The truth is, consumers are spoiled: They expected CD-ROMs to look just like tv, and instead we delivered bad video and shovelware
Too many electronic news products are simply shovelware
, scooping up the old flat text used in the ink-on-paper product and throwing it on the screen," says Nora Paul, who directs programs for news librarians and news researchers at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St.
With Hollywood-themed titles, panel discussions at the conference will provide media leaders and online journalists with ideas that they can take back to their newsrooms on everything from business to content, including topics such as: "Survivor -- The Newsroom: How to Get Shovelware
Off Your News Island" and "Extreme Makeover: How to Make Your Site Gorgeous, Friendly and Popular.
11 are the main shovelware
concerns," said East Coast friend.