Doh. I just laid off my business model

Each day brings another story that publishers are lurching to the business model that will save newspapers: charging for online content. Yet, each day brings news of additional buyouts and layoffs in newsrooms. Sometime soon, the publishers are going to figure out the next problem: they neither have enough good content that’s worth selling nor […]

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My Challenge to Google Ventures

Google announced this week that they were creating a venture capital arm whose main objective will be to turn a profit.  The group, called Google Ventures, is expected to invest up to $100 million in the next 12 months. The New York Times article on the announcement notes that “Google will tap the connections of […]

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Rewiring the brain of a multimedia journalist

image: from flickr by Gaetan Lee, creative commons Rewiring the brain and changing habits and attitudes to fit the postmodern journalist: the uber journalist, the multimedia journalists. UK Senior Lecturer in Digital Journalism and WeMedia Game Changer Finalist David Dunkley Gyimah reports from WeMedia Miami. Click here for Game Changers Guest Post by David as […]

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Our (We) Media Dissonance

The sky is falling! Newspapers aren’t going to survive. They’re declaring bankruptcy en masse. The Seattle Post Intelligencer is the latest considering going digital-only, I was told last night at We Media, along with the San Francisco Chronicle. Others already have given up some or all of their print editions. TV networks are bleeding, book […]

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The Future of News? Yes.

The platitudes replay and recycle like a broken record: news is a conversation, it’s networked, it’s all about the crowd, we’ve got to preserve the values, the traditions, the jobs, and above all we need to discover and exploit the fucking hell out of whatever “the” business model turns out to be.

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$50,000 and demos available for We Media startups

Today we’re announcing two new programs to support innovation and social entrepreneurship with media – and to help incubate the next generation of game changers and world changers. Here’s how: 1. The We Media Pitch It Challenge. We’re offering two visionaries up to $25,000 each in seed funding to help turn their bold ideas into […]

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