Conference Bay auctions from Singapore

From Singapore: Conference Bay, an eBay-style auction marketplace for buying seats at conferences worldwide. Nothing new here, right? We all know about online auctions. The only innovation is applying a well-tested online transaction model to a different niche –  in this case a potentially high-value niche that may provide real utility – and new buying […]

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Being and nothingness

washingtonpost.com’s “On Being” project is simply stunning: real stories from real people based on the simple notion that “we should get to know one another a little better.” An elegant design and interface, enhanced by professional video production standards, bring to life the musings and passions of ordinary extraordinary people. This is how journalism from […]

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A mighty wind

You have to admire the chutzpah of any group that seeks to save journalism from itself by blowing with the wind. But inspired by native forces, the goo-goos at Journalism That Matters gathered in “open space” at a George Washington University cafeteria to agonize over the ill-winds of change. All the right people – which, […]

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Duck, duck, goose

If the Next Newsroom sounds familiar, it is. It borrows language from Newspaper Next (request the report; don’t republish), the “transformation project” financed by newspaper publishers. Both projects owe to Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen’s broadly applicable, 1997 book The Innovator’s Dilemma. The difference: the American Press Institute paid Christensen’s consulting company $2.5 million to […]

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Foundation sponsors quest for better coverage of U.S. Congress

Here’s an interesting collaboration that nicely illustrates how seemingly different agendas can intersect: The Sunlight Foundation, a watchdog organization that focuses on expanding online access to information about the U.S. Congress, is collaborating with NewsTrust, a kind of non-profit Digg designed as a platform to evaluate the trustworthiness of online journalism. Andrew NachisonAndrew Nachison is […]

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