Punk Rock Friday On The Menu

mmm_2-3.gifToday on the media- bistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, host Jason Boog of GalleyCat and special guest host FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst welcomed author Nicholas Rombes to discuss the day’s top media headlines and Rombes’ recent projects.

The first topic on the docket was whether newspapers will be missed once they are — inevitably — gone. Amanda suggested that our children and grandchildren may never know what it’s like to hear the thump of a newspaper hitting their stoop. Nick agreed. “But I’ll miss that tactility,” he said.

The next topic for discussion was the Associated Press’ decision to track the use of their content online and the ramifications it would have on the Web publishing community. Nick said he didn’t know how the AP’s plan would work but said he was eager to see how it played out.

Lastly, Nick got a chance to talk about his latest project, a book about punk rock called “Cultural Dictionary of Punk.” Nick said he wrote the book to fill in the gaps in past coverage of punk rock, and offers up his title as one that can be read cover to cover or picked up and used as a reference book like an encyclopedia. He also discussed a mysterious contributor to the book, Ephraim P. Noble, and how he convinced his publishers to allow the dissenting voice to stay in his publication. Read more about Nick, Ephraim and the book at Nick’s blog.

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