Paradigm Shift: News is Community

news●pa●per (noun) (pl. –a●pers): a community website, with articles as the objects people interact around. Is blogging journalism? Is it ruining journalism? What do the “professionals” do with the “audience” when every member of that audience can broadcast themselves to each other – without us? You could ask: what’s the point in having journalists at […]

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Geisha 2.0

An ancient tradition, revived through the network: Geishas are taking to the web. For decades, the numbers of geisha training in Kyoto has been declining. A recent Guardian article attributes the decline to a crisis of reputation – during the end of the 20th century geisha came to be seen as “prostitutes in national dress.” […]

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