GlobalPost

There is a new player in the online news space.  Welcome www.globalpost.com. Their mission: “GlobalPost intends to build a community of top correspondents as well as a community of users of the site who share the need and the desire for quality news about the world.”  More here. Brian ReichBrian is Managing Director of little […]

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My plan for the Seattle PI (Part I)

On Friday, the Hearst Corporation announced that it was putting the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the older of Seattle’s two daily papers, up for sale.  If a buyer is not found within 60 days (57 and counting…) then the paper will cease its print production.  The prospects of finding a buyer, according to analysts, is slim and […]

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Should Google Save The News Industry?

In an article posted online yesterday, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told Adam Lashinsky of Fortune Magazine that he wished he could save the newspaper industry, but he didn’t know how.  Very generous. Dan Froomkin, former Washington Post reporter and now head of the NeimanWatchdog.org wrote on Huffington Post some suggestions for how Google can help […]

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The News I’d Like To Read Is Not News At All

I like newspapers, a lot.  I subscribe to two newspapers in print, and read dozens more each morning online. But I don’t rely on newspapers for news.  By the time the morning newspaper arrives (or posts online) the news is old, obsolete.  I get my breaking news online, via text message and Twitter, or through […]

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Can Black Media Become Community Leaders?

Barack Obama is a huge news story.  His campaign generated unprecedented levels of media attention.  Every move during his transition is being chronicled and analyzed by press from all over the world, in every format imaginable.  And when his presidency finally begins, more media will be watching and following the President than at any point […]

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Resolution: Read More

For most of us, today marks the first full work day of the New Year.  At very least, its the first day back blogging after a holiday hiatus.  So, it seemed appropriate to share one of my media-related resolutions to get things rolling again. My first resolution is simple: to read more. I consume a […]

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Check Out Your Local Library

In the conversation about the future of media, so much of the focus naturally falls to technology and the role it will play in distributing information to the masses.  Most attention is paid to the creation of media and how we can monetize it.  In doing that, however, we often overlook the institutions that are […]

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