Change Summit audio is available

The audio recording of last week’s Power To Change The World Summit is online and well worth a listen for anyone who cares about media as a force for change in the world. You’ll find the Change Summit audio here. The context was thinking about media for the next hundred years. You probably think in […]

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Will work for … money

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is offering big bucks to support innovation in community journalism. The deadline for this year’s Knight News Challenge is Oct. 15. This is a big deal, especially in the U.S. where the commercial news industry is in decline. But it’s a big deal everywhere – in a […]

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What a choice: Jeff Jarvis, or a smily ass?

What’s more interesting: Jeff Jarvis skewering Yahoo!, or the smiling ass next to the story? It’s an ad for a … well, never mind, see for yourself. Meetup founder Scott Heiferman rightly notes that the ass web site is not just good, smart or prolific, like Jeff. In Scott’s words, it’s … transcendent. Yes. See […]

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Got The Power?

iFOCOS founders Dale Peskin and Andrew Nachison are organizing an event this fall in Washington, DC. It should be of interest to anyone who thinks the greatest opportunities for the connected society are in using media and communications technologies to improve the world. The event is called The Power to Change the World, (www.changesummit.com), a […]

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Dean Video Storm Surge

Maybe you thought to yourself, gosh, wouldn’t it be nifty to take a walk in the middle of a big hurricane? Or maybe you’d settle for the video. Here are some videos of Hurricane Dean posted to Weather.com by eyewitnesses in Grand Cayman, Belize and Playa Del Carmen. The video sharing setup (more here) is […]

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NowFunded: NowPublic

Congratulations to We Media alums Merrill Brown and Michael Tippet, who now get to figure out how to spend $10.6 million of funding for NowPublic, a "crowd powered" news service that has partnered with The Associated Press and that does not want to follow in the footsteps of failed citizen journalism predecessors Bayosphere and Backfence. […]

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Private equity selloff of US newspapers

Like the Wall Street Journal’s Bancroft family, private equity firm PCM has been in a selling mood of late. Selling: a huge chunk of its holdings in US newspaper companies. Then again, those companies are on track for a $2 billion decline in revenue, year-over-year. See: Reflections of a Newsosaur: PCM dumps publishers Andrew NachisonAndrew […]

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