that plays videos and music that replaces books magazines and newspapers and offers print publishers the same simple digital storefront that music and video folks have had for years with iTunes Simply put I want it On the other hand I look at Steve Jobs loose and lanky on that Moscone Centre stage smiling lightly and offering the world his latest shiny steel and plastic fetish Continue reading Beware of turtle necked strangers bearing gifts or The iPad

    Original URL path: http://www.billdunphy.ca/?m=201004 (2014-10-09)
    Open archived version from archive

  • March « 2010 « Breaking News
    2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Newspapers Stop chasing yesterday s readers By Bill on March 17th 2010 Why are we always aiming at yesterday s readers I ve spent the better part of the past year and a half building and installing a sprawling content management system at one of our larger newspaper chains Eighteen months And the entire time I ve been beset by the nagging gnawing worry that I m just bolting a big shiny brand new anchor to the belt of a powerful but aging swimmer who even now is floundering in rough waters These enterprise systems even the newest releases are inevitably constructed with layer upon layer of legacy code programming bloated by years Continue reading Newspapers Stop chasing yesterday s readers March 17th 2010 Tags CMS Category Journalism Tech Comments are closed Ernst Zundel goes free Defending the indefensible By Bill on March 2nd 2010 As this day slowly slips away I wonder if I should write this post at all It s March 1st 2010 This morning German authorities released Holocaust denier and Nazi apologist Ernst Zundel from jail I know Zundel all too well Back

    Original URL path: http://www.billdunphy.ca/?m=201003 (2014-10-09)
    Open archived version from archive