Persona-comments-Rachel Davis Mersey, Northwestern Univ.
Comments, questions and recommendations about "From Paper to Persona"
Source: Email communication, May 21, 2011
Densmore points out an important and undercovered element of the Attention Age, the idea that people are in control of their interpersonal presentations of the self but not of those mediated online. This is an essential revelation and creates, as Densmore argues, an opportunity for news companies. His argument for the Information Trust Association is novel, provocative and thoughtful. I like the [association] examples on pp. 44-46 quite a bit. I think they are an essential part of the argument actually and perhaps should get even more play in the larger document.
Rachel Davis Mersey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Medill School of Journalism
Research Director, Media Management Center
Fellow, Institute for Policy Research
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