The war against the media

(The animation has nothing to do with the post, I am just trying to boost readership. It is my Page 3….) The media are under attack. This has been going on for some time now. Only some of it is deserved. The media, especially print newspapers, are under attack on two fronts: from potential advertisers who have come to believe that print is becoming irrelevant and from those to the right side of the political spectrum who have begun to… I want to read more

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Great Twitter Experiment, part 2

I have been playing around with Twitter for several months now and have come to mixed conclusions as to its worth. Apparently, I am not alone as Twitter has a pretty good churn rate after 30 days, according to the WP. On the plus side, I have been led to some great web sites and articles. That has been very good, but I am not sure that outweighs the negatives. Here they are in no particular order: 1. Some people… I want to read more

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Technology: Progress and pain

I used to think that small papers were better positioned to meet the challenges we are facing today in our industry.  Because they weren’t burdened by being part of a large newspaper group, because I thought they were thus more nimble, I believed that they could move quickly when technology dictated what they needed to do to succeed. I am beginning to change my mind. What I see instead is that small newspapers are stretched so thin in terms of… I want to read more

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