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The End of Legacy Media (Newspapers, Magazines, Books, TV Networks)

By Jakob Nielsen on August 22, 1998

Modern technology on screens…

Most current media formats will die and be replaced with an integrated Web medium in five to ten years.

–from article..

Legacy media cannot survive because the current media landscape is an artifact of the underlying hardware technology.

Whenever the user experience is dictated by hardware limitations, it is a sure bet that something better will come along once these limitations are lifted.

Source: The End of Legacy Media (Newspapers, Magazines, Books, TV Networks)

Editor’s Note: Predictions and article from 1998.. how did he do?

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Is there a scientific case for literature? A neuroscientist novelist argues yes | Salon.com

Illogical as it might seem, there may be an evolutionary reason that humans love consuming fiction

By Erik Hoel, April 18, 2021 11:30PM (UTC)
A parent and child tell each other stories inside a cosy tent lit up in a dark room of their home (Getty Images)

You do something strange every day. You consume fictions. It’s such an omnipresent habit, shared by all, that we rarely consider the oddity of it.

I’m a fiction writer myself, but I’m also a neuroscientist, so this activity fascinates me. What’s the cognitive utility of learning things that aren’t true? We’re evolved biological beings who need to understand the world to survive, and yet all facts we learn about Hogwarts are literally false. How can any of this information be useful?

Still, fictions surround us. I grew up in my mother’s independent bookstore and I’ve been a writer since I can remember. A significant change in my lifetime is that media, like TV channels, books, magazines, and films, have been condensed into a single one-stop shop: the screen. I call this the supersensorium. Screens are now supermarkets for entertaining experiences. Such easy access to fictions means we often binge watch, we stuff our faces.

The average American adult spends about half their day consuming screen media.

–from article

Source: Is there a scientific case for literature? A neuroscientist novelist argues yes | Salon.com

On World Press Freedom Day, student shares her opinion on why a free press matters – The Washington Post

Winner of the KidsPost essay contest says, “free press and technology go hand in hand.”

Source: On World Press Freedom Day, student shares her opinion on why a free press matters – The Washington Post

These are the American people Trump calls enemies of the American people – The Washington Post

#FreePress #Journalism #Journalists #NotOurEnemies #Media


The Post newsroom is filled with people of all backgrounds, from the military to delivering pizzas.

Source: These are the American people Trump calls enemies of the American people – The Washington Post

Infographic: Why The Media Isn’t The “Enemy” | GOOD

Global press freedom is down, journalist deaths are up

Source: Infographic: Why The Media Isn’t The “Enemy” | GOOD